Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

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],

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?

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 mine ear to the parable, and show my dark speech upon the harp. 5 Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, and when wickedness at my heels compasseth me round about? 6 There be some that put their trust in their goods, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches.


Cross References

Genesis 49:17

Dan shall be a serpent in the way, and an adder in the path, and bite the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.

1 Samuel 26:20

And yet I hope my blood shall not fall to the earth before the face of the LORD, though the king of Israel be come out to hunt a flea, as men hunt the partridges in the mountains."

Psalm 22:16

For many dogs are come about me, the counsel of the wicked layeth siege against me.

Psalm 23:4

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

Psalm 27:1-2

{A Psalm of David} The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom then should I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid?

Psalm 38:4

For my wickednesses are gone over my head, and are like a sore burden, too heavy for me to bear.

Psalm 46:1-2

{To the Chanter, a song of the children of Korah upon Alamoth} God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 56:6-7

They hold all together, and keep themselves close, and mark my steps, when they lay wait for my soul.

Proverbs 5:22

The wickedness of the ungodly shall catch himself, and with the snares of his own sins shall he be trapped.

Proverbs 24:10

If thou be overseen and negligent in time of need, then is thy strength but small.

Isaiah 41:10-11

Be not afraid, for I will be with thee. Look not behind thee, for I will be thy God, to strengthen thee, help thee, and to keep thee with this righthand of mine.

Hosea 7:2

They consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness. They go about with their own inventions, but I see them well enough.

Amos 5:13

Therefore the wise must now be fain to hold his tongue, so wicked a time is it.

Acts 27:24

saying, 'Fear not Paul, for thou must be brought before Caesar. And lo, God hath given unto thee all that sail with thee.'

Romans 8:33-34

Who shall lay anything to the charge of God's chosen? It is God that justifieth:

Ephesians 5:16

redeeming the time: for the days are evil.

Philippians 1:28

and in nothing fearing your adversaries: which is to them a token of perdition, and to you a sign of salvation, and that of God.

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