Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

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.

A Conservative Version

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

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.

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 shoot out their arrows, even bitter words, 4 That they may privily hurt the innocent, and suddenly hit him without any fear. 5 They have devised mischief, and communed among themselves how they may lay snares. "Tush," say they, "Who shall see them?"


Cross References

Psalm 55:19

Yea, even God, that endureth forever, shall hear me, and bring them down; Selah. For they will not turn, nor fear God.

1 Samuel 18:11

And Saul had a spear in his hand, and hurled it; intending to have nailed David to the wall. But David avoided out of his presence two times.

1 Samuel 19:10

And Saul intended to nail David to the wall with the Javelin: But David rid himself out of Saul's presence and he smote the spear into the wall. But David fled and saved himself that same night.

2 Samuel 15:14

Then said David unto all his servants that were with him at Jerusalem, "Up, and let us flee; for we shall not else escape from Absalom. Make speed to depart; lest he come suddenly and catch us and bring some mischief upon us, and smite the city with the edge of the sword."

Nehemiah 4:11

And our adversaries thought, "They shall not know, neither see, till we come in the midst among them, and slay them, and hinder the work."

Psalm 10:8-9

He sitteth lurking in the thievish corners of the streets, and privily in his lurking dens doth he murder the innocent; his eyes are set against the poor.

Psalm 11:2

For lo, the ungodly bend their bow, and make ready their arrows within the quiver, that they may privily shoot at them which are true of heart.

Psalm 59:3-4

For lo, they lie in waiting for my soul; the mighty men are gathered together against me, without any offense or fault of me, O LORD.

Psalm 64:7

But God shall suddenly shoot with a swift arrow, that they shall be wounded.

Habakkuk 3:14

Thou didst strike through with his scepter, the heads of his plan people: which come as a stormy wind to scatter me abroad, and are glad when they may eat up the poor secretly.

John 19:6

When the high priests and ministers saw him, they cried, saying, "Crucify him, crucify him." Pilate said unto them, Take ye him and crucify him: For I find no cause in him.

1 Peter 2:22-23

which did no sin, neither was there guile found in his mouth:

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