Parallel Verses


They pour out arrogant words, speaking hard things; all the evildoers boast loftily.

New American Standard Bible

They pour forth words, they speak arrogantly; All who do wickedness vaunt themselves.

King James Version

How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?

Holman Bible

They pour out arrogant words;
all the evildoers boast.

International Standard Version

When they speak, they spew arrogance. Everyone who practices iniquity brags about it.

A Conservative Version

They prate, they speak arrogantly. All the workers of iniquity boast themselves.

American Standard Version

They prate, they speak arrogantly: All the workers of iniquity boast themselves.

Bible in Basic English

Words of pride come from their lips; all the workers of evil say great things of themselves.

Darby Translation

How long shall they utter and speak insolence all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?

Julia Smith Translation

They will utter, they will speak impudently; all they working iniquity will boast themselves.

King James 2000

How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?

Lexham Expanded Bible

{They gush words} unrestrained. All [the] evildoers boast.

Modern King James verseion

They gush; they speak impudent things; all the workers of iniquity speak proudly.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

How long shall all wicked doers speak so disdainfully, and make such proud boasting?

NET Bible

They spew out threats and speak defiantly; all the evildoers boast.

New Heart English Bible

They pour out arrogant words. All the evildoers boast.

The Emphasized Bible

They pour forth words , they speak arrogantly, All the workers of iniquity, do boast:


How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?

World English Bible

They pour out arrogant words. All the evildoers boast.

Youngs Literal Translation

They utter -- they speak an old saw, All working iniquity do boast themselves.


Root Form
Usage: 11

and speak
Usage: 1142

Usage: 4

and all the workers
Usage: 57

Context Readings

A Prayer For Retribution Against Oppressors

3 Lord, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph and exult? 4 They pour out arrogant words, speaking hard things; all the evildoers boast loftily. 5 They crush Your people, O Lord, and afflict Your heritage.

Cross References

Psalm 31:18

Let the lying lips be silenced, which speak insolently against the [consistently] righteous with pride and contempt.

Psalm 52:1

Why boast you of mischief done against the loving-kindness of God [and the godly], O mighty [sinful] man, day after day?

Exodus 15:9-10

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.

Job 21:14-15

Yet they say to God, Depart from us, for we do not desire the knowledge of Your ways.

Psalm 10:2-7

The wicked in pride and arrogance hotly pursue and persecute the poor; let them be taken in the schemes which they have devised.

Psalm 59:7

Behold, they belch out [insults] with their mouths; swords [of sarcasm, ridicule, slander, and lies] are in their lips, for who, they think, hears us?

Psalm 59:12

For the sin of their mouths and the words of their lips, let them even be trapped and taken in their pride, and for the cursing and lying which they utter.

Psalm 64:3-4

Who whet their tongues like a sword, who aim venomous words like arrows,

Psalm 73:8-9

They scoff, and wickedly utter oppression; they speak loftily [from on high, maliciously and blasphemously].

Psalm 140:3

They sharpen their tongues like a serpent's; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Proverbs 30:14

There is a class of people whose teeth are as swords and whose fangs as knives, to devour the poor from the earth and the needy from among men.

Isaiah 10:13-15

For [the Assyrian king] has said, I have done it solely by the power of my own hand and wisdom, for I have insight and understanding. I have removed the boundaries of the peoples and have robbed their treasures; and like a bull I have brought down those who sat on thrones and the inhabitants.

Isaiah 37:24-25

By your servants you have mocked, reproached, insulted, and defied the Lord, and you have said, With my many chariots I have gone up to the height of the mountains, to the inner recesses of Lebanon. I cut down its tallest cedars and its choicest cypress trees; I came to its remotest height, its most luxuriant and dense forest;

Jeremiah 18:18

Then [my enemies] said, Come and let us devise schemes against Jeremiah; for the law [of Moses] shall not perish from the priest [as this false prophet Jeremiah predicts], nor will counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, let us smite him with the tongue [making a charge against him to the king], and let us not pay any attention to his words.

Daniel 7:8

I considered the horns, and behold, there came up among them another horn, a little one, before which three of the first horns were plucked up by the roots; and behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth speaking great things.

Daniel 7:11

I looked then because of the sound of the great words which the horn was speaking. I watched until the beast was slain and its body destroyed and given over to be burned with fire.

Daniel 7:25

And he shall speak words against the Most High [God] and shall wear out the saints of the Most High and think to change the time [of sacred feasts and holy days] and the law; and the saints shall be given into his hand for a time, two times, and half a time [three and one-half years].

Daniel 8:11

Yes, [this horn] magnified itself, even [matching itself] against the Prince of the host [of heaven]; and from Him the continual [burnt offering] was taken away and the place of [God's] sanctuary was cast down and profaned.

Daniel 11:36-37

And the king shall do according to his will; he shall exalt himself and magnify himself above every god and shall speak astonishing things against the God of gods and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished, for that which is determined [by God] shall be done.

Matthew 12:24

But the Pharisees, hearing it, said, This Man drives out demons only by and with the help of Beelzebub, the prince of demons.

Matthew 12:34

You offspring of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil (wicked)? For out of the fullness (the overflow, the superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks.

Jude 1:14-15

It was of these people, moreover, that Enoch in the seventh [generation] from Adam prophesied when he said, Behold, the Lord comes with His myriads of holy ones (ten thousands of His saints)

Revelation 13:5-6

And the beast was given the power of speech, uttering boastful and blasphemous words, and he was given freedom to exert his authority and to exercise his will during forty-two months (three and a half years).

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