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

New Living Translation
The LORD examines both the righteous and the wicked. He hates those who love violence.

English Standard Version
The LORD tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked, And the one who loves violence His soul hates.

King James Bible
The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD examines the righteous and the wicked. He hates the lover of violence.

International Standard Version
The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked and those who love violence, he hates.

NET Bible
The LORD approves of the godly, but he hates the wicked and those who love to do violence.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah examines the righteous ones; the evil and those who love evil his soul has hated.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD tests righteous people, but he hates wicked people and the ones who love violence.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD tries the righteous, but the wicked and he that loves violence his soul hates.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD tests the righteous: but the wicked and him that loves violence his soul hates.

American King James Version
The LORD tries the righteous: but the wicked and him that loves violence his soul hates.

American Standard Version
Jehovah trieth the righteous; But the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord trieth the just and the wicked: but he that loveth iniquity hateth his own soul.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah trieth the righteous one; but the wicked, and him that loveth violence, his soul hateth.

English Revised Version
The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

World English Bible
Yahweh examines the righteous, but the wicked and him who loves violence his soul hates.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah the righteous doth try. And the wicked and the lover of violence, Hath His soul hated,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

11:1-7 David's struggle with, and triumph over a strong temptation to distrust God, and betake himself to indirect means for his own safety, in a time of danger. - Those that truly fear God and serve him, are welcome to put their trust in him. The psalmist, before he gives an account of his temptation to distrust God, records his resolution to trust in Him, as that by which he was resolved to live and die. The believer, though not terrified by his enemies, may be tempted, by the fears of his friends, to desert his post, or neglect his work. They perceive his danger, but not his security; they give him counsel that savours of worldly policy, rather than of heavenly wisdom. The principles of religion are the foundations on which the faith and hope of the righteous are built. We are concerned to hold these fast against all temptations to unbelief; for believers would be undone, if they had not God to go to, God to trust in, and future bliss to hope for. The prosperity of wicked people in their wicked, evil ways, and the straits and distresses which the best men are sometimes brought into, tried David's faith. We need not say, Who shall go up to heaven, to fetch us thence a God to trust in? The word is nigh us, and God in the word; his Spirit is in his saints, those living temples, and the Lord is that Spirit. This God governs the world. We may know what men seem to be, but God knows what they are, as the refiner knows the value of gold when he has tried it. God is said to try with his eyes, because he cannot err, or be imposed upon. If he afflicts good people, it is for their trial, therefore for their good. However persecutors and oppressors may prosper awhile, they will for ever perish. God is a holy God, and therefore hates them. He is a righteous Judge, and will therefore punish them. In what a horrible tempest are the wicked hurried away at death! Every man has the portion of his cup assigned him. Impenitent sinner, mark your doom! The last call to repentance is about to be addressed to you, judgement is at hand; through the gloomy shade of death you pass into the region of eternal wrath. Hasten then, O sinner, to the cross of Christ. How stands the case between God and our souls? Is Christ our hope, our consolation, our security? Then, not otherwise, will the soul be carried through all its difficulties and conflicts.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - The Lord trieth the righteous. God tries the righteous, scrutinizing them with his penetrating glance, but a glance wherein there is protection and love. When he tries (or closely scrutinizes) the wicked, the result is different - the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The Lord trieth the righteous,.... As gold is tried in the fire, by afflictive providences; hereby he tries their graces, their faith, and patience, their hope, and love, and fear; and, by so doing, expresses his love to them, since this is all for their good: and therefore, when he suffers the wicked to go great lengths in persecuting and distressing them, this should not weaken, their confidence in him; he still loves them, and loves when he rebukes and chastises them;

but the wicked, and him that loveth violence, his soul hateth; that is, such who live in a course of sin and wickedness, and who not only do injury to the persons, characters, and properties of men, but love it, and delight therein, and also take pleasure in them that do the same: these God has a continued and inward aversion to; sin and wickedness being the abominable thing his righteous soul hates: and he shows his hatred to them, by not chastising them now, as he does his own people, but reserving everlasting punishment for them hereafter; see Proverbs 13:24.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. The trial of the righteous results in their approval, as it is contrasted with God's hatred to the wicked.

Psalm 11:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
In the Lord I Take Refuge
4The LORD is in His holy temple; the LORD'S throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men. 5The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked, And the one who loves violence His soul hates. 6Upon the wicked He will rain snares; Fire and brimstone and burning wind will be the portion of their cup.…
Cross References
James 1:12
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

Genesis 22:1
Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, "Abraham!" "Here I am," he replied.

Job 23:10
But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.

Job 34:26
He punishes them for their wickedness where everyone can see them,

Psalm 5:4
For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness; with you, evil people are not welcome.

Psalm 5:5
The arrogant cannot stand in your presence. You hate all who do wrong;

Psalm 7:9
Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure-- you, the righteous God who probes minds and hearts.

Psalm 18:48
who saves me from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from a violent man you rescued me.

Psalm 34:19
The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all;

Psalm 55:9
Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words, for I see violence and strife in the city.

Jeremiah 12:3
Yet you know me, LORD; you see me and test my thoughts about you. Drag them off like sheep to be butchered! Set them apart for the day of slaughter!

Jeremiah 20:12
LORD Almighty, you who examine the righteous and probe the heart and mind, let me see your vengeance on them, for to you I have committed my cause.
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The LORD tries the righteous: but the wicked and him that loves violence his soul hates.

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