Ezekiel 22:7
New International Version
In you they have treated father and mother with contempt; in you they have oppressed the foreigner and mistreated the fatherless and the widow.

New Living Translation
Fathers and mothers are treated with contempt. Foreigners are forced to pay for protection. Orphans and widows are wronged and oppressed among you.

English Standard Version
Father and mother are treated with contempt in you; the sojourner suffers extortion in your midst; the fatherless and the widow are wronged in you.

Berean Study Bible
Father and mother are treated with contempt. Within your walls the foreign resident is exploited, the fatherless and the widow are oppressed.

King James Bible
In thee have they set light by father and mother: in the midst of thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow.

New King James Version
In you they have made light of father and mother; in your midst they have oppressed the stranger; in you they have mistreated the fatherless and the widow.

New American Standard Bible
They have treated father and mother with contempt among you. They have oppressed the stranger in your midst; they have oppressed the orphan and the widow among you.

NASB 1995
“They have treated father and mother lightly within you. The alien they have oppressed in your midst; the fatherless and the widow they have wronged in you.

NASB 1977
“They have treated father and mother lightly within you. The alien they have oppressed in your midst; the fatherless and the widow they have wronged in you.

Amplified Bible
In you they have treated father and mother lightly. They have oppressed the stranger among you; and in your presence they have wronged the fatherless and the widow.

Christian Standard Bible
Father and mother are treated with contempt, and the resident alien is exploited within you. The fatherless and widow are oppressed in you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Father and mother are treated with contempt, and the foreign resident is exploited within you. The fatherless and widow are oppressed in you.

American Standard Version
In thee have they set light by father and mother; in the midst of thee have they dealt by oppression with the sojourner; in thee have they wronged the fatherless and the widow.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They have cursed father and mother among you, and him who is converted to me they have rejected within you, and the orphans and the widows they defrauded among you

Brenton Septuagint Translation
In thee they have reviled father and mother; and in thee they have behaved unjustly toward the stranger: they have oppressed the orphan and widow.

Contemporary English Version
None of you honor your parents, and you cheat foreigners, orphans, and widows.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have abused father and mother in thee, they have oppressed the stranger in the midst of thee, they have grieved the fatherless and widow in thee.

English Revised Version
In thee have they set light by father and mother; in the midst of thee, have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in thee have they wronged the fatherless and the widow.

Good News Translation
None of you in the city honor your parents. You cheat foreigners and take advantage of widows and orphans.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
People in you hate their fathers and mothers. They oppress foreigners in you. They oppress orphans and widows in you.

International Standard Version
They've treated mothers and fathers among you with contempt. They've oppressed the foreigner among you. They've maltreated the orphan and the widow among you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
In thee have they made light of father and mother; in the midst of thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger; in thee have they wronged the fatherless and the widow.

Literal Standard Version
They have made light of father and mother in you, They dealt oppressively to a sojourner in your midst, They oppressed fatherless and widow in you.

NET Bible
They have treated father and mother with contempt within you; they have oppressed the foreigner among you; they have wronged the orphan and the widow within you.

New Heart English Bible
In you have they set light by father and mother; in the midst of you have they dealt by oppression with the foreigner; in you have they wronged the fatherless and the widow.

World English Bible
In you have they set light by father and mother; in the midst of you have they dealt by oppression with the foreigner; in you have they wronged the fatherless and the widow.

Young's Literal Translation
Father and mother made light of in thee, To a sojourner they dealt oppressively in thy midst, Fatherless and widow they oppressed in thee.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Sins of Jerusalem
6See how every prince of Israel within you has used his power to shed blood. 7Father and mother are treated with contempt. Within your walls the foreign resident is exploited, the fatherless and the widow are oppressed. 8You have despised My holy things and profaned My Sabbaths.…

Cross References
Exodus 20:12
Honor your father and mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

Exodus 22:21
You must not exploit or oppress a foreign resident, for you yourselves were foreigners in the land of Egypt.

Exodus 22:22
You must not mistreat any widow or orphan.

Exodus 23:9
Do not oppress a foreign resident, since you yourselves know how it feels to be foreigners; for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.

Leviticus 20:9
If anyone curses his father or mother, he must be put to death. He has cursed his father or mother; his blood shall be upon him.

Deuteronomy 5:16
Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that your days may be long and that it may go well with you in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

Deuteronomy 24:17
Do not deny justice to the foreigner or the fatherless, and do not take a widow's cloak as security.


Treasury of Scripture

In you have they set light by father and mother: in the middle of you have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in you have they vexed the fatherless and the widow.

set

Exodus 21:17
And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.

Leviticus 20:9
For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.

Deuteronomy 27:16
Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.

dealt

Ezekiel 22:29
The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.

Ezekiel 18:12
Hath oppressed the poor and needy, hath spoiled by violence, hath not restored the pledge, and hath lifted up his eyes to the idols, hath committed abomination,

Exodus 22:21,22
Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt…

oppression.









(7) By father and mother.--Filial respect was one of the most frequently enjoined precepts of the law (see Leviticus 19:32; Leviticus 20:9, &c.). So the other sins mentioned in this and the following verses are transgressions of special Divine commands. "Dealt by oppression" is "dealt oppressively" (see Leviticus 19:10; Exodus 22:21; Deuteronomy 24:14, &c.); for "the father less and widow" (Exodus 22:22-24, &c.). The despising of holy things and the profanation of the sabbaths were the constant subject of the warnings of the law; tale-bearers are forbidden in Leviticus 19:16; the "eating upon the mountains" (which means joining in the idol sacrifices) is often reproved by this and the other prophets; and the sins of lewdness enumerated are all specifically forbidden in Leviticus 18, 20, as well as elsewhere; while the various sins arising from covetousness, mentioned in Ezekiel 22:12, had been constantly denounced both by the law and in the warnings of the prophets. The expression "hast forgotten me" is at once the root of all these sins, and in itself the climax of all. . . . Verse 7. - We pass to sins of another kind. The fifth commandment was trampled underfoot as well as the sixth, and the blessing of continued national existence (Exodus 20:12) was thereby forfeited. The widow and the orphan and the stranger (we note in that last word the width of Ezekiel's sympathies) were oppressed (compare the same grouping in Deuteronomy 27:16, 19).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Father
אָ֤ב (’āḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1: Father

and mother
וָאֵם֙ (wā·’êm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 517: A mother, )

are treated with contempt.
הֵקַ֣לּוּ (hê·qal·lū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7043: To be slight, swift or trifling

Within your walls
בָ֔ךְ (ḇāḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

the foreign resident
לַגֵּ֛ר (lag·gêr)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1616: A guest, a foreigner

is exploited,
עָשׂ֥וּ (‘ā·śū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make

the fatherless
יָת֥וֹם (yā·ṯō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3490: A bereaved person

and the widow
וְאַלְמָנָ֖ה (wə·’al·mā·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 490: A widow, a desolate place

are oppressed.
ה֥וֹנוּ (hō·w·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3238: To rage, be violent, to suppress, to maltreat


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