Parallel Verses

Amplified

They draw near who follow after wrong thinking and persecute me with wickedness; they are far from Your law.

New American Standard Bible

Those who follow after wickedness draw near; They are far from Your law.

King James Version

They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.

Holman Bible

Those who pursue evil plans come near;
they are far from Your instruction.

International Standard Version

Those who pursue wickedness draw near; they remain far from your instruction.

A Conservative Version

They draw near who follow after wickedness. They are far from thy law.

American Standard Version

They draw nigh that follow after wickedness; They are far from thy law.

Bible in Basic English

Those who have evil designs against me come near; they are far from your law.

Darby Translation

They have drawn nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Those that persecute me draw near unto evil; they have strayed from thy law.

Julia Smith Translation

They drew near pursuing mischief: they removed far off from thy law.

King James 2000

They draw near that follow after evil: they are far from your law.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[Those who] pursue a [wicked] purpose draw near; they are far from your law.

Modern King James verseion

They draw near, those who follow after wickedness; they are far from Your Law.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They draw nigh that of malice persecute me, and are far from thy law.

NET Bible

Those who are eager to do wrong draw near; they are far from your law.

New Heart English Bible

They draw near who follow after wickedness. They are far from your Law.

The Emphasized Bible

They have drawn near, who pursue villainy, From thy law, have they gone far away.

Webster

They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.

World English Bible

They draw near who follow after wickedness. They are far from your law.

Youngs Literal Translation

Near have been my wicked pursuers, From Thy law they have been far off.

Verse Info

Context Readings

Qoph

149 Hear my voice according to Your steadfast love; O Lord, quicken me and give me life according to Your [righteous] decrees. 150 They draw near who follow after wrong thinking and persecute me with wickedness; they are far from Your law. 151 You are near, O Lord [nearer to me than my foes], and all Your commandments are truth.


Cross References

1 Samuel 23:16

And Jonathan, Saul's son, rose and went into the wood to David [at Horesh] and strengthened his hand in God.

2 Samuel 17:16

Now send quickly and tell David, Lodge not this night at the fords [at the Jordan] of the wilderness, but by all means pass over, lest the king be swallowed up and all the people with him.

Job 21:14

Yet they say to God, Depart from us, for we do not desire the knowledge of Your ways.

Psalm 22:11-13

Be not far from me, for trouble is near and there is none to help.

Psalm 22:16

For [like a pack of] dogs they have encompassed me; a company of evildoers has encircled me, they pierced my hands and my feet.

Psalm 27:2

When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

Psalm 50:17

Seeing that you hate instruction and correction and cast My words behind you [discarding them]?

Proverbs 1:7

The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning and the principal and choice part of knowledge [its starting point and its essence]; but fools despise skillful and godly Wisdom, instruction, and discipline.

Proverbs 1:22

How long, O simple ones [open to evil], will you love being simple? And the scoffers delight in scoffing and [self-confident] fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 28:9

He who turns away his ear from hearing the law [of God and man], even his prayer is an abomination, hateful and revolting [to God].

Matthew 26:46-47

Get up, let us be going! See, My betrayer is at hand!

Ephesians 2:13-14

But now in Christ Jesus, you who once were [so] far away, through (by, in) the blood of Christ have been brought near.

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