Mal. 3:5 KJV (With Strong’s)

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And I will come near
qarab (Hebrew #7126)
to approach (causatively, bring near) for whatever purpose
KJV usage: (cause to) approach, (cause to) bring (forth, near), (cause to) come (near, nigh), (cause to) draw near (nigh), go (near), be at hand, join, be near, offer, present, produce, make ready, stand, take.
Pronounce: kaw-rab'
Origin: a primitive root
to you to judgment
mishpat (Hebrew #4941)
properly, a verdict (favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially a sentence or formal decree (human or (participant's) divine law, individual or collective), including the act, the place, the suit, the crime, and the penalty; abstractly, justice, including a participant's right or privilege (statutory or customary), or even a style
KJV usage: + adversary, ceremony, charge, X crime, custom, desert, determination, discretion, disposing, due, fashion, form, to be judged, judgment, just(-ice, -ly), (manner of) law(-ful), manner, measure, (due) order, ordinance, right, sentence, usest, X worthy, + wrong.
Pronounce: mish-pawt'
Origin: from 8199
; and I will be a swift
mahar (Hebrew #4116)
properly, to be liquid or flow easily, i.e. (by implication); to hurry (in a good or a bad sense); often used (with another verb) adverbially, promptly
KJV usage: be carried headlong, fearful, (cause to make, in, make) haste(-n, -ily), (be) hasty, (fetch, make ready) X quickly, rash, X shortly, (be so) X soon, make speed, X speedily, X straightway, X suddenly, swift.
Pronounce: maw-har'
Origin: a primitive root
witness
`ed (Hebrew #5707)
concretely, a witness; abstractly, testimony; specifically, a recorder, i.e. prince
KJV usage: witness.
Pronounce: ayd
Origin: contracted from 5749
against the sorcerers
kashaph (Hebrew #3784)
properly, to whisper a spell, i.e. to inchant or practise magic
KJV usage: sorcerer, (use) witch(-craft).
Pronounce: kaw-shaf'
Origin: a primitive root
, and against the adulterers
na'aph (Hebrew #5003)
to commit adultery; figuratively, to apostatize
KJV usage: adulterer(-ess), commit(-ing) adultery, woman that breaketh wedlock.
Pronounce: naw-af'
Origin: a primitive root
k, and against false
sheqer (Hebrew #8267)
an untruth; by implication, a sham (often adverbial)
KJV usage: without a cause, deceit(-ful), false(-hood, -ly), feignedly, liar, + lie, lying, vain (thing), wrongfully.
Pronounce: sheh'-ker
Origin: from 8266
swearers
shaba` (Hebrew #7650)
propr. to be complete, but used only as a denominative from 7651; to seven oneself, i.e. swear (as if by repeating a declaration seven times)
KJV usage: adjure, charge (by an oath, with an oath), feed to the full (by mistake for 7646), take an oath, X straitly, (cause to, make to) swear.
Pronounce: shaw-bah'
Origin: a primitive root
, and against those that ψoppress
`ashaq (Hebrew #6231)
to press upon, i.e. oppress, defraud, violate, overflow
