Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

And saying, Hear now, ye heads of Jacob, and ye judges of the house of Israel: Is it not for you to know judgment?

New American Standard Bible

And I said,
Hear now, heads of Jacob
And rulers of the house of Israel.
Is it not for you to know justice?

King James Version

And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and ye princes of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment?

Holman Bible

Then I said, “Now listen, leaders of Jacob,
you rulers of the house of Israel.
Aren’t you supposed to know what is just?

International Standard Version

"He will say, "Listen, you leaders of Jacob, you officials of the house of Israel! You should know justice, should you not?

A Conservative Version

And I said, Hear, I pray you, ye heads of Jacob, and rulers of the house of Israel. Is it not for you to know justice?

American Standard Version

And I said, Hear, I pray you, ye heads of Jacob, and rulers of the house of Israel: is it not for you to know justice?

Amplified

And I said,

“Hear now, heads of Jacob
And rulers of the house of Israel.
Is it not for you to know and administer justice?

Bible in Basic English

And I said, Give ear, now, you heads of Jacob and rulers of the people of Israel: is it not for you to have knowledge of what is right?

Darby Translation

And I said, Hear, I pray you, ye heads of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel: Is it not for you to know judgment?

King James 2000

And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and you rulers of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment?

Lexham Expanded Bible

And I said, "Listen, O heads of Jacob and leaders of the house of Israel! [Is it] not for you to know justice?

Modern King James verseion

And I said, Please hear, O heads of Jacob and magistrates of the house of Israel. Is it not for you to know justice?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Hear, O ye heads of the house of Jacob, and ye leaders of the house of Israel: Should not ye know, what were lawful and right?

NET Bible

I said, "Listen, you leaders of Jacob, you rulers of the nation of Israel! You ought to know what is just,

New Heart English Bible

I said, "Please listen, you heads of Jacob, and rulers of the house of Israel: Isn't it for you to know justice?

The Emphasized Bible

Then said I, Hear, I pray you, ye heads of Jacob, and ye judges of the house of Israel, - Is it not yours to know justice?

Webster

And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and ye princes of the house of Israel: Is it not for you to know judgment?

World English Bible

I said, "Please listen, you heads of Jacob, and rulers of the house of Israel: Isn't it for you to know justice?

Youngs Literal Translation

And I say, 'Hear, I pray you, heads of Jacob, And ye judges of the house of Israel, Is it not for you to know the judgment?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I pray you, O heads
ראשׁ 
Ro'sh 
Usage: 598

of Jacob
יעקב 
Ya`aqob 
Usage: 349

and ye princes
קצין 
Qatsiyn 
Usage: 12

of the house
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

of Israel
ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
Usage: 2505

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Israel's Leaders Denounced

1 And saying, Hear now, ye heads of Jacob, and ye judges of the house of Israel: Is it not for you to know judgment? 2 Hating the good and loving the evil; plucking off their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones.


Cross References

Psalm 82:1-5

Chanting to Asaph. God stood in the assembly of God; he will judge in the midst of gods.

Isaiah 1:10

Hear the word of Jehovah, ye leaders of Sodom: give ear to the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.

Deuteronomy 1:13-17

Give to yourselves men wise and known to your tribes, and I will set them for your heads.

Deuteronomy 16:18

Judges and scribes shall thou give to thee in all thy gates which Jehovah thy God gave to thee according to thy tribes: and they judged the people just judgment

2 Chronicles 19:5-10

And he will set up judges in the land in all the fortified cities of Judah, to city and city;

Psalm 14:4

Did not the workers of vanity know? eating my people they ate bread; they called not Jehovah.

Jeremiah 5:4-5

And I said, Surely, they are weak; they became foolish: for they knew not the way of Jehovah, the judgment of their God.

Jeremiah 13:15-18

Hear ye, and give ear; ye shall not be proud: for Jehovah spake.

Jeremiah 22:2-3

And say, Hear thou the word of Jehovah, O king of Judah, sitting upon the throne of David, thou and thy servants, and thy people coming in to these gates:

Hosea 5:1

Hear this ye priests, and attend, ye house of Israel, and give ear, ye house of the king; for the judgment is to you, because ye were a snare to the watch tower and a net stretched out upon Tabor.

Amos 4:1

Hear this word, ye heifers of Bashan, which are upon the mountain of Shomeron, oppressing the poor, breaking in pieces the needy, saying to their lords, Bring, and we will drink.

Micah 3:9-10

Hear now this, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and judges of the house of Israel abhorring judgment, and they will pervert all uprightness.

1 Corinthians 6:5

For confusion I speak to you. So is there not one wise with you, who will be able to judge between his brother?

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