Psalm 37:14
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New International Version
The wicked draw the sword and bend the bow to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright.

New Living Translation
The wicked draw their swords and string their bows to kill the poor and the oppressed, to slaughter those who do right.

English Standard Version
The wicked draw the sword and bend their bows to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose way is upright;

New American Standard Bible
The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow To cast down the afflicted and the needy, To slay those who are upright in conduct.

King James Bible
The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The wicked have drawn the sword and strung the bow to bring down the afflicted and needy and to slaughter those whose way is upright.

International Standard Version
The wicked take out a sword and bend the bow, to bring down the humble and the poor to slay those who are righteous in conduct.

NET Bible
Evil men draw their swords and prepare their bows, to bring down the oppressed and needy, and to slaughter those who are godly.

New Heart English Bible
The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, to kill those who are upright in the way.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The wicked have drawn the sword and have bent the bow to kill the poor and the afflicted and those whose ways are upright.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Wicked people pull out their swords and bend their bows to kill oppressed and needy people, to slaughter those who are decent.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow; To cast down the poor and needy, To slay such as are upright in the way;

New American Standard 1977
The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow,
            To cast down the afflicted and the needy,
            To slay those who are upright in conduct.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He The wicked have drawn out the sword and have bent their bow to cast down the poor and needy and to slay such as are of upright conversation.

King James 2000 Bible
The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright behavior.

American King James Version
The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.

American Standard Version
The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, To cast down the poor and needy, To slay such as are upright in the way.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The wicked have drawn out the sword : they have bent their bow. To cast down the poor and needy, to kill the upright of heart.

Darby Bible Translation
The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the afflicted and needy, to slay those that are upright in [the] way:

English Revised Version
The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow; to cast down the poor and needy, to slay such as be upright in the way:

Webster's Bible Translation
The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as are of upright deportment.

World English Bible
The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, to kill those who are upright in the way.

Young's Literal Translation
A sword have the wicked opened, And they have trodden their bow, To cause to fall the poor and needy, To slaughter the upright of the way.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
37:7-20 Let us be satisfied that God will make all to work for good to us. Let us not discompose ourselves at what we see in this world. A fretful, discontented spirit is open to many temptations. For, in all respects, the little which is allotted to the righteous, is more comfortable and more profitable than the ill-gotten and abused riches of ungodly men. It comes from a hand of special love. God provides plentifully and well, not only for his working servants, but for his waiting servants. They have that which is better than wealth, peace of mind, peace with God, and then peace in God; that peace which the world cannot give, and which the world cannot have. God knows the believer's days. Not one day's work shall go unrewarded. Their time on earth is reckoned by days, which will soon be numbered; but heavenly happiness shall be for ever. This will be a real support to believers in evil times. Those that rest on the Rock of ages, have no reason to envy the wicked the support of their broken reeds.
Study Bible
Don’t Fret Because of Evildoers
13The Lord laughs at him, For He sees his day is coming. 14The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow To cast down the afflicted and the needy, To slay those who are upright in conduct. 15Their sword will enter their own heart, And their bows will be broken.…
Cross References
Psalm 11:2
For, behold, the wicked bend the bow, They make ready their arrow upon the string To shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.

Psalm 17:11
They have now surrounded us in our steps; They set their eyes to cast us down to the ground.

Psalm 22:20
Deliver my soul from the sword, My only life from the power of the dog.

Psalm 35:10
All my bones will say, "LORD, who is like You, Who delivers the afflicted from him who is too strong for him, And the afflicted and the needy from him who robs him?"

Psalm 37:32
The wicked spies upon the righteous And seeks to kill him.

Psalm 86:1
A Prayer of David. Incline Your ear, O LORD, and answer me; For I am afflicted and needy.

Psalm 109:16
Because he did not remember to show lovingkindness, But persecuted the afflicted and needy man, And the despondent in heart, to put them to death.

Lamentations 2:4
He has bent His bow like an enemy; He has set His right hand like an adversary And slain all that were pleasant to the eye; In the tent of the daughter of Zion He has poured out His wrath like fire.
Treasury of Scripture

The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.

wicked

Psalm 64:2-6 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection …

Acts 12:2,3,11,23 And he killed James the brother of John with the sword…

slay

1 Samuel 24:11,17 Moreover, my father, see, yes, see the skirt of your robe in my hand: …

Proverbs 29:10,27 The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul…

Habakkuk 1:13 You are of purer eyes than to behold evil, and can not look on iniquity: …

Matthew 23:30-34 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not …

Acts 7:52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they …

1 John 3:12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And …

such as [heb.] the upright of way

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