Isaiah 29:21
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New International Version
those who with a word make someone out to be guilty, who ensnare the defender in court and with false testimony deprive the innocent of justice.

New Living Translation
Those who convict the innocent by their false testimony will disappear. A similar fate awaits those who use trickery to pervert justice and who tell lies to destroy the innocent.

English Standard Version
who by a word make a man out to be an offender, and lay a snare for him who reproves in the gate, and with an empty plea turn aside him who is in the right.

New American Standard Bible
Who cause a person to be indicted by a word, And ensnare him who adjudicates at the gate, And defraud the one in the right with meaningless arguments.

King James Bible
That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
those who, with their speech, accuse a person of wrongdoing, who set a trap at the gate for the mediator, and without cause deprive the righteous of justice.

International Standard Version
those who make a person appear to be the offender in a lawsuit, who set a trap for someone who is making his defense in court, and push aside the innocent with specious arguments.

NET Bible
those who bear false testimony against a person, who entrap the one who arbitrates at the city gate and deprive the innocent of justice by making false charges.

New Heart English Bible
who cause a person to be indicted by a word, and lay a snare for the arbiter in the gate, and who deprive the innocent of justice with false testimony.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
those who make people sin with words, those who lay traps for judges, those who, without any reason, deny justice to people who are in the right.

JPS Tanakh 1917
That make a man an offender by words, And lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, And turn aside the just with a thing of nought.

New American Standard 1977
Who cause a person to be indicted by a word,
            And ensnare him who adjudicates at the gate,
            And defraud the one in the right with meaningless arguments.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Those that made men to sin in word; those that laid a snare for him that reproved in the gate, and turned that which is just into vanity.

King James 2000 Bible
That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproves in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nothing.

American King James Version
That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproves in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nothing.

American Standard Version
that make a man an offender in his cause, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just with a thing of nought.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That made men sin by word, and supplanted him that reproved them in the gate, and declined in vain from the just.

Darby Bible Translation
that make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and pervert [the judgment of] the righteous by futility.

English Revised Version
that make a man an offender in a cause, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just with a thing of nought.

Webster's Bible Translation
That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of naught.

World English Bible
who cause a person to be indicted by a word, and lay a snare for the arbiter in the gate, and who deprive the innocent of justice with false testimony.

Young's Literal Translation
Causing men to sin in word, And for a reprover in the gate lay a snare, And turn aside into emptiness the righteous.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
29:17-24 The wonderful change here foretold, may refer to the affairs of Judah, though it looks further. When a great harvest of souls was gathered to Christ from among the Gentiles, then the wilderness was turned into a fruitful field; and the Jewish church, that had long been a fruitful field, became as a deserted forest. Those who, when in trouble, can truly rejoice in God, shall soon have cause greatly to rejoice in him. The grace of meekness contributes to the increase of our holy joy. The enemies who were powerful shall become mean and weak. To complete the repose of God's people, the scorners at home shall be cut off by judgements. All are apt to speak unadvisedly, and to mistake what they hear, but it is very unfair to make a man an offender for a word. They did all they could to bring those into trouble who told them of their faults. But He that redeemed Abraham out of his snares and troubles, will redeem those who are, by faith, his true seed, out of theirs. It will be the greatest comfort to godly parents to see their children renewed creatures, the work of God's grace. May those who now err in spirit, and murmur against the truth, come to understanding, and learn true doctrine. The Spirit of truth shall set right their mistakes, and lead them into all truth. This should encourage us to pray for those that have erred, and are deceived. All who murmured at the truths of God, as hard sayings, shall learn and be aware what God designed in all. See the change religion produces in the hearts of men, and the peace and pleasure of a humble and devout spirit.
Study Bible
Sanctification to the Godly
20For the ruthless will come to an end and the scorner will be finished, Indeed all who are intent on doing evil will be cut off; 21Who cause a person to be indicted by a word, And ensnare him who adjudicates at the gate, And defraud the one in the right with meaningless arguments. 22Therefore thus says the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob: "Jacob shall not now be ashamed, nor shall his face now turn pale;…
Cross References
Psalm 127:5
How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed When they speak with their enemies in the gate.

Isaiah 10:1
Woe to those who enact evil statutes And to those who constantly record unjust decisions,

Isaiah 32:7
As for a rogue, his weapons are evil; He devises wicked schemes To destroy the afflicted with slander, Even though the needy one speaks what is right.

Isaiah 59:15
Yes, truth is lacking; And he who turns aside from evil makes himself a prey. Now the LORD saw, And it was displeasing in His sight that there was no justice.

Jeremiah 20:10
For I have heard the whispering of many, "Terror on every side! Denounce him; yes, let us denounce him!" All my trusted friends, Watching for my fall, say: "Perhaps he will be deceived, so that we may prevail against him And take our revenge on him."

Jeremiah 36:29
"And concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah you shall say, 'Thus says the LORD, "You have burned this scroll, saying, 'Why have you written on it that the king of Babylon will certainly come and destroy this land, and will make man and beast to cease from it?'"

Amos 5:10
They hate him who reproves in the gate, And they abhor him who speaks with integrity.

Amos 5:12
For I know your transgressions are many and your sins are great, You who distress the righteous and accept bribes And turn aside the poor in the gate.
Treasury of Scripture

That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproves in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nothing.

make

Judges 12:6 Then said they to him, Say now Shibboleth: and he said Sibboleth: …

Matthew 22:15 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle …

Luke 11:53,54 And as he said these things to them, the scribes and the Pharisees …

and lay

Jeremiah 18:18 Then said they, Come and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; …

Jeremiah 20:7-10 O LORD, you have deceived me, and I was deceived; you are stronger …

Jeremiah 26:2-8 Thus said the LORD; Stand in the court of the LORD's house, and speak …

Amos 5:10-12 They hate him that rebukes in the gate, and they abhor him that speaks …

Amos 7:10-17 Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying…

Micah 2:6,7 Prophesy you not, say they to them that prophesy: they shall not …

and turn

Proverbs 28:21 To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread …

Ezekiel 13:19 And will you pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and …

Amos 5:11,12 For as much therefore as your treading is on the poor, and you take …

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

Matthew 26:15 And said to them, What will you give me, and I will deliver him to …

Acts 3:14 But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer …

James 5:6 You have condemned and killed the just; and he does not resist you.

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