New International Version
But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!
King James Bible
But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.
Darby Bible Translation
but let judgment roll down as waters, and righteousness as an ever-flowing stream.
World English Bible
But let justice roll on like rivers, and righteousness like a mighty stream.
Young's Literal Translation
And roll on as waters doth judgment, And righteousness as a perennial stream.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let judgment run down - Let the execution of justice be everywhere like the showers that fall upon the land to render it fertile; and let righteousness in heart and life be like a mighty river, or the Jordan, that shall wind its course through the whole nation, and carry every abomination into the Dead Sea. Let justice and righteousness prevail everywhere, and sweep their contraries out of the land.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
run. Heb. roll.
LibraryApril 15 Morning
Their Redeemer is strong.--JER. 50:34. I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins.--I have laid help upon one that is mighty.--The Lord. . . thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty one of Jacob.--Mighty to save.--Able to keep you from falling.--Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.--He is able . . . to save them …
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Whether, by Penance, Man is Restored to his Former Dignity?
Journey to Jerusalem. Ten Lepers. Concerning the Kingdom.
The Prophecy of Obadiah.
If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your well-being like the waves of the sea.
This is what the LORD says: Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of the oppressor the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place.
"'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: You have gone far enough, princes of Israel! Give up your violence and oppression and do what is just and right. Stop dispossessing my people, declares the Sovereign LORD.
Away with the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps.
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
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