Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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:

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.

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 will laugh at him, for he sees that his day is coming. 14 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. 15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart. Their bows shall be broken.


Cross References

Psalm 11:2

For, behold, the wicked bend their bows. They set their arrows on the strings, that they may shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.

Proverbs 29:27

A dishonest man detests the righteous, and the upright in their ways detest the wicked.

1 Samuel 24:11

Moreover, my father, behold, yes, see the skirt of your robe in my hand; for in that I cut off the skirt of your robe, and didn't kill you, know and see that there is neither evil nor disobedience in my hand, and I have not sinned against you, though you hunt for my life to take it.

1 Samuel 24:17

He said to David, "You are more righteous than I; for you have done good to me, whereas I have done evil to you.

Psalm 35:10

All my bones shall say, "Yahweh, who is like you, who delivers the poor from him who is too strong for him; yes, the poor and the needy from him who robs him?"

Psalm 64:2-6

Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from the noisy crowd of the ones doing evil;

Proverbs 29:10

The bloodthirsty hate a man of integrity; and they seek the life of the upright.

Habakkuk 1:13

You who have purer eyes than to see evil, and who cannot look on perversity, why do you tolerate those who deal treacherously, and keep silent when the wicked swallows up the man who is more righteous than he,

Matthew 23:30-34

and say, 'If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we wouldn't have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.'

Acts 7:52

Which of the prophets didn't your fathers persecute? They killed those who foretold the coming of the Righteous One, of whom you have now become betrayers and murderers.

Acts 12:2-3

He killed James, the brother of John, with the sword.

Acts 12:11

When Peter had come to himself, he said, "Now I truly know that the Lord has sent out his angel and delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from everything the Jewish people were expecting."

Acts 12:23

Immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he didn't give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and died.

1 John 3:12

unlike Cain, who was of the evil one, and killed his brother. Why did he kill him? Because his works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

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