Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

Woe to them that devise iniquity and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.

New American Standard Bible

Woe to those who scheme iniquity,
Who work out evil on their beds!
When morning comes, they do it,
For it is in the power of their hands.

King James Version

Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.

Holman Bible

Woe to those who dream up wickedness
and prepare evil plans on their beds!
At morning light they accomplish it
because the power is in their hands.

International Standard Version

"Woe to those who are crafting iniquity, planning evil well into the night! When morning's light comes, they carry out their plans because they have the power to do so.

A Conservative Version

Woe to those who devise iniquity and work evil upon their beds! When the morning is light they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand.

Amplified

Woe (judgment is coming) to those who devise wickedness
And plot evil on their beds!
When morning comes, they practice evil
Because it is in the power of their hands.

Bible in Basic English

A curse on the designers of evil, working on their beds! in the morning light they do it, because it is in their power.

Darby Translation

Woe to them that devise iniquity and work evil upon their beds! When the morning is light they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.

Julia Smith Translation

Wo to them purposing vanity, and working evil upon their beds! In the light of the morning they will do it because it is to the strength of their hand.

King James 2000

Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Woe [to] those who plan wickedness and evil deeds upon their beds! In the light of the morning they did it, because they have power in their hands.

Modern King James verseion

Woe to those who plot wickedness and prepare evil on their beds! When the morning is light they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Woe unto them that imagine to do harm, and devise ungraciousness upon their beds, to perform it in the clear day: for their power is against God.

NET Bible

Those who devise sinful plans are as good as dead, those who dream about doing evil as they lie in bed. As soon as morning dawns they carry out their plans, because they have the power to do so.

New Heart English Bible

Woe to those who devise iniquity and work evil on their beds. When the morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand.

The Emphasized Bible

Alas for them who devise iniquity and work wickedness upon their beds, - in the light of the morning, they will execute it, for it is in the power of their hand.

Webster

Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand.

World English Bible

Woe to those who devise iniquity and work evil on their beds! When the morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand.

Youngs Literal Translation

Woe to those devising iniquity, And working evil on their beds, In the light of the morning they do it, For their hand is -- to God.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Woe
הוי 
Howy 
woe, Ah, Ho, O, Alas
Usage: 50

and work
פּעל 
Pa`al 
Usage: 57

משׁכּב 
Mishkab 
Usage: 46

בּקר 
Boqer 
Usage: 214

is light
אור 
'owr 
Usage: 122

it, because it is
ישׁ 
Yesh 
is, be, have, there,
Usage: 135

in the power
אל 
'el 
Usage: 114

References

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Woe To The Oppressors Of God's People

1 Woe to them that devise iniquity and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand. 2 And they covet fields, and seize them; and houses, and take them away: and they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.


Cross References

Psalm 36:4

He deviseth iniquity upon his bed; He setteth himself in a way that is not good; He abhorreth not evil.

Genesis 31:29

It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of your father spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take heed to thyself that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

Deuteronomy 28:32

Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people; and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day: and there shall be nought in the power of thy hand.

Proverbs 3:27

Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, When it is in the power of thy hand to do it.

Isaiah 32:7

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.

Hosea 7:6-7

For they have made ready their heart like an oven, while they lie in wait: their baker sleepeth all the night; in the morning it burneth as a flaming fire.

Nahum 1:11

There is one gone forth out of thee, that deviseth evil against Jehovah, that counselleth wickedness.

Esther 3:8

And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws are diverse from those of every people; neither keep they the king's laws: therefore it is not for the king's profit to suffer them.

Esther 5:14

Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends unto him, Let a gallows be made fifty cubits high, and in the morning speak thou unto the king that Mordecai may be hanged thereon: then go thou in merrily with the king unto the banquet. And the thing pleased Haman; and he caused the gallows to be made.

Esther 9:25

but when the matter came before the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked device, which he had devised against the Jews, should return upon his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.

Psalm 7:14-16

Behold, he travaileth with iniquity; Yea, he hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.

Psalm 140:1-8

Deliver me, O Jehovah, from the evil man; Preserve me from the violent man:

Proverbs 4:16

For they sleep not, except they do evil; And their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

Proverbs 6:12-19

A worthless person, a man of iniquity, Is he that walketh with a perverse mouth;

Proverbs 12:2

A good man shall obtain favor of Jehovah; But a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

Isaiah 59:3

For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue muttereth wickedness.

Jeremiah 18:18

Then said they, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.

Ezekiel 11:2

And he said unto me, Son of man, these are the men that devise iniquity, and that give wicked counsel in this city;

Matthew 27:1-2

Now when morning was come, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:

Mark 15:1

And straightway in the morning the chief priests with the elders and scribes, and the whole council, held a consultation, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him up to Pilate.

Luke 20:19

And the scribes and the chief priests sought to lay hands on him in that very hour; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he spake this parable against them.

Luke 22:2-6

And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might put him to death; for they feared the people.

John 19:11

Jesus answered him, Thou wouldest have no power against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath greater sin.

Acts 23:12

And when it was day, the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul.

Acts 23:15

Now therefore do ye with the council signify to the chief captain that he bring him down unto you, as though ye would judge of his case more exactly: and we, before he comes near, are ready to slay him.

Romans 1:30

backbiters, hateful to God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

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