Isaiah 33:15
New International Version
Those who walk righteously and speak what is right, who reject gain from extortion and keep their hands from accepting bribes, who stop their ears against plots of murder and shut their eyes against contemplating evil—

New Living Translation
Those who are honest and fair, who refuse to profit by fraud, who stay far away from bribes, who refuse to listen to those who plot murder, who shut their eyes to all enticement to do wrong—

English Standard Version
He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly, who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands, lest they hold a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed and shuts his eyes from looking on evil,

Berean Standard Bible
He who walks righteously and speaks with sincerity, who refuses gain from extortion, whose hand never takes a bribe, who stops his ears against murderous plots and shuts his eyes tightly against evil—

King James Bible
He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;

New King James Version
He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly, He who despises the gain of oppressions, Who gestures with his hands, refusing bribes, Who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed, And shuts his eyes from seeing evil:

New American Standard Bible
One who walks righteously and speaks with integrity, One who rejects unjust gain And shakes his hands so that they hold no bribe; One who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed And shuts his eyes from looking at evil;

NASB 1995
He who walks righteously and speaks with sincerity, He who rejects unjust gain And shakes his hands so that they hold no bribe; He who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed And shuts his eyes from looking upon evil;

NASB 1977
He who walks righteously, and speaks with sincerity, He who rejects unjust gain, And shakes his hands so that they hold no bribe; He who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed, And shuts his eyes from looking upon evil;

Amplified Bible
He who walks righteously and speaks with integrity, Who rejects gain from fraud and from oppression, Who shakes his hand free from the taking of bribes, Who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed And shuts his eyes to avoid looking upon evil;

Christian Standard Bible
The one who lives righteously and speaks rightly, who refuses profit from extortion, whose hand never takes a bribe, who stops his ears from listening to murderous plots and shuts his eyes against evil schemes —

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who lives righteously and speaks rightly, who refuses gain from extortion, whose hand never takes a bribe, who stops his ears from listening to murderous plots and shuts his eyes to avoid endorsing evil—

American Standard Version
He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from taking a bribe, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from looking upon evil:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He who walks in righteousness and speaks integrity and hates deceit and oppression, and he shakes his hand from taking a bribe and stops his ears that he will not hear, and shuts his eyes that he would not see evil

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He that walks in righteousness, speaking rightly, hating transgression and iniquity, and shaking his hands from gifts, stopping his ears that he should not hear the judgement of blood, shutting his eyes that he should not see injustice.

Contemporary English Version
But there will be rewards for those who live right and tell the truth, for those who refuse to take money by force or accept bribes, for all who hate murder and violent crimes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that walketh in justices, and speaketh truth, that casteth away avarice by oppression, and shaketh his hands from all bribes, that stoppeth his ears lest he hear blood, and shutteth his eyes that he may see no evil.

Good News Translation
You can survive if you say and do what is right. Don't use your power to cheat the poor and don't accept bribes. Don't join with those who plan to commit murder or to do other evil things.

International Standard Version
The one who walks righteously and has spoken sincere words, who rejects gain from extortion and waves his hand, rejecting bribes, who blocks his ears from hearing plots of murder and shuts his eyes against seeing evil—

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; He that despiseth the gain of oppressions, That shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, That stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, And shutteth his eyes from looking upon evil;

Literal Standard Version
Whoever is walking righteously, And is speaking uprightly, Kicking against gain of oppressions, Shaking his hands from taking hold on a bribe, Stopping his ear from hearing of blood, And shutting his eyes from looking on evil,

New American Bible
Whoever walks righteously and speaks honestly, who spurns what is gained by oppression, Who waves off contact with a bribe, who stops his ears so as not to hear of bloodshed, who closes his eyes so as not to look on evil—

NET Bible
The one who lives uprightly and speaks honestly; the one who refuses to profit from oppressive measures and rejects a bribe; the one who does not plot violent crimes and does not seek to harm others--

New Revised Standard Version
Those who walk righteously and speak uprightly, who despise the gain of oppression, who wave away a bribe instead of accepting it, who stop their ears from hearing of bloodshed and shut their eyes from looking on evil,

New Heart English Bible
He who walks righteously, and speaks blamelessly; He who despises the gain of oppressions, who gestures with his hands, refusing to take a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from looking at evil--

World English Bible
He who walks righteously, and speaks blamelessly; He who despises the gain of oppressions, who gestures with his hands, refusing to take a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from looking at evil--

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is walking righteously, And is speaking uprightly, Kicking against gain of oppressions, Shaking his hands from taking hold on a bribe, Stopping his ear from hearing of blood, And shutting his eyes from looking on evil,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD is Exalted
14The sinners in Zion are afraid; trembling grips the ungodly: “Who of us can dwell with a consuming fire? Who of us can dwell with everlasting flames?” 15He who walks righteously and speaks with sincerity, who refuses gain from extortion, whose hand never takes a bribe, who stops his ears against murderous plots and shuts his eyes tightly against evil— 16he will dwell on the heights; the mountain fortress will be his refuge; his food will be provided and his water assured.…

Cross References
Psalm 15:2
He who walks with integrity and practices righteousness, who speaks the truth from his heart,

Psalm 24:4
He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear deceitfully.

