Jeremiah 22:3
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New International Version
This is what the LORD says: Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of the oppressor the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place.

New Living Translation
This is what the LORD says: Be fair-minded and just. Do what is right! Help those who have been robbed; rescue them from their oppressors. Quit your evil deeds! Do not mistreat foreigners, orphans, and widows. Stop murdering the innocent!

English Standard Version
Thus says the LORD: Do justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed. And do no wrong or violence to the resident alien, the fatherless, and the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.

New American Standard Bible
Thus says the LORD, "Do justice and righteousness, and deliver the one who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor. Also do not mistreat or do violence to the stranger, the orphan, or the widow; and do not shed innocent blood in this place.

King James Bible
Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is what the LORD says: Administer justice and righteousness. Rescue the victim of robbery from the hand of his oppressor. Don't exploit or brutalize the foreigner, the fatherless, or the widow. Don't shed innocent blood in this place.

International Standard Version
This is what the LORD says: "Uphold justice and righteousness. Deliver from their oppressor those who have been robbed. Don't mistreat or do violence to the alien, the orphan, or the widow, or shed the blood of innocent people in this place.

NET Bible
The LORD says, "Do what is just and right. Deliver those who have been robbed from those who oppress them. Do not exploit or mistreat foreigners who live in your land, children who have no fathers, or widows. Do not kill innocent people in this land.

New Heart English Bible
Thus says the LORD: "Execute justice and righteousness, and deliver him who is robbed out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence, to the foreigner, the fatherless, nor the widow; neither shed innocent blood in this place.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"This is what the LORD says: Judge fairly, and do what is right. Rescue those who have been robbed from those who oppress them. Don't mistreat foreigners, orphans, or widows, and don't oppress them. Don't kill innocent people in this place.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thus saith the LORD: Execute ye justice and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor; and do no wrong, do no violence, to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.

New American Standard 1977
‘Thus says the LORD, “Do justice and righteousness, and deliver the one who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor. Also do not mistreat or do violence to the stranger, the orphan, or the widow; and do not shed innocent blood in this place.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus hath the LORD said: Execute judgment and righteousness and deliver the oppressed out of the hand of the oppressor and do not deceive, neither steal from the stranger nor from the fatherless nor from the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.

King James 2000 Bible
Thus says the LORD; Execute justice and righteousness, and deliver the plundered out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.

American King James Version
Thus said the LORD; Execute you judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.

American Standard Version
Thus saith Jehovah: Execute ye justice and righteousness, and deliver him that is robbed out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence, to the sojourner, the fatherless, nor the widow; neither shed innocent blood in this place.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thus saith the Lord: Execute judgement and justice, and deliver him that is oppressed out of the hand of the oppressor: and afflict not the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, nor oppress them unjustly: and shed not innocent blood in this place.

Darby Bible Translation
Thus saith Jehovah: Execute judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor; and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, or the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place.

English Revised Version
Thus saith the LORD: Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence, to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver him that is laid waste out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.

World English Bible
Thus says Yahweh: Execute justice and righteousness, and deliver him who is robbed out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence, to the foreigner, the fatherless, nor the widow; neither shed innocent blood in this place.

Young's Literal Translation
Thus said Jehovah: Do ye judgment and righteousness, And deliver the plundered from the hand of the oppressor, And sojourner, orphan, and widow, ye do not oppress nor wrong, And innocent blood ye do not shed in this place.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
22:1-9 The king of Judah is spoken to, as sitting upon the throne of David, the man after God's own heart. Let him follow his example, that he may have the benefit of the promises made to him. The way to preserve a government, is to do the duty of it. But sin will be the ruin of the houses of princes, as well as of meaner men. And who can contend with destroyers of God's preparing? God destroys neither persons, cities, nor nations, except for sin; even in this world he often makes it plain for what crimes he sends punishment; and it will be clear at the day of judgement.
Study Bible
A Warning for Judah's Kings
2and say, 'Hear the word of the LORD, O king of Judah, who sits on David's throne, you and your servants and your people who enter these gates. 3Thus says the LORD, "Do justice and righteousness, and deliver the one who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor. Also do not mistreat or do violence to the stranger, the orphan, or the widow; and do not shed innocent blood in this place. 4"For if you men will indeed perform this thing, then kings will enter the gates of this house, sitting in David's place on his throne, riding in chariots and on horses, even the king himself and his servants and his people.…
Cross References
Matthew 23:23
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You pay tithes of mint, dill, and cummin, but you have disregarded the weightier matters of the Law: justice, mercy, and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.

Exodus 22:21
"You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Psalm 72:4
May he vindicate the afflicted of the people, Save the children of the needy And crush the oppressor.

Proverbs 23:10
Do not move the ancient boundary Or go into the fields of the fatherless,

Isaiah 1:17
Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow.

Isaiah 58:6
"Is this not the fast which I choose, To loosen the bonds of wickedness, To undo the bands of the yoke, And to let the oppressed go free And break every yoke?

Isaiah 58:7
"Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh?

Jeremiah 5:28
'They are fat, they are sleek, They also excel in deeds of wickedness; They do not plead the cause, The cause of the orphan, that they may prosper; And they do not defend the rights of the poor.

Jeremiah 7:5
"For if you truly amend your ways and your deeds, if you truly practice justice between a man and his neighbor,

Jeremiah 7:6
if you do not oppress the alien, the orphan, or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, nor walk after other gods to your own ruin,
Treasury of Scripture

Thus said the LORD; Execute you judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.

Execute.

Jeremiah 5:28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yes, they overpass the deeds of the …

Jeremiah 9:24 But let him that glories glory in this, that he understands and knows …

Jeremiah 21:12 O house of David, thus said the LORD; Execute judgment in the morning, …

Exodus 23:6-9 You shall not wrest the judgment of your poor in his cause…

Leviticus 19:15 You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: you shall not respect …

Deuteronomy 16:18-20 Judges and officers shall you make you in all your gates, which the …

Deuteronomy 25:1 If there be a controversy between men, and they come to judgment, …

2 Samuel 23:3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that rules …

Job 29:7-17 When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my …

Psalm 72:2-4 He shall judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with judgment…

Micah 3:11 The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach …

Zechariah 7:9-11 Thus speaks the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and …

do no wrong.

Jeremiah 29:17 Thus said the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will send on them the sword, …

do no violence.

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

Deuteronomy 24:7 If a man be found stealing any of his brothers of the children of …

Deuteronomy 27:19 Cursed be he that perverts the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, …

Job 22:9 You have sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have …

Job 24:9 They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor.

Job 29:12 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and …

Psalm 68:5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in …

Psalm 94:6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.

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

Isaiah 1:23 Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one …

Ezekiel 22:7 In you have they set light by father and mother: in the middle of …

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

James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To …

neither.

Jeremiah 22:17 But your eyes and your heart are not but for your covetousness, and …

Jeremiah 7:6 If you oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and …

Jeremiah 26:16 Then said the princes and all the people to the priests and to the …

Deuteronomy 19:10-13 That innocent blood be not shed in your land, which the LORD your …

2 Kings 24:4 And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem …

Psalm 94:21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, …

Proverbs 6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

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