Psalm 5:4
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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.

Psalm 5:4 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke'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."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

God

Psalm 50:21 These things have you done, and I kept silence; you thought that I was altogether such an one as yourself: but I will reprove you...

1 Chronicles 29:17 I know also, my God, that you try the heart, and have pleasure in uprightness. As for me...

Habakkuk 1:13 You are of purer eyes than to behold evil, and can not look on iniquity: why look you on them that deal treacherously...

Malachi 2:17 You have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet you say, Wherein have we wearied him? When you say...

evil

Psalm 94:20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with you, which frames mischief by a law?

Psalm 101:7 He that works deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that tells lies shall not tarry in my sight.

Psalm 140:13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks to your name: the upright shall dwell in your presence.

John 14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come to him...

Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

2 Peter 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness.

Revelation 21:23,27 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it...

Library
A Staircase of Three Steps
'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
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Moreover what is Written "Thou Wilt Destroy all that Speak Leasing...
35. Moreover what is written "Thou wilt destroy all that speak leasing:" [2360] one saith that no lie is here excepted, but all condemned. Another saith: Yea verily: but they who speak leasing from the heart, as we disputed above; for that man speaketh truth in his heart, who hateth the necessity of lying, which he understands as a penalty of the moral life. Another saith: All indeed will God destroy who speak leasing, but not all leasing: for there is some leasing which the Prophet was at that time
St. Augustine—On Lying

Covenanting a Duty.
The exercise of Covenanting with God is enjoined by Him as the Supreme Moral Governor of all. That his Covenant should be acceded to, by men in every age and condition, is ordained as a law, sanctioned by his high authority,--recorded in his law of perpetual moral obligation on men, as a statute decreed by him, and in virtue of his underived sovereignty, promulgated by his command. "He hath commanded his covenant for ever."[171] The exercise is inculcated according to the will of God, as King and
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Covenant Duties.
It is here proposed to show, that every incumbent duty ought, in suitable circumstances, to be engaged to in the exercise of Covenanting. The law and covenant of God are co-extensive; and what is enjoined in the one is confirmed in the other. The proposals of that Covenant include its promises and its duties. The former are made and fulfilled by its glorious Originator; the latter are enjoined and obligatory on man. The duties of that Covenant are God's law; and the demands of the law are all made
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Cross References
Psalm 11:5
The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, he hates with a passion.

Psalm 34:16
but the face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to blot out their name from the earth.

Psalm 92:15
proclaiming, "The LORD is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him."

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