Parallel Verses

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?

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?

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?

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?

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 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? 2 Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones;


Cross References

Psalm 82:1-5

{A Psalm of Asaph.} God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.

Isaiah 1:10

Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.

Deuteronomy 1:13-17

Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.

Deuteronomy 16:18

Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.

2 Chronicles 19:5-10

And he set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah, city by city,

Psalm 14:4

Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.

Jeremiah 5:4-5

Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God.

Jeremiah 13:15-18

Hear ye, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD hath spoken.

Jeremiah 22:2-3

And say, Hear the word of the LORD, O king of Judah, that sittest upon the throne of David, thou, and thy servants, and thy people that enter in by these gates:

Hosea 5:1

Hear ye this, O priests; and hearken, ye house of Israel; and give ye ear, O house of the king; for judgment is toward you, because ye have been a snare on Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor.

Amos 4:1

Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy, which say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink.

Micah 3:9-10

Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment, and pervert all equity.

1 Corinthians 6:5

I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?

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