Psalms 37:14

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The wicked haue drawen out the sword, and haue bent their bow to cast downe the poore and needy, and to slay such as be of vpright conuersation.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow To cast down the afflicted and the needy, To slay those who are upright in conduct.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The evil-doers have taken out their swords, their bows are bent; for crushing the poor, and to put to death those who are upright in their ways.
- Basic English Bible

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:
- Darby 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 are of upright deportment.
- Webster's Bible

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.
- World English Bible

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.
- Youngs Literal Bible

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;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Psalms 37

  • JEAN GOODEN
    THIS CHAPTER CALMS MY SPIRIT AND SOUL. MY GRANDMOTHER WAS A GREAT MISSIONARY AND SHE ENCOURAGED ALL OF US TO READ THE BIBLE AND ATTEND CHURCH.WHENEVER WE ARE GOING THRU A SITUATION MY FAMILY READS 37 PSALMS TO ENCOURAGE OURSELVES.IT WORKS.
  • Librarygal143
    I will gladly follow God, and obey Him. Despite going through so much, I feel that He has blessed my life with so much good to get through it all.
  • Eric
    Sometimes it's hard to understand how God views any of us as good men. He looks within to the heart and sees things in us we don't see as easily if at all. Personally I feel like a wretched slime ball unworthy of God's attention let alone his love and guidance in my life. But time and time again faithfully, he proves everlasting. He is always and I mean always he is there. Not with a cruel harsh hand either. It's always with supreme love and kindness. I don't know how close anybody else is to God but I feel really close to him. It's not because of my good works either because I have much sin and shame and error. It's only because of his timeless loving mercy and grace I suppose, not really sure how anybody or any God can be so perfect but mine is. Ours is.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    We must remember that “a little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”
  • Blessed be the Lord so high.
  • King1Sconie
    To delight oneself into the Lord of Lord's King of King's Christ Jesus The MOST High is to submit TOTALLY under The Governorship Of God'HolySpirit seek 1st The Kingdom of God HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS and all these things shall be added unto thee.. But you MUST 1st SEEK! The Kingdom of God HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS ...

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