Psalm 64:6



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

They devise injustices, saying, "We are ready with a well-conceived plot"; For the inward thought and the heart of a man are deep.

King James Version

They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.

Holman Bible

They devise crimes [and say,] "We have perfected a secret plan." The inner man and the heart are mysterious.

International Standard Version

They devise wicked schemes, saying, "We have completed our plans, hiding them deep in our hearts."

A Conservative Version

They search out iniquities, [saying,] We have accomplished a diligent search. And the inward part of man and the heart [are] deep.

American Standard Version

They search out iniquities; We have accomplished,'say they , a diligent search: And the inward thought and the heart of every one is deep.

Amplified

They think out acts of injustice and say, We have accomplished a well-devised thing! For the inward thought of each one [is unsearchable] and his heart is deep.

Bible in Basic English

Or make discovery of our secret purpose? The design is framed with care; and the inner thought of a man, and his heart, is deep.

Darby Translation

They devise iniquities: We have it ready, the plan is diligently sought out. And each one's inward thought and heart is deep.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

They search out iniquities; they perfect and put into effect that which they have invented in the inward thought of each one of them and that which they have devised in their heart.

Julia Smith Translation

They will search out iniquities; they completed a search searched out: and a man drew near, and a deep heart.

King James 2000

They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, are deep.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{They carefully plot} injustices [saying], "We have perfected {the perfect plot}!" Both [the] {inner thought} and heart of man [are] deep.

Modern King James verseion

They search out injustice, saying, We have finished hiding a hidden plot. Yea, the inward part of man and the heart are deep.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They imagine wickedness, and keep it secret among themselves; every man in the deep of his heart.

NET Bible

They devise unjust schemes; they disguise a well-conceived plot. Man's inner thoughts cannot be discovered.

New Heart English Bible

They plot injustice, saying, "We have made a perfect plan." Surely man's mind and heart are cunning.

New simplified Bible

They devise evil plans and say: We will commit the perfect crime. The thoughts and the heart of man are deep.

The Emphasized Bible

They devise perverse things, They have completed the device well devised, Both the intent of each one, and the mind, are unsearchable.

Webster

They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.

World English Bible

They plot injustice, saying, "We have made a perfect plan!" Surely man's mind and heart are cunning.

Youngs Literal Translation

They search out perverse things, 'We perfected a searching search,' And the inward part of man, and the heart are deep.

References

Context Readings

Protection From Evildoers

5 They hold fast to themselves an evil purpose; They talk of laying snares secretly; They say, "Who can see them?" 6 They devise injustices, saying, "We are ready with a well-conceived plot"; For the inward thought and the heart of a man are deep. 7 But God will shoot at them with an arrow; Suddenly they will be wounded.


Cross References

1 Samuel 22:9

Then Doeg the Edomite, who was standing by the servants of Saul, said, "I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub.

1 Samuel 24:9

David said to Saul, "Why do you listen to the words of men, saying, 'Behold, David seeks to harm you'?

1 Samuel 25:10

But Nabal answered David's servants and said, "Who is David? And who is the son of Jesse? There are many servants today who are each breaking away from his master.

Psalm 5:9

There is nothing reliable in what they say; Their inward part is destruction itself Their throat is an open grave; They flatter with their tongue.

Psalm 35:11

Malicious witnesses rise up; They ask me of things that I do not know.

Psalm 49:11

Their inner thought is that their houses are forever And their dwelling places to all generations; They have called their lands after their own names.

Proverbs 20:5

A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water, But a man of understanding draws it out.

Isaiah 29:15

Woe to those who deeply hide their plans from the LORD, And whose deeds are done in a dark place, And they say, "Who sees us?" or "Who knows us?"

Jeremiah 17:9-10

"The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it?

Daniel 6:4-5

Then the commissioners and satraps began trying to find a ground of accusation against Daniel in regard to government affairs; but they could find no ground of accusation or evidence of corruption, inasmuch as he was faithful, and no negligence or corruption was to be found in him.

Matthew 26:59

Now the chief priests and the whole Council kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus, so that they might put Him to death.

John 18:29-30

Therefore Pilate went out to them and said, "What accusation do you bring against this Man?"

John 19:7

The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and by that law He ought to die because He made Himself out to be the Son of God."

1 Corinthians 4:5

Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men's hearts; and then each man's praise will come to him from God.



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