Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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

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 the LORD gives sight to the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are weighed down. The LORD loves the righteous. 9 The LORD stands guard over the stranger; he supports both widows and orphans, but makes the path of the wicked slippery. 10 The LORD will reign forever, your God, Zion, for all generations! Hallelujah!


Cross References

Psalm 68:5

A father to orphans and an advocate for widows is God in his holy dwelling place.

Psalm 147:6

The LORD supports the afflicted while he casts the wicked to the ground.

Exodus 22:21-22

"You are not to wrong or oppress an alien, because you were aliens in the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 10:18-19

He executes justice for the orphan and the widows, loves the foreigner, and gives them food and clothing."

Deuteronomy 16:11

Rejoice in the presence of the LORD your God with your son, daughter, male and female slaves, the descendants of Levi who is in your city, the stranger, the orphan, and the widow among you, at the place where the LORD your God will choose to establish his name.

2 Samuel 15:31

Just then, someone told David, "Ahithophel is one of Absalom's conspirators!" So David prayed, "LORD, please turn Ahithophel's counsel into foolishness."

2 Samuel 17:23

Meanwhile, when Ahithophel observed that his counsel was not being acted upon, he saddled his donkey, got up, and left for his hometown. Leaving behind a set of orders for his household, he hanged himself. After his death he was buried in his father's tomb.

Esther 5:14

Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said, "Have a pole made 50 cubits high, and then in the morning speak to the king and have Mordecai hanged on it. Then go with the king to the banquet happy." This advice pleased Haman, and he had the pole made.

Esther 7:10

The king said, "Hang him on it." So they hanged Haman on the pole he had set up for Mordecai, and then the king's anger subsided.

Esther 9:25

But when Esther came before the king, he ordered through a letter that the evil plot that Haman had devised against the Jewish people be rescinded, and that he and his sons be hanged on poles.

Job 5:12-14

He frustrates the plans of the crafty; so that what they work for never succeeds.

Psalm 18:26

to the pure, you show yourself pure, and to the morally corrupt, you appear to be perverse.

Psalm 83:13-17

God, set them up like dried thistles, like straw before the wind.

Psalm 145:20

The LORD preserves everyone who loves him, but he will destroy all of the wicked.

Proverbs 4:19

But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness, and they do not know what they are stumbling over.

Proverbs 15:25

The house of the proud the LORD will demolish, but he will protect the widow's boundary line.

Jeremiah 49:11

Leave your orphans. I'll keep them alive. Let your widows trust in me."

Hosea 14:3

Assyria won't save us; we won't be riding on horses, Nor will we be saying anymore to the work of our hands, "You are our God." Indeed, in you the orphan finds mercy.'

Malachi 3:5

"I'll come near to you for judgment. I'll be a witness, quick to speak against sorcerers, against adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who defraud the laborer of his wage, against those who defraud the widow and the orphan, against those who deprive the alien of justice, and against those who don't fear me," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.

1 Corinthians 3:19

For the wisdom of this world is nonsense in God's sight. For it is written, "He catches the wise with their own trickery,"

James 1:27

A religion that is pure and stainless according to God the Father is this: to take care of orphans and widows who are suffering, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

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