Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor, and do not plot evil in your hearts against one another.

New American Standard Bible

and do not oppress the widow or the orphan, the stranger or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another.'

King James Version

And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.

International Standard Version

You are not to wrong the widow, orphans, the foreigner, or the poor, and you are not to plan evil against each other.

A Conservative Version

And do not oppress the widow, nor the fatherless, the sojourner, nor the poor man. And let none of you devise evil against his brother in your heart.

American Standard Version

and oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the sojourner, nor the poor; and let none of you devise evil against his brother in your heart.

Amplified

And oppress not the widow or the fatherless, the temporary resident or the poor, and let none of you devise or imagine or think evil against his brother in your heart.

Bible in Basic English

Do not be hard on the widow, or the child without a father, on the man from a strange country, or on the poor; let there be no evil thought in your heart against your brother.

Darby Translation

and oppress not the widow and the fatherless, the stranger and the afflicted; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

and do not oppress the widow nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.

Julia Smith Translation

And the widow and the orphan, the stranger and the poor, ye shall not oppress; and ye shall not purpose evil in your heart a man to his brother.

King James 2000

And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the sojourner, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.

Lexham Expanded Bible

You must not oppress [the] widow, [the] orphan, [the] foreigner, and [the] needy. You must not devise evil in your heart {against one another}.'

Modern King James verseion

And do not crush the widow or the orphan, the alien or the poor. And do not devise evil in your heart, of a man against his brother.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Do the widow, the fatherless, the stranger, and poor no wrong: and let no man imagine evil against his brother in his heart."

NET Bible

You must not oppress the widow, the orphan, the foreigner, or the poor, nor should anyone secretly plot evil against his fellow human being.'

New Heart English Bible

Do not oppress the widow, nor the fatherless, the foreigner, nor the poor; and let none of you devise evil against his brother in your heart.'

The Emphasized Bible

And, the widow and the fatherless, the sojourner and the humbled, do not ye oppress, - and, wickedness between one man and another, do not ye devise in your hearts.

Webster

And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.

World English Bible

Don't oppress the widow, nor the fatherless, the foreigner, nor the poor; and let none of you devise evil against his brother in your heart.'

Youngs Literal Translation

And widow, and fatherless, Sojourner, and poor, ye do not oppress, And the calamity of one another ye do not devise in your heart.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
not the widow
אלמנה 
'almanah 
Usage: 54

יתום 
Yathowm 
Usage: 42

the stranger
גּיר גּר 
Ger 
Usage: 92

nor the poor
עני 
`aniy 
Usage: 75

אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

References

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Disobedience And Fasting

9 “The Lord of Hosts says this: Make fair decisions. Show faithful love and compassion to one another. 10 Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor, and do not plot evil in your hearts against one another. 11 But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder; they closed their ears so they could not hear.



Cross References

Psalm 21:11

Though they intend to harm you
and devise a wicked plan, they will not prevail.

Psalm 72:4

May he vindicate the afflicted among the people,
help the poor,
and crush the oppressor.

Isaiah 1:23

Your rulers are rebels,
friends of thieves.
They all love graft
and chase after bribes.
They do not defend the rights of the fatherless,
and the widow’s case never comes before them.

Jeremiah 5:28

They have become fat and sleek.
They have also excelled in evil matters.
They have not taken up cases,
such as the case of the fatherless, so they might prosper,
and they have not defended the rights of the needy.

Exodus 22:21-24

“You must not exploit a foreign resident or oppress him, since you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.

Exodus 23:9

You must not oppress a foreign resident; you yourselves know how it feels to be a foreigner because you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 24:14-18

“Do not oppress a hired hand who is poor and needy, whether one of your brothers or one of the foreigners residing within a town in your land.

Deuteronomy 27:19

‘The one who denies justice to a foreigner, a fatherless child, or a widow is cursed.’
And all the people will say, ‘Amen!’

Psalm 36:4

Even on his bed he makes malicious plans.
He sets himself on a path that is not good
and does not reject evil.

Psalm 140:2

who plan evil in their hearts.
They stir up wars all day long.

Proverbs 3:29

Don’t plan any harm against your neighbor,
for he trusts you and lives near you.

Proverbs 6:18

a heart that plots wicked schemes,
feet eager to run to evil,

Proverbs 22:22-23

Don’t rob a poor man because he is poor,
and don’t crush the oppressed at the gate,

Proverbs 23:10-11

Don’t move an ancient boundary marker,
and don’t encroach on the fields of the fatherless,

Isaiah 1:16-17

“Wash yourselves. Cleanse yourselves.
Remove your evil deeds from My sight.
Stop doing evil.

Jeremiah 11:19-20

for I was like a docile lamb led to slaughter.
I didn’t know that they had devised plots against me:
“Let’s destroy the tree with its fruit;
let’s cut him off from the land of the living
so that his name will no longer be remembered.”

Jeremiah 18:18

Then certain ones said, “Come, let’s make plans against Jeremiah, for instruction will never be lost from the priest, or counsel from the wise, or an oracle from the prophet. Come, let’s denounce him and pay no attention to all his words.”

Jeremiah 22:15-17

Are you a king because you excel in cedar?
Didn’t your father eat and drink
and administer justice and righteousness?
Then it went well with him.

Ezekiel 22:7

Father and mother are treated with contempt, and the foreign resident is exploited within you. The fatherless and widow are oppressed in you.

Ezekiel 22:12

People who live in you accept bribes in order to shed blood. You take interest and profit on a loan and brutally extort your neighbors. You have forgotten Me.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.

Ezekiel 22:29

The people of the land have practiced extortion and committed robbery. They have oppressed the poor and needy and unlawfully exploited the foreign resident.

Amos 4:1

Listen to this message, you cows of Bashan
who are on the hill of Samaria,
women who oppress the poor
and crush the needy,
who say to their husbands,
“Bring us something to drink.”

Amos 5:11-12

Therefore, because you trample on the poor
and exact a grain tax from him,
you will never live in the houses of cut stone
you have built;
you will never drink the wine
from the lush vineyards
you have planted.

Micah 2:1-3

Woe to those who dream up wickedness
and prepare evil plans on their beds!
At morning light they accomplish it
because the power is in their hands.

Micah 3:1-4

Then I said, “Now listen, leaders of Jacob,
you rulers of the house of Israel.
Aren’t you supposed to know what is just?

Zephaniah 3:1-3

Woe to the city that is rebellious and defiled,
the oppressive city!

Zechariah 8:17

Do not plot evil in your hearts against your neighbor, and do not love perjury, for I hate all this”—this is the Lord’s declaration.

Malachi 3:5

“I will come to you in judgment, and I will be ready to witness against sorcerers and adulterers; against those who swear falsely; against those who oppress the widow and the fatherless, and cheat the wage earner; and against those who deny justice to the foreigner. They do not fear Me,” says the Lord of Hosts.

Matthew 23:13

“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You lock up the kingdom of heaven from people. For you don’t go in, and you don’t allow those entering to go in.

Mark 7:21-23

For from within, out of people’s hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immoralities, thefts, murders,

1 Corinthians 6:10

no thieves, greedy people, drunkards, verbally abusive people, or swindlers will inherit God’s kingdom.

James 1:14-15

But each person is tempted when he is drawn away and enticed by his own evil desires.

James 5:4

Look! The pay that you withheld from the workers who reaped your fields cries out, and the outcry of the harvesters has reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts.

1 John 3:15

Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.

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