Zechariah 7:10
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New International Version
Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.'

New Living Translation
Do not oppress widows, orphans, foreigners, and the poor. And do not scheme against each other.

English Standard Version
do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.”

Berean Study Bible
Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. And do not plot evil in your hearts against one another.’

New American Standard Bible
and do not oppress the widow or the orphan, the stranger or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another.'

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.

Christian Standard Bible
Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the resident alien or the poor, and do not plot evil in your hearts against one another.'

Contemporary English Version
Don't mistreat widows or orphans or foreigners or anyone who is poor, and stop making plans to hurt each other."

Good News Translation
Do not oppress widows, orphans, foreigners who live among you, or anyone else in need. And do not plan ways of harming one another.'

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor, and do not plot evil in your hearts against one another.

International Standard Version
You are not to wrong the widow, orphans, the foreigner, or the poor, and you are not to plan evil against each other.

NET Bible
You must not oppress the widow, the orphan, the foreigner, or the poor, nor should anyone secretly plot evil against his fellow human being.'

New Heart English Bible
Do not oppress the widow, nor the fatherless, the foreigner, nor the poor; and let none of you devise evil against his brother in your heart.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't oppress widows, orphans, foreigners, and poor people. And don't even think of doing evil to each other.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you devise evil against his brother in your heart.

New American Standard 1977
and do not oppress the widow or the orphan, the stranger or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
and do not oppress the widow nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.

King James 2000 Bible
And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the sojourner, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
and oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the sojourner, nor the poor; and let none of you devise evil against his brother in your heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And oppress not the widow, and the fatherless, and the stranger, and the poor: and let not a man devise evil in his heart against his brother.

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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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.
Study Bible
A Call to Justice and Mercy
9“This is what the LORD of Hosts says: ‘Administer true justice. Show loving devotion and compassion to one another. 10Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. And do not plot evil in your hearts against one another.’ 11But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder; they stopped up their ears from hearing.…
Cross References
Exodus 22:21
You must not exploit or oppress a foreign resident, for you yourselves were foreigners in the land of Egypt.

Exodus 22:22
You must not mistreat any widow or orphan.

Psalm 21:11
Though they intend You harm, the schemes they devise will not prevail.

Psalm 72:4
May he vindicate the afflicted among the people; may he save the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor.

Proverbs 22:22
Do not rob a poor man because he is poor, and do not crush the afflicted at the gate,

Proverbs 23:10
Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless,

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.

Jeremiah 5:28
They have grown fat and sleek, and have excelled in evil matters. They have not taken up the cause of the fatherless, so they might prosper, nor have they defended the rights of the needy.

Jeremiah 7:6
if you no longer oppress the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow, and no longer shed innocent blood in this place or follow other gods to your own harm,

Jeremiah 21:12
O house of David, this is what the LORD says: 'Administer justice every morning, and rescue the victim of robbery from the hand of his oppressor, or My wrath will go forth like fire and burn with none to extinguish it because of their evil deeds.

Jeremiah 49:11
Abandon your orphans; I will preserve their lives. Let your widows trust in Me."

Ezekiel 18:12
He oppresses the poor and needy, he commits robbery and does not restore a pledge. He lifts his eyes to idols; he commits abominations.

Ezekiel 22:7
Father and mother are treated with contempt. Within your walls the foreign resident is exploited, the fatherless and the widow are oppressed.

Micah 2:1
Woe to those who devise iniquity and plot evil on their beds! At morning's light they accomplish it because the power is in their hands.

Zechariah 8:17
do not plot evil in your hearts against your neighbor, and do not love perjury, for I hate all these things," declares the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

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.

oppress.

Exodus 22:21-24 You shall neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for you were strangers …

Exodus 23:9 Also you shall not oppress a stranger: for you know the heart of …

Deuteronomy 24:14-18 You shall not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether …

Deuteronomy 27:19 Cursed be he that perverts the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, …

Psalm 72:4 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children …

Proverbs 22:22,23 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted …

Proverbs 23:10 Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

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

Isaiah 1:16,17,23 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before …

Jeremiah 5:28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yes, they overpass the deeds of the …

Jeremiah 22:15-17 Shall you reign, because you close yourself in cedar? did not your …

Ezekiel 22:7,12,29 In you have they set light by father and mother: in the middle of …

Amos 4:1 Hear this word, you cows of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, …

Amos 5:11,12 For as much therefore as your treading is on the poor, and you take …

Micah 2:1-3 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil on their beds! when …

Micah 3:1-4 And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and you princes of …

Zephaniah 3:1-3 Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!…

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness …

Matthew 23:14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' …

1 Corinthians 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists, …

James 5:4 Behold, the hire of the laborers who have reaped down your fields, …

imagine.

Psalm 21:11 For they intended evil against you: they imagined a mischievous device, …

Psalm 36:4 He devises mischief on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is …

Psalm 140:2 Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered …

Proverbs 3:29 Devise not evil against your neighbor, seeing he dwells securely by you.

Proverbs 6:18 An heart that devises wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in …

Jeremiah 11:19,20 But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; …

Jeremiah 18:18 Then said they, Come and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; …

Micah 2:1 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil on their beds! when …

Mark 7:21-23 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, …

James 1:14,15 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed…

1 John 3:15 Whoever hates his brother is a murderer: and you know that no murderer …







Verse 10. - Oppress not the widow, etc. (Exodus 22:21, 22; Deuteronomy 10:18, 19); Vulgate, nolite calumniari, where calumniari is used in the sense "to vex, torment." Imagine evil against his brother in year heart. God's Law forbids even a thought of revenge or injury against a neighbour, for this is only the first step to wrong doing (comp. Micah 2:1). Septuagint, Κακίαν ἕκαστος τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ αὐτοῦ μὴ μνησικακείτω ἐν ταῖς καρδίας ὑμῶν, "Let none of you remember in your hearts the malice of your brother." And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor,.... Such as have no husband to provide for them, nor father and mother to care for them, and are in a strange land, where they have no friends or acquaintance, and are poor, and can not help themselves. Laws of this kind were frequently inculcated among the Jews; see Deuteronomy 24:14,

and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart; thoughts of evil are sinful, and forbidden by the law of God, as well as actions, which agrees with our Lord's sense of the law, Matthew 5:22, see Leviticus 19:17. 10. imagine evil—that is, devise evil. The Septuagint takes it, Harbor not the desire of revenge (Le 19:18). "Devise evil against one another" is simpler (Ps 36:4; Mic 2:1).7:8-14 God's judgements upon Israel of old for their sins, were written to warn Christians. The duties required are, not keeping fasts and offering sacrifices, but doing justly and loving mercy, which tend to the public welfare and peace. The law of God lays restraint upon the heart. But they filled their minds with prejudices against the word of God. Nothing is harder than the heart of a presumptuous sinner. See the fatal consequences of this to their fathers. Great sins against the Lord of hosts, bring great wrath from his power, which cannot be resisted. Sin, if regarded in the heart, will certainly spoil the success of prayer. The Lord always hears the cry of the broken-hearted penitent; yet all who die impenitent and unbelieving, will find no remedy or refuge from miseries which while here they despised and defied, but which they then will not be able to bear.
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