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Jeremiah 5:28

    Jeremiah 5:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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 King James Version (AKJV)

    They are waxen fat, they shine: yes, 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 (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    They have become fat and strong: they have gone far in works of evil: they give no support to the cause of the child without a father, so that they may do well; they do not see that the poor man gets his rights.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    World English Bible

    They have grown fat. They shine; yes, they excell in deeds of wickedness. They don't plead the cause, the cause of the fatherless, that they may prosper; and they don't judge the right of the needy.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Definitions for Jeremiah 5:28

    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 5:28

    They judge not the cause, yet they prosper - Perhaps we might be justified in translating, "And shall they prosper?"

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 5:28

    Fatness is admired in the East as a sign of wealth.

    They shine - This word is used of the sleekness of the skin, soft and smooth as ivory.

    They overpass the deeds of the wicked - literally, "They have overpassed words of wickedness," i. e., they go to excess in wickedness.

    Yet they prosper - Or, that they (the orphans) may prosper, enjoy their rights.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 5:28

    5:28 Overpass - They go beyond the Heathens themselves in wickedness.