Parallel Verses

Amplified


I will set no worthless or wicked thing before my eyes.
I hate the practice of those who fall away [from the right path];
It will not grasp hold of me.

New American Standard Bible

I will set no worthless thing before my eyes;
I hate the work of those who fall away;
It shall not fasten its grip on me.

King James Version

I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

Holman Bible

I will not set anything worthless before my eyes.
I hate the practice of transgression;
it will not cling to me.

International Standard Version

I will not even think about doing anything lawless; I hate to do evil deeds; I will have none of it.

A Conservative Version

I will set no base thing before my eyes. I hate the work of those who turn aside. It shall not cleave to me.

American Standard Version

I will set no base thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; It shall not cleave unto me.

Darby Translation

I will set no thing of Belial before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

Julia Smith Translation

I will not set a word of Belial before mine eyes: I hated him doing transgressions; he shall not cleave to me.

King James 2000

I will set no wicked thing before my eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I will not set before my eyes any wicked thing. I hate the work of those who fall away; it will not cling to me.

Modern King James verseion

I will set no wicked thing before my eyes. I have hated the work of those who turn aside; it shall not hold on to me.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I will take no wicked thing in hand. I hate the sin of unfaithfulness; it shall not cleave unto me.

NET Bible

I will not even consider doing what is dishonest. I hate doing evil; I will have no part of it.

New Heart English Bible

I will set no vile thing before my eyes. I hate the deeds of faithless men. They will not cling to me.

The Emphasized Bible

I will not set before mine eyes, a vile thing, - The doing of them who fall away, I hate, It shall not cleave unto me;

Webster

I will set no wicked thing before my eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

World English Bible

I will set no vile thing before my eyes. I hate the deeds of faithless men. They will not cling to me.

Youngs Literal Translation

I set not before mine eyes a worthless thing, The work of those turning aside I have hated, It adhereth not to me.

References

Context Readings

A Vow Of Integrity

2
I will behave wisely and follow the way of integrity.
When will You come to me?
I will walk in my house in integrity and with a blameless heart.
3 
I will set no worthless or wicked thing before my eyes.
I hate the practice of those who fall away [from the right path];
It will not grasp hold of me.
4
A perverse heart shall depart from me;
I will not tolerate evil.


Cross References

Psalm 40:4


Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the man who makes the Lord his trust,
And does not regard the proud nor those who lapse into lies.

Deuteronomy 15:9

Beware that there is no wicked thought in your heart, saying, ‘The seventh year, the year of release (remission, pardon), is approaching,’ and your eye is hostile (unsympathetic) toward your poor brother, and you give him nothing [since he would not have to repay you]; for he may cry out to the Lord against you, and it will become a sin for you.

Joshua 23:6

Be steadfast and very determined to keep and to do everything that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, so that you do not turn aside from it to the right or the left,

1 Samuel 12:20-21

Samuel said to the people, “Do not be afraid. You have [indeed] done all this evil; yet do not turn away from following the Lord, but serve the Lord with all your heart.

2 Samuel 11:2-3

One evening David got up from his couch and was walking on the [flat] roof of the king’s palace, and from there he saw a woman bathing; and she was very beautiful in appearance.

Job 31:1

“I have made a covenant (agreement) with my eyes;
How then could I gaze [lustfully] at a virgin?

Exodus 20:17

“You shall not covet [that is, selfishly desire and attempt to acquire] your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

Exodus 32:8

They have quickly turned aside from the way which I commanded them. They have made themselves a molten calf, and have worshiped it and sacrificed to it, and said, ‘This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt!’”

Deuteronomy 13:17

Nothing from that which is put under the ban (designated for destruction) shall cling to your hand, so that the Lord may turn away from His burning anger and show mercy to you, and have compassion on you and make you increase, just as He swore to your fathers,

1 Samuel 15:11

“I regret that I made Saul king, for he has turned away from following Me and has not carried out My commands.” Samuel was angry [over Saul’s failure] and he cried out to the Lord all night.

1 Kings 21:2-29

Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, “Give me your vineyard, so that I may have it for a garden of vegetables and herbs, because it is near my house. I will give you a better vineyard for it, or, if you prefer, I will give you what it is worth in money.”

