Exodus 22:23
New International Version
If you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry.

New Living Translation
If you exploit them in any way and they cry out to me, then I will certainly hear their cry.

English Standard Version
If you do mistreat them, and they cry out to me, I will surely hear their cry,

Berean Study Bible
If you do mistreat them, and they cry out to Me in distress, I will surely hear their cry.

King James Bible
If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry;

New King James Version
If you afflict them in any way, and they cry at all to Me, I will surely hear their cry;

New American Standard Bible
If you oppress him at all, and if he does cry out to Me, I will assuredly hear his cry;

NASB 1995
"If you afflict him at all, and if he does cry out to Me, I will surely hear his cry;

NASB 1977
“If you afflict him at all, and if he does cry out to Me, I will surely hear his cry;

Amplified Bible
If you harm or oppress them in any way, and they cry at all to Me [for help], I will most certainly hear their cry;

Christian Standard Bible
If you do mistreat them, they will no doubt cry to me, and I will certainly hear their cry.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If you do mistreat them, they will no doubt cry to Me, and I will certainly hear their cry.

American Standard Version
If thou afflict them at all, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if you trouble them and they pray before me, I shall certainly hear their prayers;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if ye should afflict them by ill-treatment, and they should cry aloud to me, I will surely hear their voice.

Contemporary English Version
If you do, they will beg for my help, and I will come to their rescue.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If you hurt them they will cry out to me, and I will hear their cry:

English Revised Version
If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry;

Good News Translation
If you do, I, the LORD, will answer them when they cry out to me for help,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If you do and they cry out to me, you can be sure that I will hear their cry.

International Standard Version
If you do mistreat them, they'll certainly cry out to me, and I'll immediately hear their cry.

JPS Tanakh 1917
If thou afflict them in any wise--for if they cry at all unto Me, I will surely hear their cry--

Literal Standard Version
if you really afflict him, surely if he cries to Me at all, I certainly hear his cry;

NET Bible
If you afflict them in any way and they cry to me, I will surely hear their cry,

New Heart English Bible
If you take advantage of them at all, and they cry at all to me, I will surely hear their cry;

World English Bible
If you take advantage of them at all, and they cry at all to me, I will surely hear their cry;

Young's Literal Translation
if thou dost really afflict him, surely if he at all cry unto Me, I certainly hear his cry;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Laws of Social Responsibility
22You must not mistreat any widow or orphan. 23If you do mistreat them, and they cry out to Me in distress, I will surely hear their cry. 24My anger will be kindled, and I will kill you with the sword; then your wives will become widows and your children will be fatherless.…

Cross References
Luke 18:7
Will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry out to Him day and night? Will He continue to defer their help?

James 5:4
Look, the wages you withheld from the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts.

Exodus 22:27
because his cloak is the only covering he has for his body. What else will he sleep in? And if he cries out to Me, I will hear, for I am compassionate.

Deuteronomy 10:18
He executes justice for the fatherless and widow, and He loves the foreigner, giving him food and clothing.

Deuteronomy 15:9
Be careful not to harbor this wicked thought in your heart: "The seventh year, the year of release, is near," so that you look upon your poor brother begrudgingly and give him nothing. He will cry out to the LORD against you, and you will be guilty of sin.

Deuteronomy 24:15
You are to pay his wages each day before sunset, because he is poor and depends on them. Otherwise he may cry out to the LORD against you, and you will be guilty of sin.

Job 34:28
They caused the cry of the poor to come before Him, and He heard the outcry of the afflicted.

Job 35:9
Men cry out under great oppression; they plead for relief from the arm of the mighty.

Psalm 10:14
But You have regarded trouble and grief; You see to repay it by Your hand. The victim entrusts himself to You; You are the helper of the fatherless.

Psalm 10:17
You have heard, O LORD, the desire of the humble; You will strengthen their hearts. You will incline Your ear,

Psalm 18:6
In my distress I called upon the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From His temple He heard my voice, and my cry for His help reached His ears.

Psalm 68:5
A father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows, is God in His holy habitation.


Treasury of Scripture

If you afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all to me, I will surely hear their cry;

they cry at all

Deuteronomy 15:9
Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest him nought; and he cry unto the LORD against thee, and it be sin unto thee.

Deuteronomy 24:15
At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, and it be sin unto thee.

Job 31:38,39
If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise thereof complain; …

I will surely

Job 34:28
So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted.

Psalm 10:17,18
LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear: …

Psalm 18:6
In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.









(23) If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me.--Rather, If thou afflict them sore, and they cry earnestly unto me. On the transgression of the laws against oppression by the later Israelites, see Jeremiah 5:28; Jeremiah 7:6; Jeremiah 22:3; Jeremiah 22:17; Zech. 7:20; Malachi 3:5; Matthew 23:14, &c. The sword of the Babylonians and the sword of the Romans avenged the sufferers, according to the prophecy of Exodus 22:24.

Verse 23. - And they cry at all unto me Rather, "Surely, if they cry unto me." Compare Genesis 31:42.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
If
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

you do mistreat
עַנֵּ֥ה (‘an·nêh)
Verb - Piel - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 6031: To be bowed down or afflicted

them,
תְעַנֶּ֖ה (ṯə·‘an·neh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6031: To be bowed down or afflicted

[and] they cry out
צָעֹ֤ק (ṣā·‘ōq)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 6817: To shriek, to proclaim

to Me
אֵלַ֔י (’ê·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

in distress,
יִצְעַק֙ (yiṣ·‘aq)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6817: To shriek, to proclaim

I will surely hear
שָׁמֹ֥עַ (šā·mō·a‘)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

their cry.
צַעֲקָתֽוֹ׃ (ṣa·‘ă·qā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6818: A cry, outcry


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