Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Why has the wicked spurned God?
He has said to himself, “You will not require it.”

King James Version

Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.

Holman Bible

Why has the wicked person despised God?
He says to himself, “You will not demand an account.”

International Standard Version

Why do the wicked despise God and say to themselves, "God will not seek justice."?

A Conservative Version

Why does the wicked man despise God, and say in his heart, Thou will not require [it]?

American Standard Version

Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God, And say in his heart, Thou wilt not require it ?

Amplified


Why has the wicked spurned and shown disrespect to God?
He has said to himself, “You will not require me to account.”

Bible in Basic English

Why has the evil-doer a low opinion of God, saying in his heart, You will not make search for it?

Darby Translation

Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? He hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.

Julia Smith Translation

For what did the unjust one despise God, saying in his heart, Thou wilt not search?

King James 2000

Why does the wicked renounce God? he has said in his heart, You will not require it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Why does the wicked treat God with contempt? He says in his heart, "You will not call [me] to account."

Modern King James verseion

Why do the wicked condemn God? He has said in his heart, You will not judge.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore should the wicked blaspheme God, while he doth say in his heart, "Tush, thou God careth not for it?"

NET Bible

Why does the wicked man reject God? He says to himself, "You will not hold me accountable."

New Heart English Bible

Why does the wicked person condemn God, and say in his heart, "God won't call me into account?"

The Emphasized Bible

Wherefore hath the lawless one blasphemed God? He hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it !

Webster

Why doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.

World English Bible

Why does the wicked person condemn God, and say in his heart, "God won't call me into account?"

Youngs Literal Translation

Wherefore hath the wicked despised God? He hath said in his heart, 'It is not required.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

דּרשׁ 
Darash 
Usage: 164

References

Hastings

Context Readings

A Prayer For God To Throw Down The Wicked

12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand; forget not the humble. 13 Why has the wicked spurned God?
He has said to himself, “You will not require it.”
14 Thou hast seen it, for thou dost behold mischief and spite to requite it with thy hand: the poor commits himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.



Cross References

Genesis 9:5

For surely your blood which is your souls I will require; at the hand of every animal I will require it and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother I will require the soul (or life) of man.

Genesis 42:22

Then Reuben answered them, saying, Did I not speak unto you, saying, Do not sin against the young man, and ye would not hear? Therefore, behold, his blood is also required.

Numbers 11:20

But even a whole month, until it comes out of your nostrils and it becomes loathsome unto you, because ye have despised the LORD who is among you and have wept before him, saying, Why have we come forth out of Egypt?

2 Samuel 12:9-10

Why, therefore, hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? Thou hast killed Uriah, the Hittite, with the sword and hast taken his wife to be thy wife and hast slain him with the sword of the sons of Ammon.

2 Chronicles 24:22

Thus Joash, the king, did not remember the mercy which Jehoiada, his father, had done to him but slew his son; who said when he died, The LORD look upon it and require it.

Psalm 74:10

O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?

Psalm 74:18

Remember this, that the enemy has spoken against the LORD and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.

Luke 10:16

He that hears you hears me, and he that despises you despises me, and he that despises me despises him that sent me.

Luke 11:50-51

that the blood of all the prophets which was shed from the foundation of the world may be required of this generation,

1 Thessalonians 4:8

He therefore that despises us, does not despise man, but God, who has also given unto us his Holy Spirit.

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