New International Version
The wicked draw the sword and bend the bow to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright.
King James Bible
The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.
Darby Bible Translation
The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the afflicted and needy, to slay those that are upright in [the] way:
World English Bible
The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, to kill those who are upright in the way.
Young's Literal Translation
A sword have the wicked opened, And they have trodden their bow, To cause to fall the poor and needy, To slaughter the upright of the way.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The wicked have drawn out the sword - There is an irreconcilable enmity in the souls of sinners against the godly; and there is much evidence that the idolatrous Babylonians whetted their tongue like a sword, and shot out their arrows, even bitter words, to malign the poor captives, and to insult them in every possible way.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
such as [heb.] the upright of way
LibraryNovember 13. "Delight Thyself in the Lord" (Ps. xxxvii. 4).
"Delight thyself in the Lord" (Ps. xxxvii. 4). Daniel's heart was filled with God's love for His work and kingdom and his prayers were the mightiest forces of his time, through which God gave to him the restoration of Israel to their own land, and the acknowledgment by the rulers of the world of the God of whom he testified and for whom he lived. There is a beautiful promise in the thirty-seventh Psalm, "Delight thyself in the Lord, and He will give thee the desires of thine heart," which it is, …
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April 24. "Fret not Thyself in any Wise" (Ps. xxxvii. 8).
Christian Devotion to God's Will.
For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart.
They have tracked me down, they now surround me, with eyes alert, to throw me to the ground.
Deliver me from the sword, my precious life from the power of the dogs.
My whole being will exclaim, "Who is like you, LORD? You rescue the poor from those too strong for them, the poor and needy from those who rob them."
The wicked lie in wait for the righteous, intent on putting them to death;
A prayer of David. Hear me, LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.
For he never thought of doing a kindness, but hounded to death the poor and the needy and the brokenhearted.
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