New International Version
For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart.
King James Bible
For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.
Darby Bible Translation
For behold, the wicked bend the bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may in darkness shoot at the upright in heart.
World English Bible
For, behold, the wicked bend their bows. They set their arrows on the strings, that they may shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.
Young's Literal Translation
For lo, the wicked tread a bow, They have prepared their arrow on the string, To shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For, lo, the wicked bend their bow - Perhaps these are more of the words of his advisers: Every thing is ready for thy destruction: the arrow that is to pierce thy heart is already set on the bow-string; and the person who hopes to despatch thee is concealed in ambush.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
privily. Heb. in darkness
LibraryPurposes of God.
In discussing this subject I shall endeavor to show, I. What I understand by the purposes of God. Purposes, in this discussion, I shall use as synonymous with design, intention. The purposes of God must be ultimate and proximate. That is, God has and must have an ultimate end. He must purpose to accomplish something by his works and providence, which he regards as a good in itself, or as valuable to himself, and to being in general. This I call his ultimate end. That God has such an end or purpose, …
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology
If he does not relent, he will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow.
He lies in wait near the villages; from ambush he murders the innocent. His eyes watch in secret for his victims;
The wicked draw the sword and bend the bow to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright.
They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.
They shoot from ambush at the innocent; they shoot suddenly, without fear.
LORD, do good to those who are good, to those who are upright in heart.
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