Psalm 37:14
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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;

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.

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.

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

On הרף (let alone), imper. apoc. Hiph., instead of הרפּה, vid., Ges. ֗75, rem. 15. אך להרע is a clause to itself (cf. Proverbs 11:24; Psalm 21:5; Psalm 22:16): it tends only to evil-doing, it ends only in thy involving thyself in sin. The final issue, without any need that thou shouldst turn sullen, is that the מרעים, like to whom thou dost make thyself by such passionate murmuring and displeasure, will be cut off, and they who, turning from the troublous present, make Jahve the ground and aim of their hope, shall inherit the land (vid., Psalm 25:13). It is the end, the final and consequently eternal end, that decides the matter.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

wicked

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

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: for in that I cut off the skirt of your robe, and killed you not...

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: why look you on them that deal treacherously...

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 which showed before of the coming of the Just One...

1 John 3:12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And why slew he him? Because his own works were evil...

such as [heb.] the upright of way

Cross References
Psalm 11:2
for behold, the wicked bend the bow; they have fitted their arrow to the string to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart;

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

Psalm 22:20
Deliver my soul from the sword, my precious life from the power of the dog!

Psalm 35:10
All my bones shall say, "O LORD, who is like you, delivering the poor from him who is too strong for him, the poor and needy from him who robs him?"

Psalm 37:32
The wicked watches for the righteous and seeks to put him to death.

Psalm 86:1
Incline your ear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.

Psalm 109:16
For he did not remember to show kindness, but pursued the poor and needy and the brokenhearted, to put them to death.

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