Psalm 7:14
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New American Standard Bible
Behold, he travails with wickedness, And he conceives mischief and brings forth falsehood.

King James Bible
Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, yea, he hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood:

World English Bible
Behold, he travails with iniquity. Yes, he has conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, he travaileth with iniquity, And he hath conceived perverseness, And hath brought forth falsehood.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Behold, he travaileth with iniquity - The wicked man does. The allusion here is to the pains and throes of child-birth; and the idea is, that the wicked man labors or struggles, even with great pain, to accomplish his purposes of iniquity. All his efforts, purposes, plans, are for the promotion of evil.

And hath conceived mischief - That is, he hath formed a scheme of mischief. The allusion here is common when speaking of forming a plan of evil.

And brought forth falsehood - The birth is falsehood; that is, self-deception, or disappointment. It does not mean that falsehood was his aim or purpose, or that he had merely accomplished a lie; but the idea is, that after all his efforts and pains, after having formed his scheme, and labored hard (as if in the pangs of child-birth) to bring it forth, it was abortive. He would be disappointed, and would fail at last. This idea is expressed more distinctly in the following verse, and the design of the whole is to say that any plan or purpose of wickedness must be in the end a failure, since God is a righteous Judge, and will vindicate His own cause.

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Self-Respect and Self-Righteousness
PSALM vii. 8. Give sentence for me, O Lord, according to my righteousness; and according to the innocency that is in me. Is this speech self-righteous? If so, it is a bad speech; for self- righteousness is a bad temper of mind; there are few worse. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar.
Charles Kingsley—The Good News of God

Of Having Confidence in God when Evil Words are Cast at Us
"My Son, stand fast and believe in Me. For what are words but words? They fly through the air, but they bruise no stone. If thou are guilty, think how thou wouldst gladly amend thyself; if thou knowest nothing against thyself, consider that thou wilt gladly bear this for God's sake. It is little enough that thou sometimes hast to bear hard words, for thou art not yet able to bear hard blows. And wherefore do such trivial matters go to thine heart, except that thou art yet carnal, and regardest
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
James 1:15
Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.

Job 15:35
"They conceive mischief and bring forth iniquity, And their mind prepares deception."

Psalm 5:9
There is nothing reliable in what they say; Their inward part is destruction itself. Their throat is an open grave; They flatter with their tongue.

Psalm 140:2
Who devise evil things in their hearts; They continually stir up wars.

Isaiah 33:11
"You have conceived chaff, you will give birth to stubble; My breath will consume you like a fire.

Isaiah 59:4
No one sues righteously and no one pleads honestly. They trust in confusion and speak lies; They conceive mischief and bring forth iniquity.

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