Parallel Verses

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?

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

A Conservative Version

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

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 wickedness of those who would betray me surrounds me [on every side],

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 put my teaching into a story; I will make my dark sayings clear with music. 5 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? 6 Even of those whose faith is in their wealth, and whose hearts are lifted up because of their stores.


Cross References

Genesis 49:17

May Dan be a snake in the way, a horned snake by the road, biting the horse's foot so that the horseman has a fall.

1 Samuel 26:20

Then do not let my blood be drained out on the earth away from the face of the Lord: for the king of Israel has come out to take my life, like one going after birds in the mountains.

Psalm 22:16

Dogs have come round me: I am shut in by the band of evil-doers; they made wounds in my hands and feet.

Psalm 22:16

Dogs have come round me: I am shut in by the band of evil-doers; they made wounds in my hands and feet.

Psalm 27:1-2

The Lord is my light and my salvation; who is then a cause of fear to me? the Lord is the strength of my life; who is a danger to me?

Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation; who is then a cause of fear to me? the Lord is the strength of my life; who is a danger to me?

Psalm 46:1-2

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

Psalm 56:6-7

They come together, they are waiting in secret places, they take note of my steps, they are waiting for my soul.

Proverbs 5:22

The evil-doer will be taken in the net of his crimes, and prisoned in the cords of his sin.

Proverbs 24:10

If you give way in the day of trouble, your strength is small.

Isaiah 41:10-11

Have no fear, for I am with you; do not be looking about in trouble, for I am your God; I will give you strength, yes, I will be your helper; yes, my true right hand will be your support.

Hosea 7:2

And they do not say to themselves that I keep in mind all their sin; now their evil acts come round them on every side; they are before my face.

Amos 5:13

So the wise will say nothing in that time; for it is an evil time.

Acts 27:24

Saying, Have no fear, Paul, for you will come before Caesar, and God has given to you all those who are sailing with you.

Romans 8:33-34

Who will say anything against the saints of God? It is God who makes us clear from evil;

Ephesians 5:16

Making good use of the time, because the days are evil.

Philippians 1:28

Having no fear of those who are against you; which is a clear sign of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God;

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