Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They imagine wickedness, and keep it secret among themselves; every man in the deep of his heart.

New American Standard Bible

They devise injustices, saying,
“We are ready with a well-conceived plot”;
For the inward thought and the heart of a man are deep.

King James Version

They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.

Holman Bible

They devise crimes and say,
“We have perfected a secret plan.”
The inner man and the heart are mysterious.

International Standard Version

They devise wicked schemes, saying, "We have completed our plans, hiding them deep in our hearts."

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

They search out iniquities; We have accomplished,'say they , a diligent search: And the inward thought and the heart of every one is deep.

Amplified


They devise acts of injustice, saying,
“We are ready with a well-conceived plan.”
For the inward thought and the heart of a man are deep (mysterious, unsearchable).

Bible in Basic English

Or make discovery of our secret purpose? The design is framed with care; and the inner thought of a man, and his heart, is deep.

Darby Translation

They devise iniquities: We have it ready, the plan is diligently sought out. And each one's inward thought and heart is deep.

Julia Smith Translation

They will search out iniquities; they completed a search searched out: and a man drew near, and a deep heart.

King James 2000

They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, are deep.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{They carefully plot} injustices [saying], "We have perfected {the perfect plot}!" Both [the] {inner thought} and heart of man [are] deep.

Modern King James verseion

They search out injustice, saying, We have finished hiding a hidden plot. Yea, the inward part of man and the heart are deep.

NET Bible

They devise unjust schemes; they disguise a well-conceived plot. Man's inner thoughts cannot be discovered.

New Heart English Bible

They plot injustice, saying, "We have made a perfect plan." Surely man's mind and heart are cunning.

The Emphasized Bible

They devise perverse things, They have completed the device well devised, Both the intent of each one, and the mind, are unsearchable.

Webster

They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.

World English Bible

They plot injustice, saying, "We have made a perfect plan!" Surely man's mind and heart are cunning.

Youngs Literal Translation

They search out perverse things, 'We perfected a searching search,' And the inward part of man, and the heart are deep.

References

Context Readings

Protection From Evildoers

5 They have devised mischief, and communed among themselves how they may lay snares. "Tush," say they, "Who shall see them?" 6 They imagine wickedness, and keep it secret among themselves; every man in the deep of his heart. 7 But God shall suddenly shoot with a swift arrow, that they shall be wounded.


Cross References

1 Samuel 22:9

Then answered Doeg the Edomite, which had the oversight of the servants of Saul, and said, "I saw the son of Jesse, when he came to Nob, to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub,

1 Samuel 24:9

and said to Saul, "Wherefore giveth thou an ear to men's words, that say, 'David seeketh thee evil?'

1 Samuel 25:10

And Nabal answered David's servants and said, "What is David? And what is the son of Jesse? There is plenty of servants nowadays, that break away every man from his master.

Psalm 5:9

For there is no faithfulness in their mouths; they dissemble in their hearts. Their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

Psalm 35:11

False witnesses are risen up, and lay to my charge things that I know not.

Psalm 49:11

And yet they think that their houses shall continue forever, and that their dwelling-places shall endure from one generation to another; and call the lands after their own names.

Proverbs 20:5

Wise counsel in the heart of man is like a water in the deep of the earth; but he that hath understanding bringeth it forth.

Isaiah 29:15

Woe be unto them that seek so deep, to hide their imagination before the LORD, which rehearse their counsels in the darkness, and say, "Who seeth us, or who knoweth us?"

Jeremiah 17:9-10

Among all things living, man hath the most deceitful and unsearchable heart. Who shall then know it?

Daniel 6:4-5

Wherefore the princes and lords sought to pick out in Daniel some quarrel against the kingdom: yet could they find none occasion nor fault upon him. For why? He was so faithful, that there was no blame nor dishonesty found in him.

Matthew 26:59

The chief priests, and the elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, for to put him to death,

John 18:29-30

Pilate then went out unto them and said, "What accusation bring ye against this man?"

John 19:7

The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and by our law he ought to die: because he made himself the son of God."

1 Corinthians 4:5

Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, which will lighten things that are hid in darkness: and open the counsels of the hearts. And then shall every man have praise of God.

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