Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

"I will come to you in judgment, and I will be ready to witness against sorcerers and adulterers; against those who swear falsely; against those who oppress the widow and the fatherless, and cheat the wage earner; and against those who deny [justice to] the foreigner. They do not fear Me," says the Lord of Hosts.

New American Standard Bible

"Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien and do not fear Me," says the LORD of hosts.

King James Version

And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.

International Standard Version

"I'll come near to you for judgment. I'll be a witness, quick to speak against sorcerers, against adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who defraud the laborer of his wage, against those who defraud the widow and the orphan, against those who deprive the alien of justice, and against those who don't fear me," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.

A Conservative Version

And I will come near to you to judgment, and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the FALSE swearers, and against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the f

American Standard Version

And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the sojourner from his right , and fear not me, saith Jehovah of hosts.

Amplified

Then I will draw near to you for judgment; I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against the false swearers, and against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, and who turn aside the temporary resident from his right and fear not Me, says the Lord of hosts.

Bible in Basic English

And I will come near to you for judging; I will quickly be a witness against the wonder-workers, against those who have been untrue in married life, against those who take false oaths; against those who keep back from the servant his payment, and who are hard on the widow and the child without a father, who do not give his rights to the man from a strange country, and have no fear of me, says the Lord of armies.

Darby Translation

And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the false swearers, and against those that oppress the hired servant in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith Jehovah of hosts.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And I will come near unto you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against false swearers and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and do not fear me, said the LORD of the hosts.

Julia Smith Translation

And I came near to you for judgment: and I was a swift witness against those practicing magic, and against those committing adultery, and against those swearing to falsehood, and against those oppressing the hire of the hireling, the widow and the orphan, and those turning aside the stranger, and they feared not me, said Jehovah of armies.

King James 2000

And I will come near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the sojourner from his right, and fear not me, says the LORD of hosts.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Then I will approach you for judgment, and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers, and against those who swear {falsely}, and against the oppressors of [the] hired worker [with his] wages, [the] widow and [the] orphan, and {the abusers of} [the] alien, and [yet] do not fear me," says Yahweh of hosts.

Modern King James verseion

And I will come near you to judgment. And I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those who extort from the hired laborer's wages, and turning away the widow, and the orphan, the alien, and not fearing Me, says Jehovah of Hosts.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I will come and punish you, and I myself will be a swift witness against the witches, against the adulterers, against false swearers: yea, and against those that wrongfully keep back the hireling's duty, which vex the widows and the fatherless, and oppress the stranger, and fear not me, sayeth the LORD of Hosts.

NET Bible

"I will come to you in judgment. I will be quick to testify against those who practice divination, those who commit adultery, those who break promises, and those who exploit workers, widows, and orphans, who refuse to help the immigrant and in this way show they do not fear me," says the Lord who rules over all.

New Heart English Bible

I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the perjurers, and against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and who deprive the foreigner of justice, and do not fear me," says the LORD of hosts.

New simplified Bible

I will approach you people for judgment! I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, the adulterers and those acting fraudulently with the wages of the worker, the widow and the fatherless. I will be a speedy witness against those who swear falsely and take advantage of the stranger, and do not show me reverence, said Jehovah of Hosts.

The Emphasized Bible

Therefore will I draw near unto you for judgment, and will become a swift witness against the mutterers of incantations, and against the adulterers, and against them that swear to a falsehood, - and against them who rob the hire of the hireling, the widow and the fatherless, and that drive away the sojourner, and do not revere me, saith Yahweh of hosts.

Webster

And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.

World English Bible

I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the perjurers, and against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and who deprive the foreigner of justice, and don't fear me," says Yahweh of Armies.

Youngs Literal Translation

And I have drawn near to you for judgment, And I have been a witness, Making haste against sorcerers, And against adulterers, And against swearers to a falsehood, And against oppressors of the hire of an hireling, Of a widow, and of a fatherless one, And those turning aside a sojourner, And who fear Me not, said Jehovah of Hosts.

