Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

New American Standard Bible

For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David.
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?

Amplified

Do you indeed speak righteousness, O gods (heavenly beings)?
Do you judge fairly, O 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?

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?

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

Morish

Context Readings

A Cry Against Injustice

1 Are ye, indeed, silent when righteousness, ye should speak? When, with equity, ye should judge, O ye sons of men? 2 Aye! ye all do work, perversity, - Throughout the land, your hands, weigh out, violence!



Cross References

Psalm 57:1

Show me favour, O God, Show me favour, For, in thee, hath my soul sought refuge, - And, in the shadow of thy wings, will I seek refuge, Until the storm of ruin pass by.

Numbers 11:16

Then said Yahweh unto Moses - Gather thou unto me seventy men, from among the elders of Israel, of whom thou knowest that they are elders of the people and their overseers, - then shalt thou take them unto the tent of meeting, and they shall station themselves there with thee.

Deuteronomy 1:15-16

So I took heads for your tribes wise men and known, and placed them as heads over you, captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, and captains of fifties and captains of tens, and overseers for your tribes.

Deuteronomy 16:18-19

Judges and officers, shalt thou appoint thee in all thy gates, which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee, by thy tribes, - and they shall judge the people, with righteous judgment,

2 Samuel 5:3

So all the elders of Israel came unto the king, in Hebron, and King David solemnised to them a covenant in Hebron, before Yahweh, - and they anointed David to be king over Israel.

2 Samuel 23:3

Said the God of Israel, Unto me, spake the Rock of Israel: - One Ruling over Men, A Righteous One, ruling in the reverence of God,

2 Chronicles 19:6-7

and said unto the judges, See what, ye, are doing, inasmuch as, not for man, must ye judge, but for Yahweh, - who will be with you, in the word of justice.

Psalm 59:1

Rescue me from my foes, O my God, From them who lift themselves up against me, wilt thou set me on high:

Psalm 72:1-4

O God! thy justice, give, unto the king, And thy righteousness, unto the son of a king;

Psalm 82:1-2

God, hath taken his place in the august assembly, In the midst of the gods, will he judge.

Psalm 82:6-7

I, said, Gods, ye are, Yea, sons of the Highest, are ye all;

Isaiah 11:3-5

So will he find fragrance, in the reverence of Yahweh, And not, by the sight of his eyes, will he judge, Nor by the hearing of his ears, will he decide;

Isaiah 32:1

Lo! in righteousness, shall reign a king, Yea even princes, with equity, shall bear rule.

Jeremiah 23:5-6

Lo! days are coming, Declareth Yahweh, when I will raise up to David A righteous Bud, And he shall reign as king, and prosper, And shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.

Matthew 26:3

Then, were gathered together, the High-priests and the Elders of the people, into the court of the High-priest who was called Caiaphas;

Matthew 27:1

Now, when morning came, all the High-priests and Elders of the people took, counsel, against Jesus, so as to put him to death:

Luke 23:50-51

And lo! a man, by name Joseph, being, a councillor, - a good and righteous man

Acts 5:21

Now, when they heard this, they entered, under the dawn, into the temple, and began teaching. And the High-priest and they who were with him, arriving, called together the high-council, and all the senate of the sons of Israel; and sent off unto the prison, to have them brought.

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