Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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 Yahweh opens the eyes of the blind. Yahweh raises up those who are bowed down. Yahweh loves the righteous. 9 Yahweh preserves the foreigners. He upholds the fatherless and widow, but the way of the wicked he turns upside down. 10 Yahweh will reign forever; your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise Yah!


Cross References

Psalm 68:5

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

Psalm 147:6

Yahweh upholds the humble. He brings the wicked down to the ground.

Exodus 22:21-22

"You shall not wrong an alien, neither shall you oppress him, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 10:18-19

He does execute justice for the fatherless and widow, and loves the foreigner, in giving him food and clothing.

Deuteronomy 16:11

and you shall rejoice before Yahweh your God, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your male servant, and your female servant, and the Levite who is within your gates, and the foreigner, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are in the midst of you, in the place which Yahweh your God shall choose, to cause his name to dwell there.

2 Samuel 15:31

Someone told David, saying, "Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom." David said, "Yahweh, please turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness."

2 Samuel 17:23

When Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey, and arose, and went home, to his city, and set his house in order, and hanged himself; and he died, and was buried in the tomb of his father.

Esther 5:14

Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said to him, "Let a gallows be made fifty cubits high, and in the morning speak to the king about hanging Mordecai on it. Then go in merrily with the king to the banquet." This pleased Haman, so he had the gallows made.

Esther 7:10

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

Esther 9:25

but when this became known to the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked device, 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 devices of the crafty, So that their hands can't perform their enterprise.

Psalm 18:26

With the pure, you will show yourself pure. With the crooked you will show yourself shrewd.

Psalm 83:13-17

My God, make them like tumbleweed; like chaff before the wind.

Psalm 145:20

Yahweh preserves all those who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.

Proverbs 4:19

The way of the wicked is like darkness. They don't know what they stumble over.

Proverbs 15:25

Yahweh will uproot the house of the proud, but he will keep the widow's borders intact.

Jeremiah 49:11

Leave your fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let your widows trust in me.

Hosea 14:3

Assyria can't save us. We won't ride on horses; neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, 'Our gods!' for in you the fatherless finds mercy."

Malachi 3:5

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 perjurers, and against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and who deprive the foreigner of justice, and don't fear me," says Yahweh of Armies.

1 Corinthians 3:19

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He has taken the wise in their craftiness."

James 1:27

Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

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