Parallel Verses

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 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.

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 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 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! 2 Your tongue carries out your destructive plans; it is as effective as a sharp razor, O deceiver.


Cross References

1 Samuel 21:7

(One of Saul's servants was there that day, detained before the Lord. His name was Doeg the Edomite, who was in charge of Saul's shepherds.)

Psalm 94:4

They spew out threats and speak defiantly; all the evildoers boast.

Genesis 6:4-5

The Nephilim were on the earth in those days (and also after this) when the sons of God were having sexual relations with the daughters of humankind, who gave birth to their children. They were the mighty heroes of old, the famous men.

Genesis 10:8-9

Cush was the father of Nimrod; he began to be a valiant warrior on the earth.

Exodus 22:9

In all cases of illegal possessions, whether for an ox, a donkey, a sheep, a garment, or any kind of lost item, about which someone says 'This belongs to me,' the matter of the two of them will come before the judges, and the one whom the judges declare guilty must repay double to his neighbor.

1 Samuel 22:9-19

But Doeg the Edomite, who had stationed himself with the servants of Saul, replied, "I saw this son of Jesse come to Ahimelech son of Ahitub at Nob.

Psalm 7:14

See the one who is pregnant with wickedness, who conceives destructive plans, and gives birth to harmful lies --

Psalm 10:2-3

The wicked arrogantly chase the oppressed; the oppressed are trapped by the schemes the wicked have dreamed up.

Psalm 10:7

His mouth is full of curses and deceptive, harmful words; his tongue injures and destroys.

Psalm 36:3-6

The words he speaks are sinful and deceitful; he does not care about doing what is wise and right.

Psalm 54:3

For foreigners attack me; ruthless men, who do not respect God, seek my life. (Selah)

Psalm 59:7

Look, they hurl insults at me and openly threaten to kill me, for they say, "Who hears?"

Psalm 103:17

But the Lord continually shows loyal love to his faithful followers, and is faithful to their descendants,

Psalm 107:1

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, and his loyal love endures!

Psalm 137:1-2

By the rivers of Babylon we sit down and weep when we remember Zion.

Proverbs 6:14

he plots evil with perverse thoughts in his heart, he spreads contention at all times.

Proverbs 6:18

a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift to run to evil,

Isaiah 59:4

No one is concerned about justice; no one sets forth his case truthfully. They depend on false words and tell lies; they conceive of oppression and give birth to sin.

Jeremiah 9:8

Their tongues are like deadly arrows. They are always telling lies. Friendly words for their neighbors come from their mouths. But their minds are thinking up ways to trap them.

Micah 7:3

They are determined to be experts at doing evil; government officials and judges take bribes, prominent men make demands, and they all do what is necessary to satisfy them.

Romans 1:30

slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, contrivers of all sorts of evil, disobedient to parents,

2 Timothy 3:2

For people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, 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 fathered by God and knows God.

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