Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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

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 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.

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 boast of mischief, mighty man? God's loving kindness endures continually. 2 Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.


Cross References

1 Samuel 21:7

Now a certain man of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained before Yahweh; and his name was Doeg the Edomite, the best of the herdsmen who belonged to Saul.

Psalm 94:4

They pour out arrogant words. All the evildoers boast.

Genesis 6:4-5

The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when God's sons came in to men's daughters. They bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.

Genesis 10:8-9

Cush became the father of Nimrod. He began to be a mighty one in the earth.

Exodus 22:9

For every matter of trespass, whether it be for ox, for donkey, for sheep, for clothing, or for any kind of lost thing, about which one says, 'This is mine,' the cause of both parties shall come before God. He whom God condemns shall pay double to his neighbor.

1 Samuel 22:9-19

Then Doeg the Edomite, who stood by the servants of Saul, answered and said, "I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub.

Psalm 7:14

Behold, he travails with iniquity. Yes, he has conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.

Psalm 10:2-3

In arrogance, the wicked hunt down the weak. They are caught in the schemes that they devise.

Psalm 10:7

His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and oppression. Under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.

Psalm 36:3-6

The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit. He has ceased to be wise and to do good.

Psalm 54:3

For strangers have risen up against me. Violent men have sought after my soul. They haven't set God before them. Selah.

Psalm 59:7

Behold, they spew with their mouth. Swords are in their lips, "For," they say, "who hears us?"

Psalm 103:17

But Yahweh's loving kindness is from everlasting to everlasting with those who fear him, his righteousness to children's children;

Psalm 107:1

Give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good, for his loving kindness endures forever.

Psalm 137:1-2

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down. Yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

Proverbs 6:14

in whose heart is perverseness, who devises evil continually, who always sows discord.

Proverbs 6:18

a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are swift in running to mischief,

Isaiah 59:4

None sues in righteousness, and none pleads in truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

Jeremiah 9:8

Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks deceit: one speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in his heart he lays wait for him.

Micah 7:3

Their hands are on that which is evil to do it diligently. The ruler and judge ask for a bribe; and the powerful man dictates the evil desire of his soul. Thus they conspire together.

Romans 1:30

backbiters, hateful to God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

2 Timothy 3:2

For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

1 John 4:7-8

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God, and knows God.

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