Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

They encourage themselves in an evil matter, they concert to hide snares; 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?"

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 an evil purpose, 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,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

They encourage themselves in an evil matter; they attempt to hide the snares; they say, Who shall 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 at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not. 5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter, they concert to hide snares; they say, Who will see them? 6 They devise iniquities: We have it ready, the plan is diligently sought out. And each one's inward thought and heart is deep.


Cross References

Psalm 10:11

He saith in his heart, God hath forgotten, he hideth his face, he will never see it.

Psalm 140:5

The proud have hidden a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the way-side; they have set traps for me. Selah.

Exodus 15:9

The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my soul shall be sated upon them; I will unsheath my sword, my hand shall dispossess them.

Numbers 22:6

And now come, I pray thee, curse me this people; for they are mightier than I: perhaps I may be able to smite them, and drive them out of the land; for I know that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed.

1 Samuel 23:19-23

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

Job 22:13

And thou sayest, What doth God know? will he judge through the dark cloud?

Psalm 59:7

Behold, they belch out with their mouth; swords are in their lips: for who say they doth hear?

Psalm 94:7

And say, Jah will not see, neither will the God of Jacob regard it.

Psalm 124:7

Our soul is 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 helped every one his neighbour, and each said to his brother, Take courage.

Ezekiel 8:12

And he said unto me, Hast thou seen, son of man, what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, every one in his chambers of imagery? for they say, Jehovah seeth us not; Jehovah hath forsaken the land.

Matthew 23:15

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye compass the sea and the dry land to make one proselyte, and when he is become such, ye make him twofold more the son of hell than yourselves.

Matthew 26:3-4

Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered together to the palace of the high priest who was called Caiaphas,

Revelation 11:10

And they that dwell upon the earth rejoice over them, and are full of delight, and shall send gifts one to another, because these, the two prophets, tormented them that dwell upon the earth.

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