Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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

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 arrogance the wicked relentlessly pursue the afflicted;
let them be caught in the schemes they have devised.
3 For the wicked one boasts about his own cravings;
the one who is greedy curses and despises the Lord.
4 In all his scheming,
the wicked arrogantly thinks:
“There is no accountability,
since God does not exist.”



Cross References

Psalm 94:4

They pour out arrogant words;
all the evildoers boast.

Psalm 49:6

They trust in their wealth
and boast of their abundant riches.

Exodus 15:9

The enemy said:
“I will pursue, I will overtake,
I will divide the spoil.
My desire will be gratified at their expense.
I will draw my sword;
my hand will destroy them.”

Leviticus 26:30

I will destroy your high places, cut down your incense altars, and heap your dead bodies on the lifeless bodies of your idols; I will reject you.

Deuteronomy 29:19

When someone hears the words of this oath, he may consider himself exempt, thinking, ‘I will have peace even though I follow my own stubborn heart.’ This will lead to the destruction of the well-watered land as well as the dry land.

Deuteronomy 32:19

When the Lord saw this, He despised them,
provoked to anger by His sons and daughters.

1 Samuel 23:21

“May you be blessed by the Lord,” replied Saul, “for you have taken pity on me.

Job 31:24

If I placed my confidence in gold
or called fine gold my trust,

Psalm 5:6

You destroy those who tell lies;
the Lord abhors a man of bloodshed and treachery.

Psalm 35:21

They open their mouths wide against me and say,
“Aha, aha! We saw it!”

Psalm 49:11-13

Their graves are their eternal homes,
their homes from generation to generation,
though they have named estates after themselves.

Psalm 49:18

Though he praises himself during his lifetime—
and people praise you when you do well for yourself

Psalm 52:1

For the choir director. A Davidic Maskil. When Doeg the Edomite went and reported to Saul, telling him, “David went to Ahimelech’s house.”Why brag about evil, you hero!
God’s faithful love is constant.

Psalm 73:8-9

They mock, and they speak maliciously;
they arrogantly threaten oppression.

Proverbs 28:4

Those who reject the law praise the wicked,
but those who keep the law battle against them.

Isaiah 10:7-11

But this is not what he intends;
this is not what he plans.
It is his intent to destroy
and to cut off many nations.

Isaiah 37:23

Who is it you have mocked and blasphemed?
Who have you raised your voice against
and lifted your eyes in pride?
Against the Holy One of Israel!

Isaiah 57:17

Because of his sinful greed I was angry,
so I struck him; I was angry and hid;
but he went on turning back to the desires of his heart.

Jeremiah 22:17

But you have eyes and a heart for nothing
except your own dishonest profit,
shedding innocent blood
and committing extortion and oppression.

Hosea 12:7-8

A merchant loves to extort
with dishonest scales in his hands.

Micah 6:10-12

Are there still the treasures of wickedness
and the accursed short measure
in the house of the wicked?

Habakkuk 2:9

Woe to him who dishonestly makes
wealth for his house
to place his nest on high,
to escape from the reach of disaster!

Zechariah 11:5-8

Those who buy them slaughter them but are not punished. Those who sell them say: Praise the Lord because I have become rich! Even their own shepherds have no compassion for them.

Matthew 26:15-16

and said, “What are you willing to give me if I hand Him over to you?” So they weighed out 30 pieces of silver for him.

Luke 12:15

He then told them, “Watch out and be on guard against all greed because one’s life is not in the abundance of his possessions.”

Luke 12:19

Then I’ll say to myself, “You have many goods stored up for many years. Take it easy; eat, drink, and enjoy yourself.”’

Luke 16:14-15

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

Romans 1:29

They are filled with all unrighteousness, evil, greed, and wickedness. They are full of envy, murder, quarrels, deceit, and malice. They are gossips,

Romans 1:32

Although they know full well God’s just sentence—that those who practice such things deserve to die—they not only do them, but even applaud others who practice them.

1 Corinthians 6:10

no thieves, greedy people, drunkards, verbally abusive people, or swindlers will inherit God’s kingdom.

Ephesians 5:5

For know and recognize this: Every sexually immoral or impure or greedy person, who is an idolater, does not have an inheritance in the kingdom of the Messiah and of God.

Colossians 3:5

Therefore, put to death what belongs to your worldly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desire, and greed, which is idolatry.

1 Timothy 6:9-10

But those who want to be rich fall into temptation, a trap, and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge people into ruin and destruction.

2 Timothy 3:2-4

For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,

James 4:13

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will travel to such and such a city and spend a year there and do 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 or the things that belong to the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.

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