Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

But to the wicked God says, "What right have you to tell of My statutes And to take My covenant in your mouth?

King James Version

But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?

Holman Bible

But God says to the wicked: "What right do you have to recite My statutes and to take My covenant on your lips?

International Standard Version

As for the wicked, God says, "How dare you recite my statutes or speak about my covenant with your lips!

A Conservative Version

But to the wicked man God says, What have thou to do to declare my statutes, and that thou have taken my covenant in thy mouth,

American Standard Version

But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, And that thou hast taken my covenant in thy mouth,

Amplified

But to the wicked, God says: What right have you to recite My statutes or take My covenant or pledge on your lips,

Darby Translation

But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant into thy mouth,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But unto the wicked God saith, What part hast thou to declare my statutes or that thou should take my covenant in thy mouth?

Julia Smith Translation

And to the unjust one God said, What to thee to recount my law, and thou wilt lift up my covenant upon thy mouth?

King James 2000

But unto the wicked God says, What have you to do to declare my statutes, or that you should take my covenant in your mouth?

Lexham Expanded Bible

But to the wicked God says, "What [right] have you to recite my statutes and {mention my covenant with your mouth},

Modern King James verseion

But to the wicked, God says, What is it to you, to declare My Precepts, and to take up My covenant in your mouth?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But unto the ungodly sayeth God, "Why dost thou preach my laws, and takest my covenant in thy mouth,

NET Bible

God says this to the evildoer: "How can you declare my commands, and talk about my covenant?

New Heart English Bible

But to the wicked God says, "What right do you have to declare my statutes, that you have taken my covenant on your lips,

The Emphasized Bible

But, to the lawless one, God saith, What hast, thou, to do, to recount my statutes? Or that thou hast taken up my covenant upon thy mouth?

Webster

But to the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?

World English Bible

But to the wicked God says, "What right do you have to declare my statutes, that you have taken my covenant on your lips,

Youngs Literal Translation

And to the wicked hath God said: What to thee -- to recount My statutes? That thou liftest up My covenant on thy mouth?

Context Readings

God As Judge

15 Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me." 16 But to the wicked God says, "What right have you to tell of My statutes And to take My covenant in your mouth? 17 "For you hate discipline, And you cast My words behind you.


Cross References

Psalm 25:14

The secret of the LORD is for those who fear Him, And He will make them know His covenant.

Psalm 78:36-38

But they deceived Him with their mouth And lied to Him with their tongue.

Proverbs 26:7

Like the legs which are useless to the lame, So is a proverb in the mouth of fools.

Isaiah 1:11-15

"What are your multiplied sacrifices to Me?" Says the LORD. "I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams And the fat of fed cattle; And I take no pleasure in the blood of bulls, lambs or goats.

Isaiah 29:13

Then the Lord said, "Because this people draw near with their words And honor Me with their lip service, But they remove their hearts far from Me, And their reverence for Me consists of tradition learned by rote,

Isaiah 48:1-2

"Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are named Israel And who came forth from the loins of Judah, Who swear by the name of the LORD And invoke the God of Israel, But not in truth nor in righteousness.

Isaiah 48:22

"There is no peace for the wicked," says the LORD.

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near.

Isaiah 58:1-7

"Cry loudly, do not hold back; Raise your voice like a trumpet, And declare to My people their transgression And to the house of Jacob their sins.

Jeremiah 7:4-7

"Do not trust in deceptive words, saying, 'This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD.'

Ezekiel 18:27

"Again, when a wicked man turns away from his wickedness which he has committed and practices justice and righteousness, he will save his life.

Ezekiel 20:37-38

"I will make you pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant;

Matthew 7:3-5

"Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?

Matthew 7:22-23

"Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?'

John 4:24

"God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."

Acts 19:13-16

But also some of the Jewish exorcists, who went from place to place, attempted to name over those who had the evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, "I adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preaches."

Romans 2:17-24

But if you bear the name "Jew" and rely upon the Law and boast in God,

1 Corinthians 9:27

but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.

Hebrews 8:9

NOT LIKE THE COVENANT WHICH I MADE WITH THEIR FATHERS ON THE DAY WHEN I TOOK THEM BY THE HAND TO LEAD THEM OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT; FOR THEY DID NOT CONTINUE IN MY COVENANT, AND I DID NOT CARE FOR THEM, SAYS THE LORD.

2 Peter 2:15

forsaking the right way, they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;



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