Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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


He also loved cursing, and it came [back] to him;
He did not delight in blessing, so 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.

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 Because he remembered not to do mercy, and he will pursue the poor and needy man to slay the dejected of heart. 17 And he will love cursing, and it shall come to him: and he delighted not in praise, and it shall be far from him. 18 And he will put on cursing as his garment, and it shall come into his midst as water, and as oil into his bones.


Cross References

Proverbs 14:14

He drawing back the heart shall be filled from his ways: and a good man from above him.

Ezekiel 35:6

For this, I live, says the Lord Jehovah, for I will make thee for blood and blood shall pursue thee: since thou hatedst not blood, and blood shall pursue thee.

Matthew 7:2

For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye measure, it shall be repaid to you.

Psalm 52:4-5

Thou lovedst all words of destruction, a tongue of deceit

Psalm 59:12-13

The sin of their mouth the word of their lips, and they shall be taken in their pride: and from cursing and from falsehood they will recount.

2 Thessalonians 2:10-11

And in all deceit of iniquity in the lost; because they received not the love of the truth, for them to be saved.

Revelation 16:6

For they poured out the blood of the holy, and of the prophets, and thou didst give them blood to drink i for they are worthy.

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