Deuteronomy 1:17
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English Standard Version
You shall not be partial in judgment. You shall hear the small and the great alike. You shall not be intimidated by anyone, for the judgment is God’s. And the case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.’

King James Bible
Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.

American Standard Version
Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; ye shall hear the small and the great alike; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you ye shall bring unto me, and I will hear it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There shall be no difference of persons, you shall hear the little as well as the great: neither shall you respect any man's person, because it is the judgment of God. And if any thing seem hard to you, refer it to me, and I will hear it.

English Revised Version
Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; ye shall hear the small and the great alike; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you ye shall bring unto me, and I will hear it.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring to me, and I will hear it.

Deuteronomy 1:17 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

But in order to guard against any misinterpretation of his words, "I cannot bear you myself alone," Moses added, "May the Lord fulfil the promise of numerous increase to the nation a thousand-fold." "Jehovah, the God of your fathers (i.e., who manifested Himself as God to your fathers), add to you a thousand times, כּכם, as many as ye are, and bless you as He has said." The "blessing" after "multiplying" points back to Genesis 12:2. Consequently, it is not to be restricted to "strengthening, rendering fruitful, and multiplying," but must be understood as including the spiritual blessing promised to Abraham.

Deuteronomy 1:17 Parallel Commentaries

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shall not

Deuteronomy 10:17 For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regards not persons...

Deuteronomy 16:19 You shall not wrest judgment; you shall not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift does blind the eyes of the wise...

Leviticus 19:15 You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: you shall not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty...

1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him...

2 Samuel 14:14 For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither does God respect any person...

Proverbs 24:23 These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

Luke 20:21 And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that you say and teach rightly, neither accept you the person of any...

Acts 10:34,35 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons...

Romans 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

Ephesians 6:9 And, you masters, do the same things to them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven...

Colossians 3:25 But he that does wrong shall receive for the wrong which he has done: and there is no respect of persons.

James 2:1,3,9 My brothers, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons...

1 Peter 1:17 And if you call on the Father, who without respect of persons judges according to every man's work...

respect persons [heb] acknowledge faces. That is, let not the bold, daring countenances of the rich or mightily induce you to give an unrighteous decision; and let not the abject look of the poor man induce you either to favour him in an unrighteous cause, or to give judgment against him at the demand of the oppressor.

ye shall hear

Exodus 23:3,6,7 Neither shall you countenance a poor man in his cause...

1 Samuel 12:3,4 Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose donkey have I taken...

Job 22:6-9 For you have taken a pledge from your brother for nothing, and stripped the naked of their clothing...

Job 29:11-17 When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me...

Job 31:13-16 If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me...

Psalm 82:3,4 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy...

Proverbs 22:22,23 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate...

Jeremiah 5:28,29 They are waxen fat, they shine: yes, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless...

Amos 5:11,12 For as much therefore as your treading is on the poor, and you take from him burdens of wheat: you have built houses of hewn stone...

Micah 2:1-3 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil on their beds! when the morning is light, they practice it...

Micah 3:1-4 And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and you princes of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment...

Micah 7:3,4 That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, and the judge asks for a reward; and the great man...

James 2:2-4,5 For if there come to your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment...

ye shall not

1 Kings 21:8-14 So she wrote letters in Ahab's name, and sealed them with his seal...

Job 31:34 Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door?

Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man brings a snare: but whoever puts his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

Jeremiah 1:17 You therefore gird up your loins, and arise, and speak to them all that I command you: be not dismayed at their faces...

Matthew 22:16 And they sent out to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that you are true...

Mark 12:14 And when they were come, they say to him, Master, we know that you are true, and care for no man: for you regard not the person of men...

1 Thessalonians 2:4 But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God...

the judgment

2 Chronicles 19:6 And said to the judges, Take heed what you do: for you judge not for man, but for the LORD, who is with you in the judgment.

the cause

Deuteronomy 17:8-10 If there arise a matter too hard for you in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke...

Exodus 18:18,22,26 You will surely wear away, both you, and this people that is with you: for this thing is too heavy for you...

Cross References
Acts 10:34
So Peter opened his mouth and said: "Truly I understand that God shows no partiality,

James 2:1
My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory.

James 2:9
But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.

Genesis 18:25
Far be it from you to do such a thing, to put the righteous to death with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as the wicked! Far be that from you! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?"

Exodus 18:22
And let them judge the people at all times. Every great matter they shall bring to you, but any small matter they shall decide themselves. So it will be easier for you, and they will bear the burden with you.

Exodus 18:26
And they judged the people at all times. Any hard case they brought to Moses, but any small matter they decided themselves.

Exodus 23:3
nor shall you be partial to a poor man in his lawsuit.

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