Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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.

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 The wicked in his pride does persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined. 3 For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, and blesses the covetous, whom the LORD abhors. 4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in any of his thoughts.



Cross References

Psalm 94:4

How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?

Psalm 49:6

They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

Exodus 15:9

The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.

Leviticus 26:30

And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcasses upon the carcasses of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.

Deuteronomy 29:19

And it comes to pass, when he hears the words of this curse, that he blesses himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of my heart, to add drunkenness to thirst:

Deuteronomy 32:19

And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.

1 Samuel 23:21

And Saul said, Blessed be you of the LORD; for you have compassion on me.

Job 31:24

If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, You are my confidence;

Psalm 5:6

You shall destroy them that speak falsehood: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

Psalm 35:21

Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye has seen it.

Psalm 49:11-13

Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue forever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.

Psalm 49:18

Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise you, when you do well for yourself.

Psalm 52:1

[To the Chief Musician, a maschil. A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.] Why boast you yourself in evil, O mighty man? the goodness of God endures continually.

Psalm 73:8-9

They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.

Proverbs 28:4

They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.

Isaiah 10:7-11

Yet he means not so, neither does his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations, not a few.

Isaiah 37:23

Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? and against whom have you exalted your voice, and lifted up your eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 57:17

For the iniquity of his covetousness was I angry, and struck him: I hid myself, and was angry, and he went on backsliding in the way of his heart.

Jeremiah 22:17

But your eyes and your heart are for nothing but for your covetousness, and for shedding innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.

Hosea 12:7-8

He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loves to oppress.

Micah 6:10-12

Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the short measure that is abominable?

Habakkuk 2:9

Woe to him that covets an evil gain for his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of ruin!

Zechariah 11:5-8

Whose owners slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they that sell them say, Blessed be the LORD; for I am rich: and their own shepherds pity them not.

Matthew 26:15-16

And said unto them, What will you give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.

Luke 12:15

And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.

Luke 12:19

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

Luke 16:14-15

And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.

Romans 1:29

Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

Romans 1:32

Who knowing the judgment of God, that they who commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

1 Corinthians 6:10

Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Ephesians 5:5

For this you know, that no fornicator, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

Colossians 3:5

Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

1 Timothy 6:9-10

But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which plunge men into destruction and perdition.

2 Timothy 3:2-4

For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

James 4:13

Come now, you that say, Today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:

James 4:16

But now you rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.

1 John 2:15

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

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