Deuteronomy 27:19
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New International Version
"Cursed is anyone who withholds justice from the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!"

New Living Translation
'Cursed is anyone who denies justice to foreigners, orphans, or widows.' And all the people will reply, 'Amen.'

English Standard Version
“‘Cursed be anyone who perverts the justice due to the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

New American Standard Bible
'Cursed is he who distorts the justice due an alien, orphan, and widow.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

King James Bible
Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who denies justice to a foreigner, a fatherless child, or a widow is cursed.' And all the people will say, 'Amen!'

International Standard Version
"'Cursed is the one who perverts justice due the foreigner, the orphan, or the widow.' "Then all the people are to respond by saying, 'Amen!'

NET Bible
Cursed is the one who perverts justice for the resident foreigner, the orphan, and the widow.' Then all the people will say, 'Amen!'

New Heart English Bible
'Cursed is he who wrests the justice due the foreigner, fatherless, and widow.' All the people shall say, 'Amen.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Whoever deprives foreigners, orphans, or widows of justice will be cursed." Then all the people will say amen.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Cursed be he that perverteth the justice due to the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say: Amen.

New American Standard 1977
‘Cursed is he who distorts the justice due an alien, orphan, and widow.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
Cursed is he that twists the rights of the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.

King James 2000 Bible
Cursed be he that perverts the justice due the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.

American King James Version
Cursed be he that perverts the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.

American Standard Version
Cursed be he that wresteth the justice due to the sojourner, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, of the fatherless and the widow: and all the people shall say: Amen.

Darby Bible Translation
Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow! And all the people shall say, Amen.

English Revised Version
Cursed be he that wresteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Webster's Bible Translation
Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow: and all the people shall say, Amen.

World English Bible
'Cursed is he who wrests the justice [due] to the foreigner, fatherless, and widow.' All the people shall say, 'Amen.'

Young's Literal Translation
Cursed is he who is turning aside the judgment of fatherless, sojourner, and widow, -- and all the people have said, Amen.
Study Bible
Curses Pronounced from Ebal
18Cursed is he who misleads a blind person on the road.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.' 19Cursed is he who distorts the justice due an alien, orphan, and widow.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.' 20'Cursed is he who lies with his father's wife, because he has uncovered his father's skirt.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'…
Cross References
Exodus 22:21
"You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Exodus 23:9
"You shall not oppress a stranger, since you yourselves know the feelings of a stranger, for you also were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Leviticus 19:33
'When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong.

Deuteronomy 10:18
"He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing.

Deuteronomy 24:17
"You shall not pervert the justice due an alien or an orphan, nor take a widow's garment in pledge.

Malachi 3:5
"Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien and do not fear Me," says the LORD of hosts.
Treasury of Scripture

Cursed be he that perverts the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Deuteronomy 10:18 He does execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loves …

Deuteronomy 24:17 You shall not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; …

Exodus 22:21-24 You shall neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for you were strangers …

Exodus 23:2,8,9 You shall not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shall you speak …

Psalm 82:2-4 How long will you judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah…

Proverbs 17:23 A wicked man takes a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.

Proverbs 31:5 Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of …

Micah 3:9 Hear this, I pray you, you heads of the house of Jacob, and princes …

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness …

Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger,

fatherless, and widow,.... Who have none to assist them, and take their part, and therefore judges may be tempted to do an unjust thing; but God is the patron of them, and takes notice of every injury done them, and is the avenger of all such:

and all the people shall say Amen; See Gill on Deuteronomy 27:15; See Gill on Deuteronomy 27:16. 27:11-26 The six tribes appointed for blessing, were all children of the free women, for to such the promise belongs, Ga 4:31. Levi is here among the rest. Ministers should apply to themselves the blessing and curse they preach to others, and by faith set their own Amen to it. And they must not only allure people to their duty with the promises of a blessing, but awe them with the threatenings of a curse, by declaring that a curse would be upon those who do such things. To each of the curses the people were to say, Amen. It professed their faith, that these, and the like curses, were real declarations of the wrath of God against the ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, not one jot of which shall fall to the ground. It was acknowledging the equity of these curses. Those who do such things deserve to fall, and lie under the curse. Lest those who were guilty of other sins, not here mentioned, should think themselves safe from the curse, the last reaches all. Not only those who do the evil which the law forbids, but those also who omit the good which the law requires. Without the atoning blood of Christ, sinners can neither have communion with a holy God, nor do any thing acceptable to him; his righteous law condemns every one who, at any time, or in any thing, transgresses it. Under its awful curse we remain as transgressors, until the redemption of Christ is applied to our hearts. Wherever the grace of God brings salvation, it teaches the believer to deny ungodliness and wordly lusts, to live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world, consenting to, and delighting in the words of God's law, after the inward man. In this holy walk, true peace and solid joy are to be found.
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