Isaiah 3:13
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New International Version
The LORD takes his place in court; he rises to judge the people.

New Living Translation
The LORD takes his place in court and presents his case against his people!

English Standard Version
The LORD has taken his place to contend; he stands to judge peoples.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD arises to contend, And stands to judge the people.

King James Bible
The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD rises to argue the case and stands to judge the people.

International Standard Version
The LORD is taking his place to argue his case; he's standing up to judge the people.

NET Bible
The LORD takes his position to judge; he stands up to pass sentence on his people.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD stands up to contend, and stands to judge his people.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD takes his place in the courtroom. He stands to judge his people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The LORD standeth up to plead, And standeth to judge the peoples.

New American Standard 1977
The LORD arises to contend,
            And stands to judge the people.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD stands up to litigate and is present to judge the peoples.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD stands up to plead, and stands to judge the people.

American King James Version
The LORD stands up to plead, and stands to judge the people.

American Standard Version
Jehovah standeth up to contend, and standeth to judge the peoples.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord standeth up to judge, and he standeth to judge the people.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah setteth himself to plead, and standeth to judge the peoples.

English Revised Version
The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the peoples.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people.

World English Bible
Yahweh stands up to contend, and stands to judge the peoples.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah hath stood up to plead, And He is standing to judge the peoples.
Study Bible
Judgment against Judah and Jerusalem
12O My people! Their oppressors are children, And women rule over them. O My people! Those who guide you lead you astray And confuse the direction of your paths. 13The LORD arises to contend, And stands to judge the people. 14The LORD enters into judgment with the elders and princes of His people, "It is you who have devoured the vineyard; The plunder of the poor is in your houses.…
Cross References
Psalm 74:22
Arise, O God, and plead Your own cause; Remember how the foolish man reproaches You all day long.

Psalm 82:1
A Psalm of Asaph. God takes His stand in His own congregation; He judges in the midst of the rulers.

Isaiah 51:22
Thus says your Lord, the LORD, even your God Who contends for His people, "Behold, I have taken out of your hand the cup of reeling, The chalice of My anger; You will never drink it again.

Isaiah 66:16
For the LORD will execute judgment by fire And by His sword on all flesh, And those slain by the LORD will be many.

Hosea 4:1
Listen to the word of the LORD, O sons of Israel, For the LORD has a case against the inhabitants of the land, Because there is no faithfulness or kindness Or knowledge of God in the land.

Joel 3:12
Let the nations be aroused And come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat, For there I will sit to judge All the surrounding nations.

Micah 6:2
"Listen, you mountains, to the indictment of the LORD, And you enduring foundations of the earth, Because the LORD has a case against His people; Even with Israel He will dispute.
Treasury of Scripture

The LORD stands up to plead, and stands to judge the people.

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Psalm 12:5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now …

Proverbs 22:22,23 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted …

Proverbs 23:10,11 Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless…

Hosea 4:1,2 Hear the word of the LORD, you children of Israel: for the LORD has …

Micah 6:2 Hear you, O mountains, the LORD's controversy, and you strong foundations …

(13) The Lord standeth up to plead . . .--The people may think that the prophet is their censor. He bids them know that Jehovah is their true accuser and their judge. "Ye," he says, with all the emphasis of a sudden change of person, as if turning, as he spoke, to the nobles and elders, "ye have devoured the vineyard, ye have spoiled the poor." (Comp. Isaiah 5:1-8; Proverbs 30:12-14.)

Verse 13. - The Lord standeth up to plead. The great sin of the time was oppression of the poor by the rich, and especially by the rulers (Isaiah 1:15, 17, 21). In noticing this, the prophet, to give more weight to his denunciation, introduces Jehovah as standing up, and coming forward on the popular side, to plead the people's cause, and remonstrate with their oppressors. There is great force in this sudden entrance on the scene of Jehovah himself, as Pleader and Judge. And... judge the people; rather, the peoples. Primarily, Israel is God's care; but he does not stop at this point. All the nations of the earth are also under his protection. The Lord standeth up to plead,.... His own cause, or the cause of his son against the Jews that rejected him, and the Scribes and Pharisees that led them to an ill opinion of him:

and standeth to judge the people. Both expressions show indignation and resentment; he rises up out of his place, and stands up in defence of his cause, and avenges himself on a wicked and ungrateful people: it seems to have reference to the judgments of God on the people of the Jews, the tribes of Israel. 13. standeth up—no longer sitting in silence.

plead—indignant against a wicked people (Isa 66:16; Eze 20:35).3:10-15 The rule was certain; however there might be national prosperity or trouble, it would be well with the righteous and ill with the wicked. Blessed be God, there is abundant encouragement to the righteous to trust in him, and for sinners to repent and return to him. It was time for the Lord to show his might. He will call men to a strict account for all the wealth and power intrusted to and abused by them. If it is sinful to disregard the necessities of the poor, how odious and wicked a part do they act, who bring men into poverty, and then oppress them!
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