Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

The earth is given into the hand of the wicked; He covers the faces of its judges; if it is not He, then who is it?

New American Standard Bible

"The earth is given into the hand of the wicked; He covers the faces of its judges. If it is not He, then who is it?

King James Version

The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he?

Holman Bible

The earth is handed over to the wicked;
He blindfolds its judges.
If it isn’t He, then who is it?

International Standard Version

A land is given into the hands of a wicked person; he covers the faces of its judges. If it is not God, then who is it?"

A Conservative Version

The earth is given into the hand of the wicked. He covers the faces of the judges of it. If not [he], who then is it?

American Standard Version

The earth is given into the hand of the wicked; He covereth the faces of the judges thereof: If it be not he , who then is it?

Amplified

The earth is given into the hands of the wicked; He covers the faces of its judges [so that they are blinded to justice]. If it is not [God], who then is it [responsible for all this inequality]?

Bible in Basic English

The land is given into the power of the evil-doer; the faces of its judges are covered; if not by him, then who has done it?

Darby Translation

The earth is given over into the hand of the wicked man; he covereth the faces of its judges. If not, who then is it?

Julia Smith Translation

The earth was given into the hand of the unjust one: he will cover the faces of her judges; if not now, who is it?

King James 2000

The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covers the faces of its judges; if not he, who then is it?

Lexham Expanded Bible

The earth is given into [the] hand of [the] wicked; he covers the face of its judge-- if [it is] not [he], then who [is] it?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

As for the world, he giveth it over into the power of the wicked; and he shall cover the faces of the judges thereof. Is it not so? Where is he - or who is he - that can show the contrary?

NET Bible

If a land has been given into the hand of a wicked man, he covers the faces of its judges; if it is not he, then who is it?

New Heart English Bible

The earth is given into the hand of the wicked. He covers the faces of its judges. If not he, then who is it?

The Emphasized Bible

The earth, hath been given into the hand of a lawless one, The faces of her judges, he covereth, If not, then who is it?

Webster

The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces of its judges; if not, where, and who is he?

World English Bible

The earth is given into the hand of the wicked. He covers the faces of its judges. If not he, then who is it?

Youngs Literal Translation

Earth hath been given Into the hand of the wicked one. The face of its judges he covereth, If not -- where, who is he?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

is given
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

into the hand
יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

of the wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

כּסה 
Kacah 
Usage: 152

the faces
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

of the judges
שׁפט 
Shaphat 
Usage: 203

thereof if not, where
אפוא אפו 
'ephow 
Usage: 15

References

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Job's Third Speech: A Response To Bildad

23 If the whip kills suddenly, He will mock at the calamity of the innocent. 24 The earth is given into the hand of the wicked; He covers the faces of its judges; if it is not He, then who is it? 25 Now my days are swifter than a runner; they flee away, they see no good.



Cross References

Job 10:3

Is it good to You that You should press down, that You should despise the work of Your hands, and shine on the counsel of the wicked?

Job 24:25

And if it is not so, who will make me a liar, and make my speech worth nothing?

2 Samuel 15:30

And David went up by the ascent of mount Olivet. And he wept as he went up, and had his head covered, and he went barefoot. And of all the people with him, each man covered his head. And they went up, weeping as they went.

2 Samuel 19:4

But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

Esther 6:12

And Mordecai came again to the king's gate. But Haman hurried to his house mourning, and having his head covered.

Esther 7:8

And the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine. And Haman had fallen on the bed on which Esther was. And the king said, Will he also force the queen before me in the house? As the word went out of the king's mouth, they covered Haman's face.

Job 12:6-10

The tents of robbers are at peace, and those who provoke God are secure, in whatever God brings to their hand.

Job 12:17

He leads wise men away stripped, and makes the judges fools.

Job 16:11

God has delivered me to the perverse; and turned me over into the hands of the wicked.

Job 21:7-15

Why do the wicked live? They grow old and become mighty in power.

Job 32:2

And burned the anger of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram. His wrath burned against Job, because he had justified himself rather than God.

Psalm 17:14

from men by Your hand, O Jehovah, from men of the world whose portion is in this life, and whose belly You fill with Your treasure. They are satisfied with sons, and will leave their riches to their babes.

Psalm 73:3-7

For I was jealous of the proud, when I saw the peace of the wicked.

Jeremiah 12:1-2

Righteous are You, O Jehovah, that I might contend with You; yet let me speak with You about Your judgments. Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why are all those happy who deal treacherously?

Jeremiah 14:4

Because the ground was cracked, for there was no rain in the earth, the plowmen were ashamed; they covered their heads.

Daniel 4:17

This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones, so that the living may know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He will, and sets up over it the lowest of men.

Daniel 5:18-21

O king, the Most High God gave Nebuchadnezzar your father a kingdom, and majesty, and glory, and honor.

Daniel 7:7-28

After this I looked in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, frightening and terrifying, and very strong. And it had great iron teeth; it devoured and broke in pieces, and stamped the rest with its feet. And it was different from all the beasts before it; and it had ten horns.

Habakkuk 1:14-17

For You make man like the fish of the sea, like creeping things with no ruler over them.

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