Parallel Verses

Amplified

Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are those who observe justice [treating others fairly] and who do right and are in right standing with God at all times.

New American Standard Bible

How blessed are those who keep justice, Who practice righteousness at all times!

King James Version

Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.

Holman Bible

How happy are those who uphold justice,
who practice righteousness at all times.

International Standard Version

How happy are those who enforce justice, who live righteously all the time.

A Conservative Version

Blessed are those who keep justice, and he who does righteousness at all times.

American Standard Version

Blessed are they that keep justice, And he that doeth righteousness at all times.

Bible in Basic English

Happy are they whose decisions are upright, and he who does righteousness at all times.

Darby Translation

Blessed are they that keep justice, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Happy are those that keep judgment and he that does righteousness at all times.

Julia Smith Translation

Happy they watching judgment, doing justice in all time.

King James 2000

Blessed are they that keep justice, and he that does righteousness at all times.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Blessed are [those who] observe justice, [he who] does righteousness at all times.

Modern King James verseion

Blessed are those who keep judgment, he who does righteousness at all times.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Blessed are they that always keep judgment, and do righteousness.

NET Bible

How blessed are those who promote justice, and do what is right all the time!

New Heart English Bible

Blessed are those who uphold justice, who practice righteousness at all times.

The Emphasized Bible

How happy! They who observe justice, He that executeth righteousness at all times.

Webster

Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.

World English Bible

Blessed are those who keep justice. Blessed is one who does what is right at all times.

Youngs Literal Translation

O the happiness of those keeping judgment, Doing righteousness at all times.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אשׁר 
'esher 
Usage: 45

שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

Context Readings

Praise To Yahweh For His Faithfulness In Israel's History

2 Who can put into words and tell the mighty deeds of the Lord? Or who can show forth all the praise [that is due Him]? 3 Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are those who observe justice [treating others fairly] and who do right and are in right standing with God at all times. 4 [Earnestly] remember me, O Lord, when You favor Your people! O visit me also when You deliver them, and grant me Your salvation! -- "


Cross References

Psalm 15:2

He who walks and lives uprightly and blamelessly, who works rightness and justice and speaks and thinks the truth in his heart,

Revelation 22:14

Blessed (happy and to be envied) are those who cleanse their garments, that they may have the authority and right to [approach] the tree of life and to enter through the gates into the city.

Galatians 6:9

And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.

James 1:25

But he who looks carefully into the faultless law, the [law] of liberty, and is faithful to it and perseveres in looking into it, being not a heedless listener who forgets but an active doer [who obeys], he shall be blessed in his doing (his life of obedience).

Deuteronomy 5:19

Neither shall you act slyly or steal.

Deuteronomy 11:1

Therefore you shall love the Lord your God and keep His charge, His statutes, His precepts, and His commandments always.

Psalm 1:1-3

Blessed (happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather.

Psalm 84:11-12

For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; the Lord bestows [present] grace and favor and [future] glory (honor, splendor, and heavenly bliss)! No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Psalm 119:1-3

Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are the undefiled (the upright, truly sincere, and blameless) in the way [of the revealed will of God], who walk (order their conduct and conversation) in the law of the Lord (the whole of God's revealed will).

Psalm 119:20

My heart is breaking with the longing that it has for Your ordinances and judgments at all times.

Psalm 119:44

I will keep Your law continually, forever and ever [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying it].

Psalm 119:106

I have sworn [an oath] and have confirmed it, that I will keep Your righteous ordinances [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying them].

Psalm 119:112

I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes forever, even to the end.

Isaiah 56:1-2

Thus says the Lord: Keep justice, do and use righteousness (conformity to the will of God which brings salvation), for My salvation is soon to come and My righteousness (My rightness and justice) to be revealed.

Isaiah 64:5

You meet and spare him who joyfully works righteousness (uprightness and justice), [earnestly] remembering You in Your ways. Behold, You were angry, for we sinned; we have long continued in our sins [prolonging Your anger]. And shall we be saved?

Jeremiah 22:15-16

Do you think that being a king [merely] means [self-indulgent] vying [with Solomon] and striving to excel in cedar [palaces]? Did not your father [Josiah], as he ate and drank, do justice and righteousness [being upright and in right standing with God]? Then it was well with him.

Ezekiel 18:21-22

But if the wicked man turns from all his sins that he has committed and keeps all My statutes and does that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die.

Mark 3:35

For whoever does the things God wills is My brother and sister and mother!

Luke 1:74-75

To grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our foes, might serve Him fearlessly

Luke 6:47-49

For everyone who comes to Me and listens to My words [in order to heed their teaching] and does them, I will show you what he is like:

Luke 11:28

But He said, Blessed (happy and to be envied) rather are those who hear the Word of God and obey and practice it!

Luke 11:42

But woe to you, Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every [little] herb, but disregard and neglect justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done without leaving the others undone.

John 13:17

If you know these things, blessed and happy and to be envied are you if you practice them [if you act accordingly and really do them].

John 14:21-23

The person who has My commands and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I [too] will love him and will show (reveal, manifest) Myself to him. [I will let Myself be clearly seen by him and make Myself real to him.]

John 15:14

You are My friends if you keep on doing the things which I command you to do.

Acts 24:16

Therefore I always exercise and discipline myself [mortifying my body, deadening my carnal affections, bodily appetites, and worldly desires, endeavoring in all respects] to have a clear (unshaken, blameless) conscience, void of offense toward God and toward men.

Romans 2:7

To those who by patient persistence in well-doing [ springing from piety] seek [unseen but sure] glory and honor and [ the eternal blessedness of] immortality, He will give eternal life.

Revelation 7:15

For this reason they are [now] before the [very] throne of God and serve Him day and night in His sanctuary (temple); and He Who is sitting upon the throne will protect and spread His tabernacle over and shelter them with His presence.

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