Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

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 righteous man 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.

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 the evil is a snare, And the righteous doth sing and rejoice. 7 The righteous knoweth the plea of the poor, The wicked understandeth not knowledge. 8 Men of scorning ensnare a city, And the wise turn back anger.



Cross References

Job 29:16

A father I am to the needy, And the cause I have not known I search out.

Psalm 41:1

To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. O the happiness of him Who is acting wisely unto the poor, In a day of evil doth Jehovah deliver him.

1 Samuel 25:9-11

And the young men of David come in, and speak unto Nabal according to all these words, in the name of David -- and rest.

Job 31:13

If I despise the cause of my man-servant, And of my handmaid, In their contending with me,

Job 31:21

If I have waved at the fatherless my hand, When I see in him the gate of my court,

Psalm 31:7

I rejoice, and am glad in Thy kindness, In that Thou hast seen mine affliction, Thou hast known in adversities my soul.

Proverbs 21:13

Whoso is shutting his ear from the cry of the poor, He also doth cry, and is not answered.

Proverbs 31:8-9

Open thy mouth for the dumb, For the right of all sons of change.

Jeremiah 5:28

They have been fat, they have shone, Yea, they have overpassed the acts of the evil, Judgment they have not judged, The judgment of the fatherless -- and they prosper, And the judgment of the needy they have not judged.

Jeremiah 22:15-17

Dost thou reign, because thou art fretting thyself in cedar? Thy father -- did he not eat and drink? Yea, he did judgment and righteousness, Then it is well with him.

Ezekiel 22:7

Father and mother made light of in thee, To a sojourner they dealt oppressively in thy midst, Fatherless and widow they oppressed in thee.

Ezekiel 22:29-31

The people of the land have used oppression, And have taken plunder violently away, And humble and needy have oppressed, And the sojourner oppressed -- without judgment.

Micah 3:1-4

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?

Galatians 6:1

Brethren, if a man also may be overtaken in any trespass, ye who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of meekness, considering thyself -- lest thou also may be tempted;

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