Psalm 14:3


They have all turned aside, together they have become corrupt;
There is no one who does good, not even one.

Psalm 18:20-23


The Lord dealt with me according to my righteousness (moral character, spiritual integrity);
According to the cleanness of my hands He has rewarded me.

Psalm 26:4-5


I do not sit with deceitful or unethical or worthless men,
Nor seek companionship with pretenders (self-righteous hypocrites).

Psalm 36:3


The words of his mouth are wicked and deceitful;
He has ceased to be wise and to do good.

Psalm 39:1

I said, “I will guard my ways
That I may not sin with my tongue;
I will muzzle my mouth
While the wicked are in my presence.”

Psalm 78:41


Again and again they tempted God,
And distressed the Holy One of Israel.

Psalm 78:57


They turned back and acted unfaithfully like their fathers;
They were twisted like a warped bow [that will not respond to the archer’s aim].

Psalm 97:10


You who love the Lord, hate evil;
He protects the souls of His godly ones (believers),
He rescues them from the hand of the wicked.

Psalm 119:37


Turn my eyes away from vanity [all those worldly, meaningless things that distract—let Your priorities be mine],
And restore me [with renewed energy] in Your ways.

Psalm 119:113

Samekh.
I hate those who are double-minded,
But I love and treasure Your law.

Psalm 125:5


But as for those who turn aside to their crooked ways [in unresponsiveness to God],
The Lord will lead them away with those who do evil.
Peace be upon Israel.

Proverbs 6:25


Do not desire (lust after) her beauty in your heart,
Nor let her capture you with her eyelashes.

Proverbs 23:31-35


Do not look at wine when it is red,
When it sparkles in the glass,
When it goes down smoothly.

Ecclesiastes 6:9

What the eyes see [enjoying what is available] is better than [craving] what the soul desires. This too is futility and chasing after the wind.

Isaiah 30:11


“Get out of the [true] way, turn aside from the path [of God],
Stop bothering us with the Holy One of Israel.”

Isaiah 33:15


He who walks righteously and speaks with integrity,
Who rejects gain from fraud and from oppression,
Who shakes his hand free from the taking of bribes,
Who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed
And shuts his eyes to avoid looking upon evil;

Jeremiah 22:17


“But your eyes and your heart
Are only intent on your own dishonest gain,
On shedding innocent blood,
On oppression and extortion and violence.”

Hosea 7:6-7


As they approach their plotting,
Their mind burns [with intrigue] like an oven [while they lie in wait].
Their anger smolders all night;
In the morning it blazes like a flaming fire.

Micah 2:2


They covet fields and seize them,
And houses, and take them away.
They oppress and rob a man and his house,
A man and his inheritance.

Zephaniah 1:5-6


And those who bow down and worship the host of heaven [the sun, the moon, and the stars] on their housetops
And those who bow down and swear [oaths] to [and pretend to worship] the Lord and [yet also] swear by [the pagan god called] Milcom [god of the Ammonites],

Matthew 5:28

but I say to you that everyone who [so much as] looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Romans 12:9

Love is to be sincere and active [the real thing—without guile and hypocrisy]. Hate what is evil [detest all ungodliness, do not tolerate wickedness]; hold on tightly to what is good.

Galatians 4:9

Now, however, since you have come to know [the true] God [through personal experience], or rather to be known by God, how is it that you are turning back again to the weak and worthless elemental principles [of religions and philosophies], to which you want to be enslaved all over again?

Hebrews 10:39

But our way is not that of those who shrink back to destruction, but [we are] of those who believe [relying on God through faith in Jesus Christ, the Messiah] and by this confident faith preserve the soul.

James 1:13-15

Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God” [for temptation does not originate from God, but from our own flaws]; for God cannot be tempted by [what is] evil, and He Himself tempts no one.

2 Peter 2:21

For it would have been better for them not to have [personally] known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to have turned back from the holy commandment [verbally] handed on to them.

1 John 2:19

They went out from us [seeming at first to be Christians], but they were not really of us [because they were not truly born again and spiritually transformed]; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out [teaching false doctrine], so that it would be clearly shown that none of them are of us.

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