Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The wicked spies upon the righteous
And seeks to kill him.

King James Version

The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.

Holman Bible

The wicked one lies in wait for the righteous
and seeks to kill him;

International Standard Version

The wicked stalks the righteous person, seeking to kill him,

A Conservative Version

A wicked man watches a righteous man, and seeks to kill him.

American Standard Version

The wicked watcheth the righteous, And seeketh to slay him.

Amplified


The wicked lies in wait for the righteous
And seeks to kill him.

Bible in Basic English

The sinners are watching the upright man, desiring to put him to death.

Darby Translation

The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him:

Julia Smith Translation

The unjust watches for the just, and seeks to kill him,

King James 2000

The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to slay him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[The] wicked watches for the righteous and seeks to kill him.

Modern King James verseion

The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to kill him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The ungodly watcheth the righteous, and seeketh occasion to slay him.

NET Bible

Evil men set an ambush for the godly and try to kill them.

New Heart English Bible

The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to kill him.

The Emphasized Bible

The lawless man, lieth in wait, for the just, and seeketh to put him to death:

Webster

The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.

World English Bible

The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to kill him.

Youngs Literal Translation

The wicked is watching for the righteous, And is seeking to put him to death.

Verse Info

Context Readings

Instruction In Wisdom

31 The law of his God is in his heart;
His steps do not slip.
32 The wicked spies upon the righteous
And seeks to kill him.
33 The Lord will not leave him in his hand
Or let him be condemned when he is judged.


Cross References

Psalm 10:8-10

He sits in the lurking places of the villages;
In the hiding places he kills the innocent;
His eyes stealthily watch for the unfortunate.

Psalm 37:12

The wicked plots against the righteous
And gnashes at him with his teeth.

Jeremiah 20:10

For I have heard the whispering of many,
Terror on every side!
Denounce him; yes, let us denounce him!”
All my trusted friends,
Watching for my fall, say:
“Perhaps he will be deceived, so that we may prevail against him
And take our revenge on him.”

Luke 6:7

The scribes and the Pharisees were watching Him closely to see if He healed on the Sabbath, so that they might find reason to accuse Him.

Luke 11:54

plotting against Him to catch Him in something He might say.

Luke 14:1

It happened that when He went into the house of one of the leaders of the Pharisees on the Sabbath to eat bread, they were watching Him closely.

Luke 19:47-48

And He was teaching daily in the temple; but the chief priests and the scribes and the leading men among the people were trying to destroy Him,

Luke 20:20

So they watched Him, and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, in order that they might catch Him in some statement, so that they could deliver Him to the rule and the authority of the governor.

Acts 9:24

but their plot became known to Saul. They were also watching the gates day and night so that they might put him to death;

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