Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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?"

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 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? 6 They search out iniquities, [saying,] We have accomplished a diligent search. And the inward part of man and the heart [are] deep.


Cross References

Psalm 10:11

He says in his heart, God has forgotten. He hides his face. He will never see it.

Psalm 140:5

The proud have hid a snare 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 satisfied upon them. I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.

Numbers 22:6

Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse for me this people, for they are too mighty for me. Perhaps I shall prevail, that we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of the land. For I know that he whom thou bless is blessed, a

1 Samuel 23:19-23

Then the Ziphites came up to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Does not David hide himself with us in the strongholds in the forest, in the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of the desert?

Job 22:13

And thou say, What does God know? Can he judge through the thick darkness?

Psalm 59:7

Behold, they belch out with their mouth. Swords are in their lips, for [they say], Who hears?

Psalm 94:7

And they say, LORD will not see, nor will the God of Jacob consider.

Psalm 124:7

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

Proverbs 1:11-14

If they say, Come with us. Let us lay wait for blood. Let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause.

Isaiah 41:6

They help every man his neighbor, and says to his brother, Be of good courage.

Ezekiel 8:12

Then he said to me, Son of man, have thou seen what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, each man in his chambers of imagery? For they say, LORD does not see us. LORD has forsaken the land.

Matthew 23:15

Woe to you, scholars and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because ye encompass the sea and the land to make one proselyte, and when it happens, ye make him twice more a son of hell than yourselves.

Matthew 26:3-4

Then the chief priests, and the scholars, and the elders of the people, assembled together to the courtyard of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,

Revelation 11:10

And those who dwell upon the earth rejoice over them, and will celebrate, and will give gifts to each other, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.

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