New International Version
Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.'
King James Bible
And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.
Darby Bible Translation
and oppress not the widow and the fatherless, the stranger and the afflicted; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.
World English Bible
Don't oppress the widow, nor the fatherless, the foreigner, nor the poor; and let none of you devise evil against his brother in your heart.'
Young's Literal Translation
And widow, and fatherless, Sojourner, and poor, ye do not oppress, And the calamity of one another ye do not devise in your heart.
Zechariah 7:10 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Evil against his brother in your heart - Do not indulge an unfavourable opinion of another: do not envy him; do not harbour an unbrotherly feeling towards him.
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LibrarySad Fasts Changed to Glad Feasts
"Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth and peace."--Zechariah 8:19 MY time for discourse upon this subject will be limited, as we shall gather around the communion-table immediately afterwards. So in the former part of my sermon I shall give you an outline of what might be said upon the text if we had …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 38: 1892
A Discourse of Mercifulness
"Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt.
"Do not take advantage of the widow or the fatherless.
Though they plot evil against you and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed.
May he defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; may he crush the oppressor.
Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court,
Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless,
Your rulers are rebels, partners with thieves; they all love bribes and chase after gifts. They do not defend the cause of the fatherless; the widow's case does not come before them.
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