Isaiah 10:2
New International Version
to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless.

New Living Translation
They deprive the poor of justice and deny the rights of the needy among my people. They prey on widows and take advantage of orphans.

English Standard Version
to turn aside the needy from justice and to rob the poor of my people of their right, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey!

Berean Study Bible
to deprive the poor of fair treatment and withhold justice from the oppressed of My people, to make widows their prey and orphans their plunder.

King James Bible
To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!

New King James Version
To rob the needy of justice, And to take what is right from the poor of My people, That widows may be their prey, And that they may rob the fatherless.

New American Standard Bible
So as to deprive the needy of justice And rob the poor among My people of their rights, So that widows may be their spoil And that they may plunder the orphans.

NASB 1995
So as to deprive the needy of justice And rob the poor of My people of their rights, So that widows may be their spoil And that they may plunder the orphans.

NASB 1977
So as to deprive the needy of justice, And rob the poor of My people of their rights, In order that widows may be their spoil, And that they may plunder the orphans.

Amplified Bible
So as to deprive the needy of justice And rob the poor of My people of rightful claims, So that widows may be their spoil And that they may plunder the fatherless.

Christian Standard Bible
to keep the poor from getting a fair trial and to deprive the needy among my people of justice, so that widows can be their spoil and they can plunder the fatherless.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
to keep the poor from getting a fair trial and to deprive the afflicted among my people of justice, so that widows can be their spoil and they can plunder the fatherless.

American Standard Version
to turn aside the needy from justice, and to rob the poor of my people of their right, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To decline the justice of the poor and to rob the justice of the afflicted of my people, who will plunder widows and will seize orphans!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
perverting the cause of the poor, violently wresting the judgement of the needy ones of my people, that the widow may be a prey to them, and the orphan a spoil.

Contemporary English Version
that let you cheat the poor and needy and rob widows and orphans.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To oppress the poor in judgment, and do violence to the cause of the humble of my people: that widows might be their prey, and that they might rob the fatherless.

English Revised Version
to turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right of the poor of my people, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey!

Good News Translation
That is how you keep the poor from having their rights and from getting justice. That is how you take the property that belongs to widows and orphans.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They deprive the poor of justice. They take away the rights of the needy among my people. They prey on widows and rob orphans.

International Standard Version
to deprive the needy of justice and to rob the poor of my people of their rights, so that widows may become their spoil and so that they may plunder orphans!

JPS Tanakh 1917
To turn aside the needy from judgment, And to take away the right of the poor of My people, That widows may be their spoil, And that they may make the fatherless their prey!

Literal Standard Version
Of My people, That widows may be their prey, That they may spoil the fatherless.

NET Bible
to keep the poor from getting fair treatment, and to deprive the oppressed among my people of justice, so they can steal what widows own, and loot what belongs to orphans.

New Heart English Bible
to deprive the needy from justice, and to rob the poor among my people of their rights, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey.

World English Bible
to deprive the needy from justice, and to rob the poor among my people of their rights, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey!

Young's Literal Translation
To turn aside from judgment the poor, And to take violently away the judgment Of the afflicted of My people, That widows may be their prey, That the fatherless they may spoil.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Woe to Tyrants
1Woe to those who enact unjust statutes and issue oppressive decrees, 2to deprive the poor of fair treatment and withhold justice from the oppressed of My people, to make widows their prey and orphans their plunder. 3What will you do on the day of reckoning when devastation comes from afar? To whom will you flee for help? Where will you leave your wealth?…

Cross References
Psalm 94:6
They kill the widow and the foreigner; they murder the fatherless.

Isaiah 1:23
Your rulers are rebels, friends of thieves. They all love bribes and chasing after rewards. They do not defend the fatherless, and the plea of the widow never comes before them.

Isaiah 3:14
The LORD brings this charge against the elders and leaders of His people: "You have devoured the vineyard; the plunder of the poor is in your houses.

Isaiah 3:15
Why do you crush My people and grind the faces of the poor?" declares the Lord GOD of Hosts.

Isaiah 5:23
who acquit the guilty for a bribe and deprive the innocent of justice.

Isaiah 32:6
For a fool speaks foolishness; his mind plots iniquity. He practices ungodliness and speaks falsely about the LORD; he leaves the hungry empty and deprives the thirsty of drink.

Isaiah 59:15
Truth is missing, and whoever turns from evil becomes prey. The LORD looked and was displeased that there was no justice.


Treasury of Scripture

To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!

turn aside

Isaiah 29:21
That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought.

Lamentations 3:35
To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the most High,

Amos 2:7
That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turn aside the way of the meek: and a man and his father will go in unto the same maid, to profane my holy name:

that wisdom

Isaiah 1:23
Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.

Isaiah 3:14
The LORD will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and the princes thereof: for ye have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses.

Isaiah 5:7
For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.









Verse 2. - The poor... the widow... the fatherless. These were the classes who were the chief sufferers by the perversion of justice (comp. Isaiah 1:17, 23). They were exactly the classes for whom God had most compassion, and whom he had commended in the Law to the tender care of his people (see note on Isaiah 9:17).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
to deprive
לְהַטּ֤וֹת (lə·haṭ·ṭō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

the poor
דַּלִּ֔ים (dal·lîm)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1800: Dangling, weak, thin

of fair treatment
מִדִּין֙ (mid·dîn)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1779: Judgement, strife

and withhold
וְלִגְזֹ֕ל (wə·liḡ·zōl)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1497: To pluck off, to flay, strip, rob

justice
מִשְׁפַּ֖ט (miš·paṭ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

from the oppressed
עֲנִיֵּ֣י (‘ă·nî·yê)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's 6041: Poor, afflicted, humble

of My people,
עַמִּ֑י (‘am·mî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

to make
לִהְי֤וֹת (lih·yō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

widows
אַלְמָנוֹת֙ (’al·mā·nō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 490: A widow, a desolate place

their spoil
שְׁלָלָ֔ם (šə·lā·lām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 7998: A prey, spoil, plunder, booty

and plunder
יָבֹֽזּוּ׃ (yā·ḇōz·zū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 962: To spoil, plunder

the fatherless.
יְתוֹמִ֖ים (yə·ṯō·w·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3490: A bereaved person


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