Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The righteous considers the cause of the poor, but the wicked does not understand wisdom.

New American Standard Bible

The righteous is concerned for the rights of the poor, The wicked does not understand such concern.

King James Version

The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.

Holman Bible

The righteous person knows the rights of the poor,
but the wicked one does not understand these concerns.

International Standard Version

The righteous person is concerned about the poor; but the wicked don't understand what they need to know.

A Conservative Version

A righteous man takes knowledge of the cause of the poor. A wicked man has no [such] understanding to know.

American Standard Version

The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor; The wicked hath not understanding to know it .

Amplified

The [consistently] righteous man knows and cares for the rights of the poor, but the wicked man has no interest in such knowledge.

Bible in Basic English

The upright man gives attention to the cause of the poor: the evil-doer gives no thought to it.

Darby Translation

The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor; the wicked understandeth not knowledge.

Julia Smith Translation

The just one knew the judgment of the poor: the unjust one will not understand knowledge.

King James 2000

The righteous considers the cause of the poor: but the wicked regards not such knowledge.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[The] righteous knows [the] case of the poor, but [the] wicked does not understand knowledge.

Modern King James verseion

The righteous knows the plea of the poor; the wicked cares not to know it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The righteous considereth the cause of the poor, but the ungodly regardeth no understanding.

NET Bible

The righteous person cares for the legal rights of the poor; the wicked does not understand such knowledge.

New Heart English Bible

The righteous care about justice for the poor. The wicked aren't concerned about knowledge.

The Emphasized Bible

The righteous doth acknowledge the plea of the poor, but, the lawless, regardeth not knowledge.

Webster

The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.

World English Bible

The righteous care about justice for the poor. The wicked aren't concerned about knowledge.

Youngs Literal Translation

The righteous knoweth the plea of the poor, The wicked understandeth not knowledge.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

the cause
דּוּן דּין 
Diyn 
Usage: 20

of the poor
דּל 
Dal 
Usage: 48

but the wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

not to know
דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

Context Readings

All About Life

6 In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare, but the righteous shall sing and rejoice. 7 The righteous considers the cause of the poor, but the wicked does not understand wisdom. 8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare, but wise men turn away wrath.



Cross References

Job 29:16

I was a father to the needy; and the cause which I did not know I searched out.

Psalm 41:1

Blessed is he that understands regarding the poor; the LORD will deliver him in the day of evil.

1 Samuel 25:9-11

And when David's young men came, they spoke to Nabal according to all those words in the name of David and ceased.

Job 31:13

If I had despised the right of my manslave or of my maidslave, when they contended with me;

Job 31:21

if I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, even when I saw that they would all help me in the gate;

Psalm 31:7

I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy, for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities

Proverbs 21:13

Whosoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself but shall not be heard.

Proverbs 31:8-9

Open thy mouth for those who cannot speak in the judgment of all the sons of death.

Jeremiah 5:28

They are become fat; they shine; yea, they overpass in deeds of wickedness; they did not judge the cause, the cause of the fatherless; with all this they made themselves prosperous; and they did not judge the cause of the poor.

Jeremiah 22:15-17

Shalt thou reign, because thou dost enclose thyself in cedar? did not thy father eat and drink and do judgment and righteousness, and then it was well with him?

Ezekiel 22:7

In thee they have despised father and mother; in the midst of thee they have dealt by oppression with the stranger; in thee they have vexed the fatherless and the widow.

Ezekiel 22:29-31

The people of the land have used oppression and exercised robbery and have done violence unto the poor and needy; they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.

Micah 3:1-4

And I said, Hear, I pray you, O princes of Jacob, and ye heads of the house of Israel. Did it not pertain to you to know that which is right?

Galatians 6:1

Brethren, if anyone is overtaken in a fault, ye who are spiritual restore such a one in the spirit of meekness, considering thyself lest thou also be tempted.

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