KJV usage: get deceitfully, deceive, defraud, drink up, (use) oppress((-ion)), -or), do violence (wrong).
Pronounce: aw-shak'
Origin: a primitive root (compare 6229)
the hireling
sakiyr (Hebrew #7916)
a man at wages by the day or year
KJV usage: hired (man, servant), hireling.
Pronounce: saw-keer'
Origin: from 7936
l in his wages
sakar (Hebrew #7939)
payment of contract; concretely, salary, fare, maintenance; by implication, compensation, benefit
KJV usage: hire, price, reward(-ed), wages, worth.
Pronounce: saw-kawr'
Origin: from 7936
, the widow
'almanah (Hebrew #490)
a widow; also a desolate place
KJV usage: desolate house (palace), widow.
Pronounce: al-maw-naw'
Origin: fem of 488
, and the fatherless
yathowm (Hebrew #3490)
a bereaved person
KJV usage: fatherless (child), orphan.
Pronounce: yaw-thome'
Origin: from an unused root meaning to be lonely
, and that turn aside
natah (Hebrew #5186)
to stretch or spread out; by implication, to bend away (including moral deflection); used in a great variety of application (as follows)
KJV usage: + afternoon, apply, bow (down, - ing), carry aside, decline, deliver, extend, go down, be gone, incline, intend, lay, let down, offer, outstretched, overthrown, pervert, pitch, prolong, put away, shew, spread (out), stretch (forth, out), take (aside), turn (aside, away), wrest, cause to yield.
Pronounce: naw-taw'
Origin: a primitive root
the stranger
ger (Hebrew #1616)
from 1481; properly, a guest; by implication, a foreigner
KJV usage: alien, sojourner, stranger.
Pronounce: gare
Origin: or (fully) geyr (gare)
from his right, and fear
yare' (Hebrew #3372)
to fear; morally, to revere; caus. to frighten
KJV usage: affright, be (make) afraid, dread(-ful), (put in) fear(-ful, -fully, -ing), (be had in) reverence(-end), X see, terrible (act, -ness, thing).
Pronounce: yaw-ray'
Origin: a primitive root
not me, saith
'amar (Hebrew #559)
to say (used with great latitude)
KJV usage: answer, appoint, avouch, bid, boast self, call, certify, challenge, charge, + (at the, give) command(-ment), commune, consider, declare, demand, X desire, determine, X expressly, X indeed, X intend, name, X plainly, promise, publish, report, require, say, speak (against, of), X still, X suppose, talk, tell, term, X that is, X think, use (speech), utter, X verily, X yet.
Pronounce: aw-mar'
Origin: a primitive root
the Lord
Yhovah (Hebrew #3068)
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God
KJV usage: Jehovah, the Lord. Compare 3050, 3069.
Pronounce: yeh-ho-vaw'
Origin: from 1961
of hosts
tsaba' (Hebrew #6635)
from 6633; a mass of persons (or figuratively, things), especially reg. organized for war (an army); by implication, a campaign, literally or figuratively (specifically, hardship, worship)
KJV usage: appointed time, (+) army, (+) battle, company, host, service, soldiers, waiting upon, war(-fare).
Pronounce: tsaw-baw'
Origin: or (feminine) tsbadah {tseb-aw-aw'}
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Cross References

