Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

New American Standard Bible

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.

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 boast you of mischief done against the loving-kindness of God [and the godly], O mighty [sinful] man, day after day?

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Why dost thou boast of evil, O strong man? The mercy of God is day by day.

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 make evil the foundation of your boasting, mighty one? God's gracious love never ceases. 2 Your tongue, like a sharp razor, devises wicked things and crafts treachery.


Cross References

1 Samuel 21:7

Now, Doeg the Edomite, one of Saul's officials, was there that day, detained in the LORD's presence. He was the chief of Saul's shepherds.

Psalm 94:4

When they speak, they spew arrogance. Everyone who practices iniquity brags about it.

Genesis 6:4-5

The Nephilim were on the earth at that time (and also immediately afterward), when those divine beings were having sexual relations with those human women, who gave birth to children for them. These children became the heroes and legendary figures of ancient times.

Genesis 10:8-9

Cush fathered Nimrod, who became the first fearless leader throughout the land.

Exodus 22:9

"In every ownership dispute involving an ox, donkey, sheep, garment, or anything that is lost where a person says, "This is mine,' the case between the two of them is to come before the judges, and the one that the judges declare guilty is to 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 coming to Nob to Ahitub's son Ahimelech.

Psalm 7:14

But the wicked one travails with evil, he conceives malice and gives birth to lies.

Psalm 10:2-3

The wicked one arrogantly pursues the afflicted, who are trapped in the schemes he devises.

Psalm 10:7

Their mouth is full of curses, lies, and oppression, their tongues spread trouble and iniquity.

Psalm 36:3-6

The words from his mouth are vain and deceptive. He has abandoned behaving wisely and doing good.

Psalm 54:3

For the arrogant have arisen against me; oppressors have sought to take my life. They do not keep God in mind! Interlude

Psalm 59:7

Look what pours out of their mouths! They use their lips like swords, saying "Who will hear us?"

Psalm 103:17

Yet the LORD's gracious love remains throughout eternity for those who fear him and his righteous acts extend to their children's children,

Psalm 107:1

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His gracious love exists forever.

Psalm 137:1-2

There we sat down and cried by the rivers of Babylon as we remembered Zion.

Proverbs 6:14

planning evil with a perverse mind, continually stirring up discord.

Proverbs 6:18

a heart crafting evil plans, feet running swiftly to wickedness,

Isaiah 59:4

No one brings a lawsuit fairly, and no one goes to law honestly; they have relied on empty arguments and they tell lies; they conceive trouble and give birth to iniquity.

Jeremiah 9:8

Their tongue is a deadly arrow that speaks deceit. With his mouth a person says, "Peace,' to his friend, but inwardly he sets a trap for him.

Micah 7:3

And speaking of evil, they practice it eagerly with both hands! Both leader and judge demand a bribe, the famous confess their perverted desires, and they scheme together.

Romans 1:30

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

2 Timothy 3:2

People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,

1 John 4:7-8

Dear friends, let us continuously love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born from God and knows God.

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