Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

And those who repay evil for good,
They oppose me, because I follow what is good.

King James Version

They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is.

Holman Bible

Those who repay evil for good
attack me for pursuing good.

International Standard Version

They reward my good with evil, opposing me because I seek to do good.

A Conservative Version

They also who render evil for good are adversaries to me, because I follow the thing that is good.

American Standard Version

They also that render evil for good Are adversaries unto me, because I follow the thing that is good.

Amplified


They repay evil for good, they attack and try to kill me,
Because I follow what is good.

Darby Translation

And they that render evil for good are adversaries unto me; because I pursue what is good.

Julia Smith Translation

And mine enemies living, they were strong: and they hating me with falsehood were multiplied.

King James 2000

They also that render evil for good are my adversaries; because I follow the thing that is good.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And those who repay evil in return for good accuse me in return for my pursuing good.

Modern King James verseion

And those who give evil for good oppose me, because I follow good.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They also that reward evil for good are against me, because I follow the thing that is good.

NET Bible

They repay me evil for the good I have done; though I have tried to do good to them, they hurl accusations at me.

New Heart English Bible

They who also render evil for good are adversaries to me, because I follow what is good.

The Emphasized Bible

Even they who are repaying evil for good, accuse me because I pursue the good.

Webster

They also that render evil for good are my adversaries; because I follow the thing that is good.

World English Bible

They who also render evil for good are adversaries to me, because I follow what is good.

Youngs Literal Translation

And those paying evil for good accuse me, Because of my pursuing good.

Verse Info

Context Readings

Prayer Of A Suffering Sinner

19 But my enemies are vigorous and strong,
And many are those who hate me wrongfully.
20 And those who repay evil for good,
They oppose me, because I follow what is good.
21 Do not forsake me, O Lord;
O my God, do not be far from me!


Cross References

Psalm 35:12

They repay me evil for good,
To the bereavement of my soul.

1 John 3:12

not as Cain, who was of the evil one and slew his brother. And for what reason did he slay him? Because his deeds were evil, and his brother’s were righteous.

1 Samuel 19:4-6

Then Jonathan spoke well of David to Saul his father and said to him, “Do not let the king sin against his servant David, since he has not sinned against you, and since his deeds have been very beneficial to you.

1 Samuel 23:5

So David and his men went to Keilah and fought with the Philistines; and he led away their livestock and struck them with a great slaughter. Thus David delivered the inhabitants of Keilah.

1 Samuel 23:12

Then David said, “Will the men of Keilah surrender me and my men into the hand of Saul?” And the Lord said, “They will surrender you.”

1 Samuel 25:16

They were a wall to us both by night and by day, all the time we were with them tending the sheep.

1 Samuel 25:21

Now David had said, “Surely in vain I have guarded all that this man has in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that belonged to him; and he has returned me evil for good.

Psalm 7:4

If I have rewarded evil to my friend,
Or have plundered him who without cause was my adversary,

Psalm 109:3-5

They have also surrounded me with words of hatred,
And fought against me without cause.

Jeremiah 18:20

Should good be repaid with evil?
For they have dug a pit for me.
Remember how I stood before You
To speak good on their behalf,
So as to turn away Your wrath from them.

Matthew 5:10

“Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

John 10:32

Jesus answered them, “I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?”

1 Peter 3:13

Who is there to harm you if you prove zealous for what is good?

1 Peter 3:17-18

For it is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong.

1 Peter 4:14-16

If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.

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