Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

As for a rogue, his weapons are evil; He devises wicked schemes To destroy the afflicted with slander, Even though the needy one speaks what is right.

King James Version

The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.

Holman Bible

The scoundrel's weapons are destructive; he hatches plots to destroy the needy with lies, and by charging the poor during a judgment.

International Standard Version

Furthermore, the crimes of bad people are evil; and they devise wicked schemes, destroying the poor with lying words, even when needy people plead a just cause.

A Conservative Version

And the instruments of the churl are evil. He devises wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaks right.

American Standard Version

And the instruments of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the meek with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.

Amplified

The instruments and methods of the fraudulent and greedy [for gain] are evil; he devises wicked devices to ruin the poor and the lowly with lying words, even when the plea of the needy is just and right.

Bible in Basic English

The designs of the false are evil, purposing the destruction of the poor man by false words, even when he is in the right.

Darby Translation

The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the meek with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Certainly the greedy use evil measures: he devises wicked devices to ensnare the simple with lying words and to speak in judgment against the poor.

Julia Smith Translation

And the implements of the deceiver are evil: he will meditate counsels to destroy the humble with words of falsehood, and in the needy's speaking judgments.

King James 2000

The schemes also of the schemer are evil: he devises wicked plans to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaks justly.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And a scoundrel, his weapons [are] evil; he plans evil devices to ruin [the] poor with words of deception even when the speech of [the] needy [is] right.

Modern King James verseion

Also the weapons of the fool are evil; he thinks of wicked ways to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaks right.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

These are the perilous weapons of the covetous, these be his shameful counsels: that he may beguile the poor with deceitful works, yea, even there as he should give sentence with the poor.

NET Bible

A deceiver's methods are evil; he dreams up evil plans to ruin the poor with lies, even when the needy are in the right.

New Heart English Bible

The ways of the scoundrel are evil. He devises wicked devices to destroy the humble with lying words, even when the needy speaks right.

The Emphasized Bible

Yea, a knave, his weapons are wicked, - He, base schemes, hath devised To ruin the oppressed with speeches of falsehood Even when the needy pleadeth, for justice.

Webster

The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.

World English Bible

The ways of the scoundrel are evil. He devises wicked devices to destroy the humble with lying words, even when the needy speaks right.

Youngs Literal Translation

And the miser -- his instruments are evil, He hath counselled wicked devices, To corrupt the poor with lying sayings, Even when the needy speaketh justly.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
also of the churl
כּלי כּילי 
Kiylay 
Usage: 2

the poor
עני 
`aniy 
Usage: 75

with lying
שׁקר 
Sheqer 
Usage: 113

אמר 
'emer 
Usage: 49

אביון 
'ebyown 
Usage: 61

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

References

Context Readings

The Kingdom Of Righteousness

6 For a fool speaks nonsense, And his heart inclines toward wickedness: To practice ungodliness and to speak error against the LORD, To keep the hungry person unsatisfied And to withhold drink from the thirsty. 7 As for a rogue, his weapons are evil; He devises wicked schemes To destroy the afflicted with slander, Even though the needy one speaks what is right. 8 But the noble man devises noble plans; And by noble plans he stands.


Cross References

Jeremiah 5:26-28

'For wicked men are found among My people, They watch like fowlers lying in wait; They set a trap, They catch men.

Isaiah 5:23

Who justify the wicked for a bribe, And take away the rights of the ones who are in the right!

1 Kings 21:10-14

and seat two worthless men before him, and let them testify against him, saying, 'You cursed God and the king ' Then take him out and stone him to death."

Psalm 10:7-10

His mouth is full of curses and deceit and oppression; Under his tongue is mischief and wickedness.

Psalm 64:4-6

To shoot from concealment at the blameless; Suddenly they shoot at him, and do not fear.

Psalm 82:2-5

How long will you judge unjustly And show partiality to the wicked? Selah.

Isaiah 1:23

Your rulers are rebels And companions of thieves; Everyone loves a bribe And chases after rewards They do not defend the orphan, Nor does the widow's plea come before them.

Isaiah 59:3-4

For your hands are defiled with blood And your fingers with iniquity; Your lips have spoken falsehood, Your tongue mutters wickedness.

Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners;

Jeremiah 18:18

Then they said, "Come and let us devise plans against Jeremiah Surely the law is not going to be lost to the priest, nor counsel to the sage, nor the divine word to the prophet! Come on and let us strike at him with our tongue, and let us give no heed to any of his words."

Micah 2:11

"If a man walking after wind and falsehood Had told lies and said, 'I will speak out to you concerning wine and liquor,' He would be spokesman to this people.

Micah 7:2-3

The godly person has perished from the land, And there is no upright person among men All of them lie in wait for bloodshed; Each of them hunts the other with a net.

Matthew 26:4

and they plotted together to seize Jesus by stealth and kill Him.

Matthew 26:14-16

Then one of the twelve, named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests

Matthew 26:59-60

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

Acts 6:11-13

Then they secretly induced men to say, "We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God."



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