Isaiah 59:14
New International Version
So justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter.

New Living Translation
Our courts oppose the righteous, and justice is nowhere to be found. Truth stumbles in the streets, and honesty has been outlawed.

English Standard Version
Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far away; for truth has stumbled in the public squares, and uprightness cannot enter.

Berean Study Bible
So justice is turned away, and righteousness stands at a distance. For truth has stumbled in the public square, and honesty cannot enter.

New American Standard Bible
Justice is turned back, And righteousness stands far away; For truth has stumbled in the street, And uprightness cannot enter.

New King James Version
Justice is turned back, And righteousness stands afar off; For truth is fallen in the street, And equity cannot enter.

King James Bible
And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.

Christian Standard Bible
Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far off. For truth has stumbled in the public square, and honesty cannot enter.

Contemporary English Version
Injustice is everywhere; justice seems far away. Truth is chased out of court; honesty is shoved aside.

Good News Translation
Justice is driven away, and right cannot come near. Truth stumbles in the public square, and honesty finds no place there.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far off. For truth has stumbled in the public square, and honesty cannot enter.

International Standard Version
I'll drive back justice, and righteousness stands at a distance; for truth has fallen in the public square, and honesty cannot enter.

NET Bible
Justice is driven back; godliness stands far off. Indeed, honesty stumbles in the city square and morality is not even able to enter.

New Heart English Bible
Justice is turned away backward, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and uprightness can't enter.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far away. Truth has fallen in the street, and honesty can't come in.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And justice is turned away backward, And righteousness standeth afar off; For truth hath stumbled in the broad place, And uprightness cannot enter.

New American Standard 1977
And justice is turned back, And righteousness stands far away; For truth has stumbled in the street, And uprightness cannot enter.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and that which is right has departed, and righteousness withdrew afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity could not enter.

King James 2000 Bible
And justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.

American King James Version
And judgment is turned away backward, and justice stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.

American Standard Version
And justice is turned away backward, and righteousness standeth afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and uprightness cannot enter.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And we have turned judgment back, and righteousness has departed afar off: for truth is consumed in their ways, and they could not pass by a straight path.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And judgment is turned away backward, and justice hath stood far off: because truth bath fallen down in the street, and equity could not come in.

Darby Bible Translation
And judgment is turned away backward, and righteousness standeth afar off; for truth stumbleth in the street, and uprightness cannot enter.

English Revised Version
And judgment is turned away backward, and righteousness standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and uprightness cannot enter.

Webster's Bible Translation
And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.

World English Bible
Justice is turned away backward, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and uprightness can't enter.

Young's Literal Translation
And removed backward is judgment, And righteousness afar off standeth, For truth hath been feeble in the street, And straightforwardness is not able to enter,
Study Bible
Sin Separates Us from God
13rebelling and denying the LORD, turning away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering lies from the heart. 14So justice is turned away, and righteousness stands at a distance. For truth has stumbled in the public square, and honesty cannot enter. 15Truth is missing, and whoever turns from evil makes himself prey. The LORD looked and was displeased that there was no justice.…
Cross References
Isaiah 1:21
See how the faithful city has become a harlot! She once was full of justice; righteousness resided within her, but now only murderers!

Isaiah 5:7
For the vineyard of the LORD of Hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah are the plant of his delight. He looked for justice but saw injustice; for righteousness, but heard a cry of distress.

Isaiah 46:12
Listen to Me, you stubborn people, far removed from righteousness:

Isaiah 59:4
No one calls for justice; no one pleads his case honestly. They rely on empty pleas; they tell lies; they conceive mischief and give birth to iniquity.

Isaiah 59:9
Therefore justice is far from us, and righteousness does not reach us. We hope for light, but there is darkness, for brightness, but we walk in gloom.

Isaiah 59:11
We all growl like bears and moan like doves. We hope for justice, but find none, for salvation, but it is far from us.

Jeremiah 7:28
Therefore you must say to them: This is the nation that would not listen to the voice of the LORD their God and would not receive correction. Truth has perished; it has disappeared from their lips.

Daniel 8:12
And on account of rebellion, the host and the daily sacrifice were given over to the horn, and it flung truth to the ground and prospered in whatever it did.

Amos 6:12
"Do horses gallop on the cliffs? Does one plow the sea with oxen? But you have turned justice into poison and the fruit of righteousness into wormwood--

Habakkuk 1:4
Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked hem in the righteous; therefore, justice is perverted.

Treasury of Scripture

And judgment is turned away backward, and justice stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.

Isaiah 59:4
None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

Isaiah 5:23
Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

Isaiah 10:1,2
Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed; …







Lexicon
So justice
מִשְׁפָּ֔ט (miš·pāṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

is turned away,
וְהֻסַּ֤ג (wə·hus·saḡ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hofal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5253: Departing away, remove, take hold, turn away

and righteousness
וּצְדָקָ֖ה (ū·ṣə·ḏā·qāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6666: Rightness, subjectively, objectively

stands
תַּעֲמֹ֑ד (ta·‘ă·mōḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

at a distance.
מֵרָח֣וֹק (mê·rā·ḥō·wq)
Preposition-m | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7350: Remote, of place, time, precious

For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

truth
אֱמֶ֔ת (’ĕ·meṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 571: Stability, certainty, truth, trustworthiness

has stumbled
כָשְׁלָ֤ה (ḵā·šə·lāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3782: To totter, waver, to falter, stumble, faint, fall

in the public square,
בָֽרְחוֹב֙ (ḇā·rə·ḥō·wḇ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7339: A broad open place, plaza

and honesty
וּנְכֹחָ֖ה (ū·nə·ḵō·ḥāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5229: Straightforwardness, integrity, a truth

cannot
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

enter.
לָבֽוֹא׃ (lā·ḇō·w)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go
(14) Truth is fallen in the street--i.e., the broad open place, or agora, of the city. The words point naturally to Jerusalem. If they refer to Babylon, we must assume, unless we deal with the language as altogether figurative, that the exiles had a quarter of their own, in which they had an agora for business and judicial proceedings.

Verse 14. - Judgment is turned away backward. In conclusion, the crying sin of perversion of justice is admitted with much amplification.

(1) Right judgment is exactly inverted - the innocent are condemned, the guilty acquitted.

(2) Justice standeth afar off - too far off to be able to hear those who make appeal to it.

(3) Truth is fallen in the street; i.e. false witness prevails over true in the courts of justice.

(4) Equity cannot enter - is not admitted inside the courts, but waits without. 59:9-15 If we shut our eyes against the light of Divine truth, it is just with God to hide from our eyes the things that belong to our peace. The sins of those who profess themselves God's people, are worse than the sins of others. And the sins of a nation bring public judgments, when not restrained by public justice. Men may murmur under calamities, but nothing will truly profit while they reject Christ and his gospel.
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