Psalm 37:17
New International Version
for the power of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.

New Living Translation
For the strength of the wicked will be shattered, but the LORD takes care of the godly.

English Standard Version
For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.

Berean Study Bible
For the arms of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.

King James Bible
For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.

New King James Version
For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, But the LORD upholds the righteous.

New American Standard Bible
For the arms of the wicked will be broken, But the LORD sustains the righteous.

NASB 1995
For the arms of the wicked will be broken, But the LORD sustains the righteous.

NASB 1977
For the arms of the wicked will be broken; But the LORD sustains the righteous.

Amplified Bible
For the arms of the wicked will be broken, But the LORD upholds and sustains the righteous [who seek Him].

Christian Standard Bible
For the arms of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD supports the righteous.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the arms of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD supports the righteous.

American Standard Version
For the arms of the wicked shall be broken; But Jehovah upholdeth the righteous.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because the arms of the wicked will be broken; LORD JEHOVAH supports the righteous.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the arms of sinners shall be broken; but the Lord supports the righteous.

Contemporary English Version
The wicked will lose all of their power, but the LORD gives strength to everyone who is good.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the arms of the wicked shall be broken in pieces; but the Lord strengtheneth the just.

English Revised Version
For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.

Good News Translation
because the LORD will take away the strength of the wicked, but protect those who are good.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The arms of wicked people will be broken, but the LORD continues to support righteous people.

International Standard Version
For the arms of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the arms of the wicked shall be broken; But the LORD upholdeth the righteous.

Literal Standard Version
For the arms of the wicked are shattered, And YHWH is sustaining the righteous.

NET Bible
for evil men will lose their power, but the LORD sustains the godly.

New Heart English Bible
For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.

World English Bible
For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but Yahweh upholds the righteous.

Young's Literal Translation
For the arms of the wicked are shivered, And Jehovah is sustaining the righteous.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Do Not Envy Those who Do Wrong
16Better is the little of the righteous than the abundance of many who are wicked. 17For the arms of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous. 18The LORD knows the days of the blameless, and their inheritance will last forever.…

Cross References
Job 38:15
Light is withheld from the wicked, and their upraised arm is broken.

Psalm 10:15
Break the arm of the wicked and evildoer; call him to account for his wickedness until none is left to be found.

Psalm 41:12
In my integrity You uphold me and set me in Your presence forever.

Psalm 54:4
Surely God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my soul.

Psalm 71:6
I have leaned on You since birth; You pulled me from my mother's womb. My praise is always for You.

Psalm 119:116
Sustain me as You promised, that I may live; let me not be ashamed of my hope.

Psalm 145:14
The LORD upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.


Treasury of Scripture

For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholds the righteous.

arms

Psalm 10:15
Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.

Job 38:15
And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken.

Ezekiel 30:21-25
Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and, lo, it shall not be bound up to be healed, to put a roller to bind it, to make it strong to hold the sword…

Lord

Psalm 37:24
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.

Psalm 41:12
And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.

Psalm 51:12
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.









(17) The arms--i.e., of the body, not the sword and bow mentioned above. In contrast, the arms of Jehovah are under the righteous, and uphold him.

Verse 17. - For the arms of the wicked shall be broken (scrap. Psalm 10:15). The wicked shall be disabled from doing more mischief. If not slain outright, they shall return from the combats that they have provoked with shattered weapons (ver. 15) and damaged persons. But the Lord up-holdeth the righteous. Their adversaries in the encounters.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the arms
זְרוֹע֣וֹת (zə·rō·w·‘ō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 2220: The arm, the foreleg, force

of the wicked
רְ֭שָׁעִים (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

will be broken,
תִּשָּׁבַ֑רְנָה (tiš·šā·ḇar·nāh)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's 7665: To break, break in pieces

but the LORD
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

upholds
וְסוֹמֵ֖ךְ (wə·sō·w·mêḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5564: To prop, to lean upon, take hold of

the righteous.
צַדִּיקִ֣ים (ṣad·dî·qîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 6662: Just, righteous


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