New International Version
"Cursed is anyone who withholds justice from the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!"
King James Bible
Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Darby Bible Translation
Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow! And all the people shall say, Amen.
World English Bible
'Cursed is he who wrests the justice [due] to the foreigner, fatherless, and widow.' All the people shall say, 'Amen.'
Young's Literal Translation
Cursed is he who is turning aside the judgment of fatherless, sojourner, and widow, -- and all the people have said, Amen.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The blind to wander out of the way - A sin against the sixth commandment. See on Exodus 20:13 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Take heed, and hearken, O Israel; this day thou art become the people of the Lord thy God. Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the Lord thy God, and do his commandments.' Deut 27: 9, 10. What is the duty which God requireth of man? Obedience to his revealed will. It is not enough to hear God's voice, but we must obey. Obedience is a part of the honour we owe to God. If then I be a Father, where is my honour?' Mal 1: 6. Obedience carries in it the life-blood of religion. Obey the voice of the Lord …
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments
Gilgal, in Deuteronomy 11:30 what the Place Was.
"Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt.
"Do not oppress a foreigner; you yourselves know how it feels to be foreigners, because you were foreigners in Egypt.
"'When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them.
He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing.
Do not deprive the foreigner or the fatherless of justice, or take the cloak of the widow as a pledge.
"So I will come to put you on trial. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive the foreigners among you of justice, but do not fear me," says the LORD Almighty.
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