Psalm 17:14
New International Version
By your hand save me from such people, LORD, from those of this world whose reward is in this life. May what you have stored up for the wicked fill their bellies; may their children gorge themselves on it, and may there be leftovers for their little ones.

New Living Translation
By the power of your hand, O LORD, destroy those who look to this world for their reward. But satisfy the hunger of your treasured ones. May their children have plenty, leaving an inheritance for their descendants.

English Standard Version
from men by your hand, O LORD, from men of the world whose portion is in this life. You fill their womb with treasure; they are satisfied with children, and they leave their abundance to their infants.

Berean Study Bible
from such men, O LORD, by Your hand—from men of the world whose portion is in this life. May You fill the bellies of Your treasured ones and satisfy their sons, so they leave their abundance to their children.

King James Bible
From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.

New King James Version
With Your hand from men, O LORD, From men of the world who have their portion in this life, And whose belly You fill with Your hidden treasure. They are satisfied with children, And leave the rest of their possession for their babes.

New American Standard Bible
From people by Your hand, LORD, From people of the world, whose portion is in this life, And whose belly You fill with Your treasure; They are satisfied with children, And leave their abundance to their babies.

NASB 1995
From men with Your hand, O LORD, From men of the world, whose portion is in this life, And whose belly You fill with Your treasure; They are satisfied with children, And leave their abundance to their babes.

NASB 1977
From men with Thy hand, O LORD, From men of the world, whose portion is in this life; And whose belly Thou dost fill with Thy treasure; They are satisfied with children, And leave their abundance to their babes.

Amplified Bible
From men with Your hand, O LORD, From men of the world [these moths of the night] whose portion [of enjoyment] is in this life—idle and vain, And whose belly You fill with Your treasure; They are satisfied with children, And they leave what they have left [of wealth] to their children.

Christian Standard Bible
With your hand, LORD, save me from men, from men of the world whose portion is in this life: You fill their bellies with what you have in store; their sons are satisfied, and they leave their surplus to their children.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
With Your hand, LORD, save me from men, from men of the world whose portion is in this life: You fill their bellies with what You have in store; their sons are satisfied, and they leave their surplus to their children.

American Standard Version
From men by thy hand, O Jehovah, From men of the world, whose portion is in this life, And whose belly thou fillest with thy treasure: They are satisfied with children, And leave the rest of their substance to their babes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And from the dead that die by your hands, LORD JEHOVAH, and from the dead of the pit, you will divide them among the living, and your treasure fills their belly; the children will be satisfied and they will leave the remainder to their children.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
because of the enemies of thine hand: O Lord, destroy them from the earth; scatter them in their life, though their belly has been filled with thy hidden treasures: they have been satisfied with uncleanness, and have left the remnant of their possessions to their babes.

Contemporary English Version
Use your powerful arm and rescue me from the hands of mere humans whose world won't last. You provide food for those you love. Their children have plenty, and their grandchildren will have more than enough.

Douay-Rheims Bible
from the enemies of thy hand. O Lord, divide them from the few of the earth in their life: their belly is filled from thy hidden stores. They are full of children: and they have left to their little ones the rest of their substance.

English Revised Version
From men, by thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, whose portion is in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy treasure: they are satisfied with children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.

Good News Translation
save me from those who in this life have all they want. Punish them with the sufferings you have stored up for them; may there be enough for their children and some left over for their children's children!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
With your power rescue me from mortals, O LORD, from mortals who enjoy their inheritance only in this life. You fill their bellies with your treasure. Their children are satisfied [with it], and they leave what remains to their children.

International Standard Version
from men, LORD, by your hand— from men who belong to this world, whose reward is only in this life. But as for your treasured ones, may their stomachs be full, may their children have an abundance, and may they leave wealth to their offspring.

JPS Tanakh 1917
From men, by Thy hand, O LORD, From men of the world, whose portion is in this life, And whose belly Thou fillest with Thy treasure; Who have children in plenty, And leave their abundance to their babes.

Literal Standard Version
From men, Your hand, O YHWH, "" From men of the world, their portion [is] in life, "" And [with] Your hidden things You fill their belly, "" They are satisfied [with] sons, "" And have left their abundance to their sucklings.

NET Bible
LORD, use your power to deliver me from these murderers, from the murderers of this world! They enjoy prosperity; you overwhelm them with the riches they desire. They have many children, and leave their wealth to their offspring.

New Heart English Bible
from men with your hand, LORD, from men of the world, whose portion is in this life. You fill their womb with treasure. They are satisfied with children, and they leave their wealth to their little ones.

World English Bible
from men by your hand, Yahweh, from men of the world, whose portion is in this life. You fill the belly of your cherished ones. Your sons have plenty, and they store up wealth for their children.

