Parallel Verses

Amplified

How long will you [magistrates or judges] judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

New American Standard Bible

How long will you judge unjustly
And show partiality to the wicked? Selah.

King James Version

How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

Holman Bible

“How long will you judge unjustly
and show partiality to the wicked?Selah

International Standard Version

"How long will you judge partially by showing favor on the wicked? Interlude

A Conservative Version

How long will ye judge unjustly, and respect the persons of the wicked? Selah.

American Standard Version

How long will ye judge unjustly, And respect the persons of the wicked? Selah

Darby Translation

How long will ye judge unrighteously, and accept the person of the wicked? Selah.

Julia Smith Translation

How long will ye judge wickedness, and ye will lift up the faces of the unjust? Silence.

King James 2000

How long will you judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"How long will you judge unjustly and {show favoritism to the wicked}? Selah

Modern King James verseion

How long will you judge unjustly and lift up the faces of the wicked? Selah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

How long will ye give wrong judgment, and accept the persons of the ungodly? Selah.

NET Bible

He says, "How long will you make unjust legal decisions and show favoritism to the wicked? (Selah)

New Heart English Bible

"How long will you judge unjustly, and show partiality to the wicked?" Selah.

Webster

How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

World English Bible

"How long will you judge unjustly, and show partiality to the wicked?" Selah.

Youngs Literal Translation

Till when do ye judge perversely? And the face of the wicked lift up? Selah.

Context Readings

A Plea For Righteous Judgment

1 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. 2 How long will you [magistrates or judges] judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! 3 Do justice to the weak (poor) and fatherless; maintain the rights of the afflicted and needy.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 1:17

You shall not be partial in judgment; but you shall hear the small as well as the great. You shall not be afraid of the face of man, for the judgment is God's. And the case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.

Proverbs 18:5

To respect the person of the wicked and be partial to him, so as to deprive the [consistently] righteous of justice, is not good.

Psalm 58:1-2

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?

Exodus 10:3

So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh, and said to him, Thus says the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let My people go, that they may serve Me.

Exodus 23:6-7

You shall not pervert the justice due to your poor in his cause.

Leviticus 19:15

You shall do no injustice in judging a case; you shall not be partial to the poor or show a preference for the mighty, but in righteousness and according to the merits of the case judge your neighbor.

1 Kings 18:21

Elijah came near to all the people and said, How long will you halt and limp between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him! But if Baal, then follow him. And the people did not answer him a word.

2 Chronicles 19:7

So now let the reverence and fear of the Lord be upon you; take heed what you do, for there is no injustice with the Lord our God, or partiality or taking of bribes.

Job 34:19

[God] is not partial to princes, nor does He regard the rich more than the poor, for they all are the work of His hands.

Psalm 62:3

How long will you set upon a man that you may slay him, all of you, like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence?

Micah 3:1-3

And I [Micah] said, Hear, I pray you, you heads of Jacob and rulers of the house of Israel! Is it not for you to know justice? -- "

Micah 3:9-12

Hear this, I pray you, you heads of the house of Jacob and rulers of the house of Israel, who abhor and reject justice and pervert all equity,

Matthew 17:17

And Jesus answered, O you unbelieving ( warped, wayward, rebellious) and thoroughly perverse generation! How long am I to remain with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to Me.

Galatians 2:6

Moreover, [no new requirements were made] by those who were reputed to be something -- "though what was their individual position and whether they really were of importance or not makes no difference to me; God is not impressed with the positions that men hold and He is not partial and recognizes no external distinctions -- "those [I say] who were of repute imposed no new requirements upon me [had nothing to add to my Gospel, and from them I received no new suggestions].

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