Parallel Verses

New Heart English Bible

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

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?

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 open my riddle on the harp. 5 Why should I fear in the days of evil, when iniquity at my heels surrounds me? 6 Those who trust in their wealth, and boast in the multitude of their riches?


Cross References

Genesis 49:17

Dan will 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, do not let my blood fall to the earth away from the presence of the LORD; for the king of Israel has come out to seek a flea, as when one hunts a partridge in the mountains."

Psalm 22:16

For dogs have surrounded me. A company of evildoers have enclosed me. They have pierced my hands and feet.

Psalm 23:4

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 27:1-2

The LORD is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? The 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 conspire and lurk, watching my steps, they are eager to take my life.

Proverbs 5:22

The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare him. The cords of his sin hold him firmly.

Proverbs 24:10

If you falter in the time of trouble, your strength is small.

Isaiah 41:10-11

Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. Yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.

Hosea 7:2

They do not consider in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness. Now their own deeds have engulfed them. They are before my face.

Amos 5:13

Therefore a prudent person keeps silent in such a time, for it is an evil time.

Acts 27:24

saying, 'Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand before Caesar. Behold, God has granted you all those who sail with you.'

Romans 8:33-34

Who could bring a charge against God's chosen ones? It is God who justifies.

Ephesians 5:16

redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Philippians 1:28

and in nothing frightened by the adversaries, which is for them a proof of destruction, but to you of salvation, and that from God.

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