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I will come.
Mal. 2:17• 17Ye have wearied the Lord with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment? (Mal. 2:17)
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Psa. 50:3‑6• 3Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.
4He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.
5Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.
6And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.
(Psa. 50:3‑6)
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Psa. 96:13• 13Before the Lord: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth. (Psa. 96:13)
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Psa. 98:9• 9Before the Lord; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity. (Psa. 98:9)
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Ezek. 34:20‑22• 20Therefore thus saith the Lord God unto them; Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat cattle and between the lean cattle.
21Because ye have thrust with side and with shoulder, and pushed all the diseased with your horns, till ye have scattered them abroad;
22Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between cattle and cattle.
(Ezek. 34:20‑22)
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Heb. 10:30‑31• 30For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
31It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
(Heb. 10:30‑31)
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James 5:8‑9• 8Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
9Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.
(James 5:8‑9)
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Jude 14‑15• 14And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
15To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
(Jude 14‑15)
a swift.
Mal. 2:14• 14Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the Lord hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant. (Mal. 2:14)
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Psa. 50:7• 7Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God. (Psa. 50:7)
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Psa. 81:8• 8Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me; (Psa. 81:8)
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Jer. 29:23• 23Because they have committed villany in Israel, and have committed adultery with their neighbors' wives, and have spoken lying words in my name, which I have not commanded them; even I know, and am a witness, saith the Lord. (Jer. 29:23)
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Mic. 1:2• 2Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord God be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple. (Mic. 1:2)
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Matt. 23:14‑35• 14Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
15Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
16Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!
17Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?
18And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.
19Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?
20Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.
21And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.
22And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.
23Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
24Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
25Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
26Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
27Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
28Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
29Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,
30And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
31Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.
32Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
33Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
34Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
35That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
(Matt. 23:14‑35)
the sorcerers.
Lv. 20:6,10,27• 6And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.
10And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbor's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
27A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.
(Lv. 20:6,10,27)
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Deut. 5:11,17‑21• 11Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
17Thou shalt not kill.
18Neither shalt thou commit adultery.
19Neither shalt thou steal.
20Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbor.
21Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbor's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbor's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbor's.
(Deut. 5:11,17‑21)
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Jer. 7:9‑10• 9Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not;
10And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?
(Jer. 7:9‑10)
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Ezek. 22:6‑12• 6Behold, the princes of Israel, every one were in thee to their power to shed blood.
7In thee have they set light by father and mother: in the midst of thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow.
8Thou hast despised mine holy things, and hast profaned my sabbaths.
9In thee are men that carry tales to shed blood: and in thee they eat upon the mountains: in the midst of thee they commit lewdness.
10In thee have they discovered their fathers' nakedness: in thee have they humbled her that was set apart for pollution.
11And one hath committed abomination with his neighbor's wife; and another hath lewdly defiled his daughter in law; and another in thee hath humbled his sister, his father's daughter.
12In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbors by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord God.
(Ezek. 22:6‑12)
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Zech. 5:3‑4• 3Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it.
4I will bring it forth, saith the Lord of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.
(Zech. 5:3‑4)
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1 Cor. 6:9‑10• 9Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
(1 Cor. 6:9‑10)
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Gal. 5:19‑21• 19Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
(Gal. 5:19‑21)
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Heb. 13:4• 4Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. (Heb. 13:4)
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Rev. 21:8• 8But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. (Rev. 21:8)
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Rev. 22:15• 15For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. (Rev. 22:15)
against those.
Ex. 22:21‑24• 21Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
22Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.
23If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry;
24And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
(Ex. 22:21‑24)
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Lv. 19:13• 13Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbor, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning. (Lv. 19:13)
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Deut. 24:14‑15,17• 14Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates:
15At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto the Lord, and it be sin unto thee.
17Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow's raiment to pledge:
(Deut. 24:14‑15,17)
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Deut. 27:19• 19Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen. (Deut. 27:19)
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Prov. 22:22‑23• 22Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
23For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.
(Prov. 22:22‑23)
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Prov. 23:10‑11• 10Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:
11For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.
(Prov. 23:10‑11)
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Jer. 22:13‑17• 13Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that useth his neighbor's service without wages, and giveth him not for his work;
14That saith, I will build me a wide house and large chambers, and cutteth him out windows; and it is cieled with cedar, and painted with vermilion.
15Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar? did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and then it was well with him?
16He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know me? saith the Lord.
17But thine eyes and thine heart are not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.
(Jer. 22:13‑17)
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James 5:4,12• 4Behold, the hire of the laborers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.
12But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.
(James 5:4,12)
oppress.
or, defraud.
fear.
Gen. 20:11• 11And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake. (Gen. 20:11)
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Gen. 42:18• 18And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God: (Gen. 42:18)
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Ex. 1:17• 17But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive. (Ex. 1:17)
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Ex. 18:21• 21Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens: (Ex. 18:21)
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Neh. 5:15• 15But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable unto the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, beside forty shekels of silver; yea, even their servants bare rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God. (Neh. 5:15)
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Psa. 36:1• 1<<To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David the servant of the Lord.>> The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes. (Psa. 36:1)
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Prov. 8:13• 13The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. (Prov. 8:13)
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Prov. 16:6• 6By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil. (Prov. 16:6)
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Luke 23:40• 40But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? (Luke 23:40)
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Rom. 3:8• 8And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just. (Rom. 3:8)

J. N. Darby Translation

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And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the false swearers, and against those that oppressg the hired servant in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his righth, and fear not me, saith Jehovah of hosts.

JND Translation Notes

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Or "defraud." see Note, Lev. 6.2.
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Or "wrest the judgment of the stranger."