Psalm 49:5 {48:6}
Good News Translation
I am not afraid in times of danger when I am surrounded by enemies,

Contemporary English Version
Why should I be afraid in times of trouble, when I am surrounded by vicious enemies?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why shall I fear in the evil day? the iniquity of my heel shall encompass me.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Why shall I fear in the evil day? the iniquity of my heel shall encompass me.

Wherefore

Psalm 27:1,2 The psalm of David before he was anointed. The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the protector of my life: of whom shall I be afraid? . . .

Psalm 46:1,2 Unto the end, for the sons of Core, for the hidden. [2] Our God is our refuge and strength: a helper in troubles, which have found us exceedingly. . . .

Isaiah 41:10,11 Fear not, for I am with thee: turn not aside, for I am thy God: I have strengthened thee, and have helped thee, and the right hand of my just one hath upheld thee. . . .

Acts 27:24 Saying: Fear not, Paul, thou must be brought before Caesar; and behold, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.

Romans 8:33,34 Who shall accuse against the elect of God? God is he that justifieth: . . .

Philippians 1:28 And in nothing be ye terrified by the adversaries: which to them is a cause of perdition, but to you of salvation, and this from God.

days

Proverbs 24:10 If thou lose hope, being weary in the day of distress, thy strength shall be diminished.

Amos 5:13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence at that time, for it is an evil time.

Ephesians 5:16 But as wise: redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

iniquity

Psalm 38:4 For my iniquities are gone over my head: and as a heavy burden are become heavy upon me.

Proverbs 5:22 He shall die, because he hath not received instruction, and in the multitude of his folly he shall be deceived.

Hosea 7:2 And lest they may say in their hearts, that I remember all their wickedness: their own devices now have beset them about, they have been done before my face.

heels

Proverbs 22:16 He that oppresseth the poor, to increase his own riches, shall himself give to one that is richer, and shall be in need.

Genesis 49:17 Let Dan be a snake in the way, a serpent in the path, that biteth the horse's heels, that his rider may fall backward.

1 Samuel 26:20 And now let not my blood be shed upon the earth before the Lord: for the king of Israel is come out to seek a flea, as the partridge is hunted in the mountains.

Context
The Evanescence of Wealth
4I will incline my ear to a parable; I will open my proposition on the psaltery. 5Why shall I fear in the evil day? the iniquity of my heel shall encompass me.6They that trust in their own strength, and glory in the multitude of their riches,…
Cross References
Genesis 2:11
The name of the one is Phison: that is it which compasseth all the land of Hevilath, where gold groweth.

Psalm 23:4
For though I should walk in the midst of the shadow of death, I will fear no evils, for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff, they have comforted me.

Psalm 27:1
The psalm of David before he was anointed. The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the protector of my life: of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 94:13
That thou mayst give him rest from the evil days: till a pit be dug for the wicked.

Additional Translations
Why should I fear in times of trouble, when wicked usurpers surround me?Why should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about?

Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, When iniquity at my heels compasseth me about?

Wherefore should I fear in the evil day? the iniquity of my heel shall compass me.

Wherefore should I fear in the days of adversity, [when] the iniquity of my supplanters encompasseth me? --

Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when iniquity at my heels compasseth me about?

Why should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall encompass me?

Why should I fear in the days of evil, when iniquity at my heels surrounds me?

Why do I fear in days of evil? The iniquity of my supplanters doth compass me.
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