Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, And the greedy man curses and spurns the LORD.

King James Version

For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.

Holman Bible

For the wicked one boasts about his own cravings; the one who is greedy curses and despises the Lord.

International Standard Version

For the wicked one boasts about his own desire; he blesses the greedy and despises the LORD.

A Conservative Version

For the wicked man boasts of his heart's desire. And the greedy man renounces, [yea], despises LORD.

American Standard Version

For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, And the covetous renounceth, yea , contemneth Jehovah.

Amplified

For the wicked man boasts (sings the praises) of his own heart's desire, and the one greedy for gain curses and spurns, yes, renounces and despises the Lord.

Bible in Basic English

For the evil-doer is lifted up because of the purpose of his heart, and he whose mind is fixed on wealth is turned away from the Lord, saying evil against him.

Darby Translation

For the wicked boasteth of his soul's desire, and he blesseth the covetous; he contemneth Jehovah.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire and blesses the covetous, whom the LORD abhors.

Julia Smith Translation

For the unjust boasted upon the desire of his soul, and he blessed him plundering, despising Jehovah.

King James 2000

For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, and blesses the covetous, whom the LORD abhors.

Lexham Expanded Bible

for [the] wicked boasts about the desire of his {heart}, and [the] one greedy for gain curses [and] treats Yahweh with contempt.

Modern King James verseion

For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, and blesses the covetous whom Jehovah despises.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For the ungodly hath made boast of his own heart's desire, and speaketh good of the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.

NET Bible

Yes, the wicked man boasts because he gets what he wants; the one who robs others curses and rejects the Lord.

New Heart English Bible

For the wicked boasts of his heart's cravings. He blesses the greedy, and condemns the LORD.

The Emphasized Bible

For the lawless one hath boasted over the longing of his soul, and, the robber, hath blasphemed Yahweh.

Webster

For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.

World English Bible

For the wicked boasts of his heart's cravings. He blesses the greedy, and condemns Yahweh.

Youngs Literal Translation

Because the wicked hath boasted Of the desire of his soul, And a dishonest gainer he hath blessed, He hath despised Jehovah.

Interlinear

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

הלל 
Halal 
Usage: 165

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

תּאוה 
Ta'avah 
Usage: 20

and blesseth
בּרך 
Barak 
Usage: 330

the covetous
בּצע 
Batsa` 
Usage: 17

whom the Lord

Usage: 0

References

Hastings

Context Readings

A Prayer For God To Throw Down The Wicked

2 In pride the wicked hotly pursue the afflicted; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised. 3 For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, And the greedy man curses and spurns the LORD. 4 The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, does not seek Him All his thoughts are, "There is no God."



Cross References

Psalm 94:4

They pour forth words, they speak arrogantly; All who do wickedness vaunt themselves.

Psalm 49:6

Even those who trust in their wealth And boast in the abundance of their riches?

Exodus 15:9

"The enemy said, 'I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; My desire shall be gratified against them; I will draw out my sword, my hand will destroy them.'

Leviticus 26:30

'I then will destroy your high places, and cut down your incense altars, and heap your remains on the remains of your idols, for My soul shall abhor you.

Deuteronomy 29:19

"It shall be when he hears the words of this curse, that he will boast, saying, 'I have peace though I walk in the stubbornness of my heart in order to destroy the watered land with the dry.'

Deuteronomy 32:19

"The LORD saw this, and spurned them Because of the provocation of His sons and daughters.

1 Samuel 23:21

Saul said, "May you be blessed of the LORD, for you have had compassion on me.

Job 31:24

"If I have put my confidence in gold, And called fine gold my trust,

Psalm 5:6

You destroy those who speak falsehood; The LORD abhors the man of bloodshed and deceit.

Psalm 35:21

They opened their mouth wide against me; They said, "Aha, aha, our eyes have seen it!"

Psalm 49:11-13

Their inner thought is that their houses are forever And their dwelling places to all generations; They have called their lands after their own names.

Psalm 49:18

Though while he lives he congratulates himself-- And though men praise you when you do well for yourself--

Psalm 52:1

Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The lovingkindness of God endures all day long.

Psalm 73:8-9

They mock and wickedly speak of oppression; They speak from on high.

Proverbs 28:4

Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, But those who keep the law strive with them.

Isaiah 10:7-11

Yet it does not so intend, Nor does it plan so in its heart, But rather it is its purpose to destroy And to cut off many nations.

Isaiah 37:23

"Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? And against whom have you raised your voice And haughtily lifted up your eyes? Against the Holy One of Israel!

Isaiah 57:17

"Because of the iniquity of his unjust gain I was angry and struck him; I hid My face and was angry, And he went on turning away, in the way of his heart.

Jeremiah 22:17

"But your eyes and your heart Are intent only upon your own dishonest gain, And on shedding innocent blood And on practicing oppression and extortion."

Hosea 12:7-8

A merchant, in whose hands are false balances, He loves to oppress.

Micah 6:10-12

"Is there yet a man in the wicked house, Along with treasures of wickedness And a short measure that is cursed?

Habakkuk 2:9

"Woe to him who gets evil gain for his house To put his nest on high, To be delivered from the hand of calamity!

Zechariah 11:5-8

"Those who buy them slay them and go unpunished, and each of those who sell them says, 'Blessed be the LORD, for I have become rich!' And their own shepherds have no pity on them.

Matthew 26:15-16

and said, "What are you willing to give me to betray Him to you?" And they weighed out thirty pieces of silver to him.

Luke 12:15

Then He said to them, "Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions."

Luke 12:19

'And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry."'

Luke 16:14-15

Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, were listening to all these things and were scoffing at Him.

Romans 1:29

being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips,

Romans 1:32

and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.

1 Corinthians 6:10

nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.

Ephesians 5:5

For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

Colossians 3:5

Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.

1 Timothy 6:9-10

But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction.

2 Timothy 3:2-4

For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,

James 4:13

Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit."

James 4:16

But as it is, you boast in your arrogance; all such boasting is evil.

1 John 2:15

Do not love the world nor the things in the world If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.



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