Jeremiah 5:28
Good News Translation
why they are fat and well fed. There is no limit to their evil deeds. They do not give orphans their rights or show justice to the oppressed.

Contemporary English Version
and prosperous, but you refuse to help the poor get the justice they deserve.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They are grown gross and fat: and have most wickedly transgressed my words. They have not judged the cause of the widow, they have not managed the cause of the fatherless, and they have not judged the judgment of the poor.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

They are grown gross and fat: and have most wickedly transgressed my words. They have not judged the cause of the widow, they have not managed the cause of the fatherless, and they have not judged the judgment of the poor.

waxen.

Deuteronomy 32:15 The beloved grew fat, and kicked: he grew fat, and thick and gross, he forsook God who made him, and departed from God his saviour.

Job 15:27,28 Fatness hath covered his face, and the fat hangeth down on his sides. . . .

Job 21:23,24 One man dieth strong, and hale, rich and happy. . . .

Psalm 73:6,7,12 Therefore pride hath held them fast: they are covered with their iniquity and their wickedness. . . .

Psalm 119:70 Their heart is curdled like milk: but I have meditated on thy law.

Amos 4:1 Hear this word, ye fat kine that are in the mountains of Samaria: you that oppress the needy, and crush the poor: that say to your masters: Bring, and we will drink.

James 5:4,5 Behold the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which by fraud has been kept back by you, crieth: and the cry of them hath entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. . . .

overpass.

Jeremiah 2:33 Why dost thou endeavour to shew thy way good to seek my love, thou who hast also taught thy malices to be thy ways,

Ezekiel 5:6,7 And she hath despised my judgments, so as to be more wicked than the Gentiles; and my commandments, more than the countries that are round about her: for they have cast off my judgments, and have not walked in my commandments. . . .

Ezekiel 16:47-52 But neither hast thou walked in their ways, nor hast thou done a little less than they according to their wickednesses: thou hast done almost more wicked things than they in all thy ways. . . .

1 Corinthians 5:1 It is absolutely heard that there is fornication among you and such fornication as the like is not among the heathens: that one should have his father's wife.

judge.

Jeremiah 22:15-19 Shalt thou reign, because thou comparest thyself to the cedar? did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and it was then well with him? . . .

Job 29:12-14 Because I had delivered the poor man that cried out; and the fatherless, that had no helper. . . .

Psalm 72:4 He shall judge the poor of the people, and he shall save the children of the poor: and he shall humble the oppressor.

Psalm 82:2-4 How long will you judge unjustly: and accept the persons of the wicked? . . .

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.

Zechariah 7:10 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.

yet.

Jeremiah 12:1 Thou indeed, O Lord, art just, if I plead with thee, but yet I will speak what is just to thee: Why doth the way of the wicked prosper: why is it well with all them that transgress, and do wickedly?

Job 12:6 The tabernacles of robbers abound, and they provoke God boldly; whereas it is he that hath given all into their hands:

Psalm 73:12 Behold these are sinners; and yet, abounding in the world they have obtained riches.

Context
Judgment Proclaimed
27As a net is full of birds, so their houses are full of deceit: therefore are they become great and enriched. 28They are grown gross and fat: and have most wickedly transgressed my words. They have not judged the cause of the widow, they have not managed the cause of the fatherless, and they have not judged the judgment of the poor.29Shall I not visit for these things, saith the Lord? or shall not my soul take revenge on such a nation?…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:15
The beloved grew fat, and kicked: he grew fat, and thick and gross, he forsook God who made him, and departed from God his saviour.

Psalm 73:7
Their iniquity hath come forth, as it were from fatness: they have passed into the affection of the heart.

Psalm 119:70
Their heart is curdled like milk: but I have meditated on thy law.

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.

Jeremiah 7:6
If you oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, and walk not after strange gods to your own hurt,

Jeremiah 12:1
Thou indeed, O Lord, art just, if I plead with thee, but yet I will speak what is just to thee: Why doth the way of the wicked prosper: why is it well with all them that transgress, and do wickedly?

Jeremiah 22:3
Thus saith the Lord: Execute judgment and justice, and deliver him that is oppressed out of the hand of the oppressor: and afflict not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, nor oppress them unjustly: and shed not innocent blood in this place.

Zechariah 7:10
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.

Additional Translations
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.They are waxen fat, they shine: yes, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.

They are waxed fat, they shine: yea, they overpass in deeds of wickedness; they plead not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, that they may prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.

and they have transgressed the rule of judgment; they have not judged the cause of the orphan, nor have they judged the cause of the widow.

They are become fat, they shine, yea, they surpass in deeds of wickedness; they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, and they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not adjudge.

They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass in deeds of wickedness: they plead not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, that they should prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.

They have become fat, they shine: yes, they surpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.

They have grown fat. They shine; yes, they excell in deeds of wickedness. They don't plead the cause, the cause of the fatherless, that they may prosper; and they don't judge the right of the needy.

They have been fat, they have shone, Yea, they have overpassed the acts of the evil, Judgment they have not judged, The judgment of the fatherless -- and they prosper, And the judgment of the needy they have not judged.
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