Parallel Verses

Amplified

Take heed, turn not to iniquity, for this [the iniquity of complaining against God] you have chosen rather than [submission in] affliction.

New American Standard Bible

"Be careful, do not turn to evil, For you have preferred this to affliction.

King James Version

Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.

Holman Bible

Be careful that you do not turn to iniquity,
for that is why you have been tested by affliction.

International Standard Version

Be careful! Don't turn to evil, because of this you will be tried by more than affliction.

A Conservative Version

Take heed. Do not turn to iniquity, for thou have fixed on this because of affliction.

American Standard Version

Take heed, regard not iniquity: For this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.

Bible in Basic English

Take care not to be turned to sin, for you have taken evil for your part in place of sorrow.

Darby Translation

Take heed, turn not to iniquity; for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Take heed, do not regard iniquity, to choose it rather than poverty.

Julia Smith Translation

Watch thyself; thou shalt not turn to iniquity: for upon this thou didst choose rather than affliction.

King James 2000

Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this have you chosen rather than affliction.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Take care, you must not turn to mischief, for because of this you have been tried by misery.

Modern King James verseion

Beware, do not turn to iniquity; for this you have chosen rather than affliction.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But beware that thou turn not aside to wickedness and sin, which hitherto thou hast chosen more than meekness.

NET Bible

Take heed, do not turn to evil, for because of this you have been tested by affliction.

New Heart English Bible

Take heed, do not regard iniquity; for you have chosen this rather than affliction.

The Emphasized Bible

Beware, do not turn unto iniquity, For, this, thou hast chosen rather than affliction.

Webster

Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.

World English Bible

Take heed, don't regard iniquity; for you have chosen this rather than affliction.

Youngs Literal Translation

Take heed -- do not turn unto iniquity, For on this thou hast fixed Rather than on affliction.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

פּנה 
Panah 
Usage: 134

Context Readings

Elihu Extols God's Greatness

20 Desire not the night, when peoples are cut off from their places; 21 Take heed, turn not to iniquity, for this [the iniquity of complaining against God] you have chosen rather than [submission in] affliction. 22 Behold, God exalts and does loftily in His power; who is a ruler or a teacher like Him?



Cross References

Psalm 66:18

If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me;

Hebrews 11:25

Because he preferred to share the oppression [suffer the hardships] and bear the shame of the people of God rather than to have the fleeting enjoyment of a sinful life.

1 Peter 3:17

For [it is] better to suffer [unjustly] for doing right, if that should be God's will, than to suffer [justly] for doing wrong.

Job 34:7-9

What man is like Job, who drinks up scoffing and scorning like water,

Job 35:3

That you ask, What advantage have you? How am I profited more than if I had sinned?

Ezekiel 14:4

Therefore speak to them and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: Every man of the house of Israel who takes his idols [of self-will and unsubmissiveness] into his heart and puts the stumbling block of his iniquity [idols of silver and gold] before his face, and yet comes to the prophet [to inquire of him], I the Lord will answer him, answer him according to the multitude of his idols,

Daniel 3:16-18

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, it is not necessary for us to answer you on this point.

Daniel 6:10

Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house, and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he got down upon his knees three times a day and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as he had done previously.

Matthew 5:29-30

If your right eye serves as a trap to ensnare you or is an occasion for you to stumble and sin, pluck it out and throw it away. It is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be cast into hell (Gehenna).

Matthew 13:21

Yet it has no real root in him, but is temporary (inconstant, lasts but a little while); and when affliction or trouble or persecution comes on account of the Word, at once he is caused to stumble [he is repelled and begins to distrust and desert Him Whom he ought to trust and obey] and he falls away.

Matthew 16:24

Then Jesus said to His disciples, If anyone desires to be My disciple, let him deny himself [disregard, lose sight of, and forget himself and his own interests] and take up his cross and follow Me [ cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying, also].

Acts 5:40-41

So, convinced by him, they took his advice; and summoning the apostles, they flogged them and sternly forbade them to speak in or about the name of Jesus, and allowed them to go.

1 Peter 4:15-16

But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or any sort of criminal, or as a mischief-maker (a meddler) in the affairs of others [infringing on their rights].

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