New Living Translation
You twist justice, making it a bitter pill for the oppressed. You treat the righteous like dirt.
King James Bible
Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,
Darby Bible Translation
Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and cast down righteousness to the earth,
World English Bible
You who turn justice to wormwood, and cast down righteousness to the earth:
Young's Literal Translation
Ye who are turning to wormwood judgment, And righteousness to the earth have put down,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:7 Ye - Rulers and judges. Judgment - The righteous sentence of the law. To wormwood - Proverbially understood; bitterness, injustice and oppression. Leave off - Make to cease in your courts of judicature.
LibraryWhether the Old Law Should have Been Given to the Jews Alone?
Objection 1: It would seem that the Old Law should not have been given to the Jews alone. For the Old Law disposed men for the salvation which was to come through Christ, as stated above (AA,3). But that salvation was to come not to the Jews alone but to all nations, according to Is. 49:6: "It is a small thing that thou shouldst be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to convert the dregs of Israel. Behold I have given thee to be the light of the Gentiles, that thou mayest be …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Degrees of Sin
The Books of the Old Testament as a Whole. 1 the Province of Particular Introduction is to Consider the Books of the Bible Separately...
Ripe for Gathering
The violence of the wicked sweeps them away, because they refuse to do what is just.
What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter.
They spout empty words and make covenants they don't intend to keep. So injustice springs up among them like poisonous weeds in a farmer's field.
And I will destroy their king and slaughter all their princes," says the LORD.
"My people have forgotten how to do right," says the LORD. "Their fortresses are filled with wealth taken by theft and violence.
For I know the vast number of your sins and the depth of your rebellions. You oppress good people by taking bribes and deprive the poor of justice in the courts.
Can horses gallop over boulders? Can oxen be used to plow them? But that's how foolish you are when you turn justice into poison and the sweet fruit of righteousness into bitterness.
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