Themes

Aliens » To be treated with justice

Business Life » CAPITAL AND LABOUR » EMPLOYERS (Masters) » Sins of, Respecting Payment of Wages » Failing to Pay a Living Wage

Capital and Labour » EMPLOYERS (Masters) » Sins of, Respecting Payment of Wages » Failing to Pay a Living Wage

Children » God's care of

Courts » MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS relating to Courts and Judicial procedure » Perjury condemned

Employee » Oppressions of

Employer » General references

Employers (Masters) » Sins of, Respecting Payment of Wages » Failing to Pay a Living Wage

Fatherless » God will » Punish those who oppress

Fortune Telling » SORCERY

God » Judge, and His justice » General references

God » Judgments of » GENERAL REFERENCES TO

God's » Judgments » GENERAL REFERENCES TO

Hireling » Not to be oppressed

Judgments, God's » GENERAL REFERENCES TO

Labor » General references

Magic » SORCERY

Master » Scriptures relating to masters of servants

Masters (Employers) » Sins of, Respecting Payment of Wages » Failing to Pay a Living Wage

Oaths » The Jews » Condemned for false

Oppression » God will judge

Orphan » General references

Perjury » General references

Perjury » Perjury condemned

Servant » Hired servant: » Unclassified scriptures relating to

Servants » Hired » Often oppressed and their wages kept back

Sorcery » Denounced

Strangers » Mosaic law relating to: » Instances of oppression of

Swearing Falsely » The wicked » Shall be judged on account of

Theft » Brings a curse on those who commit it

Theft » Includes fraud concerning wages

Wages » Sins of Employers Respecting Payment of Wages » Failing to Pay a Living Wage

Wages » Unclassified scriptures relating to

Wicked, the » Threatenings against

Widow » Unclassified scriptures relating to

Widows » God » Will witness against oppressors of

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And I will come near
קרב 
Qarab 
Usage: 280

to you to judgment
משׁפּט 
Mishpat 
Usage: 421

and I will be a swift
מהר 
Mahar 
Usage: 68

עד 
`ed 
Usage: 69

כּשׁף 
Kashaph 
Usage: 6

נאף 
Na'aph 
Usage: 31

שׁקר 
Sheqer 
Usage: 113

שׁבע 
 
Usage: 186

the hireling
שׂכיר 
Sakiyr 
Usage: 17

in his wages
שׂכר 
Sakar 
Usage: 28

the widow
אלמנה 
'almanah 
Usage: 54

and the fatherless
יתום 
Yathowm 
Usage: 42

the stranger
גּיר גּר 
Ger 
Usage: 92

ירא 
Yare' 
Usage: 334

not me, saith

Usage: 0

the Lord

Usage: 0

Context Readings

Judgment At The Lord's Coming

4 And the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will please the Lord as in days of old and years gone by. 5 "I will come to you in judgment, and I will be ready to witness against sorcerers and adulterers; against those who swear falsely; against those who oppress the widow and the fatherless, and cheat the wage earner; and against those who deny [justice to] the foreigner. They do not fear Me," says the Lord of Hosts. 6 "Because I, Yahweh, have not changed, you descendants of Jacob have not been destroyed.



Cross References

Leviticus 19:13

"You must not oppress your neighbor or rob [him]. The wages due a hired hand must not remain with you until morning.

Deuteronomy 24:17

Do not deny justice to a foreign resident [or] fatherless child, and do not take a widow's garment as security.

Deuteronomy 27:19

'Cursed is the one who denies justice to a foreign resident, a fatherless child, or a widow.' And all the people will say, 'Amen!'

Jeremiah 29:23

because they have committed an outrage in Israel by committing adultery with their neighbors' wives and have spoken a lie in My name, which I did not command them. I am He who knows, and I am a witness." [This is] the Lord's declaration.

Malachi 2:14

Yet you ask, "For what reason?" Because the Lord has been a witness between you and the wife of your youth. You have acted treacherously against her, though she was your marriage partner and your wife by covenant.

James 5:4

Look! The pay that you withheld from the workers who reaped your fields cries out, and the outcry of the harvesters has reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts.

Genesis 20:11

Abraham replied, "I thought, 'There is absolutely no fear of God in this place. They will kill me because of my wife.'

Genesis 42:18

On the third day Joseph said to them, "I fear God-do this and you will live.

Exodus 1:17

The Hebrew midwives, however, feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt had told them; they let the boys live.

Exodus 18:21

But you should select from all the people able men, God-fearing, trustworthy, and hating bribes. Place [them] over the people as officials of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens.

