Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The LORD protects the strangers; He supports the fatherless and the widow, But He thwarts the way of the wicked.

King James Version

The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.

Holman Bible

The Lord protects foreigners and helps the fatherless and the widow, but He frustrates the ways of the wicked.

International Standard Version

The LORD stands guard over the stranger; he supports both widows and orphans, but makes the path of the wicked slippery.

A Conservative Version

LORD preserves the sojourners. He upholds the fatherless and widow. But the way of the wicked he turns upside down.

American Standard Version

Jehovah preserveth the sojourners; He upholdeth the fatherless and widow; But the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.

Amplified

The Lord protects and preserves the strangers and temporary residents, He upholds the fatherless and the widow and sets them upright, but the way of the wicked He makes crooked (turns upside down and brings to ruin).

Bible in Basic English

The Lord takes care of those who are in a strange land; he gives help to the widow and to the child who has no father; but he sends destruction on the way of sinners.

Darby Translation

Jehovah preserveth the strangers; he lifteth up the fatherless and the widow; but the way of the wicked doth he subvert.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The LORD preserves the strangers; he raises up the fatherless and widow; but the way of the wicked he turns upside down.

Julia Smith Translation

Jehovah watched the strangers he will restore the orphan and the widow, and he will overturn the way of the unjust

King James 2000

The LORD preserves the strangers; he relieves the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turns upside down.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Yahweh protects [the] strangers. He helps up [the] orphan and [the] widow, but [the] way of [the] wicked he {thwarts}.

Modern King James verseion

Jehovah preserves the strangers; He relieves the orphan and widow, but the way of the wicked He turns upside down.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The LORD careth for the strangers; he defendeth the fatherless and widow. As for the way of the ungodly, he turneth it upside down.

NET Bible

The Lord protects those residing outside their native land; he lifts up the fatherless and the widow, but he opposes the wicked.

New Heart English Bible

The LORD preserves the foreigners. He upholds the fatherless and widow, but the way of the wicked he turns upside down.

The Emphasized Bible

Yahweh, who preserveth sojourners, The fatherless and widows, he relieveth, - but, the way of the lawless, he overturneth.

Webster

The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.

World English Bible

Yahweh preserves the foreigners. He upholds the fatherless and widow, but the way of the wicked he turns upside down.

Youngs Literal Translation

Jehovah is preserving the strangers, The fatherless and widow He causeth to stand, And the way of the wicked He turneth upside down.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

גּיר גּר 
Ger 
Usage: 92

עוּד 
`uwd 
Usage: 45

יתום 
Yathowm 
Usage: 42

and widow
אלמנה 
'almanah 
Usage: 54

but the way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

of the wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

References

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Praise To Yahweh For His Help

8 The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; The LORD raises up those who are bowed down; The LORD loves the righteous; 9 The LORD protects the strangers; He supports the fatherless and the widow, But He thwarts the way of the wicked. 10 The LORD will reign forever, Your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the LORD!


Cross References

Psalm 68:5

A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows, Is God in His holy habitation.

Psalm 147:6

The LORD supports the afflicted; He brings down the wicked to the ground.

Exodus 22:21-22

"You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 10:18-19

"He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing.

Deuteronomy 16:11

and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female servants and the Levite who is in your town, and the stranger and the orphan and the widow who are in your midst, in the place where the LORD your God chooses to establish His name.

2 Samuel 15:31

Now someone told David, saying, "Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom " And David said, "O LORD, I pray, make the counsel of Ahithophel foolishness."

2 Samuel 17:23

Now when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey and arose and went to his home, to his city, and set his house in order, and strangled himself; thus he died and was buried in the grave of his father.

Esther 5:14

Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said to him, "Have a gallows fifty cubits high made and in the morning ask the king to have Mordecai hanged on it; then go joyfully with the king to the banquet." And the advice pleased Haman, so he had the gallows made.

Esther 7:10

So they hanged Haman on the gallows which he had prepared for Mordecai, and the king's anger subsided.

Esther 9:25

But when it came to the king's attention, he commanded by letter that his wicked scheme which he had devised against the Jews, should return on his own head and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.

Job 5:12-14

"He frustrates the plotting of the shrewd, So that their hands cannot attain success.

Psalm 18:26

With the pure You show Yourself pure, And with the crooked You show Yourself astute.

Psalm 83:13-17

O my God, make them like the whirling dust, Like chaff before the wind.

Psalm 145:20

The LORD keeps all who love Him, But all the wicked He will destroy.

Proverbs 4:19

The way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know over what they stumble.

Proverbs 15:25

The LORD will tear down the house of the proud, But He will establish the boundary of the widow.

Jeremiah 49:11

"Leave your orphans behind, I will keep them alive; And let your widows trust in Me."

Hosea 14:3

"Assyria will not save us, We will not ride on horses; Nor will we say again, 'Our god,' To the work of our hands; For in You the orphan finds mercy."

Malachi 3:5

"Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien and do not fear Me," says the LORD of hosts.

1 Corinthians 3:19

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God For it is written, "He is THE ONE WHO CATCHES THE WISE IN THEIR CRAFTINESS";

James 1:27

Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.



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