Parallel Verses

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?

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.

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.

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 {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? 2 Thy tongue imagineth wickedness, and with lies it cutteth like a sharp razor.


Cross References

1 Samuel 21:7

And there was there, the same day, a certain man of the servants of Saul abiding before the LORD named Doeg; an Edomite, the chiefest of Saul's herdsmen.

Psalm 94:4

How long shall all wicked doers speak so disdainfully, and make such proud boasting?

Genesis 6:4-5

There were tyrants in the world in those days. For after that the children of God had gone in unto the daughters of men and had begotten them children, the same children were the mightiest of the world and men of renown.

Genesis 10:8-9

Cush also begot Nimrod, which began to be mighty in the earth:

Exodus 22:9

And in all manner of trespass, whether it be ox, ass, sheep, raiment or any manner lost thing which another challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges. And whom the judges condemn: the same shall pay double unto his neighbor.

1 Samuel 22:9-19

Then answered Doeg the Edomite, which had the oversight of the servants of Saul, and said, "I saw the son of Jesse, when he came to Nob, to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub,

Psalm 7:14

Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, he hath conceived sorrow, and brought forth ungodliness.

Psalm 10:2-3

While the ungodly hath the overhand, the poor must suffer persecution; let them be taken in the crafty wiliness that they have imagined!

Psalm 10:7

His mouth is full of cursing, deceit and fraud; under his tongue is travail and sorrow.

Psalm 36:3-6

The words of his mouth are unrighteous and full of deceit; he hath left off to behave himself wisely, and to do good.

Psalm 54:3

For strangers are risen up against me; and tyrants, which have not God before their eyes, seek after my soul. Selah.

Psalm 59:7

Behold, they speak against me with their mouth, and swords are under their lips, for who reproveth them?

Psalm 103:17

But the merciful goodness of the LORD endureth for ever and ever upon them that fear him, and his righteousness upon their children's children;

Psalm 107:1

I give thanks unto the LORD, for he is gracious, and his mercy endureth forever.

Psalm 137:1-2

By the waters of Babylon we sat down; and wept, when we remembered Zion.

Proverbs 6:14

he is ever imagining mischief and frowardness in his heart, and causeth discord.

Proverbs 6:18

a heart that goeth about with wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to do mischief,

Isaiah 59:4

No man regardeth righteousness, and no man judgeth truly. Every man hopeth in vain things, and imagineth deceit; conceiveth weariness, and bringeth forth evil.

Jeremiah 9:8

Their tongues are like sharp arrows, to speak deceit. With their mouth they speak peaceably to their neighbour, but privily they lay wait for him.

Micah 7:3

yet they say they do well when they do evil. As the prince will, so sayeth the judge: that he may do him a pleasure again. The great man speaketh what his heart desireth; and the hearers allow him.

Romans 1:30

backbiters, haters of God, doers of wrong, proud, boasters, bringers-up of evil things, disobedient to fathers and mothers,

2 Timothy 3:2

For the men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, cursed speakers, disobedient to father and mother, unthankful, unholy,

1 John 4:7-8

Dearly beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God. And all that love are born of God, and knoweth God.

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