Young's Literal Translation
From men, Thy hand, O Jehovah, From men of the world, their portion is in life, And with Thy hidden things Thou fillest their belly, They are satisfied with sons; And have left their abundance to their sucklings.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Hear My Righteous Plea
13Arise, O LORD, confront them! Bring them to their knees; deliver me from the wicked by Your sword, 14from such men, O LORD, by Your hand— from men of the world whose portion is in this life. May You fill the bellies of Your treasured ones and satisfy their sons, so they leave their abundance to their children. 15As for me, I will behold Your face in righteousness; when I awake, I will be satisfied in Your presence.…

Cross References
Luke 16:25
But Abraham answered, 'Child, remember that during your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things. But now he is comforted here, while you are in agony.

Job 21:8
Their descendants are established around them, and their offspring before their eyes.

Psalm 17:7
Show the wonders of Your loving devotion, You who save by Your right hand those who seek refuge from their foes.

Psalm 49:6
They trust in their wealth and boast in their great riches.

Psalm 49:17
For when he dies, he will carry nothing away; his abundance will not follow him down.

Psalm 73:3
For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Ecclesiastes 6:2
God gives a man riches, wealth, and honor, so that he lacks nothing his heart desires; but God does not allow him to enjoy them. Instead, a stranger will enjoy them. This is futile and a grievous affliction.

Isaiah 26:18
We were with child; we writhed in pain; but we gave birth to wind. We have given no salvation to the earth, nor brought any life into the world.


Treasury of Scripture

From men which are your hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly you fill with your hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.

which are.

Luke 16:8
And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.

John 8:23
And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.

John 15:19
If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

portion

Psalm 49:17-19
For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him…

Psalm 73:12
Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.

Luke 12:19-21
And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry…

belly

Job 12:6,9
The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth abundantly

Job 21:7-15
Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power? …

Job 22:18
Yet he filled their houses with good things: but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

hid

Proverbs 2:4
If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

Matthew 13:44
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

they are full.

Psalm 39:6
Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

Job 21:21
For what pleasure hath he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the midst?

Job 27:14-17
If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread…









(14) Of the world.--Literally, of time. Heb., cheled, "that which creeps on," an expression anticipating the New Testament use of world. (Comp. Job 21:7-14.)

Their portion in this life--contrasts with Psalm 16:5.

Thy hid treasure.--That which thou hast stored up, which is sometimes in a good sense (Psalm 31:19; Proverbs 13:22), sometimes in a bad (Job 21:19). But ought we not to translate--

"With thy treasure thou fillest their womb:

They are full of children."

These two lines are thus in close parallelism, while the last clause of the verse, "and leave," &c, answers to "which have their portion in this life."

Verse 14. - From men which are thy hand, O Lord; rather, from men, by thy hand, as in the margin of the Authorized Version, and in the text of the Revised Version. From men of the world; i.e. men who are altogether worldly, whose views, aspirations, hopes, longings, are bounded by this life - the "children of this world," as our Lord expressed it (Luke 16:8). Which have their portion in this life; i.e. who have here all that they will ever receive, and all that they care to receive. And whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure; rather, with thy stores - the good things that thou makest the earth to produce. There seems to be some allusion here to the frequent worldly prosperity of the ungodly (comp. Job 12:6; Job 21:7-13; Psalm 73:3-12). They are full of children (so Job 21:8, 11; Job 27:14). And leave the rest of their substance to their babes (comp. Psalm 49:10). No doubt this is often the case; but the ill-gotten gains handed on by the wicked to their children seldom prosper (see Job 27:14-17).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
from such men,
מִֽמְתִ֥ים (mim·ṯîm)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4962: An adult, a man

O LORD,
יְהוָ֡ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

by Your hand,
יָדְךָ֨ ׀ (yā·ḏə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3027: A hand

from men
מִֽמְתִ֬ים (mim·ṯîm)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4962: An adult, a man

of the world
מֵחֶ֗לֶד (mê·ḥe·leḏ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2465: Life, the world

whose portion
חֶלְקָ֥ם (ḥel·qām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 2506: Portion, tract, territory

is in this life.
בַּֽחַיִּים֮ (ba·ḥay·yîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

You
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Strong's Hebrew

fill
תְּמַלֵּ֪א (tə·mal·lê)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 4390: To fill, be full of

their bellies
בִ֫טְנָ֥ם (ḇiṭ·nām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 990: The belly, the womb, the bosom, body of anything

with Your treasure
וּֽצְפוּנְךָ֮ (ū·ṣə·p̄ū·nə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6840: A treasure

and satisfy
יִשְׂבְּע֥וּ (yiś·bə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7646: To be sated, satisfied or surfeited

their sons;
בָנִ֑ים (ḇā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1121: A son

so they leave
וְהִנִּ֥יחוּ (wə·hin·nî·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3240: Bestow, cast down, lay down, up, leave off, let alone remain, pacify, place,

their abundance
יִ֝תְרָ֗ם (yiṯ·rām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3499: An overhanging, an excess, superiority, remainder, a small rope

to their children.
לְעוֹלְלֵיהֶֽם׃ (lə·‘ō·wl·lê·hem)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5768: A suckling


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