Parallel Verses

NET Bible

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

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 to take My covenant 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,

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,

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 Pray to me when you are in trouble! I will deliver you, and you will honor me!" 16 God says this to the evildoer: "How can you declare my commands, and talk about my covenant? 17 For you hate instruction and reject my words.


Cross References

Psalm 25:14

The Lord's loyal followers receive his guidance, and he reveals his covenantal demands to them.

Psalm 78:36-38

But they deceived him with their words, and lied to him.

Proverbs 26:7

Like legs that hang limp from the lame, so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.

Isaiah 1:11-15

"Of what importance to me are your many sacrifices?" says the Lord. "I am stuffed with burnt sacrifices of rams and the fat from steers. The blood of bulls, lambs, and goats I do not want.

Isaiah 29:13

The sovereign master says, "These people say they are loyal to me; they say wonderful things about me, but they are not really loyal to me. Their worship consists of nothing but man-made ritual.

Isaiah 48:1-2

Listen to this, O family of Jacob, you who are called by the name 'Israel,' and are descended from Judah, who take oaths in the name of the Lord, and invoke the God of Israel -- but not in an honest and just manner.

Isaiah 48:22

There will be no prosperity for the wicked," says the Lord.

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek the Lord while he makes himself available; call to him while he is nearby!

Isaiah 58:1-7

"Shout loudly! Don't be quiet! Yell as loud as a trumpet! Confront my people with their rebellious deeds; confront Jacob's family with their sin!

Jeremiah 7:4-7

Stop putting your confidence in the false belief that says, "We are safe! The temple of the Lord is here! The temple of the Lord is here! The temple of the Lord is here!"

Ezekiel 18:27

When a wicked person turns from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he will preserve his life.

Ezekiel 20:37-38

I will make you pass under the shepherd's staff, and I will bring 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 see the beam of wood in your own?

Matthew 7:22-23

On that day, many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, didn't we prophesy in your name, and in your name cast out demons and do many powerful deeds?'

John 4:24

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

Acts 19:13-16

But some itinerant Jewish exorcists tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were possessed by evil spirits, saying, "I sternly warn you by Jesus whom Paul preaches."

Romans 2:17-24

But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the law and boast of your relationship to God

1 Corinthians 9:27

Instead I subdue my body and make it my slave, so that after preaching to others I myself will not be disqualified.

Hebrews 8:9

"It will not be like the covenant that I made with their fathers, on the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they did not continue in my covenant and I had no regard for them, says the Lord.

2 Peter 2:15

By forsaking the right path they have gone astray, because they followed the way of Balaam son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness,

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