Psalm 49:5
Why should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about?
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Psalm 27:1,2 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid...

Psalm 46:1,2 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble...

Isaiah 41:10,11 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you...

Acts 27:24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; you must be brought before Caesar: and, see, God has given you all them that sail with you.

Romans 8:33,34 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifies...

Philippians 1:28 And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.


Proverbs 24:10 If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.

Amos 5:13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.

Ephesians 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.


Psalm 38:4 For my iniquities are gone over my head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

Proverbs 5:22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be held with the cords of his sins.

Hosea 7:2 And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness: now their own doings have beset them about...


Proverbs 22:16 He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives to the rich, shall surely come to want.

Genesis 49:17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that bites the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.

1 Samuel 26:20 Now therefore, let not my blood fall to the earth before the face of the LORD: for the king of Israel is come out to seek a flea...

Why Should I Fear?

1Hear this, all you people; give ear, all you inhabitants of the world: 2Both low and high, rich and poor, together. 3My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding. 4I will incline my ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying on the harp. 5Why should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about? 6They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; 7None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him: 8(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceases for ever:) 9That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption. 10For he sees that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others. 11Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names. 12Nevertheless man being in honor stays not: he is like the beasts that perish. 13This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah. 14Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling. 15But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah. 16Be not you afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased; 17For when he dies he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him. 18Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise you, when you do well to yourself. 19He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light. 20Man that is in honor, and understands not, is like the beasts that perish.
Parallel Verses
American Standard Version
Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, When iniquity at my heels compasseth me about?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why shall I fear in the evil day? the iniquity of my heel shall encompass me.

Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore should I fear in the days of adversity, when the iniquity of my supplanters encompasseth me? --

King James Bible
Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about?

Young's Literal Translation
Why do I fear in days of evil? The iniquity of my supplanters doth compass me.

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