Parallel Verses

Amplified


Vindicate the weak and fatherless;
Do justice and maintain the rights of the afflicted and destitute.

New American Standard Bible

Vindicate the weak and fatherless;
Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.

King James Version

Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

Holman Bible

Provide justice for the needy and the fatherless;
uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.

International Standard Version

"Defend the poor and the fatherless. Vindicate the afflicted and the poor.

A Conservative Version

Judge the poor man and the orphan. Do justice to the afflicted and destitute man.

American Standard Version

Judge the poor and fatherless: Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.

Darby Translation

Judge the poor and the fatherless, do justice to the afflicted and the destitute;

Julia Smith Translation

Judge ye the poor one, and the orphan: do justice to the humble one and the poor one

King James 2000

Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Judge [on behalf of the] helpless and [the] orphan; provide justice [to the] afflicted and [the] poor.

Modern King James verseion

Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Defend the poor and fatherless, see that such as be in need and necessity have right.

NET Bible

Defend the cause of the poor and the fatherless! Vindicate the oppressed and suffering!

New Heart English Bible

"Defend the weak, the poor, and the fatherless. Maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.

The Emphasized Bible

Vindicate the weak and the fatherless, The oppressed and the poor, see righted;

Webster

Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

World English Bible

"Defend the weak, the poor, and the fatherless. Maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.

Youngs Literal Translation

Judge ye the weak and fatherless, The afflicted and the poor declare righteous.

Context Readings

A Plea For Righteous Judgment

2
How long will you judge unjustly
And show partiality to the wicked? Selah.
3 
Vindicate the weak and fatherless;
Do justice and maintain the rights of the afflicted and destitute.
4
Rescue the weak and needy;
Rescue them from the hand of the wicked.


Cross References

Psalm 10:18


To vindicate and obtain justice for the fatherless and the oppressed,
So that man who is of the earth will no longer terrify them.

Jeremiah 22:16


“He defended the cause of the afflicted and needy;
Then all was well.
Is that not what it means to know Me?”
Says the Lord.

Jeremiah 22:3

Thus says the Lord, “Execute justice and righteousness, and rescue the one who has been robbed from the hand of his oppressor. And do no wrong; do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, or the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.

Deuteronomy 10:18

He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the stranger (resident alien, foreigner) by giving him food and clothing.

Deuteronomy 24:17

“You shall not pervert the justice due a stranger or an orphan, nor seize (impound) a widow’s garment as security [for a loan].

Isaiah 1:17


Learn to do good.
Seek justice,
Rebuke the ruthless,
Defend the fatherless,
Plead for the [rights of the] widow [in court].

Isaiah 1:23


Your rulers are rebels
And companions of thieves;
Everyone loves bribes
And chases after gifts.
They do not defend the fatherless,
Nor does the widow’s cause come before them [instead they delay or turn a deaf ear].

Jeremiah 5:28


‘They are fat and they are sleek (prosperous),
They excel in acts of wickedness;
They do not plead the cause,
The cause of the orphan, so that they [the wicked] may prosper,
And they do not defend the rights of the poor.

James 1:27

Pure and unblemished religion [as it is expressed in outward acts] in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit and look after the fatherless and the widows in their distress, and to keep oneself uncontaminated by the [secular] world.

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