Parallel Verses

NET Bible

No! You plan how to do what is unjust; you deal out violence in the earth.

New American Standard Bible

No, in heart you work unrighteousness;
On earth you weigh out the violence of your hands.

King James Version

Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.

Holman Bible

No, you practice injustice in your hearts;
with your hands you weigh out violence in the land.

International Standard Version

As a matter of fact, in your heart you plan iniquities! In the land your hands are violent!

A Conservative Version

No! In heart ye work wickedness. Ye weigh out the violence of your hands in the earth.

American Standard Version

Nay, in heart ye work wickedness; Ye weigh out the violence of your hands in the earth.

Amplified


No, in your heart you devise wrongdoing;
On earth you deal out the violence of your hands.

Bible in Basic English

The purposes of your hearts are evil; your hands are full of cruel doings on the earth.

Darby Translation

Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh out the violence of your hands in the earth.

Julia Smith Translation

Also in heart ye will work evil; in the earth ye will roll the violence of your hands.

King James 2000

Yea, in heart you work wickedness; you weigh out the violence of your hands in the earth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

No, in [your] heart you plan injustices; in the land you weigh out the violence of your hands.

Modern King James verseion

Yes, in heart you work the evil, you weigh the violence of your hands in the land.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But ye imagine mischief in your hearts, and your hands deal with wickedness.

New Heart English Bible

No, in your heart you plot injustice. You measure out the violence of your hands in the earth.

The Emphasized Bible

Aye! ye all do work, perversity, - Throughout the land, your hands, weigh out, violence!

Webster

Yes, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.

World English Bible

No, in your heart you plot injustice. You measure out the violence of your hands in the earth.

Youngs Literal Translation

Even in heart ye work iniquities, In the land the violence of your hands ye ponder.

Context Readings

A Cry Against Injustice

1 For the music director; according to the al-tashcheth style; a prayer of David. Do you rulers really pronounce just decisions? Do you judge people fairly? 2 No! You plan how to do what is unjust; you deal out violence in the earth. 3 The wicked turn aside from birth; liars go astray as soon as they are born.


Cross References

Psalm 94:20

Cruel rulers are not your allies, those who make oppressive laws.

Isaiah 10:1

Those who enact unjust policies are as good as dead, those who are always instituting unfair regulations,

Psalm 21:11

Yes, they intend to do you harm; they dream up a scheme, but they do not succeed.

Ecclesiastes 3:16

I saw something else on earth: In the place of justice, there was wickedness, and in the place of fairness, there was wickedness.

Isaiah 26:7

The way of the righteous is level, the path of the righteous that you make is straight.

Isaiah 59:4-6

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 22:16-17

He upheld the cause of the poor and needy. So things went well for Judah.' The Lord says, 'That is a good example of what it means to know me.'

Ezekiel 22:12

They take bribes within you to shed blood. You engage in usury and charge interest; you extort money from your neighbors. You have forgotten me, declares the sovereign Lord.

Ezekiel 22:27

Her officials are like wolves in her midst rending their prey -- shedding blood and destroying lives -- so they can get dishonest profit.

Micah 3:1-3

I said, "Listen, you leaders of Jacob, you rulers of the nation of Israel! You ought to know what is just,

Micah 3:9-12

Listen to this, you leaders of the family of Jacob, you rulers of the nation of Israel! You hate justice and pervert all that is right.

Malachi 3:15

So now we consider the arrogant to be happy; indeed, those who practice evil are successful. In fact, those who challenge God escape!'"

John 11:47-53

So the chief priests and the Pharisees called the council together and said, "What are we doing? For this man is performing many miraculous signs.

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