Isaiah 5:23
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New International Version
who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice to the innocent.

New Living Translation
They take bribes to let the wicked go free, and they punish the innocent.

English Standard Version
who acquit the guilty for a bribe, and deprive the innocent of his right!

Berean Study Bible
who acquit the guilty for a bribe, and deprive the innocent of justice.

New American Standard Bible
Who justify the wicked for a bribe, And take away the rights of the ones who are in the right!

King James Bible
Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

Christian Standard Bible
who acquit the guilty for a bribe and deprive the innocent of justice.

Contemporary English Version
You accept bribes to let the guilty go free, and you cheat the innocent out of a fair trial.

Good News Translation
But for just a bribe you let the guilty go free, and you keep the innocent from getting justice.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
who acquit the guilty for a bribe and deprive the innocent of justice.

International Standard Version
who acquit the guilty for a bribe, and deprive the innocent of justice!"

NET Bible
They pronounce the guilty innocent for a payoff, they ignore the just cause of the innocent.

New Heart English Bible
who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice for the innocent.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
who declare the guilty innocent for a bribe, who take away the rights of righteous people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
That justify the wicked for a reward, And take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

New American Standard 1977
Who justify the wicked for a bribe, And take away the rights of the ones who are in the right!

Jubilee Bible 2000
who justify the wicked for bribes and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

King James 2000 Bible
Who justify the wicked for a bribe, and take away the justice of the righteous from him!

American King James Version
Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

American Standard Version
that justify the wicked for a bribe, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

Douay-Rheims Bible
That justify the wicked for gifts, and take away the justice of the just from him.

Darby Bible Translation
who justify the wicked for a bribe, and turn away the righteousness of the righteous from them!

English Revised Version
which justify the wicked for a reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

Webster's Bible Translation
Who justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

World English Bible
who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice for the innocent!

Young's Literal Translation
Declaring righteous the wicked for a bribe, And the righteousness of the righteous They turn aside from him.
Study Bible
Woes to the Wicked
22Woe to those who are heroes in drinking wine, and champions in mixing beer, 23who acquit the guilty for a bribe, and deprive the innocent of justice. 24Therefore, as a tongue of fire consumes straw and dry grass shrivels in the flame, so their roots will decay and their blossoms will blow away like dust; for they have rejected the instruction of the LORD of Hosts and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.…
Cross References
James 5:6
You have condemned and murdered the righteous, who did not resist you.

Exodus 23:8
Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the righteous.

Psalm 94:21
They band together against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.

Proverbs 17:15
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the righteous--both are detestable to the LORD.

Proverbs 24:24
Whoever tells the guilty, "You are innocent"--peoples will curse him, and nations will denounce him;

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 10:1
Woe to those who enact unjust statutes and issue oppressive decrees,

Isaiah 10:2
to deprive the poor of fair treatment and withhold justice from the oppressed of My people, to make widows their spoil and plunder the fatherless.

Isaiah 32:7
The weapons of the scoundrel are destructive; he hatches plots to destroy the poor with lies, even when the plea of the needy is just.

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

Amos 5:12
For I know your transgressions are many and your sins are innumerable. You oppress the righteous, taking bribes, and depriving the poor of justice at the gates.

Micah 3:11
Her leaders judge for a bribe, her priests teach for a price, and her prophets practice divination for money. Yet they lean upon the LORD, saying, "Is not the LORD among us? No disaster can come upon us."

Micah 7:3
Both hands are skilled at evil; the prince and the judge demand a bribe; when the powerful utters his evil desire, they all conspire together.

Treasury of Scripture

Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

justify

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

Proverbs 17:15 He that justifies the wicked, and he that comdemns the just, even …

Proverbs 24:24 He that said to the wicked, You are righteous; him shall the people …

Proverbs 31:4,5 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; …

for reward

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

Deuteronomy 16:19 You shall not wrest judgment; you shall not respect persons, neither …

2 Chronicles 19:7 Why now let the fear of the LORD be on you; take heed and do it: …

Proverbs 17:23 A wicked man takes a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.

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

Micah 7:3 That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, …

take

Isaiah 10:2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right …

1 Kings 21:13 And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: …

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

Matthew 23:35 That on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth…

Matthew 27:24,25 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a …

James 5:6 You have condemned and killed the just; and he does not resist you.







Verse 23. - Justify the wicked; i.e. "decide his cause in his favor," declare him to be right, and his adversary wrong. For reward; or, for a bribe. Take away the righteousness of the righteous; i.e. "declare him to be in the wrong by deciding his cause against him." Which justify the wicked for reward,.... This is either spoken of judges, and civil magistrates, who gave the cause in favour of the wicked, that bribed them, contrary to law, Deuteronomy 16:19 or rather of the Scribes and Pharisees, who pronounced the wicked righteous men, provided they kept the traditions of the elders, and paid tithes of all they possessed, and gave them money for their long prayers, Matthew 23:14,

and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him; by condemning them as unrighteous persons: so the Jews did Christ and his apostles; they pronounced them wicked, and condemned them to death; and as much as in them lay took away their righteousness from them, by taking away their character from them as righteous persons among men; though their righteousness itself could not be taken away, it being an everlasting one. 5:8-23 Here is a woe to those who set their hearts on the wealth of the world. Not that it is sinful for those who have a house and a field to purchase another; but the fault is, that they never know when they have enough. Covetousness is idolatry; and while many envy the prosperous, wretched man, the Lord denounces awful woes upon him. How applicable to many among us! God has many ways to empty the most populous cities. Those who set their hearts upon the world, will justly be disappointed. Here is woe to those who dote upon the pleasures and the delights of sense. The use of music is lawful; but when it draws away the heart from God, then it becomes a sin to us. God's judgments have seized them, but they will not disturb themselves in their pleasures. The judgments are declared. Let a man be ever so high, death will bring him low; ever so mean, death will bring him lower. The fruit of these judgments shall be, that God will be glorified as a God of power. Also, as a God that is holy; he shall be owned and declared to be so, in the righteous punishment of proud men. Those are in a woful condition who set up sin, and who exert themselves to gratify their base lusts. They are daring in sin, and walk after their own lusts; it is in scorn that they call God the Holy One of Israel. They confound and overthrow distinctions between good and evil. They prefer their own reasonings to Divine revelations; their own devices to the counsels and commands of God. They deem it prudent and politic to continue profitable sins, and to neglect self-denying duties. Also, how light soever men make of drunkenness, it is a sin which lays open to the wrath and curse of God. Their judges perverted justice. Every sin needs some other to conceal it.
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