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Why do you take pride in wrongdoing, lifting yourself up against the upright man all the day?

New American Standard Bible

For the choir director. A Maskil of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul and said to him, “David has come to the house of Ahimelech.”
Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man?
The lovingkindness of God endures all day long.

King James Version

{To the chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.} Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.

Holman Bible

For the choir director. A Davidic Maskil. When Doeg the Edomite went and reported to Saul, telling him, “David went to Ahimelech’s house.”Why brag about evil, you hero!
God’s faithful love is constant.

International Standard Version

Why do you make evil the foundation of your boasting, mighty one? God's gracious love never ceases.

A Conservative Version

Why boast thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? The loving kindness of God [is] continual.

American Standard Version

Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? The lovingkindness of God endureth continually.

Amplified

Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man?
The lovingkindness of God endures all day long.

Darby Translation

{To the chief Musician: an instruction. Of David; when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David came to the house of Ahimelech.} Why boastest thou thyself in evil, thou mighty man? The loving-kindness of God abideth continually.

Julia Smith Translation

To the overseer instruction to David: In the coming of Doeg the Edomite to Saul, and he will say to him, David came to the house of Ahimelech. Why wilt thou boast in evil, thou strong one? the mercy of God is all the day.

King James 2000

[To the Chief Musician, a maschil. A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.] Why boast you yourself in evil, O mighty man? the goodness of God endures continually.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Why do you boast about evil, O mighty man? The loyal love of God [endures] {continually}.

Modern King James verseion

To the Chief Musician. A contemplation. A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said to him, David has come to the house of Ahimelech. Why do you boast yourself in evil, O mighty man? The mercy of God endures forever.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

{To the Chanter, an exhortation of David when Doeg the Edomite came to Saul, and showed him, saying: David is come to the house of Abimelech} Thy boastest thou thyself, thou tyrant, that thou canst do mischief, whereas the goodness of God endureth yet daily?

NET Bible

For the music director; a well-written song by David. It was written when Doeg the Edomite went and informed Saul: "David has arrived at the home of Ahimelech." Why do you boast about your evil plans, O powerful man? God's loyal love protects me all day long!

New Heart English Bible

Why do you boast of mischief, mighty man? God's loving kindness endures continually.

The Emphasized Bible

Why dost thou boast thyself of wickedness, O mighty man? The lovingkindness of GOD, lasteth all the day.

Webster

To the chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said to him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech. Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.

World English Bible

Why do you boast of mischief, mighty man? God's loving kindness endures continually.

Youngs Literal Translation

To the Overseer. -- An instruction, by David, in the coming in of Doeg the Edomite, and he declareth to Saul, and saith to him, 'David came in unto the house of Ahimelech.' What, boasteth thou in evil, O mighty one? The kindness of God is all the day.

References

Fausets

Context Readings

God Judges The Proud

1 Why do you take pride in wrongdoing, lifting yourself up against the upright man all the day? 2 Purposing destruction, using deceit; your tongue is like a sharp blade.


Cross References

1 Samuel 21:7

Now a certain man of the servants of Saul was there that day, kept back before the Lord; his name was Doeg, an Edomite, the strongest of Saul's runners.

Psalm 94:4

Words of pride come from their lips; all the workers of evil say great things of themselves.

Genesis 6:4-5

There were men of great strength and size on the earth in those days; and after that, when the sons of God had connection with the daughters of men, they gave birth to children: these were the great men of old days, the men of great name.

Genesis 10:8-9

And Cush was the father of Nimrod, who was the first of the great men of the earth.

Exodus 22:9

In any question about an ox or an ass or a sheep or clothing, or about the loss of any property which anyone says is his, let the two sides put their cause before God; and he who is judged to be in the wrong is to make payment to his neighbour of twice the value.

1 Samuel 22:9-19

Then Doeg, the Edomite, who was by the side of the servants of Saul, in answer said, I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to Ahimelech, the son of Ahitub.

Psalm 7:14

That man is a worker of evil; the seed of wrongdoing has given birth to deceit.

Psalm 10:2-3

The evil-doer in his pride is cruel to the poor; let him be taken by the tricks of his invention.

Psalm 10:7

His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and false words: under his tongue are evil purposes and dark thoughts.

Psalm 36:3-6

In the words of his mouth are evil and deceit; he has given up being wise and doing good.

Psalm 54:3

For men who are going after me have come out against me, violent men are purposing to take my soul; they have not put God before their eyes. (Selah.)

Psalm 59:7

See, hate is dropping from their lips; curses are on their tongues: they say, Who gives attention to it?

Psalm 103:17

But the mercy of the Lord is eternal for his worshippers, and their children's children will see his righteousness;

Psalm 107:1

O give praise to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy is unchanging for ever.

Psalm 137:1-2

By the rivers of Babylon we were seated, weeping at the memory of Zion,

Proverbs 6:14

His mind is ever designing evil: he lets loose violent acts.

Proverbs 6:18

A heart full of evil designs, feet which are quick in running after sin;

Isaiah 59:4

No one puts forward an upright cause, or gives a true decision: their hope is in deceit, and their words are false; they are with child with sin, and give birth to evil.

Jeremiah 9:8

His tongue is an arrow causing death; the words of his mouth are deceit: he says words of peace to his neighbour, but in his heart he is waiting secretly for him.

Micah 7:3

Their hands are made ready to do evil; the ruler makes requests for money, and the judge is looking for a reward; and the great man gives decisions at his pleasure, and the right is twisted.

Romans 1:30

Hated by God, full of pride, without respect, full of loud talk, given to evil inventions, not honouring father or mother,

2 Timothy 3:2

For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, uplifted in pride, given to bitter words, going against the authority of their fathers, never giving praise, having no religion,

1 John 4:7-8

My loved ones, let us have love for one another: because love is of God, and everyone who has love is a child of God and has knowledge of God.

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