Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

Bible in Basic English

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

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 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.
2 Like a sharpened razor,
your tongue devises destruction,
working treachery.


Cross References

1 Samuel 21:7

One of Saul’s servants, detained before the Lord, was there that day. His name was Doeg the Edomite, chief of Saul’s shepherds.

Psalm 94:4

They pour out arrogant words;
all the evildoers boast.

Genesis 6:4-5

The Nephilim were on the earth both in those days and afterward, when the sons of God came to the daughters of mankind, who bore children to them. They were the powerful men of old, the famous men.

Genesis 10:8-9

Cush fathered Nimrod, who was the first powerful man on earth.

Exodus 22:9

In any case of wrongdoing involving an ox, a donkey, a sheep, a garment, or anything else lost, and someone claims, ‘That’s mine,’ the case between the two parties is to come before the judges. The one the judges condemn must repay double to his neighbor.

1 Samuel 22:9-19

Then Doeg the Edomite, who was in charge of Saul’s servants, answered: “I saw Jesse’s son come to Ahimelech son of Ahitub at Nob.

Psalm 7:14

See, the wicked one is pregnant with evil,
conceives trouble, and gives birth to deceit.

Psalm 10:2-3

In arrogance the wicked relentlessly pursue the afflicted;
let them be caught in the schemes they have devised.

Psalm 10:7

Cursing, deceit, and violence fill his mouth;
trouble and malice are under his tongue.

Psalm 36:3-6

The words of his mouth are malicious and deceptive;
he has stopped acting wisely and doing good.

Psalm 54:3

For strangers rise up against me,
and violent men seek my life.
They have no regard for God.Selah

Psalm 59:7

Look, they spew from their mouths—
sharp words from their lips.
“For who,” they say, “will hear?”

Psalm 103:17

But from eternity to eternity
the Lord’s faithful love is toward those who fear Him,
and His righteousness toward the grandchildren

Psalm 107:1

BOOK V
(Psalms 107–150)
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
His faithful love endures forever.

Psalm 137:1-2

By the rivers of Babylon—
there we sat down and wept
when we remembered Zion.

Proverbs 6:14

He always plots evil with perversity in his heart—
he stirs up trouble.

Proverbs 6:18

a heart that plots wicked schemes,
feet eager to run to evil,

Isaiah 59:4

No one makes claims justly;
no one pleads honestly.
They trust in empty and worthless words;
they conceive trouble and give birth to iniquity.

Jeremiah 9:8

Their tongues are deadly arrows—
they speak deception.
With his mouth
a man speaks peaceably with his friend,
but inwardly he sets up an ambush.

Micah 7:3

Both hands are good at accomplishing evil:
the official and the judge demand a bribe;
when the powerful man communicates his evil desire,
they plot it together.

Romans 1:30

slanderers, God-haters, arrogant, proud, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,

2 Timothy 3:2

For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,

1 John 4:7-8

Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

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