Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Why should I fear in the days of evil, when iniquity at my heels encompasses me about?

New American Standard Bible

Why should I fear in days of adversity, When the iniquity of my foes surrounds me,

King James Version

Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about?

Holman Bible

Why should I fear in times of trouble?
The iniquity of my foes surrounds me.

International Standard Version

Why should I be afraid when evil days come my way, when the wickedness of those who deceive me surrounds me

American Standard Version

Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, When iniquity at my heels compasseth me about?

Amplified

Why should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of those who would supplant me surrounds me on every side,

Bible in Basic English

What cause have I for fear in the days of evil, when the evil-doing of those who are working for my downfall is round about me?

Darby Translation

Wherefore should I fear in the days of adversity, when the iniquity of my supplanters encompasseth me? --

Julia Smith Translation

Wherefore shall I fear in the days of evil, the iniquity of my heel shall surround me.

King James 2000

Why should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity at my heels shall surround me?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Why should I fear in {times of calamity}, [when] iniquity surrounds me at my heels,

Modern King James verseion

Why should I fear in the days of evil, when the perversity of my ambushers will surround me?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, and when wickedness at my heels compasseth me round about?

NET Bible

Why should I be afraid in times of trouble, when the sinful deeds of deceptive men threaten to overwhelm me?

New Heart English Bible

Why should I fear in the days of evil, when iniquity at my heels surrounds me?

The Emphasized Bible

Wherefore should I fear in the days of calamity, Though the iniquity of them who lie in wait for me should enclose me?

Webster

Why should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall encompass me?

World English Bible

Why should I fear in the days of evil, when iniquity at my heels surrounds me?

Youngs Literal Translation

Why do I fear in days of evil? The iniquity of my supplanters doth compass me.

Verse Info

Context Readings

Misplaced Trust In Wealth

4 I will incline my ear to a parable. I will open my dark saying upon the harp. 5 Why should I fear in the days of evil, when iniquity at my heels encompasses me about? 6 Those who trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches,


Cross References

Genesis 49:17

Dan shall be a serpent in the way, an adder in the path, that bites the horse's heels, so that his rider falls backward.

1 Samuel 26:20

Now therefore, let not my blood fall to the earth away from the presence of LORD. For the king of Israel has come out to seek a flea, as when [a man] hunts a partridge in the mountains.

Psalm 22:16

For dogs have encompassed me. A company of evil-doers have enclosed me. {They pierced (LXX/DSS)} my hands and my feet.

Psalm 23:4

Yea, tho I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou are with me, thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 27:1-2

LORD is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? LORD is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 38:4

For my iniquities have gone over my head. As a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

Psalm 46:1-2

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 56:6-7

They gather themselves together. They hide themselves. They mark my steps, even as they have waited for my soul.

Proverbs 5:22

His own iniquities shall take a wicked man, and he shall be held with the cords of his sin.

Proverbs 24:10

If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.

Isaiah 41:10-11

Fear thou not, for I am with thee. Be not dismayed, for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee. Yea, I will help thee. Yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Hosea 7:2

And they do not consider in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness. Now their own doings have surrounded them; they are before my face.

Amos 5:13

Therefore he who is prudent shall keep silence in such a time, for it is an evil time.

Acts 27:24

saying, Fear not, Paul. Thou must stand before Caesar, and lo, God has granted thee all those sailing with thee.

Romans 8:33-34

Who will accuse against the chosen of God? God is he who makes righteous.

Ephesians 5:16

redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Philippians 1:28

And not being frightened in anything by those who oppose, which is indeed a sign of destruction to them, but to you of salvation, and this from God.

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