Psalm 37:14 {36:14}
Good News Translation
The wicked draw their swords and bend their bows to kill the poor and needy, to slaughter those who do what is right;

Contemporary English Version
The wicked kill with swords and shoot arrows to murder the poor and the needy and all who do right.

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.

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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.

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Psalm 64:2-6 Thou hast protected me from the assembly of the malignant; from the multitude of the workers of iniquity. . . .

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

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1 Samuel 24:11,17 Moreover, see and know, O my father, the hem of thy robe in my hand, that when I cut off the hem of thy robe, I would not put out my hand against thee. Reflect, and see, that there is no evil in my hand, nor iniquity, neither have I sinned against thee: but thou liest in wait for my life, to take it away. . . .

Proverbs 29:10,27 Bloodthirsty men hate the upright: but just men seek his soul. . . .

Habakkuk 1:13 Thy eyes are too pure to behold evil, and thou canst not look on iniquity. Why lookest thou upon them that do unjust things, and holdest thy peace when the wicked devoureth the man that is more just than himself?

Matthew 23:30-34 And say: If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. . . .

Acts 7:52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? And they have slain them who foretold of the coming of the Just One: of whom you have been now the betrayers and murderers.

1 John 3:12 Not as Cain, who was of the wicked one and killed his brother. And wherefore did he kill him? Because his own works were wicked: and his brother's just.

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Context
Do Not Envy Those who Do Wrong
13But the Lord shall laugh at him: for he foreseeth that his day shall come. 14The wicked have drawn out the sword: they have bent their bow. To cast down the poor and needy, to kill the upright of heart.15Let their sword enter into their own hearts, and let their bow be broken.…
Cross References
Psalm 11:2
In the Lord I put my trust: how then do you say to my soul: Get thee away from hence to the mountain, like a sparrow.

Psalm 17:11
They have cast me forth, and now they have surrounded me: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth.

Psalm 22:20
Deliver, O God, my soul from the sword: my only one from the hand of the dog.

Psalm 35:10
All my bones shall say: Lord, who is like to thee? Who deliverest the poor from the hand of them that are stronger than he; the needy and the poor from them that strip him.

Psalm 37:32
The wicked watcheth the just man, and seeketh to put him to death,

Psalm 86:1
A prayer for David himself. Incline thy ear, O Lord, and hear me: for I am needy and poor.

Psalm 109:16
because he remembered not to shew mercy,

Lamentations 2:4
Daleth. He hath bent his bow as an enemy, he hath fixed his right hand as an adversary: and he hath killed all that was fair to behold in the tabernacle of the daughter of Sion, he hath poured out his indignation like fire.

Additional Translations
The wicked have drawn the sword and bent the bow to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright.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.

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.

Sinners have drawn their swords, they have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy one, and to slay the upright in heart.

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:

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:

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.

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.

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.
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