Exodus 22:21-24

"You must not exploit a foreign resident or oppress him, since you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.

Leviticus 20:6

"Whoever turns to mediums or spiritists and prostitutes himself with them, I will turn against that person and cut him off from his people.

Leviticus 20:10

If a man commits adultery with a married woman-if he commits adultery with his neighbor's wife-both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death.

Leviticus 20:27

A man or a woman who is a medium or a spiritist must be put to death. They are to be stoned; their blood is on their own hands."

Deuteronomy 5:11

Do not misuse the name of the Lord your God, because the Lord will punish anyone who misuses His name.

Deuteronomy 5:17-21

Do not murder.

Deuteronomy 24:14-15

"Do not oppress a hired hand who is poor and needy, whether one of your brothers or one of the foreigners residing within a town in your land.

Nehemiah 5:15

The governors who preceded me had heavily burdened the people, taking food and wine from them, as well as a pound of silver. Their subordinates also oppressed the people, but I didn't do this, because of the fear of God.

Psalm 36:1

An oracle within my heart concerning the transgression of the wicked: There is no dread of God before his eyes,

Psalm 50:3-7

Our God is coming; He will not be silent! Devouring fire precedes Him, and a storm rages around Him.

Psalm 81:8

Listen, My people, and I will admonish you. Israel, if you would only listen to Me!

Psalm 96:13

before the Lord, for He is coming- for He is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness and the peoples with His faithfulness.

Psalm 98:9

before the Lord, for He is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world righteously and the peoples fairly.

Proverbs 8:13

To fear the Lord is to hate evil. I hate arrogant pride, evil conduct, and perverse speech.

Proverbs 16:6

Wickedness is atoned for by loyalty and faithfulness, and one turns from evil by the fear of the Lord.

Proverbs 22:22-23

Don't rob a poor man because he is poor, and don't crush the oppressed at the gate,

Proverbs 23:10-11

Don't move an ancient property line, and don't encroach on the fields of the fatherless,

Jeremiah 7:9-10

"Do you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, burn incense to Baal, and follow other gods that you have not known?

Jeremiah 22:13-17

Woe for the one who builds his palace through unrighteousness, his upper rooms through injustice, who makes his fellow man serve without pay and will not give him his wages,

Ezekiel 22:6-12

"Look, every prince of Israel within you has used his strength to shed blood.

Ezekiel 34:20-22

"Therefore, this is what the Lord God says to them: See, I Myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep.

Micah 1:2

Listen, all you peoples; pay attention, earth and everyone in it! The Lord God will be a witness against you, the Lord, from His holy temple.

Zechariah 5:3-4

Then he said to me, "This is the curse that is going out over the whole land, for every thief will be removed according to what is written on one side, and everyone who swears [falsely] will be removed according to what is written on the other side.

Malachi 2:17

You have wearied the Lord with your words. Yet you ask, "How have we wearied [Him]?" When you say, "Everyone who does evil is good in the Lord's sight, and He is pleased with them," or "Where is the God of justice?"

Matthew 23:13-35

"But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You lock up the kingdom of heaven from people. For you don't go in, and you don't allow those entering to go in. [

Luke 23:40

But the other answered, rebuking him: "Don't you even fear God, since you are undergoing the same punishment?

Romans 3:8

And why not say, just as some people slanderously claim we say, "Let us do evil so that good may come"? Their condemnation is deserved!

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Do you not know that the unjust will not inherit God's kingdom? Do not be deceived: no sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals,

Galatians 5:19-21

Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, moral impurity, promiscuity,

1 Thessalonians 4:6

This means one must not transgress against and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger of all these offenses, as we also previously told and warned you.

Hebrews 10:30-31

For we know the One who has said, Vengeance belongs to Me, I will repay, and again, The Lord will judge His people.

Hebrews 13:4

Marriage must be respected by all, and the marriage bed kept undefiled, because God will judge immoral people and adulterers.

James 5:8-9

You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the Lord's coming is near.

James 5:12

Now above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. Your "yes" must be "yes," and your "no" must be "no," so that you won't fall under judgment.

Jude 1:14-15

And Enoch, in the seventh [generation] from Adam, prophesied about them: Look! The Lord comes with thousands of His holy ones

Revelation 21:8

But the cowards, unbelievers, vile, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars-their share will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death."

Revelation 22:15

Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.



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