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Psalm 50:16–17

16 But to the wicked God says:

“What right have you to declare My statutes,

Or take My covenant in your mouth,

17 rSeeing you hate instruction

And cast My words behind you?

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Psalm 50:16–17 — The New International Version (NIV)

16 But to the wicked person, God says:

“What right have you to recite my laws

or take my covenant on your lips?

17 You hate my instruction

and cast my words behind you.

Psalm 50:16–17 — English Standard Version (ESV)

16 But to the wicked God says:

“What right have you to recite my statutes

or take my covenant on your lips?

17 For you hate discipline,

and you cast my words behind you.

Psalm 50:16–17 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

16 But unto the wicked God saith,

What hast thou to do to declare my statutes,

Or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?

17 Seeing thou hatest instruction,

And castest my words behind thee.

Psalm 50:16–17 — New Living Translation (NLT)

16 But God says to the wicked:

“Why bother reciting my decrees

and pretending to obey my covenant?

17 For you refuse my discipline

and treat my words like trash.

Psalm 50:16–17 — New Century Version (NCV)

16 But God says to the wicked,

“Why do you talk about my laws?

Why do you mention my agreement?

17 You hate my teachings

and turn your back on what I say.

Psalm 50:16–17 — American Standard Version (ASV)

16 But unto the wicked God saith,

What hast thou to do to declare my statutes,

And that thou hast taken my covenant in thy mouth,

17 Seeing thou hatest instruction,

And castest my words behind thee?

Psalm 50:16–17 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

16 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant into thy mouth, 17 Seeing thou hast hated correction and hast cast my words behind thee?

Psalm 50:16–17 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

16 But God says to wicked people, 

“How dare you quote my decrees 

and mouth my promises!

17 You hate discipline. 

You toss my words behind you. 

Psalm 50:16–17 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

16 But God says to the wicked:

“What right do you have to recite My statutes

and to take My covenant on your lips?

17 You hate instruction

and turn your back on My words.

Psalm 50:16–17 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 But to the wicked God says:

“What right have you to recite my statutes,

or take my covenant on your lips?

17 For you hate discipline,

and you cast my words behind you.

Psalm 50:16–17 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

16 But to the wicked God says,

“What right have you to recite my statutes

and mention my covenant with your mouth,

17 while you yourself hate discipline,

and cast my words behind you?

Psalm 50:16–17 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

16 But here is what God says to sinful people.

“What right do you have to speak the words of my laws?

How dare you speak the words of my covenant!

17 You hate my teaching.

You turn your back on what I say.

Psalm 50:16–17 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

16 But to the wicked God says,

What right have you to tell of My statutes

And to take My covenant in your mouth?

17 “For you hate discipline,

And you cast My words behind you.


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