Psalm 119:37
Turn my eyes away from worthless things; revive me with Your word.

Proverbs 10:9
He who walks in integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will be found out.

Proverbs 15:27
He who is greedy for unjust gain brings trouble on his household, but he who hates bribes will live.

Isaiah 58:6
Isn't this the fast that I have chosen: to break the chains of wickedness, to untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and tear off every yoke?

Ezekiel 22:13
Now look, I strike My hands together against your unjust gain and against the blood you have shed in your midst.


Treasury of Scripture

He that walks righteously, and speaks uprightly; he that despises the gain of oppressions, that shakes his hands from holding of bribes, that stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from seeing evil;

that walketh

Isaiah 56:1,2
Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed…

Psalm 1:1-3
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful…

Psalm 15:1,2
A Psalm of David. LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? …

righteously.

Nehemiah 5:7-13
Then I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, and said unto them, Ye exact usury, every one of his brother. And I set a great assembly against them…

Job 31:13-25
If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me; …

Luke 3:12-14
Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do? …

oppressions.

Exodus 23:6-9
Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause…

Numbers 16:15
And Moses was very wroth, and said unto the LORD, Respect not thou their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them.

Deuteronomy 16:19
Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.

stoppeth

1 Samuel 24:4-7
And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the LORD said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul's robe privily…

1 Samuel 26:8-11
Then said Abishai to David, God hath delivered thine enemy into thine hand this day: now therefore let me smite him, I pray thee, with the spear even to the earth at once, and I will not smite him the second time…

Job 31:29-31
If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him: …

blood.

Psalm 119:37
Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.











(15, 16) He that walketh righteously . . .--The answer to the question shows that the words point not to endless punishments, but to the infinite holiness of God. The man who is true and just in all his dealings can dwell in closest fellowship with that holiness which is to others as a consuming fire. To him it is a protection and defence, a "rock fortress," in which he can dwell securely, where he will find all that he needs for the sustenance of soul and body, the bread and the water of life. The picture of the righteous man is in part an echo, probably a conscious echo, of Psalms 15, 24

Verse 15. - He that walketh righteously, etc. The prophet answers the question which he has supposed to be asked. None can endure the revelation of the presence of God but the holy and the upright - "he that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully" (Psalm 24:4; comp. 15:2-5). Uprightness is then explained as consisting in six things mainly -

(1) Just conduct;

(2) righteous speech;

(3) hatred of oppression; . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He who walks
הֹלֵ֣ךְ (hō·lêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

righteously
צְדָק֔וֹת (ṣə·ḏā·qō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 6666: Rightness, subjectively, objectively

and speaks
וְדֹבֵ֖ר (wə·ḏō·ḇêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

with sincerity,
מֵֽישָׁרִ֑ים (mê·šā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4339: Evenness, prosperity, concord, straightness, rectitude

who refuses
מֹאֵ֞ס (mō·’ês)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3988: To spurn, to disappear

gain
בְּבֶ֣צַע (bə·ḇe·ṣa‘)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1215: Gain made by violence, unjust gain, profit

from extortion,
מַעֲשַׁקּ֗וֹת (ma·‘ă·šaq·qō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4642: Extortionate act

whose hand
כַּפָּיו֙ (kap·pāw)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3709: Hollow or flat of the hand, palm, sole (of the foot), a pan

never
נֹעֵ֤ר (nō·‘êr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5287: To shake, shake out or off

takes
מִתְּמֹ֣ךְ (mit·tə·mōḵ)
Preposition-m | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 8551: To sustain, to obtain, keep fast, to help, follow close

a bribe,
בַּשֹּׁ֔חַד (baš·šō·ḥaḏ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7810: A present, bribe

who stops
אֹטֵ֤ם (’ō·ṭêm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 331: To close, to contract

his ears
אָזְנוֹ֙ (’ā·zə·nōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 241: Broadness, the ear

against
מִשְּׁמֹ֣עַ (miš·šə·mō·a‘)
Preposition-m | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

murderous plots
דָּמִ֔ים (dā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed

and shuts
וְעֹצֵ֥ם (wə·‘ō·ṣêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 6105: To bind fast, close, powerful, numerous, to crunch the bones

his eyes tightly
עֵינָ֖יו (‘ê·nāw)
Noun - cdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

against
מֵרְא֥וֹת (mê·rə·’ō·wṯ)
Preposition-m | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7200: To see

evil—
בְּרָֽע׃ (bə·rā‘)
Preposition-b | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil


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