Parallel Verses

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.

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 the strangers;
He supports the fatherless and the widow;
But He makes crooked the way of the wicked.

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.

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.

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 is loosing the prisoners, Jehovah is opening (the eyes of) the blind, Jehovah is raising the bowed down, Jehovah is loving the righteous, 9 Jehovah is preserving the strangers, The fatherless and widow He causeth to stand, And the way of the wicked He turneth upside down. 10 Jehovah doth reign to the age, Thy God, O Zion, to generation and generation, Praise ye Jah!


Cross References

Psalm 68:5

Father of the fatherless, and judge of the widows, Is God in His holy habitation.

Psalm 147:6

Jehovah is causing the meek to stand, Making low the wicked unto the earth.

Exodus 22:21-22

'And a sojourner thou dost not oppress, nor crush him, for sojourners ye have been in the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 10:18-19

He is doing the judgment of fatherless and widow, and loving the sojourner, to give to him bread and raiment.

Deuteronomy 16:11

And thou hast rejoiced before Jehovah thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy man-servant, and thy handmaid, and the Levite who is within thy gates, and the sojourner, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are in thy midst, in the place which Jehovah thy God doth choose to cause His name to tabernacle there,

2 Samuel 15:31

and David declared, saying, 'Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom;' and David saith, 'Make foolish, I pray Thee, the counsel of Ahithophel, O Jehovah.'

2 Samuel 17:23

And Ahithophel hath seen that his counsel was not done, and he saddleth the ass, and riseth and goeth unto his house, unto his city, and giveth charge unto his household, and strangleth himself, and dieth, and he is buried in the burying-place of his father.

Esther 5:14

And Zeresh his wife saith to him, and all his friends, 'Let them prepare a tree, in height fifty cubits, and in the morning speak to the king, and they hang Mordecai on it, and go thou in with the king unto the banquet rejoicing;' and the thing is good before Haman, and he prepareth the tree.

Esther 7:10

And they hang Haman upon the tree that he had prepared for Mordecai, and the fury of the king hath lain down.

Esther 9:25

and in her coming in before the king, he said with the letter, 'Let his evil device that he devised against the Jews turn back upon his own head,' and they have hanged him and his sons on the tree,

Job 5:12-14

Making void thoughts of the subtile, And their hands do not execute wisdom.

Psalm 18:26

With the pure Thou showest Thyself pure, And with the perverse showest Thyself a wrestler,

Psalm 83:13-17

O my God, make them as a rolling thing, As stubble before wind.

Psalm 145:20

Jehovah preserveth all those loving Him, And all the wicked He destroyeth.

Proverbs 4:19

The way of the wicked is as darkness, They have not known at what they stumble.

Proverbs 15:25

The house of the proud Jehovah pulleth down, And He setteth up the border of the widow.

Jeremiah 49:11

Leave thine orphans -- I do keep alive, And thy widows -- on Me trust ye,

Hosea 14:3

Asshur doth not save us, on a horse we ride not, Nor do we say any more, Our God, to the work of our hands, For in Thee find mercy doth the fatherless.'

Malachi 3:5

And I have drawn near to you for judgment, And I have been a witness, Making haste against sorcerers, And against adulterers, And against swearers to a falsehood, And against oppressors of the hire of an hireling, Of a widow, and of a fatherless one, And those turning aside a sojourner, And who fear Me not, said Jehovah of Hosts.

1 Corinthians 3:19

for the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God, for it hath been written, 'Who is taking the wise in their craftiness;'

James 1:27

religion pure and undefiled with the God and Father is this, to look after orphans and widows in their tribulation -- unspotted to keep himself from the world.

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