Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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?

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?

Verse Info

Context Readings

God As Judge

15 Call on me in the day of distress; I will deliver you, and you will glorify me." 16 As for the wicked, God says, "How dare you recite my statutes or speak about my covenant with your lips! 17 You hate instruction and toss my words behind you.


Cross References

Psalm 25:14

The intimate counsel of the LORD is for those who fear him so they may know his covenant.

Psalm 78:36-38

But they deceived him with their mouths; they lied to him with their tongues.

Proverbs 26:7

Useless legs to the lame that's what a proverb quoted by a fool is.

Isaiah 1:11-15

"How do your voluminous sacrifices benefit me?" the LORD is asking. "I've had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of well-fed beasts. I don't enjoy the blood of bulls, lambs, or goats.

Isaiah 29:13

Then the Lord said: "Because these people draw near with their mouths and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, worship of me has become merely like rules taught by human beings.

Isaiah 48:1-2

"Listen to this, house of Jacob, you who are called by the name of Israel, and who have come forth from Judah's loins; you who swear oaths in the name of the LORD and invoke the God of Israel but not in truth, nor in good faith.

Isaiah 48:22

"But there is no peace," says the LORD, "for the wicked."

Isaiah 55:6-7

"Seek the LORD while he may be found, call upon him while he is near.

Isaiah 58:1-7

"Shout aloud! Don't hold back! Lift up your voice like a trumpet! Declare to my people their rebellions, and to the house of Jacob their sins.

Jeremiah 7:4-7

"Change your ways and your deeds, and I'll let you live in this place. Don't trust deceptive words like these, and say, "The Temple of the LORD, the Temple of the LORD, the Temple of the LORD,'

Ezekiel 18:27

When a wicked person quits his wicked behavior and does what's just and right, he'll be enabled to live.

Ezekiel 20:37-38

"I'll cause you to pass under the rod until I will have brought you into the bond of the covenant.

Matthew 7:3-5

"Why do you see the speck in your brother's eye but fail to notice the beam in your own eye?

Matthew 7:22-23

Many will say to me on that day, "Lord, Lord, we prophesied in your name, drove out demons in your name, and performed many miracles in your name, didn't we?'

John 4:24

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

Acts 19:13-16

Then some Jews who went around trying to drive out demons attempted to use the name of the Lord Jesus on those who had evil spirits, saying, "I command you by that Jesus whom Paul preaches!"

Romans 2:17-24

Now if you call yourself a Jew, and rely on the Law, and boast about God,

1 Corinthians 9:27

No, I keep on disciplining my body, making it serve me so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not somehow be disqualified.

Hebrews 8:9

It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors at the time when I took them by the hand and brought them out of the land of Egypt. Because they did not remain loyal to my covenant, I ignored them, declares the Lord.

2 Peter 2:15

They have left the straight path and wandered off to follow the path of Bosor's son Balaam, who loved the reward he got for doing wrong.

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