Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

rendering evil for good they are against me because I follow that which 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 powerful;
many hate me for no reason.
20 Those who repay evil for good
attack me for pursuing good.
21 Lord, do not abandon me;
my God, do not be far from me.


Cross References

Psalm 35:12

They repay me evil for good,
making me desolate.

1 John 3:12

unlike Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil, and his brother’s were righteous.

1 Samuel 19:4-6

Jonathan spoke well of David to his father Saul. He said to him: “The king should not sin against his servant David. He hasn’t sinned against you; in fact, his actions have been a great advantage to you.

1 Samuel 23:5

Then David and his men went to Keilah, fought against the Philistines, drove their livestock away, and inflicted heavy losses on them. So David rescued the inhabitants of Keilah.

1 Samuel 23:12

Then David asked, “Will the citizens of Keilah hand me and my men over to Saul?”“They will,” the Lord responded.

1 Samuel 25:16

They were a wall around us, both day and night, the entire time we were herding the sheep.

1 Samuel 25:21

David had just said, “I guarded everything that belonged to this man in the wilderness for nothing. He was not missing anything, yet he paid me back evil for good.

Psalm 7:4

if I have done harm to one at peace with me
or have plundered my adversary without cause,

Psalm 109:3-5

They surround me with hateful words
and attack me without cause.

Jeremiah 18:20

Should good be repaid with evil?
Yet they have dug a pit for me.
Remember how I stood before You
to speak good on their behalf,
to turn Your anger from them.

Matthew 5:10

Those who are persecuted for righteousness are blessed,
for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

John 10:32

Jesus replied, “I have shown you many good works from the Father. Which of these works are you stoning Me for?”

1 Peter 3:13

And who will harm you if you are deeply committed to what is good?

1 Peter 3:17-18

For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.

1 Peter 4:14-16

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

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