Parallel Verses

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

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

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked; further not their wicked plot and device, lest they exalt themselves. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; do not further his wicked thought lest they 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.

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 Yahweh, my Lord, the strength of my salvation, you have covered my head in [the] day of battle. 8 Do not grant, O Yahweh, [the] desires of [the] wicked. Do not allow [them] to attain their plan, lest they be exalted. Selah 9 [With respect to the] head of [those who] surround me, may the harm of their lips cover them.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 32:27

If I had not feared a provocation of [the] enemy, lest their foes might misunderstand, lest they should say, "Our hand is {triumphant}, and Yahweh [did] not do all this." '

2 Samuel 15:31

Now David [was] told, "Ahithophel [was] among the conspirators with Absalom." Then David said, "Please frustrate the counsel of Ahithophel, O Yahweh."

Job 5:12-13

[He] is frustrating [the] devices of [the] crafty, and their hands do not achieve success.

Psalm 10:2-3

In arrogance [the] wicked persecutes [the] poor. Let them be caught in [the] schemes that they devised,

Psalm 27:12

Do not give me over to the desire of my enemies, because false witnesses have arisen against me, and [each] breathing out violence.

Psalm 94:20-21

Can there be allied with you a throne of destruction, one that forms trouble based on statute?

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