Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

His ways are always secure;
Your lofty judgments are beyond his sight;
he scoffs at all his adversaries.

New American Standard Bible

His ways prosper at all times; Your judgments are on high, out of his sight; As for all his adversaries, he snorts at them.

King James Version

His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.

International Standard Version

Their ways always seem prosperous. Your judgments are on high, far away from them. They scoff at all their enemies.

A Conservative Version

His ways are profane at all times. Thy judgments are far above out of his sight. As for all his adversaries, he puffs at them.

American Standard Version

His ways are firm at all times; Thy judgments are far above out of his sight: As for all his adversaries, he puffeth at them.

Amplified

His ways are grievous [or persist] at all times; Your judgments [Lord] are far above and on high out of his sight [so he never thinks about them]; as for all his foes, he sniffs and sneers at them.

Bible in Basic English

His ways are ever fixed; your decisions are higher than he may see: as for his haters, they are as nothing to him.

Darby Translation

His ways always succeed; thy judgments are far above out of his sight; as for all his adversaries, he puffeth at them.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight; as for all his enemies, he puffs at them.

Julia Smith Translation

His ways will be in pain in all time; thy judgments high from before him: all his enemies he will puff at them.

King James 2000

His ways are always prosperous; your judgments are far above, out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he sneers at them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

His ways endure at all times. Your judgments are aloof from him. [As for] all his enemies, he scoffs at them.

Modern King James verseion

His ways are always perverted; Your judgments are high, out of his sight. As for all his enemies, he puffs at them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above, out of his sight. Therefore defieth he all his enemies.

NET Bible

He is secure at all times. He has no regard for your commands; he disdains all his enemies.

New Heart English Bible

His ways are prosperous at all times. Your judgments are far from his sight. As for all his adversaries, he sneers at them.

The Emphasized Bible

His ways are firm at all times, On high, are thy righteous regulations, out of his sight, As for all his adversaries, he puffeth at them:

Webster

His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.

World English Bible

His ways are prosperous at all times. He is haughty, and your laws are far from his sight. As for all his adversaries, he sneers at them.

Youngs Literal Translation

Pain do his ways at all times, On high are Thy judgments before him, All his adversaries -- he puffeth at them.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

עת 
`eth 
Usage: 296

חיל חוּל 
Chuwl 
Usage: 57

צרר 
Tsarar 
Usage: 54

he puffeth
פּוּח 
Puwach 
Usage: 14

Context Readings

A Prayer For God To Throw Down The Wicked

4 In all his scheming,
the wicked arrogantly thinks:
“There is no accountability,
since God does not exist.”
5 His ways are always secure;
Your lofty judgments are beyond his sight;
he scoffs at all his adversaries.
6 He says to himself, “I will never be moved—
from generation to generation without calamity.”



Cross References

Psalm 12:5

“Because of the oppression of the afflicted
and the groaning of the poor,
I will now rise up,” says the Lord.
“I will put the one who longs for it in a safe place.”

Isaiah 26:11

Lord, Your hand is lifted up to take action,
but they do not see it.
They will see Your zeal for Your people,
and they will be put to shame.
The fire for Your adversaries will consume them!

Genesis 6:12

God saw how corrupt the earth was, for every creature had corrupted its way on the earth.

Judges 9:27

So they went out to the countryside and harvested grapes from their vineyards. They trampled the grapes and held a celebration. Then they went to the house of their god, and as they ate and drank, they cursed Abimelech.

Judges 9:38

Zebul replied, “Where is your mouthing off now? You said, ‘Who is Abimelech that we should serve him?’ Aren’t these the people you despised? Now go and fight them!”

2 Samuel 5:6

The king and his men marched to Jerusalem against the Jebusites who inhabited the land. The Jebusites had said to David: “You will never get in here. Even the blind and lame can repel you”; thinking, “David can’t get in here.”

1 Kings 20:10-11

Then Ben-hadad sent messengers to him and said, “May the gods punish me and do so severely if Samaria’s dust amounts to a handful for each of the people who follow me.”

1 Kings 20:13

A prophet came to Ahab king of Israel and said, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Do you see this entire great army? Watch, I am handing it over to you today so that you may know that I am Yahweh.’”

Psalm 92:5-6

How magnificent are Your works, Lord,
how profound Your thoughts!

Proverbs 1:19

Such are the paths of all who make profit dishonestly;
it takes the lives of those who receive it.

Proverbs 2:13

from those who abandon the right paths
to walk in ways of darkness,

Proverbs 2:15

whose paths are crooked,
and whose ways are devious.

Proverbs 15:24

For the discerning the path of life leads upward,
so that he may avoid going down to Sheol.

Proverbs 24:1

Don’t envy evil men
or desire to be with them,

Isaiah 5:12

At their feasts they have lyre, harp,
tambourine, flute, and wine.
They do not perceive the Lord’s actions,
and they do not see the work of His hands.

Isaiah 10:1

Woe to those enacting crooked statutes
and writing oppressive laws

Isaiah 28:15

For you said, “We have cut a deal with Death,
and we have made an agreement with Sheol;
when the overwhelming scourge passes through,
it will not touch us,
because we have made falsehood our refuge
and have hidden behind treachery.”

Isaiah 42:25

So He poured out on Jacob His furious anger
and the power of war.
It surrounded him with fire, but he did not know it;
it burned him, but he paid no attention.

Hosea 9:9

They have deeply corrupted themselves
as in the days of Gibeah.
He will remember their guilt;
He will punish their sins.

Hosea 14:9

Let whoever is wise understand these things,
and whoever is insightful recognize them.
For the ways of the Lord are right,
and the righteous walk in them,
but the rebellious stumble in them.

Romans 3:16

ruin and wretchedness are in their paths,

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