Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked man. Do not further his evil device. They exalt themselves. Selah.

New American Standard Bible

“Do not grant, O Lord, the desires of the wicked;
Do not promote his evil device, that they not be exalted. Selah.

King James Version

Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.

Holman Bible

Lord, do not grant the desires of the wicked;
do not let them achieve their goals.
Otherwise, they will become proud.Selah

International Standard Version

Never grant, LORD, the desires of the wicked; never condone their plans so they cannot exalt themselves. Interlude

American Standard Version

Grant not, O Jehovah, the desires of the wicked; Further not his evil device, lest they exalt themselves. Selah

Amplified


“Do not grant, O Lord, the desires of the wicked;
Do not further their evil device, that they not be exalted. Selah.

Bible in Basic English

O Lord, give not the wrongdoer his desire; give him no help in his evil designs, or he may be uplifted in pride. (Selah.)

Darby Translation

Grant not, O Jehovah, the desire of the wicked; further not his device: they would exalt themselves. Selah.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou wilt not give, O Jehovah, the desires of the unjust one: thou wilt not bring forth his device; they will be lifted up. Silence.

King James 2000

Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do not grant, O Yahweh, [the] desires of [the] wicked. Do not allow [them] to attain their plan, lest they be exalted. Selah

Modern King James verseion

O Jehovah, do not grant the desires of the wicked; do not help his wicked plans, lest they praise themselves. Selah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Let not the ungodly have his desire, O LORD; let not his mischievous imagination prosper, lest they be too proud. Selah.

NET Bible

O Lord, do not let the wicked have their way! Do not allow their plan to succeed when they attack! (Selah)

New Heart English Bible

LORD, do not grant the desires of the wicked. Do not let their evil plans succeed, or they will become proud. Selah.

The Emphasized Bible

Do not grant, O Yahweh, the desires of the lawless one, his device, do not promote, They would exalt themselves. Selah.

Webster

Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.

World English Bible

Yahweh, don't grant the desires of the wicked. Don't let their evil plans succeed, or they will become proud. Selah.

Youngs Literal Translation

Grant not, O Jehovah, the desires of the wicked, His wicked device bring not forth, They are high. Selah.

Verse Info

Context Readings

Prayer For Rescue

7 O lord LORD, the strength of my salvation, thou have covered my head in the day of battle. 8 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked man. Do not further his evil device. They exalt themselves. Selah. 9 As for the head of those who encompass me around, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 32:27

were it not that I feared the provocation of the enemy, lest their adversaries should judge amiss, lest they should say, Our hand is exalted, and LORD has not done all this.

2 Samuel 15:31

And it was told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.

Job 5:12-13

He frustrates the devices of the crafty so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.

Psalm 10:2-3

In the pride of the wicked man the poor man is hotly pursued. Let them be taken in the devices that they have conceived.

Psalm 27:12

Deliver me not over to the will of my adversaries. For FALSE witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.

Psalm 94:20-21

Shall the throne of wickedness have fellowship with thee, which frames mischief by statute?

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