Proverbs 22:23
New International Version
for the LORD will take up their case and will exact life for life.

New Living Translation
For the LORD is their defender. He will ruin anyone who ruins them.

English Standard Version
for the LORD will plead their cause and rob of life those who rob them.

Berean Study Bible
for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who rob them.

King James Bible
For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.

New King James Version
For the LORD will plead their cause, And plunder the soul of those who plunder them.

New American Standard Bible
For the LORD will plead their case And take the life of those who rob them.

NASB 1995
For the LORD will plead their case And take the life of those who rob them.

NASB 1977
For the LORD will plead their case, And take the life of those who rob them.

Amplified Bible
For the LORD will plead their case And take the life of those who rob them.

Christian Standard Bible
for the LORD will champion their cause and will plunder those who plunder them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them.

American Standard Version
For Jehovah will plead their cause, And despoil of life those that despoil them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because LORD JEHOVAH decides their judgment and the humiliation of their souls is repaid.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the Lord will plead his cause, and thou shalt deliver thy soul in safety.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD is their defender, and what you do to them, he will do to you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because the Lord will judge his cause, and will afflict them that have afflicted his soul.

English Revised Version
For the LORD will plead their cause, and despoil of life those that despoil them.

Good News Translation
The LORD will argue their case for them and threaten the life of anyone who threatens theirs.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because the LORD will plead their case and will take the lives of those who rob them.

International Standard Version
for the LORD will plead their case and ruin the lives of those who ruin them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the LORD will plead their cause, And despoil of life those that despoil them.

Literal Standard Version
For YHWH pleads their cause, And has spoiled the soul of their spoilers.

NET Bible
for the LORD will plead their case and will rob those who are robbing them.

New Heart English Bible
for the LORD will plead their case, and plunder the life of those who plunder them.

World English Bible
for Yahweh will plead their case, and plunder the life of those who plunder them.

Young's Literal Translation
For Jehovah pleadeth their cause, And hath spoiled the soul of their spoilers.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Thirty Sayings of the Wise
22Do not rob a poor man because he is poor, and do not crush the afflicted at the gate, 23for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who rob them. 24Do not make friends with an angry man, and do not associate with a hot-tempered man,…

Cross References
1 Samuel 25:39
On hearing that Nabal was dead, David said, "Blessed be the LORD, who has upheld my cause against the reproach of Nabal and has restrained His servant from evil. For the LORD has brought the wickedness of Nabal down upon his own head." Then David sent word to Abigail, asking for her in marriage.

Psalm 12:5
"For the cause of the oppressed and for the groaning of the needy, I will now arise," says the LORD. "I will bring safety to him who yearns."

Psalm 35:10
All my bones will exclaim, "Who is like You, O LORD, who delivers the afflicted from the aggressor, the poor and needy from the robber?"

Psalm 140:12
I know that the LORD upholds justice for the poor and defends the cause of the needy.

Proverbs 23:11
for their Redeemer is strong; He will take up their case against you.

Jeremiah 51:36
Therefore this is what the LORD says: "Behold, I will plead your case and take vengeance on your behalf; I will dry up her sea and make her springs run dry.


Treasury of Scripture

For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.

the lord

Proverbs 23:11
For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.

1 Samuel 24:12,15
The LORD judge between me and thee, and the LORD avenge me of thee: but mine hand shall not be upon thee…

1 Samuel 25:39
And when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, Blessed be the LORD, that hath pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and hath kept his servant from evil: for the LORD hath returned the wickedness of Nabal upon his own head. And David sent and communed with Abigail, to take her to him to wife.

spoil

Isaiah 33:1
Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! when thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; and when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee.

Habakkuk 2:8
Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall spoil thee; because of men's blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein.









Verse 23. - For, though they are powerless to defend themselves, and have no earthly patrons, the Lord will plead their cause (Proverbs 23:11). Jehovah will be their Advocate and Protector. And spoil the soul of those that spoiled them; rather, despoil of life those that despoil them. So the Revised Version. God, exercising his moral government on human concerns, will bring ruin and death on the unjust judge or the rich oppressor of the poor. Jerome has, Configet eos qui confixerunt animam ejus. The verb used is קבע (kabah), which is found only here and Malachi 3:8, where it means "to defraud" or "despoil." In the Chaldee and Syriac it may signify "to fix," "to pierce." Septuagint, "The Lord will judge his cause, and thou shalt deliver thy soul unharmed (ἄσυλον):" i.e. if you refrain from injustice and oppression, you will be saved Item evil and dwell securely.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
for
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the LORD
יְ֭הוָה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3069: YHWH

will take up
יָרִ֣יב (yā·rîḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7378: To toss, grapple, to wrangle, controversy, to defend

their case
רִיבָ֑ם (rî·ḇām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 7379: Strife, dispute

and will plunder
וְקָבַ֖ע (wə·qā·ḇa‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6906: To cover, defraud

those who rob them.
קֹבְעֵיהֶ֣ם (qō·ḇə·‘ê·hem)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6906: To cover, defraud


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