Parallel Verses

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 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.

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 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? 2 No! You plan how to do what is unjust; you deal out violence in the earth.



Cross References

Psalm 57:1

For the music director; according to the al-tashcheth style; a prayer of David, written when he fled from Saul into the cave. Have mercy on me, O God! Have mercy on me! For in you I have taken shelter. In the shadow of your wings I take shelter until trouble passes.

Numbers 11:16

The Lord said to Moses, "Gather to me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you know are elders of the people and officials over them, and bring them to the tent of meeting; let them take their position there with you.

Deuteronomy 1:15-16

So I chose as your tribal leaders wise and well-known men, placing them over you as administrators of groups of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens, and also as other tribal officials.

Deuteronomy 16:18-19

You must appoint judges and civil servants for each tribe in all your villages that the Lord your God is giving you, and they must judge the people fairly.

2 Samuel 5:3

When all the leaders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, King David made an agreement with them in Hebron before the Lord. They designated David as king over Israel.

2 Samuel 23:3

The God of Israel spoke, the protector of Israel spoke to me. The one who rules fairly among men, the one who rules in the fear of God,

2 Chronicles 19:6-7

He told the judges, "Be careful what you do, for you are not judging for men, but for the Lord, who will be with you when you make judicial decisions.

Psalm 59:1

For the music director; according to the al-tashcheth style; a prayer of David, written when Saul sent men to surround his house and murder him. Deliver me from my enemies, my God! Protect me from those who attack me!

Psalm 72:1-4

For Solomon. O God, grant the king the ability to make just decisions! Grant the king's son the ability to make fair decisions!

Psalm 82:1-2

A psalm of Asaph. God stands in the assembly of El; in the midst of the gods he renders judgment.

Psalm 82:6-7

I thought, 'You are gods; all of you are sons of the Most High.'

Isaiah 11:3-5

He will take delight in obeying the Lord. He will not judge by mere appearances, or make decisions on the basis of hearsay.

Isaiah 32:1

Look, a king will promote fairness; officials will promote justice.

Jeremiah 23:5-6

"I, the Lord, promise that a new time will certainly come when I will raise up for them a righteous branch, a descendant of David. He will rule over them with wisdom and understanding and will do what is just and right in the land.

Matthew 26:3

Then the chief priests and the elders of the people met together in the palace of the high priest, who was named Caiaphas.

Matthew 27:1

When it was early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people plotted against Jesus to execute him.

Luke 23:50-51

Now there was a man named Joseph who was a member of the council, a good and righteous man.

Acts 5:21

When they heard this, they entered the temple courts at daybreak and began teaching. Now when the high priest and those who were with him arrived, they summoned the Sanhedrin -- that is, the whole high council of the Israelites -- and sent to the jail to have the apostles brought before them.

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