New International Version
For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness; with you, evil people are not welcome.
King James Bible
For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.
Darby Bible Translation
For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness; evil shall not sojourn with thee.
World English Bible
For you are not a God who has pleasure in wickedness. Evil can't live with you.
Young's Literal Translation
For not a God desiring wickedness art Thou, Evil inhabiteth Thee not.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Neither shall evil dwell with thee - As thou art holy, so thou hast pleasure only in holiness; and as to evil men, they shall never enter into thy glory; לא יגרך רע lo yegurecha ra, "the evil man shall not even sojourn with thee."
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'All those that put their trust in Thee ... them also that love Thy name ... the righteous.'--PSALM v. 11, 12. I have ventured to isolate these three clauses from their context, because, if taken in their sequence, they are very significant of the true path by which men draw nigh to God and become righteous. They are all three designations of the same people, but regarded under different aspects and at different stages. There is a distinct order in them, and whether the Psalmist was fully conscious …
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Moreover what is Written "Thou Wilt Destroy all that Speak Leasing...
Covenanting a Duty.
The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, he hates with a passion.
but the face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to blot out their name from the earth.
proclaiming, "The LORD is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him."
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