Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

that they may shoot in secret places at a blameless man. Suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.

New American Standard Bible

To shoot from concealment at the blameless;
Suddenly they shoot at him, and do not fear.

King James Version

That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.

Holman Bible

shooting from concealed places at the innocent.
They shoot at him suddenly and are not afraid.

International Standard Version

shooting at the innocent from concealment. Suddenly they shoot, fearing nothing.

American Standard Version

That they may shoot in secret places at the perfect: Suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.

Amplified


To shoot from ambush at the blameless [one];
Suddenly they shoot at him, without fear.

Bible in Basic English

So that in secret they may let loose their arrows at the upright, suddenly and unseen.

Darby Translation

That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.

Julia Smith Translation

To shoot down the blameless one in secret things: suddenly they will shoot, and they will not be afraid.

King James 2000

That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.

Lexham Expanded Bible

to shoot from their hiding places [at the] blameless. Suddenly they shoot [at] him and do not fear.

Modern King James verseion

so that they may shoot at the blameless one from a lurking place; suddenly they shoot at him, and fear not.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

That they may privily hurt the innocent, and suddenly hit him without any fear.

NET Bible

in order to shoot down the innocent in secluded places. They shoot at him suddenly and are unafraid of retaliation.

New Heart English Bible

to shoot innocent men from ambushes. They shoot at him suddenly and fearlessly.

The Emphasized Bible

To shoot, in secret places, at the blameless one, Suddenly they shoot at him, and fear not.

Webster

That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.

World English Bible

to shoot innocent men from ambushes. They shoot at him suddenly and fearlessly.

Youngs Literal Translation

To shoot in secret places the perfect, Suddenly they shoot him, and fear not.

References

Easton

Bow

Verse Info

Context Readings

Protection From Evildoers

3 who have whet their tongue like a sword, and have aimed their arrows, even bitter words, 4 that they may shoot in secret places at a blameless man. Suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not. 5 They encourage themselves in an evil purpose. They converse of laying snares secretly. They say, Who will see them?


Cross References

Psalm 55:19

God will hear, and respond to them, (even he who abides of old), Selah, [men] who have no changes, and who fear not God.

1 Samuel 18:11

And Saul cast the spear, for he said, I will smite David even to the wall. And David turned away from his presence twice.

1 Samuel 19:10

And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the spear, but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he smote the spear into the wall. And David fled, and escaped that night.

2 Samuel 15:14

And David said to all his servants who were with him at Jerusalem, Arise, and let us flee, for otherwise none of us shall escape from Absalom. Make speed to depart, lest he overtake us quickly, and bring down evil upon us, and smit

Nehemiah 4:11

And our adversaries said, They shall not know, neither see, till we come into the midst of them, and kill them, and cause the work to cease.

Psalm 10:8-9

He sits in the lurking-places of the villages. In the covert places he murders the innocent man. His eyes are secretly set against the poor man.

Psalm 11:2

For, lo, the wicked bend the bow. They make ready their arrow upon the string that they may shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.

Psalm 59:3-4

For, lo, they lay in wait for my soul. The mighty gather themselves together against me, not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.

Psalm 64:7

But God will shoot at them. With an arrow they shall suddenly be wounded.

Habakkuk 3:14

Thou pierced with his own staves the head of his warriors. They came as a whirlwind to scatter me. Their rejoicing was as to devour the poor man secretly.

John 19:6

When therefore the chief priests and the subordinates saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify, crucify him! Pilate says to them, Ye take ye him and crucify, for I find no cause in him.

1 Peter 2:22-23

Who did no sin, nor was deceit found in his mouth.

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