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.

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.

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.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Thus saith the Lord, execute ye judgment and righteousness,.... Judge righteous Judgment; give the cause to whom it belongs, without respect of persons, and without a bribe or corruption; do no unrighteousness to any, by withholding from them what is due unto them, which was what this prince was chargeable with, Jeremiah 22:13;

and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor; that was robbed or wronged of his property by one superior to him in power or cunning; See Gill on Jeremiah 21:12;

and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow: who are not in a situation, and in such a condition and circumstances, as to defend themselves; and whom God has a peculiar regard unto; and therefore they who are his deputies and vicegerents, as kings and civil magistrates are, ought to protect such persons, and neither grieve and injure them themselves, nor suffer others to do it:

neither shed innocent blood in this place; to grieve and wrong the above persons is a very great evil, but to shed the blood of innocent per tons is a greater still; and this is aggravated by being committed by such who are set over men to secure and preserve their properties and their lives; and such heinous sins as these the present reigning king of Judah was guilty of; which is the reason of their being mentioned; see Jeremiah 22:17.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3. Jehoiakim is meant here especially: he, by oppression, levied the tribute imposed on him by Pharaoh-necho, king of Egypt (2Ch 36:3), and taxed his people, and took their labor without pay, to build gorgeous palaces for himself (Jer 22:13-17), and shed innocent blood, for example, that of Urijah the prophet (Jer 26:20-24; 2Ki 23:35; 24:4).

Jeremiah 22:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
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, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices--mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law--justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.

Exodus 22:21
"Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt.

Psalm 72:4
May he defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; may he crush the oppressor.

Proverbs 23:10
Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless,

Isaiah 1:17
Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.

Isaiah 58:6
"Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?

Isaiah 58:7
Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter-- when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

Jeremiah 5:28
and have grown fat and sleek. Their evil deeds have no limit; they do not seek justice. They do not promote the case of the fatherless; they do not defend the just cause of the poor.

Jeremiah 7:5
If you really change your ways and your actions and deal with each other justly,

Jeremiah 7:6
if you do not oppress the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow and do not shed innocent blood in this place, and if you do not follow other gods to your own harm,

Jeremiah 7:23
but I gave them this command: Obey me, and I will be your God and you will be my people. Walk in obedience to all I command you, that it may go well with you.

Jeremiah 19:4
For they have forsaken me and made this a place of foreign gods; they have burned incense in it to gods that neither they nor their ancestors nor the kings of Judah ever knew, and they have filled this place with the blood of the innocent.

Jeremiah 21:12
This is what the LORD says to you, house of David: "'Administer justice every morning; rescue from the hand of the oppressor the one who has been robbed, or my wrath will break out and burn like fire because of the evil you have done-- burn with no one to quench it.

Jeremiah 22:17
"But your eyes and your heart are set only on dishonest gain, on shedding innocent blood and on oppression and extortion."

Lamentations 3:36
to deprive them of justice-- would not the Lord see such things?

Ezekiel 18:12
He oppresses the poor and needy. He commits robbery. He does not return what he took in pledge. He looks to the idols. He does detestable things.

Ezekiel 45:9
"'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: You have gone far enough, princes of Israel! Give up your violence and oppression and do what is just and right. Stop dispossessing my people, declares the Sovereign LORD.

Amos 5:24
But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!

Micah 6:8
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Zechariah 7:9
"This is what the LORD Almighty said: 'Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.
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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