Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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.


They pour out words, speaking arrogant things;
All who do evil boast proudly.

Bible in Basic English

Words of pride come from their lips; all the workers of evil say great things of 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 How long shall the wicked, O Jehovah, how long shall the wicked triumph? 4 How long shall they utter and speak insolence all the workers of iniquity boast themselves? 5 They crush thy people, O Jehovah, and afflict thine inheritance;

Cross References

Psalm 31:18

Let the lying lips become dumb, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.

Psalm 52:1

{To the chief Musician: an instruction. Of David; when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David came to the house of Ahimelech.} Why boastest thou thyself in evil, thou mighty man? The loving-kindness of God abideth continually.

Exodus 15:9-10

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.

Job 21:14-15

And they say unto God, Depart from us, for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways!

Psalm 10:2-7

The wicked, in his pride, doth hotly pursue the afflicted. They shall be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

Psalm 59:7

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

Psalm 59:12

Because of the sin of their mouth, the word of their lips, let them even be taken in their pride; and because of cursing and lying which they speak.

Psalm 64:3-4

Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword, and have aimed their arrow, a bitter word;

Psalm 73:8-9

They mock and speak wickedly of oppression, they speak loftily:

Psalm 140:3

They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

Proverbs 30:14

a generation whose teeth are swords, and their jaw-teeth knives, to devour the afflicted from off the earth, and the needy from among men.

Isaiah 10:13-15

For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom, for I am intelligent; and I have removed the bounds of the peoples, and have robbed their treasures, and, like a valiant man, I have brought down them that sit on thrones;

Isaiah 37:24-25

By thy servants thou hast reproached the Lord, and hast said, With the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the mountains, to the recesses of Lebanon; and I will cut down its tall cedars, the choice of its cypresses; and I will enter into its furthest height, into the forest of its fruitful field.

Jeremiah 18:18

And they said, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor word from the prophet. Come and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.

Daniel 7:8

I considered the horns, and behold, there came up among them another, a little horn, 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 beheld therefore, because of the voice of the great words that the horn spoke; I beheld till the beast was slain, and its body destroyed, and it was given up to be burned with fire.

Daniel 7:25

And he shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most high places, and think to change seasons and the law; and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and a half time.

Daniel 8:11

(And he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and from him the continual sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.

Daniel 11:36-37

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

Matthew 12:24

But the Pharisees, having heard it, said, This man does not cast out demons, but by Beelzebub, prince of demons.

Matthew 12:34

Offspring of vipers! how can ye speak good things, being wicked? For of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Jude 1:14-15

And Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied also as to these, saying, Behold, the Lord has come amidst his holy myriads,

Revelation 13:5-6

And there was given to it a mouth, speaking great things and blasphemies; and there was given to it authority to pursue its career forty-two months.

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