Parallel Verses

Amplified

Do you indeed in silence speak righteousness, O you mighty ones? [Or is the righteousness, rightness, and justice you should speak quite dumb?] Do you judge fairly and uprightly, O you sons of men?

New American Standard Bible

Do you indeed speak righteousness, O gods? Do you judge uprightly, O sons of men?

King James Version

{To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David.} Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?

Holman Bible

For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” A Davidic Miktam.Do you really speak righteously, you mighty ones?
Do you judge people fairly?

International Standard Version

How is it that by remaining silent you can speak righteously? How can you judge people fairly?

A Conservative Version

Do ye indeed speak righteousness in silence? Do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?

American Standard Version

Do ye indeed in silence speak righteousness? Do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?

Bible in Basic English

Is there righteousness in your mouths, O you gods? are you upright judges, O you sons of men?

Darby Translation

{To the chief Musician. 'Destroy not.' Of David. Michtam.} Is righteousness indeed silent? Do ye speak it? Do ye judge with equity, ye sons of men?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of Adam?

Julia Smith Translation

To the overseer, Thou wilt not destroy; to David a poem. Will ye indeed speak dumb justice? will ye judge justly, ye sons of man?

King James 2000

[To the Chief Musician, altaschith. A michtam of David.] Do you indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do you judge uprightly, O you sons of men?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do you really speak [what is] right [when] silent? [Do] you judge fairly the children of humankind?

Modern King James verseion

To the Chief Musician. Do not destroy. A secret treasure of David. Will you indeed speak righteousness in silence? Do you judge uprightly, O sons of men?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

{To the Chanter, Michtam of David} If your minds be upon righteousness in deed, then judge the thing that is right, O ye sons of men.

NET Bible

For the music director; according to the al-tashcheth style; a prayer of David. Do you rulers really pronounce just decisions? Do you judge people fairly?

New Heart English Bible

Do you indeed speak righteousness, silent ones? Do you judge blamelessly, you sons of men?

The Emphasized Bible

Are ye, indeed, silent when righteousness, ye should speak? When, with equity, ye should judge, O ye sons of men?

Webster

To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Michtam of David. Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?

World English Bible

Do you indeed speak righteousness, silent ones? Do you judge blamelessly, you sons of men?

Youngs Literal Translation

To the Overseer. -- 'Destroy not.' -- A secret treasure, by David. Is it true, O dumb one, righteously ye speak? Uprightly ye judge, O sons of men?

References

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Context Readings

A Cry Against Injustice

1 Do you indeed in silence speak righteousness, O you mighty ones? [Or is the righteousness, rightness, and justice you should speak quite dumb?] Do you judge fairly and uprightly, O you sons of men? 2 No, in your heart you devise wickedness; you deal out in the land the violence of your hands.



Cross References

Psalm 57:1

Be merciful and gracious to me, O God, be merciful and gracious to me, for my soul takes refuge and finds shelter and confidence in You; yes, in the shadow of Your wings will I take refuge and be confident until calamities and destructive storms are passed.

Numbers 11:16

And the Lord said to Moses, Gather for Me seventy men of the elders of Israel whom you know to be the elders of the people and officers over them; and bring them to the Tent of Meeting and let them stand there with you.

Deuteronomy 1:15-16

So I took the heads of your tribes, wise, experienced, and respected men, and made them heads over you, commanders of thousands, and hundreds, and fifties, and tens, and officers according to your tribes.

Deuteronomy 16:18-19

You shall appoint judges and officers in all your towns which the Lord your God gives you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.

2 Samuel 5:3

So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and King David made a covenant with them [there] before the Lord, and they anointed [him] king over Israel.

2 Samuel 23:3

The God of Israel spoke, the Rock of Israel said to me, When one rules over men righteously, ruling in the fear of God,

2 Chronicles 19:6-7

And said to the judges, Be careful what you do, for you judge not for man but for the Lord, and He is with you in the matter of judgment.

Psalm 59:1

Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; defend and protect me from those who rise up against me.

Psalm 72:1-4

Give the king [knowledge of] Your [way of] judging, O God, and [the spirit of] Your righteousness to the king's son [to control all his actions].

Psalm 82:1-2

God stands in the assembly [of the representatives] of God; in the midst of the magistrates or judges He gives judgment [as] among the gods.

Psalm 82:6-7

I said, You are gods [since you judge on My behalf, as My representatives]; indeed, all of you are children of the Most High.

Isaiah 11:3-5

And shall make Him of quick understanding, and His delight shall be in the reverential and obedient fear of the Lord. And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, neither decide by the hearing of His ears;

Isaiah 32:1

Behold, a King will reign in righteousness, and princes will rule with justice.

Jeremiah 23:5-6

Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch (Sprout), and He will reign as King and do wisely and will execute justice and righteousness in the land.

Matthew 26:3

Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the [ open] court of the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas,

Matthew 27:1

When it was morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people held a consultation against Jesus to put Him to death;

Luke 23:50-51

Now notice, there was a man named Joseph from the Jewish town of Arimathea. He was a member of the council (the Sanhedrin), and a good (upright, advantageous) man, and righteous (in right standing with God and man),

Acts 5:21

And when they heard this, they accordingly went into the temple about daybreak and began to teach. Now the high priest and his supporters who were with him arrived and called together the council (Sanhedrin), even all the senate of the sons of Israel, and they sent to the prison to have [the apostles] brought.

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