Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the afflicted and needy, to slay those that are upright in the way:

New American Standard Bible

The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow To cast down the afflicted and the needy, To slay those who are upright in conduct.

King James Version

The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.

Holman Bible

The wicked have drawn the sword and strung the bow
to bring down the afflicted and needy
and to slaughter those whose way is upright.

International Standard Version

The wicked take out a sword and bend the bow, to bring down the humble and the poor to slay those who are righteous in conduct.

A Conservative Version

The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, to kill such as are upright in the way.

American Standard Version

The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, To cast down the poor and needy, To slay such as are upright in the way.

Amplified

The wicked draw the sword and bend their bows to cast down the poor and needy, to slay those who walk uprightly (blameless in conduct and in conversation).

Bible in Basic English

The evil-doers have taken out their swords, their bows are bent; for crushing the poor, and to put to death those who are upright in their ways.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He The wicked have drawn out the sword and have bent their bow to cast down the poor and needy and to slay such as are of upright conversation.

Julia Smith Translation

The unjust let loose the sword, and they bent their bow; they cast down the poor and needy, to slaughter the upright of way.

King James 2000

The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright behavior.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[The] wicked have drawn [the] sword and have bent their bow to throw down [the] poor and [the] needy, to kill [those] upright in [their] way.

Modern King James verseion

The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, to kill those who walk uprightly.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The ungodly have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the simple and poor, and to slay such as are of a right conversation.

NET Bible

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

New Heart English Bible

The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, to kill those who are upright in the way.

The Emphasized Bible

A sword, have the lawless, drawn out, and have trodden their bow, - To bring down the oppressed and the needy, To slaughter the upright in life:

Webster

The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as are of upright deportment.

World English Bible

The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, to kill those who are upright in the way.

Youngs Literal Translation

A sword have the wicked opened, And they have trodden their bow, To cause to fall the poor and needy, To slaughter the upright of the way.

Devotionals

Devotionals about Psalm 37:14

Devotionals containing Psalm 37:14

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Instruction In Wisdom

13 The Lord laugheth at him; for he seeth that his day is coming. 14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the afflicted and needy, to slay those that are upright in the way: 15 their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.


Cross References

Psalm 11:2

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.

Proverbs 29:27

An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous; and he that is of upright way is an abomination to the wicked man.

1 Samuel 24:11

And see, my father, yes, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand. For in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not, know and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in my hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou liest in wait for my life to take it.

1 Samuel 24:17

And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I; for thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil.

Psalm 35:10

All my bones shall say, Jehovah, who is like unto thee, who deliverest the afflicted from one stronger than he, yea, the afflicted and the needy from him that spoileth him!

Psalm 64:2-6

Hide me from the secret counsel of evil-doers, from the tumultuous crowd of the workers of iniquity,

Proverbs 29:10

The bloodthirsty hate the perfect, but the upright care for his soul.

Habakkuk 1:13

Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on mischief: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and keepest silence when the wicked swalloweth up a man more righteous than he?

Matthew 23:30-34

and ye say, If we had been in the days of our fathers we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.

Acts 7:52

Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain those who announced beforehand concerning the coming of the Just One, of whom ye have now become deliverers up and murderers!

Acts 12:2-3

and slew James, the brother of John, with the sword.

Acts 12:11

And Peter, being come to himself, said, Now I know certainly that the Lord has sent forth his angel and has taken me out of the hand of Herod and all the expectation of the people of the Jews.

Acts 12:23

And immediately an angel of the Lord smote him, because he did not give the glory to God, and he expired, eaten of worms.

1 John 3:12

not as Cain was of the wicked one, and slew his brother; and on account of what slew he him? because his works were wicked, and those of his brother righteous.

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