Parallel Verses

Amplified

For justice will return to the [uncompromisingly] righteous, and all the upright in heart will follow it.

New American Standard Bible

For judgment will again be righteous, And all the upright in heart will follow it.

King James Version

But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.

Holman Bible

for justice will again be righteous,
and all the upright in heart will follow it.

International Standard Version

Righteousness will be restored with justice, and all the pure of heart will follow it.

A Conservative Version

For judgment shall return to righteousness, and all the upright in heart shall follow it.

American Standard Version

For judgment shall return unto righteousness; And all the upright in heart shall follow it.

Bible in Basic English

But decisions will again be made in righteousness; and they will be kept by all whose hearts are true.

Darby Translation

For judgment shall return unto righteousness, and all the upright in heart shall follow it.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But the judgment shall be returned unto righteousness, and all the upright in heart shall follow it.

Julia Smith Translation

For judgment shall turn back even to justice: and after it all the upright of heart

King James 2000

But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For judgment will return to righteousness, and all the upright in heart [will follow] after it.

Modern King James verseion

But judgment shall return to righteousness; and all the upright in heart shall follow it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And why? Judgment shall be turned again unto righteousness, and all such as are true in heart shall follow it.

NET Bible

For justice will prevail, and all the morally upright will be vindicated.

New Heart English Bible

For judgment will return to righteousness. All the upright in heart shall follow it.

The Emphasized Bible

For, unto righteousness, shall the judicial sentence return, Then shall follow it - all the upright in heart.

Webster

But judgment shall return to righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.

World English Bible

For judgment will return to righteousness. All the upright in heart shall follow it.

Youngs Literal Translation

For to righteousness judgment turneth back, And after it all the upright of heart,

Topics

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

Verse Info

Context Readings

A Prayer For Retribution Against Oppressors

14 For the Lord will not cast off nor spurn His people, neither will He abandon His heritage. 15 For justice will return to the [uncompromisingly] righteous, and all the upright in heart will follow it. 16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?


Cross References

Micah 7:9

I will bear the indignation of the Lord because I have sinned against Him, until He pleads my cause and executes judgment for me. He will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold His righteous deliverance.

Deuteronomy 32:35-36

Vengeance is Mine, and recompense, in the time when their foot shall slide; for the day of their disaster is at hand and their doom comes speedily.

Job 17:9

Yet shall the righteous (those upright and in right standing with God) hold to their ways, and he who has clean hands shall grow stronger and stronger.

Job 23:11-12

My foot has held fast to His steps; His ways have I kept and not turned aside.

Job 35:14

How much less when [missing His righteous judgment on earth] you say that you do not see Him, that your cause is before Him, and you are waiting for Him!

Psalm 7:8-9

The Lord judges the people; judge me, O Lord, and do me justice according to my righteousness [my rightness, justice, and right standing with You] and according to the integrity that is in me.

Psalm 9:16

The Lord has made Himself known; He executes judgment; the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands. Higgaion [meditation]. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Psalm 37:5-7

Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.

Psalm 37:34

Wait for and expect the Lord and keep and heed His way, and He will exalt you to inherit the land; [in the end] when the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.

Psalm 58:11

Men will say, Surely there is a reward for the [uncompromisingly] righteous; surely there is a God Who judges on the earth.

Psalm 94:2-3

Rise up, O Judge of the earth; render to the proud a fit compensation!

Psalm 97:2

Clouds and darkness are round about Him [as at Sinai]; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.

Psalm 125:3-5

For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the [uncompromisingly] righteous, lest the righteous (God's people) stretch forth their hands to iniquity and apostasy.

Isaiah 42:3

A bruised reed He will not break, and a dimly burning wick He will not quench; He will bring forth justice in truth.

Malachi 3:18

Then shall you return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him who serves God and him who does not serve Him.

James 5:7-11

So be patient, brethren, [as you wait] till the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits expectantly for the precious harvest from the land. [See how] he keeps up his patient [vigil] over it until it receives the early and late rains.

2 Peter 3:8-10

Nevertheless, do not let this one fact escape you, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day.

1 John 2:19

They went out from our number, but they did not [really] belong to us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us. But [they withdrew] that it might be plain that they all are not of us.

Revelation 15:3-4

And they sang the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb, saying, Mighty and marvelous are Your works, O Lord God the Omnipotent! Righteous (just) and true are Your ways, O Sovereign of the ages (King of the nations)!

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