English Standard Version
“‘Cursed be anyone who perverts the justice due to the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
King James Bible
Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.
American Standard Version
Cursed be he that wresteth the justice due to the sojourner, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, of the fatherless and the widow: and all the people shall say: Amen.
English Revised Version
Cursed be he that wresteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Webster's Bible Translation
Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow: and all the people shall say, Amen.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
With the solemn erection of the stones with the law written upon them, Israel was to transfer to the land the blessing and curse of the law, as was already commanded in Deuteronomy 11:29; that is to say, according to the more minute explanation of the command which is given here, the people themselves were solemnly to give expression to the blessing and the curse: to the former upon Mount Gerizim, and to the latter upon Ebal. On the situation of these mountains, see at Deuteronomy 11:29. To this end six tribes were to station themselves upon the top or side of Gerizim, and six upon the top or side of Ebal. The blessing was to be uttered by the tribes of Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin, who sprang from the two wives of Jacob; and the curse by Reuben, with the two sons of Leah's maid Zilpah, and by Zebulun, with Dan and Naphtali, the sons of Rachel's maid Bilhah. It was natural that the utterance of the blessing should be assigned to the tribes which sprang from Jacob's proper wives, since the sons of the wives occupied a higher position than the sons of the maids - just as the blessing had pre-eminence over the curse. But in order to secure the division into two sixes, it was necessary that two of the eight sons of the wives should be associated with those who pronounced the curses. The choice fell upon Reuben, because he had forfeited his right of primogeniture by his incest (Genesis 49:4), and upon Zebulun, as the youngest son of Leah. "They shall stand there upon the curse:" i.e., to pronounce the curse.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
"You shall not wrong a sojourner or oppress him, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.
"You shall not oppress a sojourner. You know the heart of a sojourner, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.
"When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong.
He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing.
"You shall not pervert the justice due to the sojourner or to the fatherless, or take a widow's garment in pledge,
"Then I will draw near to you for judgment. I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who oppress the hired worker in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, against those who thrust aside the sojourner, and do not fear me, says the LORD of hosts.
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