Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Let wickedness consume the wicked; but establish the just: for the righteous God is he who tries the hearts and kidneys.

New American Standard Bible

O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous; For the righteous God tries the hearts and minds.

King James Version

Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.

Holman Bible

Let the evil of the wicked come to an end,
but establish the righteous.
The One who examines the thoughts and emotions
is a righteous God.

International Standard Version

Let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous. For you are the righteous God who discerns the inner thoughts.

A Conservative Version

O let the wickedness of the wicked man come to an end, but establish thou the righteous man. For the righteous God tries the minds and hearts.

American Standard Version

O let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish thou the righteous: For the righteous God trieth the minds and hearts.

Amplified

Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the [uncompromisingly] righteous [those upright and in harmony with You]; for You, Who try the hearts and emotions and thinking powers, are a righteous God.

Bible in Basic English

O let the evil of the evil-doer come to an end, but give strength to the upright: for men's minds and hearts are tested by the God of righteousness.

Darby Translation

Oh let the wrong of the wicked come to an end, and establish thou the righteous man; even thou that triest the hearts and reins, the righteous God.

Julia Smith Translation

Now shall the evil of the unjust come to an end; and thou wilt direct the just one: for the just God tried hearts and reins.

King James 2000

Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God tests the minds and hearts.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish [the] righteous, and test the hearts and innermost being, O righteous God.

Modern King James verseion

O let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the just. For the righteous God tries the minds and hearts.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

O let the wickedness of the ungodly come to an end; but guide thou the just. For the righteous God trieth the very hearts and reins.

NET Bible

May the evil deeds of the wicked come to an end! But make the innocent secure, O righteous God, you who examine inner thoughts and motives!

New Heart English Bible

Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous; their minds and hearts are searched by the righteous God.

The Emphasized Bible

Let the wrong of the lawless, I pray thee, come to an end, and establish thou him that is righteous, - for, a trier of hearts and reins, is God the righteous one.

Webster

Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.

World English Bible

Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous; their minds and hearts are searched by the righteous God.

Youngs Literal Translation

Let, I pray Thee be ended the evil of the wicked, And establish Thou the righteous, And a trier of hearts and reins is the righteous God.

References

Images Psalm 7:9

Prayers for Psalm 7:9

Context Readings

Prayer For Justice

8 The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and according to the integrity that is in me. 9 Let wickedness consume the wicked; but establish the just: for the righteous God is he who tries the hearts and kidneys. 10 My shield is in God, he who saves the upright in heart.


Cross References

Jeremiah 11:20

But, O LORD of the hosts, that judges righteously, that tries the kidneys and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them, for unto thee I have uncovered my cause.

Revelation 2:23

And I will kill her children with death, and all the congregations shall know that I AM he that searches the kidneys and hearts, and I will give unto each one of you according to your works.

1 Chronicles 28:9

And thou, Solomon, my son, know thou the God of thy father and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing soul, for the LORD searches all hearts and understands all the imaginations of the thoughts. If thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

Psalm 37:23

Mem The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and he delights in his way.

1 Samuel 16:7

And the LORD replied unto Samuel, Do not look on his countenance or on the height of his stature because I have refused him, for it is not as man sees, for man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.

Psalm 40:2

He brought me up also out of the pit of hopelessness, out of the miry clay and set my feet upon a rock and straightened my steps.

Psalm 139:1

O LORD, thou hast searched me and known me.

Jeremiah 17:10

I the LORD search the heart; I try the kidneys, even to give each man according to his ways and according to the fruit of his doings.

Jeremiah 20:12

O LORD of the hosts, who examines that which is just, who seest the kidneys and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them; for unto thee I have opened my cause.

1 Samuel 2:9

He keeps the feet of his saints, and the wicked perish in darkness, for no man shall prevail by their own strength.

Psalm 9:5-6

Thou hast reprehended the Gentiles, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.

Psalm 10:15

Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man; seek out his wickedness until thou find none.

Psalm 10:18

to judge the fatherless and the oppressed that the man of the earth may no longer oppress.

Psalm 11:5

The LORD tries the righteous, but the wicked and he that loves violence his soul hates.

Psalm 17:3

Thou hast proved my heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast refined me and hast found no iniquity; that which I thought did not pass through my mouth.

Psalm 26:2

Examine me, O LORD and prove me; melt my kidneys and my heart.

Psalm 44:21

shall not God search this out? For he knows the secrets of the heart.

Psalm 58:6

Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth; break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD.

Psalm 74:10-11

O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy blaspheme thy name for ever?

Psalm 74:22-23

Arise, O God, plead thine own cause; remember how the foolish man reproaches thee daily.

Isaiah 37:36-38

Then the angel of the LORD went forth and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and eighty-five thousand; and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.

Daniel 11:45

And he shall plant the tents of his palace between the seas, in the desirable mountain of the sanctuary; and he shall come to his end, and shall have no one to help him.

Acts 12:23

And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him because he did not give God the glory, and he expired eaten of worms.

Romans 16:25

Now to him that is able to confirm you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which was concealed from times eternal

1 Thessalonians 3:13

that your hearts may be confirmed in holiness, irreprehensible before God, even our Father, for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.

1 Peter 5:10

But the God of all grace, who has called us unto his eternal glory by Jesus, the Christ, after ye have suffered a little while, he himself perfects, confirms, strengthens, and establishes you.

Jude 1:1

Jude, slave of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to those that are called, sanctified in God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ:

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