Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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 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? --

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Why should I fear in the days of adversity when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about?

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?

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 proverb; I will {propound} my riddle on a lyre. 5 Why should I fear in {times of calamity}, [when] iniquity surrounds me at my heels, 6 those who trust their wealth and boast about the abundance of their riches?


Cross References

Genesis 49:17

Dan shall be a serpent on the way, a viper on the road that bites the heels of a horse, so that its rider falls backward.

1 Samuel 26:20

And so then, do not let my blood fall to the ground {away from} the presence of Yahweh, for the king of Israel has gone out to seek a single flea, as one hunts a partridge in the mountains."

Psalm 22:16

Because dogs have surrounded me; a gang of evildoers has encircled me. Like the lion [they are at] my hands and my feet.

Psalm 23:4

Even when I walk in a dark valley, I fear no evil because you [are] with me. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me

Psalm 27:1-2

Yahweh [is] my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? Yahweh [is] the refuge of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 38:4

For my iniquities have passed over my head; like a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

Psalm 46:1-2

God [is] our refuge and strength, a very sufficient help in troubles.

Psalm 56:6-7

They attack, they hide, they watch my {steps}, as they [lie in] wait for my life.

Proverbs 5:22

His iniquities shall ensnare him, the evildoer, and in the vanity of his sin he shall be caught.

Proverbs 24:10

[If] you faint on the day of adversity, little [is] your strength.

Isaiah 41:10-11

You must not fear, for I [am] with you; you must not be afraid, for I [am] your God. I will strengthen you, indeed I will help you, indeed I will take hold of you with the right hand of my salvation.

Hosea 7:2

{But they did not consider} that I remember all their wickedness. Now their deeds surround them; they are before my face.

Amos 5:13

Therefore, whoever has insight will keep silent in that time, for it [is] a time of evil.

Acts 27:24

saying, 'Do not be afraid, Paul! It is necessary [for] you to stand before Caesar, and behold, God has graciously granted you all who are sailing with you.'

Romans 8:33-34

Who will bring charges against God's elect? God [is] the one who justifies.

Ephesians 5:16

making the most of the time because the days are evil.

Philippians 1:28

and not letting yourselves be intimidated in anything by your opponents, which is a sign of destruction to them, but of your salvation, and this from God,

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