Isaiah 59:14
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New International Version
So justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter.

New Living Translation
Our courts oppose the righteous, and justice is nowhere to be found. Truth stumbles in the streets, and honesty has been outlawed.

English Standard Version
Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far away; for truth has stumbled in the public squares, and uprightness cannot enter.

New American Standard Bible
Justice is turned back, And righteousness stands far away; For truth has stumbled in the street, And uprightness cannot enter.

King James Bible
And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far off. For truth has stumbled in the public square, and honesty cannot enter.

International Standard Version
I'll drive back justice, and righteousness stands at a distance; for truth has fallen in the public square, and honesty cannot enter.

NET Bible
Justice is driven back; godliness stands far off. Indeed, honesty stumbles in the city square and morality is not even able to enter.

New Heart English Bible
Justice is turned away backward, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and uprightness can't enter.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far away. Truth has fallen in the street, and honesty can't come in.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And justice is turned away backward, And righteousness standeth afar off; For truth hath stumbled in the broad place, And uprightness cannot enter.

New American Standard 1977
And justice is turned back,
            And righteousness stands far away;
            For truth has stumbled in the street,
            And uprightness cannot enter.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and that which is right has departed, and righteousness withdrew afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity could not enter.

King James 2000 Bible
And justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.

American King James Version
And judgment is turned away backward, and justice stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.

American Standard Version
And justice is turned away backward, and righteousness standeth afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and uprightness cannot enter.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And judgment is turned away backward, and justice hath stood far off: because truth bath fallen down in the street, and equity could not come in.

Darby Bible Translation
And judgment is turned away backward, and righteousness standeth afar off; for truth stumbleth in the street, and uprightness cannot enter.

English Revised Version
And judgment is turned away backward, and righteousness standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and uprightness cannot enter.

Webster's Bible Translation
And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.

World English Bible
Justice is turned away backward, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and uprightness can't enter.

Young's Literal Translation
And removed backward is judgment, And righteousness afar off standeth, For truth hath been feeble in the street, And straightforwardness is not able to enter,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
59:9-15 If we shut our eyes against the light of Divine truth, it is just with God to hide from our eyes the things that belong to our peace. The sins of those who profess themselves God's people, are worse than the sins of others. And the sins of a nation bring public judgments, when not restrained by public justice. Men may murmur under calamities, but nothing will truly profit while they reject Christ and his gospel.
Study Bible
Sin Separates Us from God
13Transgressing and denying the LORD, And turning away from our God, Speaking oppression and revolt, Conceiving in and uttering from the heart lying words. 14Justice is turned back, And righteousness stands far away; For truth has stumbled in the street, And uprightness cannot enter. 15Yes, 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.…
Cross References
Isaiah 1:21
How the faithful city has become a harlot, She who was full of justice! Righteousness once lodged in her, But now murderers.

Isaiah 5:7
For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel And the men of Judah His delightful plant. Thus He looked for justice, but behold, bloodshed; For righteousness, but behold, a cry of distress.

Isaiah 46:12
"Listen to Me, you stubborn-minded, Who are far from righteousness.

Isaiah 59:4
No one sues righteously and no one pleads honestly. They trust in confusion and speak lies; They conceive mischief and bring forth iniquity.

Isaiah 59:9
Therefore justice is far from us, And righteousness does not overtake us; We hope for light, but behold, darkness, For brightness, but we walk in gloom.

Isaiah 59:11
All of us growl like bears, And moan sadly like doves; We hope for justice, but there is none, For salvation, but it is far from us.

Jeremiah 7:28
"You shall say to them, 'This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the LORD their God or accept correction; truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth.

Daniel 8:12
And on account of transgression the host will be given over to the horn along with the regular sacrifice; and it will fling truth to the ground and perform its will and prosper.

Amos 6:12
Do horses run on rocks? Or does one plow them with oxen? Yet you have turned justice into poison And the fruit of righteousness into wormwood,

Habakkuk 1:4
Therefore the law is ignored And justice is never upheld. For the wicked surround the righteous; Therefore justice comes out perverted.
Treasury of Scripture

And judgment is turned away backward, and justice stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.

Isaiah 59:4 None calls for justice, nor any pleads for truth: they trust in vanity, …

Isaiah 5:23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness …

Isaiah 10:1,2 Woe to them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness …

Psalm 82:2-5 How long will you judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah…

Ecclesiastes 3:16 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness …

Jeremiah 5:27,28,31 As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore …

Amos 5:7,11 You who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth…

Micah 3:9-11 Hear this, I pray you, you heads of the house of Jacob, and princes …

Micah 7:3-5 That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, …

Habakkuk 1:4 Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment does never go forth: for …

Zephaniah 3:1-3 Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!…

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