2 Samuel 23:6
Good News Translation
But godless people are like thorns that are thrown away; no one can touch them barehanded.

Contemporary English Version
But evil people are pulled up like thornbushes. They are not dug up by hand,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But transgressors shall all of them be plucked up as thorns: which are not taken away with hands.

New American Bible
But the wicked are all like thorns to be cast away; they cannot be taken up by hand.

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But transgressors shall all of them be plucked up as thorns: which are not taken away with hands.

the sons

2 Samuel 20:1 And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Seba, the son of Bochri, a man of Jemini: and he sounded the trumpet, and said: We have no part in David, nor inheritance in the son of Isai: return to thy dwellings, O Israel.

Deuteronomy 13:13 Children of Belial are gone out of the midst of thee, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, and have said: Let us go, and serve strange gods which you know not:

1 Samuel 2:12 Now the sons of Heli were children of Belial, not knowing the Lord,

thorns

Genesis 3:18 Thorns and thistles shall it bring forth to thee, and thou shalt eat the herbs of the earth.

Songs 2:2 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.

Isaiah 33:12 And the people shall be as ashes after a fire, as a bundle of thorns they shall be burnt with fire.

Ezekiel 2:6 And thou, O son of man, fear not, neither be thou afraid of their words: for thou art among unbelievers and destroyers, and thou dwellest with scorpions. Fear not their words, neither be thou dismayed at their looks: for they are a provoking house.

Context
David's Last Song
5Neither is my house so great with God, that he should make with me an eternal covenant, firm in all things and assured. For he is all my salvation, and all my will: neither is there ought thereof that springeth not up. 6But transgressors shall all of them be plucked up as thorns: which are not taken away with hands.7And if a man will touch them, he must be armed with iron and with the staff of a lance: but they shall be set on fire and burnt to nothing.…
Cross References
Matthew 13:41
The Son of man shall send his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all scandals, and them that work iniquity.

Isaiah 27:4
There is no indignation in me: who shall make me a thorn and a brier in battle: shall I march against it, shall, I set it on fire together?

Isaiah 33:12
And the people shall be as ashes after a fire, as a bundle of thorns they shall be burnt with fire.

Ezekiel 2:6
And thou, O son of man, fear not, neither be thou afraid of their words: for thou art among unbelievers and destroyers, and thou dwellest with scorpions. Fear not their words, neither be thou dismayed at their looks: for they are a provoking house.

Nahum 1:10
For as thorns embrace one another: so while they are feasting and drinking together, they shall be consumed as stubble that is fully dry.

Additional Translations
But the worthless are all like thorns raked aside, for they can never be gathered by hand.But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands:

But the ungodly shall be all of them as thorns to be thrust away, Because they cannot be taken with the hand;

All these are as a thorn thrust forth, for they shall not be taken with the hand,

But [the sons] of Belial [are] all of them as thorns thrust away, Because they cannot be taken with hands;

But the ungodly shall be all of them as thorns to be thrust away, for they cannot be taken with the hand:

But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands:

But all of the ungodly shall be as thorns to be thrust away, because they can't be taken with the hand,

As to the worthless -- As a thorn driven away are all of them, For -- not by hand are they taken;
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