Psalm 101:5
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New International Version
Whoever slanders their neighbor in secret, I will put to silence; whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart, I will not tolerate.

New Living Translation
I will not tolerate people who slander their neighbors. I will not endure conceit and pride.

English Standard Version
Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly I will destroy. Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not endure.

New American Standard Bible
Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy; No one who has a haughty look and an arrogant heart will I endure.

King James Bible
Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will destroy anyone who secretly slanders his neighbor; I cannot tolerate anyone with haughty eyes or an arrogant heart.

International Standard Version
I will destroy the one who secretly slanders a friend. I will not allow the proud and haughty to prevail.

NET Bible
I will destroy anyone who slanders his neighbor in secret. I will not tolerate anyone who has a cocky demeanor and an arrogant attitude.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have destroyed him who secretly slanders his neighbor; I have not eaten with him whose eyes are lofty and is enlarged in his heart.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will destroy anyone who secretly slanders his neighbor. I will not tolerate anyone with a conceited look or arrogant heart.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Whosoever secretly slanders his neighbour, I will cut off; he that has a high look and a proud heart I will not suffer.

King James 2000 Bible
Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: he that has a haughty look and a proud heart will I not endure.

American King James Version
Whoever privately slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: him that has an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

American Standard Version
Whoso privily slandereth his neighbor, him will I destroy: Him that hath a high look and a proud heart will I not suffer.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The man that in private detracted his neighbour, him did I persecute. With him that had a proud eye, and an unsatiable heart, I would not eat.

Darby Bible Translation
Whoso secretly slandereth his neighbour, him will I destroy; him that hath a high look and a proud heart will I not suffer.

English Revised Version
Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I destroy: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will I not suffer.

Webster's Bible Translation
Whoever privily slandereth his neighbor, him will I cut off: him that hath a high look and a proud heart I will not suffer.

World English Bible
I will silence whoever secretly slanders his neighbor. I won't tolerate one who is haughty and conceited.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso slandereth in secret his neighbour, Him I cut off, The high of eyes and proud of heart, him I endure not.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

101:1-8 David's vow and profession of godliness. - In this psalm we have David declaring how he intended to regulate his household, and to govern his kingdom, that he might stop wickedness, and encourage godliness. It is also applicable to private families, and is the householder's psalm. It teaches all that have any power, whether more or less, to use it so as to be a terror to evil-doers, and a praise to them that do well. The chosen subject of the psalm is God's mercy and judgment. The Lord's providences concerning his people are commonly mixed; mercy and judgment. God has set the one over against the other, both to do good, like showers and sunshine. When, in his providence, he exercises us with the mixture of mercy and judgment, we must make suitable acknowledgments to him for both. Family mercies and family afflictions are both calls to family religion. Those who are in public stations are not thereby excused from care in governing their families; they are the more concerned to set a good example of ruling their own houses well. Whenever a man has a house of his own, let him seek to have God to dwell with him; and those may expect his presence, who walk with a perfect heart, in a perfect way. David resolves to practise no evil himself. He further resolves not to keep bad servants, nor to employ those about him that are wicked. He will not admit them into his family, lest they spread the infection of sin. A froward heart, one that delights to be cross and perverse, is not fit for society, the bond of which is Christian love. Nor will he countenance slanderers, those who take pleasure in wounding their neighbour's reputation. Also, God resists the proud, and false, deceitful people, who scruple not to tell lies, or commit frauds. Let every one be zealous and diligent to reform his own heart and ways, and to do this early; ever mindful of that future, most awful morning, when the King of righteousness shall cut off all wicked doers from the heavenly Jerusalem.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I out off. (On the heinousness of slander, see Psalm 15:3; Psalm 31:13; Psalm 50:20, etc.) It is probably not meant that the slanderer will be put to death, but only that he will be banished, at any rate from the court, and, so far as possible, put down. Him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer. "Lofty looks" and a "proud heart" are again conjoined in Proverbs 21:4, Solomon showing that he paid attention to his father's lessons. David himself disclaims both in Psalm 131:1.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off,.... That raises and spreads a false report of him; that insinuates evil things of him; that brings false charges and accusations against him, in a private manner, when he has no opportunity to defend himself: such an one David threatens to cut off from his presence, as Kimchi interprets it; from all communion and conversation with him; and yet he listened to the slanders of Ziba against Mephibosheth: but Christ, who knows the hearts and the secret actions of men, will reject and cut off all persons of such a character: the Targum is,

