Parallel Verses

World English Bible

Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have dug a pit for my soul. Remember how I stood before you to speak good for them, to turn away your wrath from them.

New American Standard Bible

Should good be repaid with evil? For they have dug a pit for me Remember how I stood before You To speak good on their behalf, So as to turn away Your wrath from them.

King James Version

Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before thee to speak good for them, and to turn away thy wrath from them.

Holman Bible

Should good be repaid with evil?
Yet they have dug a pit for me.
Remember how I stood before You
to speak good on their behalf,
to turn Your anger from them.

International Standard Version

Should good be repaid with evil? Yet they have dug a pit to take my life. Remember! I stood before you and spoke good on their behalf in order to turn your wrath away from them.

A Conservative Version

Shall evil be recompensed for good? For they have dug a pit for my soul. Remember how I stood before thee to speak good for them, to turn away thy wrath from them.

American Standard Version

Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul. Remember how I stood before thee to speak good for them, to turn away thy wrath from them.

Amplified

Shall evil be recompensed for good? Yet they have dug a pit for my life. [Earnestly] remember that I stood before You to speak good for them, to turn away Your anger from them.

Bible in Basic English

Is evil to be the reward of good? for they have made a deep hole for my soul. Keep in mind how I took my place before you, to say a good word for them so that your wrath might be turned away from them.

Darby Translation

Shall evil be recompensed for good? For they have digged a pit for my soul. Remember how I stood before thee to speak good for them, to turn away thy wrath from them.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have dug a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before thee to speak good for them and to turn away thy wrath from them.

Julia Smith Translation

Shall evil be requited for good? for they dug a pit for my soul. Remember my standing before thee to speak good for them, to turn back thy wrath from them.

King James 2000

Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have dug a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before you to speak good for them, and to turn away your wrath from them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Should good be repaid in place of evil? Yet they have dug a pit for me. Remember my standing {before you} to speak good for them, to avert your wrath from them.

Modern King James verseion

Should evil be repaid for good? For they have dug a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before You to do good for them, and to turn away Your wrath from them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Do they not recompense evil for good, when they dig a pit for my soul? Remember, how that I stood before thee, to speak for them, and to turn away thy wrath from them.

NET Bible

Should good be paid back with evil? Yet they are virtually digging a pit to kill me. Just remember how I stood before you pleading on their behalf to keep you from venting your anger on them.

New Heart English Bible

Shall evil be recompensed for good? For they have dug a pit for my soul. Remember how I stood before you to speak good for them, to turn away your wrath from them.

The Emphasized Bible

Shall, evil, be recompensed for good? For they have digged a pit for my life, - Remember how I stood before thee To speak in their behalf what was good! To turn back thine indignation from them.

Webster

Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before thee to speak good for them, and to turn away thy wrath from them.

Youngs Literal Translation

Is evil recompensed instead of good, That they have dug a pit for my soul? Remember my standing before Thee to speak good of them, To turn back Thy wrath from them.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
כּרה 
Karah 
Usage: 16

a pit
שׁוּחה 
Shuwchah 
Usage: 5

for my soul
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

thee to speak
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

for them, and to turn away
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

References

Hastings

Smith

Context Readings

Jeremiah's Imprecatory Prayer

19 Give heed to me, Yahweh, and listen to the voice of those who contend with me. 20 Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have dug a pit for my soul. Remember how I stood before you to speak good for them, to turn away your wrath from them. 21 Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and give them over to the power of the sword; and let their wives become childless, and widows; and let their men be slain of death, [and] their young men struck of the sword in battle.


Cross References

Psalm 35:7

For without cause they have hidden their net in a pit for me. Without cause they have dug a pit for my soul.

Psalm 57:6

They have prepared a net for my steps. My soul is bowed down. They dig a pit before me. They fall into its midst themselves. Selah.

Psalm 106:23

Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had Moses, his chosen, not stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, so that he wouldn't destroy them.

Psalm 35:12

They reward me evil for good, to the bereaving of my soul.

Jeremiah 18:22

Let a cry be heard from their houses, when you shall bring a troop suddenly on them; for they have dug a pit to take me, and hid snares for my feet.

Genesis 18:22-32

The men turned from there, and went toward Sodom, but Abraham stood yet before Yahweh.

1 Samuel 24:17-19

He said to David, "You are more righteous than I; for you have done good to me, whereas I have done evil to you.

Job 6:27

Yes, you would even cast lots for the fatherless, and make merchandise of your friend.

Psalm 7:15

He has dug a hole, and has fallen into the pit which he made.

Psalm 38:20

They who also render evil for good are adversaries to me, because I follow what is good.

Psalm 109:4-5

In return for my love, they are my adversaries; but I am in prayer.

Psalm 119:95

The wicked have waited for me, to destroy me. I will consider your statutes.

Proverbs 17:13

Whoever rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

Proverbs 26:27

Whoever digs a pit shall fall into it. Whoever rolls a stone, it will come back on him.

Ecclesiastes 10:8

He who digs a pit may fall into it; and whoever breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake.

Jeremiah 7:16

Therefore don't pray for this people, neither lift up a cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me; for I will not hear you.

Jeremiah 11:14

Therefore don't pray for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them; for I will not hear them in the time that they cry to me because of their trouble.

Jeremiah 14:7-11

Though our iniquities testify against us, work for your name's sake, Yahweh; for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against you.

Jeremiah 14:20-1

We acknowledge, Yahweh, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers; for we have sinned against you.

Ezekiel 22:30-31

I sought for a man among them, who should build up the wall, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none.

Zechariah 3:1-2

He showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of Yahweh, and Satan standing at his right hand to be his adversary.

John 10:32

Jesus answered them, "I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of those works do you stone me?"

John 15:25

But this happened so that the word may be fulfilled which was written in their law, 'They hated me without a cause.'

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