Parallel Verses

Webster

They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; 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,

Darby Translation

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

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?

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 commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who will see them? 6 They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.


Cross References

Psalm 10:11

He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth 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 way side: they have set gins for me. Selah.

Exodus 15:9

The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust 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: it may be 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 blessest is blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed.

1 Samuel 23:19-23

Then came up the Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Doth not David hide himself with us in strong holds in the wood, in the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of Jeshimon?

Job 22:13

And thou sayest, How doth God know? can 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

Yet they say, The LORD will not see, neither will the God of Jacob regard it.

Psalm 124:7

Our soul hath 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 privily for the innocent without cause:

Isaiah 41:6

They helped every one his neighbor; and every one said to his brother, Be of good courage.

Ezekiel 8:12

Then said he to me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The LORD seeth us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth.

Matthew 23:15

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him two-fold more the child of hell than yourselves.

Matthew 26:3-4

Then assembled the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, in the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,

Revelation 11:10

And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

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