Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

They hold fast to themselves an evil purpose;
They talk of laying snares secretly;
They say, “Who can see them?”

King James Version

They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?

Holman Bible

They encourage each other in an evil plan;
they talk about hiding traps and say,
“Who will see them?”

International Standard Version

They concoct an evil scheme for themselves; they enumerate their hidden snares; they say, "Who will see them?"

A Conservative Version

They encourage themselves in an evil purpose. They converse of laying snares secretly. They say, Who will see them?

American Standard Version

They encourage themselves in an evil purpose; They commune of laying snares privily; They say, Who will see them?

Amplified


They encourage themselves in [their pursuit of] an evil agenda;
They talk of laying snares secretly;
They say, “Who will discover us?”

Bible in Basic English

They make themselves strong in an evil purpose; they make holes for secret nets; they say, Who will see it,

Darby Translation

They encourage themselves in an evil matter, they concert to hide snares; they say, Who will see them?

Julia Smith Translation

They will strengthen to themselves an evil word: they will recount to hide snares; they said, Who shall see them

King James 2000

They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they talk of laying snares secretly; they say, Who shall see them?

Lexham Expanded Bible

They encourage themselves [in the] evil matter. They talk of secretly laying snares. They say, "Who will see them?"

Modern King James verseion

They encourage themselves in an evil plan; they talk of laying snares secretly; they say, Who shall see them?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They have devised mischief, and communed among themselves how they may lay snares. "Tush," say they, "Who shall see them?"

NET Bible

They encourage one another to carry out their evil deed. They plan how to hide snares, and boast, "Who will see them?"

New Heart English Bible

They encourage themselves in evil plans. They talk about laying snares secretly. They say, "Who will see them?"

The Emphasized Bible

They strengthen for them a wicked word, They talk of hiding snares, They have said, Who can see them?

Webster

They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who will see them?

World English Bible

They encourage themselves in evil plans. They talk about laying snares secretly. They say, "Who will see them?"

Youngs Literal Translation

They strengthen for themselves an evil thing, They recount of the hiding of snares, They have said, 'Who doth look at it?'

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Protection From Evildoers

4 To shoot from concealment at the blameless;
Suddenly they shoot at him, and do not fear.
5 They hold fast to themselves an evil purpose;
They talk of laying snares secretly;
They say, “Who can see them?”
6 They devise injustices, saying,
“We are ready with a well-conceived plot”;
For the inward thought and the heart of a man are deep.


Cross References

Psalm 10:11

He says to himself, “God has forgotten;
He has hidden His face; He will never see it.”

Psalm 140:5

The proud have hidden a trap for me, and cords;
They have spread a net by the wayside;
They have set snares for me. Selah.

Exodus 15:9

The enemy said, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil;
My desire shall be gratified against them;
I will draw out my sword, my hand will destroy them.’

Numbers 22:6

Now, therefore, please come, curse this people for me since they are too mighty for me; perhaps I may be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land. For I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed.”

1 Samuel 23:19-23

Then Ziphites came up to Saul at Gibeah, saying, “Is David not hiding with us in the strongholds at Horesh, on the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of Jeshimon?

Job 22:13

“You say, ‘What does God know?
Can He judge through the thick darkness?

Psalm 59:7

Behold, they belch forth with their mouth;
Swords are in their lips,
For, they say, “Who hears?”

Psalm 94:7

They have said, “The Lord does not see,
Nor does the God of Jacob pay heed.”

Psalm 124:7

Our soul has escaped as a bird out of the snare of the trapper;
The snare is broken and we have escaped.

Proverbs 1:11-14

If they say, “Come with us,
Let us lie in wait for blood,
Let us ambush the innocent without cause;

Isaiah 41:6

Each one helps his neighbor
And says to his brother, “Be strong!”

Ezekiel 8:12

Then He said to me, “Son of man, do you see what the elders of the house of Israel are committing in the dark, each man in the room of his carved images? For they say, ‘The Lord does not see us; the Lord has forsaken the land.’”

Matthew 23:15

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you travel around on sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.

Matthew 26:3-4

Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered together in the court of the high priest, named Caiaphas;

Revelation 11:10

And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and celebrate; and they will send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.

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