For they speak against you wickedly, and your enemies take your name in vain.
Treasury of Scripture
for they speak
Psalm 73:8,9 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily...
Psalm 74:18,22,23 Remember this, that the enemy has reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed your name...
Job 21:14,15 Therefore they say to God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of your ways...
Isaiah 37:23,28,29 Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? and against whom have you exalted your voice, and lifted up your eyes on high...
Jude 1:15 To execute judgment on all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed...
Revelation 13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
Psalm 2:1-3 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing...
Exodus 20:7 You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.
ContextYou Have Searched Me and Know Me
1O lord, you have searched me, and known me. 2You know my sitting down and my rising up, you understand my thought afar off. 3You compass my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. 4For there is not a word in my tongue, but, see, O LORD, you know it altogether. 5You have beset me behind and before, and laid your hand on me. 6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain to it. 7Where shall I go from your spirit? or where shall I flee from your presence? 8If I ascend up into heaven, you are there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, you are there. 9If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10Even there shall your hand lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. 11If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. 12Yes, the darkness hides not from you; but the night shines as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to you. 13For you have possessed my reins: you have covered me in my mother's womb. 14I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are your works; and that my soul knows right well. 15My substance was not hid from you, when I was made in secret, and curiously worked in the lowest parts of the earth. 16Your eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect; and in your book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. 17How precious also are your thoughts to me, O God! how great is the sum of them! 18If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with you. 19Surely you will slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, you bloody men. 20For they speak against you wickedly, and your enemies take your name in vain. 21Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate you? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against you? 22I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them my enemies. 23Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: 24And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
For they speak against thee wickedly, And thine enemies take thy name in vain.
Because you say in thought: They shall receive thy cities in vain.
Darby Bible Translation
For they speak of thee wickedly, they take thy name in vain, thine enemies.
King James Bible
For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.
Young's Literal Translation
Who exchange Thee for wickedness, Lifted up to vanity are Thine enemies.