Parallel Verses

Amplified

Do justice to the weak (poor) and fatherless; maintain the rights of the afflicted and needy.

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;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Do right concerning the poor and fatherless; do justice to the poor and 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 [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. 4 Deliver the poor and needy; rescue them out of the hand of the wicked.


Cross References

Psalm 10:18

To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man, who is of the earth, may not terrify them any more.

Jeremiah 22:16

He judged and defended the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well. Was not [all] this [what it means] to know and recognize Me? says the Lord.

Jeremiah 22:3

Thus says the Lord: Execute justice and righteousness, and deliver out of the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed. And do no wrong; do no violence to the stranger or temporary resident, the fatherless, or the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.

Deuteronomy 10:18

He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger or temporary resident and gives him food and clothing.

Deuteronomy 24:17

You shall not pervert the justice due the stranger or the sojourner or the fatherless, or take a widow's garment in pledge.

Isaiah 1:17

Learn to do right! Seek justice, relieve the oppressed, and correct the oppressor. Defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.

Isaiah 1:23

Your princes are rebels and companions of thieves; everyone loves bribes and runs after compensation and rewards. They judge not for the fatherless nor defend them, neither does the cause of the widow come to them [for they delay or turn a deaf ear].

Jeremiah 5:28

They have grown fat and sleek. Yes, they surpass in deeds of wickedness; they do not judge and plead with justice the cause of the fatherless, that they may prosper, and they do not defend the rights of the needy.

James 1:27

External religious worship [ religion as it is expressed in outward acts] that is pure and unblemished in the sight of God the Father is this: to visit and help and care for the orphans and widows in their affliction and need, and to keep oneself unspotted and uncontaminated from the world.

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