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Compare Translations for Psalm 7:14

Psalm 7:14 ASV
Behold, he travaileth with iniquity; Yea, he hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
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Psalm 7:14 BBE
That man is a worker of evil; the seed of wrongdoing has given birth to deceit.
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Psalm 7:14 CEB
But look how the wicked hatch evil, conceive trouble, give birth to lies!
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Psalm 7:14 CJB
Look how the wicked is pregnant with evil; he conceives trouble, gives birth to lies.
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Psalm 7:14 RHE
(7-15) Behold he hath been in labour with injustice: he hath conceived sorrow, and brought forth iniquity.
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Psalm 7:14 ESV
Behold, the wicked man conceives evil and is pregnant with mischief and gives birth to lies.
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Psalm 7:14 GW
See how that person conceives evil, is pregnant with harm, and gives birth to lies.
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Psalm 7:14 GNT
See how wicked people think up evil; they plan trouble and practice deception.
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Psalm 7:14 HNV
Behold, he travails with iniquity; Yes, he has conceived mischief and brought forth falsehood.
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Psalm 7:14 CSB
See, he is pregnant with evil, conceives trouble, and gives birth to deceit.
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Psalm 7:14 KJV
Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
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Psalm 7:14 LEB
See, he travails with evil. He is pregnant with trouble, and he gives birth to deception.
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Psalm 7:14 NAS
Behold, he travails with wickedness, And he conceives mischief and brings forth falsehood.
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Psalm 7:14 NCV
There are people who think up evil and plan trouble and tell lies.
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Psalm 7:14 NIRV
Anyone who is full of evil plans trouble and ends up telling lies.
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Psalm 7:14 NIV
He who is pregnant with evil and conceives trouble gives birth to disillusionment.
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Psalm 7:14 NKJV
Behold, the wicked brings forth iniquity; Yes, he conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood.
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Psalm 7:14 NLT
The wicked conceive evil; they are pregnant with trouble and give birth to lies.
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Psalm 7:14 NRS
See how they conceive evil, and are pregnant with mischief, and bring forth lies.
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Psalm 7:14 RSV
Behold, the wicked man conceives evil, and is pregnant with mischief, and brings forth lies.
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Psalm 7:14 DBY
Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, yea, he hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood:
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Psalm 7:14 MSG
Look at that guy! He had sex with sin, he's pregnant with evil. Oh, look! He's having the baby - a Lie-Baby!
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Psalm 7:14 WBT
Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
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Psalm 7:14 TMB
Behold, the wicked travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief and brought forth falsehood.
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Psalm 7:14 TNIV
Those who are pregnant with evil conceive trouble and give birth to disillusionment.
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Psalm 7:14 WEB
Behold, he travails with iniquity; Yes, he has conceived mischief and brought forth falsehood.
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Psalm 7:14 WYC
Lo! the wicked hath conceived sorrow; he painfully hath brought forth unrightfulness, and he hath childed wickedness. (Lo! he who is wicked hath conceived many ways to bring sorrow; yea, he hath painfully brought forth unrighteousness, and he hath birthed wickedness.)
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Psalm 7:14 YLT
Lo, he travaileth [with] iniquity, And he hath conceived perverseness, And hath brought forth falsehood.
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Psalms 7 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 7

The psalmist prays to God to plead his cause, and judge for him. (1-9) He expresses confidence in God, and will give him the glory of his deliverance. (10-17)

Verses 1-9 David flees to God for succour. But Christ alone could call on Heaven to attest his uprightness in all things. All His works were wrought in righteousness; and the prince of this world found nothing whereof justly to accuse him. Yet for our sakes, submitting to be charged as guilty, he suffered all evils, but, being innocent, he triumphed over them all. The plea is, "For the righteous God trieth the hearts and the reins." He knows the secret wickedness of the wicked, and how to bring it to an end; he is witness to the secret sincerity of the just, and has ways of establishing it. When a man has made peace with God about all his sins, upon the terms of grace and mercy, through the sacrifice of the Mediator, he may, in comparison with his enemies, appeal to God's justice to decide.

Verses 10-17 David is confident that he shall find God his powerful Saviour. The destruction of sinners may be prevented by their conversion; for it is threatened, If he turn not from his evil way, let him expect it will be his ruin. But amidst the threatenings of wrath, we have a gracious offer of mercy. God gives sinners warning of their danger, and space to repent, and prevent it. He is slow to punish, and long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish. The sinner is described, ver. ( 14-16 ) , as taking more pains to ruin his soul than, if directed aright, would save it. This is true, in a sense, of all sinners. Let us look to the Saviour under all our trials. Blessed Lord, give us grace to look to thee in the path of tribulation, going before thy church and people, and marking the way by thine own spotless example. Under all the persecutions which in our lesser trials mark our way, let the looking to Jesus animate our minds and comfort our hearts.

Psalms 7 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible


Psalms 7:1-17 . Shiggaion--a plaintive song or elegy. Though obscure in details, this title seems to intimate that the occasion of this Psalm was some event in David's persecution by Saul. He prays for relief because he is innocent, and God will be glorified in his vindication. He thus passes to the celebration of God's righteous government, in defending the upright and punishing the wicked, whose malignant devices will result in their own ruin; and, confident of God's aid, he closes with rejoicing.

1, 2. Though many enemies set upon him, one is singled out as prominent, and compared to a wild beast tearing his prey to pieces (compare 1 Samuel 20:1 , 23:23 , 26:19 ).

3. if I have done this--that is, the crime charged in the "words of Cush" (compare 1 Samuel 24:9 ).

4. If I have injured my friend.
yea, I have delivered, &c.--This makes a good sense, but interrupts the course of thought, and hence it is proposed to render, "if I have spoiled my enemy"--in either case (compare 1 Samuel 24:4-17 , 1 Samuel 31:8 1 Samuel 31:11 ).

5. This is the consequence, if such has been his conduct.
mine honour--(compare Psalms 3:3 , 4:2 )--my personal and official dignity.

6. God is involved as if hitherto careless of him ( Psalms 3:7 , 9:18 ).
rage--the most violent, like a flood rising over a river's banks.
the judgment . . . commanded--or, "ordained"; a just decision.

7. compass thee--as those seeking justice.
return thou on high--assume the judgment seat, to be honored as a just Ruler by them.

8. Though not claiming innocence in general, he can confidently do so in this case, and in demanding from the Judge of all the earth a judgment, he virtually asks acquittal.

9. the hearts and reins--the affections and motives of men, or the seat of them (compare Psalms 16:7 , 26:2 ); as we use heart and bosom or breast.

10. defence--literally, "shield" ( Psalms 5:12 ).

11. judgeth--as in Psalms 7:8 .
the wicked--Though not expressed, they are implied, for they alone are left as objects of anger.

12, 13. They are here distinctly pointed out, though by changing the person, a very common mode of speech, one is selected as a representative of wicked men generally. The military figures are of obvious meaning.

13. against the persecutors--Some render "for burning," but the former is the best sense. Arrows for burning would be appropriate in besieging a town, not in warring against one man or a company in open fight.

14. The first clause expresses the general idea that wicked men labor to do evil, the others carry out the figure fully.

15, 16. 1 Samuel 18:17 , 31:2 illustrate the statement whether alluded to or not. These verses are expository of Psalms 7:14 , showing how the devices of the wicked end in disappointment, falsifying their expectations.

17. his righteousness--( Psalms 5:8 ). Thus illustrated in the defense of His servant and punishment of the wicked.