Jeremiah 5:28
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English Standard Version
they have grown fat and sleek. They know no bounds in deeds of evil; they judge not with justice the cause of the fatherless, to make it prosper, and they do not defend the rights of the needy.

King James Bible
They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, 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.

American Standard Version
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.

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

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The reproof of sins is introduced by an apostrophe to the hardened race. The exhortation, "Publish this," is addressed to all the prophet's hearers who have the welfare of the people at heart. "This," in Jeremiah 5:20 and Jeremiah 5:21, refers to the chiding statement from Jeremiah 5:23 onwards, that the people fears not God. The form of address, people foolish and without understanding (cf. Jeremiah 4:22; Hosea 7:11), is made cutting, in order, if possible, to bring the people yet to their senses. The following clauses, "they have eyes," etc., depict spiritual blindness and deafness, as in Ezekiel 12:22; cf. Deuteronomy 29:3. Blindness is shown in that they see not the government of God's almighty power in nature; deafness, in that they hear not the voice of God in His word. They have no fear even of the God whose power has in the sand set an impassable barrier for the mighty waves of the sea. "Me" is put first for emphasis. The waves beat against their appointed barrier, but are not able, sc. to pass it.

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waxen.

Deuteronomy 32:15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: you are waxen fat, you are grown thick, you are covered with fatness...

Job 15:27,28 Because he covers his face with his fatness, and makes bulges of fat on his flanks...

Job 21:23,24 One dies in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet...

Psalm 73:6,7,12 Therefore pride compasses them about as a chain; violence covers them as a garment...

Psalm 119:70 Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in your law.

Amos 4:1 Hear this word, you cows of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy...

James 5:4,5 Behold, the hire of the laborers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, cries...

overpass.

Jeremiah 2:33 Why trim you your way to seek love? therefore have you also taught the wicked ones your ways.

Ezekiel 5:6,7 And she has changed my judgments into wickedness more than the nations, and my statutes more than the countries that are round about her...

Ezekiel 16:47-52 Yet have you not walked after their ways, nor done after their abominations: but, as if that were a very little thing...

1 Corinthians 5:1 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles...

judge.

Jeremiah 22:15-19 Shall you reign, because you close yourself in cedar? did not your father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice...

Job 29:12-14 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him...

Psalm 72:4 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.

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

Isaiah 1:23 Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loves gifts, and follows after rewards: they judge not the fatherless...

Zechariah 7:10 And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor...

yet.

Jeremiah 12:1 Righteous are you, O LORD, when I plead with you: yet let me talk with you of your judgments: Why does the way of the wicked prosper?...

Job 12:6 The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God brings abundantly.

Psalm 73:12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.

Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:15
"But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked; you grew fat, stout, and sleek; then he forsook God who made him and scoffed at the Rock of his salvation.

Psalm 73:7
Their eyes swell out through fatness; their hearts overflow with follies.

Psalm 119:70
their heart is unfeeling like fat, but I delight in your law.

Isaiah 1:23
Your princes are rebels and companions of thieves. Everyone loves a bribe and runs after gifts. They do not bring justice to the fatherless, and the widow's cause does not come to them.

Jeremiah 7:6
if you do not oppress the sojourner, the fatherless, or the widow, or shed innocent blood in this place, and if you do not go after other gods to your own harm,

Jeremiah 12:1
Righteous are you, O LORD, when I complain to you; yet I would plead my case before you. Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all who are treacherous thrive?

Jeremiah 22:3
Thus says the LORD: Do justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed. And do no wrong or violence to the resident alien, the fatherless, and the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.

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