Isaiah 5:23
Good News Translation
But for just a bribe you let the guilty go free, and you keep the innocent from getting justice.

Contemporary English Version
You accept bribes to let the guilty go free, and you cheat the innocent out of a fair trial.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That justify the wicked for gifts, and take away the justice of the just from him.

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That justify the wicked for gifts, and take away the justice of the just from him.

justify

Exodus 23:6-9 Thou shalt not go aside in the poor man's judgment. . . .

Proverbs 17:15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, both are abominable before God.

Proverbs 24:24 They that say to the wicked man: Thou art just: shall be cursed by the people, and the tribes shall abhor them.

Proverbs 31:4,5 Give not to kings, O Lamuel, give not wine to kings: because there is no secret where drunkenness reigneth: . . .

for reward

Isaiah 1:23 Thy princes are faithless, companions of thieves: they all love bribes, they run after rewards. They judge not for the fatherless: and the widow's cause cometh not in to them.

Deuteronomy 16:19 And not go aside to either part. Thou shalt not accept person nor gifts: for gifts blind the eyes of the wise, and change the words of the just.

2 Chronicles 19:7 Let the fear of the Lord be with you, and do all things with diligence: for there is no iniquity with the Lord our God, nor respect of persons, nor desire of gifts.

Proverbs 17:23 The wicked man taketh gifts out of the bosom, that he may pervert the paths of judgment.

Micah 3:11 You that build up Sion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.

Micah 7:3 The evil of their hands they call good: the prince requireth, and the judge is for giving: and the great man hath uttered the desire of his soul, and they have troubled it.

take

Isaiah 10:2 To oppress the poor in judgment, and do violence to the cause of the humble of my people: that widows might be their prey, and that they might rob the fatherless.

1 Kings 21:13 And bringing two men, sons of the devil, they made them sit against him: and they, like men of the devil, bore witness against him before the people: saying: Naboth hath blasphemed God and the king. Wherefore they brought him forth without the city, and stoned him to death.

Psalm 94:21 They will hunt after the soul of the just, and will condemn innocent blood.

Matthew 23:35 That upon you may come all the just blood that hath been shed upon the earth, from the blood of Abel the just, even unto the blood of Zacharias the son of Barachias, whom you killed between the temple and the altar.

Matthew 27:24,25 And Pilate seeing that he prevailed nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, taking water washed his hands before the people, saying: I am innocent of the blood of this just man. Look you to it. . . .

James 5:6 You have condemned and put to death the Just One: and he resisted you not.

Context
Woes to the Wicked
22Woe to you that are mighty to drink wine, and stout men at drunkenness. 23That justify the wicked for gifts, and take away the justice of the just from him.24Therefore as the tongue of the fire devoureth the stubble, and the heat of the flame consumeth it: so shall their root be as ashes, and their bud shall go up as dust: for they have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts, and have blasphemed the word of the Holy One of Israel.…
Cross References
James 5:6
You have condemned and put to death the Just One: and he resisted you not.

Exodus 23:8
Neither shalt thou take bribes, which even blind the wise, and pervert the words of the just.

Psalm 94:21
They will hunt after the soul of the just, and will condemn innocent blood.

Proverbs 17:15
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, both are abominable before God.

Proverbs 24:24
They that say to the wicked man: Thou art just: shall be cursed by the people, and the tribes shall abhor them.

Isaiah 1:23
Thy princes are faithless, companions of thieves: they all love bribes, they run after rewards. They judge not for the fatherless: and the widow's cause cometh not in to them.

Isaiah 10:1
Woe to them that make wicked laws: and when they write, write injustice:

Isaiah 10:2
To oppress the poor in judgment, and do violence to the cause of the humble of my people: that widows might be their prey, and that they might rob the fatherless.

Isaiah 32:7
The vessels of the deceitful are most wicked: for he hath framed devices to destroy the meek, with lying words, when the poor man speaketh judgment.

Isaiah 59:15
And truth hath been forgotten: and he that departed from evil, lay open to be a prey: and the Lord saw, and it appeared evil in his eyes, because there is no judgment.

Amos 5:12
Because I know your manifold crimes, and your grievous sins: enemies of the just, taking bribes, and oppressing the poor in the gate.

Micah 3:11
You that build up Sion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.

Micah 7:3
The evil of their hands they call good: the prince requireth, and the judge is for giving: and the great man hath uttered the desire of his soul, and they have troubled it.

Additional Translations
who acquit the guilty for a bribe, and deprive the innocent of justice.Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

that justify the wicked for a bribe, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

who justify the ungodly for rewards, and take away the righteousness of the righteous.

who justify the wicked for a bribe, and turn away the righteousness of the righteous from them!

which justify the wicked for a reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

Who justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice for the innocent!

Declaring righteous the wicked for a bribe, And the righteousness of the righteous They turn aside from him.
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