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

  • Irene123
    Heb. 13:5 - "be content with such things as ye have, for He hath said, I will never leave thee nor forsake thee." For Him to never leave or forsake us - we need to be 'His' in the first place. Acts 2:37-38. "what must we do"? and then Peter told them. Hebrews was written AFTER the church began - to already saved saints. Everything after Acts was to already saved saints in churches.
  • BSP
    Verse 27 urges us to turn away from evil and to do good. If we do this we can live forever.
  • Lisa
    God will fight your every battle long as you seek the kingdom of God first, and know matter what your enemies do God will fight. GOD will put you through testing period as well and if you past the first you will go to the next test and their different level in God. people make sure read his word it's meat and hope in the word of God.
  • Steve morrow
    psalm 140:8 grant not O LORD the desires of the wicked further not his device lest they exalt themselves selah119:155 SALVATION IS FAR FROM THE WICKED FOR THEY SEEK NOT THY STATUTES psalm 119:24 thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors 119:174 I HAVE LONGED FOR THY SALVATION O LORD AND THY LAW IS MY DELIGHT
  • K.Samuel Kumar
    I understood each and every word of your comment.The same was lord speaking in my heart whenever I meditate PS 37.4.
  • BSP
    We should find delight in serving God. He is the epitome of love and it is a pleasure and a joy to be able to have a relationship with Jehovah God.

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