Parallel Verses

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:

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 have drawn the sword and bent their bow
To cast down the afflicted and the needy,
To slaughter those who are upright in conduct [those with personal integrity and godly character].

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.

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:

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.

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 My Lord, shall laugh at him, for he seeth, that his day, will come. 14 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: 15 Their sword, shall enter into their own heart, and, their bow, shall be broken.


Cross References

Psalm 11:2

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:

Proverbs 29:27

An abomination to the righteous, is the man of perversity, and, an abomination to the lawless, is a man of straightforward way.

1 Samuel 24:11

But, my father, see, yea, see, the corner of thy robe in my hand, - for, in that I cut off the corner of thy robe, and yet did not slay thee, know thou, and see, that there is not in my hand either wrong or transgression, neither have I sinned against thee, yet art thou hunting my life, to take it.

1 Samuel 24:17

And he said unto David, More righteous, art thou than I, for, thou, hast requited me, good, but, I, have requited thee, evil.

Psalm 35:10

All my bones, shall say - O Yahweh, who is like unto thee? Rescuing the oppressed from one stronger than he, Yea the oppressed and the needy, from their spoiler.

Psalm 64:2-6

Wilt thou hide me, From the conclave of evil-doers, From the crowd of workers of iniquity.

Proverbs 29:10

Blood-thirsty men, hate the blameless man, and, as for the upright, they seek his life.

Habakkuk 1:13

Thou whose eyes are too pure to look with approval on wrong, to respect oppression, canst not endure, - Wherefore, shouldst thou respect the treacherous? Be silent, when the lawless, swalloweth up, one more righteous than he?

Matthew 23:30-34

and say - If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been their partners in the blood of the prophets:

Acts 7:52

Which of the prophets, did not your fathers persecute? Yea they slew them who declared beforehand concerning the coming of the Righteous One - of whom, now, ye, have become, betrayers and murderers!

Acts 12:2-3

And slew James the brother of John with a sword;

Acts 12:11

And, Peter, coming to himself said - Now, know I, of a truth, that the Lord hath sent forth his messenger, and taken me out of the hand of Herod, and all the expectation of the people of the Jews.

Acts 12:23

And, instantly, there smote him, a messenger of the Lord, because he gave not the glory unto God; and, becoming worm-eaten, he expired.

1 John 3:12

Not just as, Cain, was, of the wicked one, and slew his brother! And, for what cause, slew he him? Because, his works, were, wicked, whereas, those of his brother, were, righteous.

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