Parallel Verses

NET Bible

For look, the wicked prepare their bows, they put their arrows on the strings, to shoot in the darkness at the morally upright.

New American Standard Bible

For, behold, the wicked bend the bow,
They make ready their arrow upon the string
To shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.

King James Version

For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.

Holman Bible

For look, the wicked string the bow;
they put the arrow on the bowstring
to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart.

International Standard Version

Look, the wicked have bent their bow and placed their arrow on the string, to shoot from the darkness at the upright in heart.

A Conservative Version

For, lo, the wicked bend the bow. They make ready their arrow upon the string that they may shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.

American Standard Version

For, lo, the wicked bend the bow, They make ready their arrow upon the string, That they may shoot in darkness at the upright in heart;

Amplified


For look, the wicked are bending the bow;
They take aim with their arrow on the string
To shoot [by stealth] in darkness at the upright in heart.

Bible in Basic English

See, the bows of the evil-doers are bent, they make ready their arrows on the cord, so that they may send them secretly against the upright in heart.

Darby Translation

For behold, the wicked bend the bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may in darkness shoot at the upright in heart.

Julia Smith Translation

For behold, the unjust will bend the bow, they prepared their arrow upon the cord, they will shoot in darkness the upright of heart

King James 2000

For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may secretly shoot at the upright in heart.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For look: The wicked {string the bow}. They have fitted their arrow to [the] string, to shoot from [the] darkness at the upright of heart.

Modern King James verseion

for lo, the wicked bend their bow; they make ready their arrow on the string, so that they may secretly shoot at the upright in heart.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For lo, the ungodly bend their bow, and make ready their arrows within the quiver, that they may privily shoot at them which are true of heart.

New Heart English Bible

For, behold, the wicked bend their bows. They set their arrows on the strings, that they may shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.

The Emphasized Bible

For lo! the lawless, bend the bow They have fixed their arrow upon the string, To shoot in the darkness at the upright in heart:

Webster

For lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.

World English Bible

For, behold, the wicked bend their bows. They set their arrows on the strings, that they may shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.

Youngs Literal Translation

For lo, the wicked tread a bow, They have prepared their arrow on the string, To shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Bow

Context Readings

Refuge In The Lord

1 For the music director; by David. In the Lord I have taken shelter. How can you say to me, "Flee to a mountain like a bird! 2 For look, the wicked prepare their bows, they put their arrows on the strings, to shoot in the darkness at the morally upright. 3 When the foundations are destroyed, what can the godly accomplish?"


Cross References

Psalm 7:10

The Exalted God is my shield, the one who delivers the morally upright.

Psalm 21:12

For you make them retreat when you shoot your arrows at them.

Psalm 37:14

Evil men draw their swords and prepare their bows, to bring down the oppressed and needy, and to slaughter those who are godly.

Jeremiah 9:3

The Lord says, "These people are like soldiers who have readied their bows. Their tongues are always ready to shoot out lies. They have become powerful in the land, but they have not done so by honest means. Indeed, they do one evil thing after another and do not pay attention to me.

1 Samuel 18:21

Saul said, "I will give her to him so that she may become a snare to him and the hand of the Philistines may be against him." So Saul said to David, "Today is the second time for you to become my son-in-law."

1 Samuel 23:9

When David realized that Saul was planning to harm him, he told Abiathar the priest, "Bring the ephod!"

Psalm 7:12

If a person does not repent, God sharpens his sword and prepares to shoot his bow.

Psalm 10:2

The wicked arrogantly chase the oppressed; the oppressed are trapped by the schemes the wicked have dreamed up.

Psalm 10:8-9

He waits in ambush near the villages; in hidden places he kills the innocent. His eyes look for some unfortunate victim.

Psalm 32:11

Rejoice in the Lord and be happy, you who are godly! Shout for joy, all you who are morally upright!

Psalm 64:3-5

They sharpen their tongues like a sword; they aim their arrow, a slanderous charge,

Psalm 64:10

The godly will rejoice in the Lord and take shelter in him. All the morally upright will boast.

Psalm 94:15

For justice will prevail, and all the morally upright will be vindicated.

Psalm 97:11

The godly bask in the light; the morally upright experience joy.

Psalm 125:4

Do good, O Lord, to those who are good, to the morally upright!

Psalm 142:3

Even when my strength leaves me, you watch my footsteps. In the path where I walk they have hidden a trap for me.

Matthew 26:4

They planned to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him.

Acts 23:12-15

When morning came, the Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink anything until they had killed Paul.

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