"he that speaketh with a triple tongue against his neighbour, him will I destroy, and he shall be smitten with the leprosy:''

a slandering tongue is called a triple tongue with the Jews (m), because, as they say, it kills three persons; him that carries the slander, him that receives it, and him of whom it is related; see the Apocrypha:

"Whoso hearkeneth unto it shall never find rest, and never dwell quietly.'' (Sirach 28:16)

him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer; or, "I cannot" (n); that is, cannot bear him in my presence and company; cannot look upon him with any pleasure and delight: the Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, and the Oriental versions, render it, "with him I will not eat": have no familiarity or acquaintance with him; see 1 Corinthians 5:11, such who looked above others, and with contempt upon them, whose hearts were large, as the word (o) signifies, were ambitious and insatiable, and never had enough of riches and honour; such were very contrary to David's character, and could never be agreeable to him, Psalm 121:1, as the proud and haughty Pharisees were not to Christ, Luke 18:9, and the man of sin that exalts himself above all that is called God, that little horn, whose look is more stout than his fellows, 2 Thessalonians 2:4.

(m) T. Bab. Erahin, fol. 15. 2. Vide Targum Jon. in Deuteronomy 27. 4. (n) "non potero", Pagninus, Montanus, Gejerus; "ferre", Musculus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius, Michaelis. (o) "vastum corde", Montanus; "latum corde", Vatablus, Cocceius, Gejerus, Michaelis.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5, 6. The slanderers and haughty persons, so mischievous in society, I will disown; but—

Psalm 101:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
I will Sing of Loving Kindness and Justice
4A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will know no evil. 5Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy; No one who has a haughty look and an arrogant heart will I endure. 6My eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me; He who walks in a blameless way is the one who will minister to me.…
Cross References
Exodus 23:1
"Do not spread false reports. Do not help a guilty person by being a malicious witness.

Psalm 10:4
In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.

Psalm 18:27
You save the humble but bring low those whose eyes are haughty.

Psalm 50:20
You sit and testify against your brother and slander your own mother's son.

Psalm 131:1
A song of ascents. Of David. My heart is not proud, LORD, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me.

Psalm 138:6
Though the LORD is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly; though lofty, he sees them from afar.

Proverbs 6:17
haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 25:23
Like a north wind that brings unexpected rain is a sly tongue--which provokes a horrified look.

Jeremiah 9:4
"Beware of your friends; do not trust anyone in your clan. For every one of them is a deceiver, and every friend a slanderer.
Treasury of Scripture

Whoever privately slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: him that has an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

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Psalm 15:3 He that backbites not with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, …

Psalm 50:20 You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother's son.

Exodus 29:16 And you shall slay the ram, and you shall take his blood, and sprinkle …

Exodus 23:1 You shall not raise a false report: put not your hand with the wicked …

Leviticus 19:16 You shall not go up and down as a talebearer among your people: neither …

Proverbs 10:18 He that hides hatred with lying lips, and he that utters a slander, is a fool.

Proverbs 20:19 He that goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets: therefore meddle …

Proverbs 25:23 The north wind drives away rain: so does an angry countenance a backbiting …

Ezekiel 22:9 In you are men that carry tales to shed blood: and in you they eat …

1 Corinthians 5:11 But now I have written to you not to keep company, if any man that …

1 Timothy 3:11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful …

Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becomes holiness, …

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Psalm 10:2-4 The wicked in his pride does persecute the poor: let them be taken …

Psalm 18:27 For you will save the afflicted people; but will bring down high looks.

Psalm 138:6 Though the LORD be high, yet has he respect to the lowly: but the …

1 Samuel 2:3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogance come out of …

Job 40:11,12 Cast abroad the rage of your wrath: and behold every one that is …

Proverbs 6:16-19 These six things does the LORD hate: yes, seven are an abomination to him…

Proverbs 30:13 There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids …

Isaiah 2:11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men …

Daniel 4:37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, …

Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than …

1 Peter 5:5,6 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of …

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