Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

He loved to curse may his curses return upon him! He took no delight in blessing others so may blessings be far from him.

New American Standard Bible

He also loved cursing, so it came to him; And he did not delight in blessing, so it was far from him.

King James Version

As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.

Holman Bible

He loved cursing—let it fall on him;
he took no delight in blessing—let it be far from him.

A Conservative Version

Yea, he loved cursing, and it came to him. And he did not delight in blessing, and it was far from him.

American Standard Version

Yea, he loved cursing, and it came unto him; And he delighted not in blessing, and it was far from him.

Amplified

Yes, he loved cursing, and it came [back] upon him; he delighted not in blessing, and it was far from him.

Bible in Basic English

As he took pleasure in cursing, so let it come on him; and as he had no delight in blessing, let it be far from him.

Darby Translation

And he loved cursing; so let it come unto him. And he delighted not in blessing; and let it be far from him.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

As he loved the curse, so let it come unto him; as he delighted not in the blessing, so let it be far from him.

Julia Smith Translation

And he will love cursing, and it shall come to him: and he delighted not in praise, and it shall be far from him.

King James 2000

As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Because he loved cursing, let it come [upon] him. Because he did not delight in blessing, let it be far from him.

Modern King James verseion

Yea, he loved cursing, so let it come to him; he delighted not in blessing, and it was far from him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

His delight was in cursing, and therefore shall it happen unto him; he loved not blessing, therefore shall it be far from him.

NET Bible

He loved to curse others, so those curses have come upon him. He had no desire to bless anyone, so he has experienced no blessings.

New Heart English Bible

Yes, he loved cursing, and it came to him. He did not delight in blessing, and it was far from him.

The Emphasized Bible

Because he loved cursing, May it have come upon him, Because he delighted not in blessing, May it have kept far from him;

Webster

As he loved cursing, so let it come to him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.

World English Bible

Yes, he loved cursing, and it came to him. He didn't delight in blessing, and it was far from him.

Youngs Literal Translation

And he loveth reviling, and it meeteth him, And he hath not delighted in blessing, And it is far from him.

References

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

Prayer Against An Enemy

16 For he didn't think to extend gracious love; he harassed to death the poor, the needy, and the broken hearted. 17 He loved to curse may his curses return upon him! He took no delight in blessing others so may blessings be far from him. 18 He wore curses like a garment may they enter his inner being like water and his bones like oil.


Cross References

Proverbs 14:14

The faithless one will pay for his behavior, but a good man will be rewarded for his.

Ezekiel 35:6

therefore as I'm alive and living," declares the Lord GOD, "I'm turning you over to bloodshed, and bloodshed will certainly overtake you, since you never have hated shedding blood. That's why bloodshed will certainly pursue you.

Matthew 7:2

because the way that you judge others will be the way that you will be judged, and you will be evaluated by the standard with which you evaluate others.

Psalm 52:4-5

You love all words that destroy, you deceitful tongue!

Psalm 59:12-13

The sin of their mouth is the word on their lips. They will be caught in their own conceit; for they speak curses and lies.

2 Thessalonians 2:10-11

and every type of evil to deceive those who are dying, those who refused to love the truth that would save them.

Revelation 16:6

You have given them blood to drink because they spilled the blood of saints and prophets. This is what they deserve."

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