Psalm 82:3
New International Version
Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.

New Living Translation
“Give justice to the poor and the orphan; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.

English Standard Version
Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.

Berean Study Bible
Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; uphold the rights of the afflicted and oppressed.

New American Standard Bible
Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.

New King James Version
Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and needy.

King James Bible
Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

Christian Standard Bible
Provide justice for the needy and the fatherless; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.

Contemporary English Version
Be fair to the poor and to orphans. Defend the helpless and everyone in need.

Good News Translation
Defend the rights of the poor and the orphans; be fair to the needy and the helpless.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Provide justice for the needy and the fatherless; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.

International Standard Version
"Defend the poor and the fatherless. Vindicate the afflicted and the poor.

NET Bible
Defend the cause of the poor and the fatherless! Vindicate the oppressed and suffering!

New Heart English Bible
"Defend the weak, the poor, and the fatherless. Maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Judge the orphans and the afflicted and justify the poor and the meek.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Defend weak people and orphans. Protect the rights of the oppressed and the poor.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Judge the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.

New American Standard 1977
Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do right concerning the poor and fatherless; do justice to the poor and destitute.

King James 2000 Bible
Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

American King James Version
Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

American Standard Version
Judge the poor and fatherless: Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Judge the orphan and poor: do justice to the low and needy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Judge for the needy and fatherless: do justice to the humble and the poor.

Darby Bible Translation
Judge the poor and the fatherless, do justice to the afflicted and the destitute;

English Revised Version
Judge the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and destitute.

Webster's Bible Translation
Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

World English Bible
"Defend the weak, the poor, and the fatherless. Maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.

Young's Literal Translation
Judge ye the weak and fatherless, The afflicted and the poor declare righteous.
Study Bible
God Presides in the Divine Assembly
2“How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah 3Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; uphold the rights of the afflicted and oppressed. 4Rescue the weak and needy; save them from the hand of the wicked.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 24:17
Do not deny justice to the foreigner or the fatherless, and do not take a widow's cloak as security.

Psalm 10:18
to vindicate the fatherless and oppressed, that the men of the earth may strike terror no more.

Psalm 41:1
Blessed is he who cares for the poor; the LORD will deliver him in the day of trouble.

Psalm 72:2
He will judge Your people with righteousness and Your afflicted with justice.

Psalm 140:12
I know that the LORD upholds justice for the poor and defends the cause of the needy.

Isaiah 1:17
Learn to do right, seek justice, correct the oppressor, defend the fatherless, plead for the widow."

Isaiah 11:4
but with righteousness He will judge the poor, and with equity He will decide in favor of the earth's oppressed. He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth and slay the wicked with the breath of His lips.

Jeremiah 22:16
He took up the cause of the poor and needy, and so it went well. Is this not what it means to know Me?" declares the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

defend.

Psalm 10:18
To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.

Deuteronomy 10:18
He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.

Isaiah 1:17,23
Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow…

do

Jeremiah 5:28
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.

Jeremiah 22:3,16
Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place…

James 1:27
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.







Lexicon
Defend the cause
שִׁפְטוּ־ (šip̄·ṭū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

of the weak
דַ֥ל (ḏal)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1800: Dangling, weak, thin

and fatherless;
וְיָת֑וֹם (wə·yā·ṯō·wm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3490: A bereaved person

uphold the rights
הַצְדִּֽיקוּ׃ (haṣ·dî·qū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6663: To be just or righteous

of the afflicted
עָנִ֖י (‘ā·nî)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6041: Poor, afflicted, humble

and oppressed.
וָרָ֣שׁ (wā·rāš)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7326: To be in want or poor
(3) Poor.--Rather, miserable. (See Psalm 41:1.) This verse recalls the solemn curse in Deuteronomy 27:19.

Verse 3. - Defend the poor and fatherless; literally, judge them. "Do not deny them justice; do not refuse to hear their cause" (comp. Isaiah 1:23; Jeremiah 5:28). Do justice to the afflicted and needy. After consenting to hear their cause, be sure thou doest them justice. These commands are covert reproaches. 82:1-5 Magistrates are the mighty in authority for the public good. Magistrates are the ministers of God's providence, for keeping up order and peace, and particularly in punishing evil-doers, and protecting those that do well. Good princes and good judges, who mean well, are under Divine direction; and bad ones, who mean ill, are under Divine restraint. The authority of God is to be submitted to, in those governors whom his providence places over us. But when justice is turned from what is right, no good can be expected. The evil actions of public persons are public mischiefs.
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