Psalms 7:14-16

14 Whoever is pregnant with evil conceives trouble and gives birth to disillusionment.
15 Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit they have made.
16 The trouble they cause recoils on them; their violence comes down on their own heads.

Psalms 7:14 in Other Translations

KJV
14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
ESV
14 Behold, the wicked man conceives evil and is pregnant with mischief and gives birth to lies.
NLT
14 The wicked conceive evil; they are pregnant with trouble and give birth to lies.
MSG
14 Look at that guy! He had sex with sin, he's pregnant with evil. Oh, look! He's having the baby - a Lie-Baby!
CSB
14 See, he is pregnant with evil, conceives trouble, and gives birth to deceit.

Psalms 7:14-16 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 7:14-16 In-Context

12 If he does not relent, he will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow.
13 He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows.
14 Whoever is pregnant with evil conceives trouble and gives birth to disillusionment.
15 Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit they have made.
16 The trouble they cause recoils on them; their violence comes down on their own heads.
17 I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Job 15:35; Isaiah 59:4; James 1:15
  • 2. Psalms 35:7,8; Psalms 40:2; Psalms 94:13; Proverbs 26:27
  • 3. S Job 4:8
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