Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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.

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

the strangers
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 Jehovah openeth the eyes of the blind; Jehovah raiseth up them that are bowed down; Jehovah loveth the righteous; 9 Jehovah preserveth the strangers; he lifteth up the fatherless and the widow; but the way of the wicked doth he subvert. 10 Jehovah will reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, from generation to generation. Halleluiah!


Cross References

Psalm 68:5

A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

Psalm 147:6

Jehovah lifteth up the meek; he abaseth the wicked to the earth.

Exodus 22:21-22

Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him; for ye have been strangers in the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 10:18-19

who executeth the judgment of the fatherless and the widow, and loveth the stranger, to give him food and clothing.

Deuteronomy 16:11

and thou shalt rejoice before Jehovah thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy bondman, and thy handmaid, and the Levite that is in thy gates, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow that are in thy midst in the place that Jehovah thy God will choose to cause his name to dwell there.

2 Samuel 15:31

And one told David saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. Then said David, Jehovah, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.

2 Samuel 17:23

And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his ass, and arose and went to his house, to his city, and gave charge to his household, and hanged himself, and he died; and he was buried in the sepulchre of his father.

Esther 5:14

Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends to him, Let a gallows be made of fifty cubits high, and in the morning speak to the king that Mordecai may be hanged on it: then go in merrily with the king to the banquet. And the thing pleased Haman; and he caused the gallows to be made.

Esther 7:10

So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. And the king's wrath was appeased.

Esther 9:25

and when Esther came before the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked device, which he had devised against the Jews, should return upon his own head; and they hanged him and his sons on the gallows.

Job 5:12-14

He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, and their hands carry not out the enterprise.

Psalm 18:26

With the pure thou dost shew thyself pure; and with the perverse thou dost shew thyself contrary.

Psalm 83:13-17

O my God, make them like a whirling thing, like stubble before the wind.

Psalm 145:20

Jehovah keepeth all that love him, and all the wicked will he destroy.

Proverbs 4:19

The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

Proverbs 15:25

Jehovah plucketh up the house of the proud; but he establisheth the boundary of the widow.

Jeremiah 49:11

Leave thine orphans, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me.

Hosea 14:3

Assyria shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, Thou art our God; because in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.

Malachi 3:5

And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the false swearers, and against those that oppress the hired servant in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith Jehovah of hosts.

1 Corinthians 3:19

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God; for it is written, He who takes the wise in their craftiness.

James 1:27

Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

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