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Psalms 37:12

    Psalms 37:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes on him with his teeth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The wicked plotteth against the just, And gnasheth upon him with his teeth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The sinner has evil designs against the upright, lifting up the voice of wrath against him.

    Webster's Revision

    The wicked plotteth against the just, And gnasheth upon him with his teeth.

    World English Bible

    The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes at him with his teeth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 37:12

    The wicked plotteth against the just - Margin, "practiceth." The Hebrew word means to plot; to lie in wait; to plan; to purpose; to devise. See Psalm 31:13. The meaning is, that wicked people lay their plans against the righteous, but that they will not be able to carry them out, or accomplish them, for they will be cut off, and the Lord will protect His friends.

    And gnasheth upon him with his teeth - An expression of rage or anger. See the notes at Psalm 35:16.