Psalm 125:4
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New International Version
LORD, do good to those who are good, to those who are upright in heart.

New Living Translation
O LORD, do good to those who are good, whose hearts are in tune with you.

English Standard Version
Do good, O LORD, to those who are good, and to those who are upright in their hearts!

New American Standard Bible
Do good, O LORD, to those who are good And to those who are upright in their hearts.

King James Bible
Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do what is good, LORD, to the good, to those whose hearts are upright.

International Standard Version
LORD, do good to those who are good, and to those who are upright in heart.

NET Bible
Do good, O LORD, to those who are good, to the morally upright!

New Heart English Bible
Do good, LORD, to those who are good, to those who are upright in their hearts.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do good, Lord Jehovah, to the good, those who are right in their heart.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do good, O LORD, to those who are good, to those whose motives are decent.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Do good, O LORD, unto the good, And to them that are upright in their hearts.

New American Standard 1977
Do good, O LORD, to those who are good,
            And to those who are upright in their hearts.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do good, O LORD, unto those that are good and to those that are upright in their hearts.

King James 2000 Bible
Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.

American King James Version
Do good, O LORD, to those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.

American Standard Version
Do good, O Jehovah, unto those that are good, And to them that are upright in their hearts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Do good, O Lord, to those that are good, and to the upright of heart.

Darby Bible Translation
Do good, O Jehovah, unto the good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.

English Revised Version
Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.

Webster's Bible Translation
Do good, O LORD, to those that are good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.

World English Bible
Do good, Yahweh, to those who are good, to those who are upright in their hearts.

Young's Literal Translation
Do good, O Jehovah, to the good, And to the upright in their hearts.
Study Bible
The Lord Surrounds His People
3For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the righteous, So that the righteous will not put forth their hands to do wrong. 4Do good, O LORD, to those who are good And to those who are upright in their hearts. 5But as for those who turn aside to their crooked ways, The LORD will lead them away with the doers of iniquity. Peace be upon Israel.…
Cross References
Psalm 7:10
My shield is with God, Who saves the upright in heart.

Psalm 11:2
For, behold, the wicked bend the bow, They make ready their arrow upon the string To shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.

Psalm 32:11
Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous ones; And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.

Psalm 36:10
O continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You, And Your righteousness to the upright in heart.

Psalm 94:15
For judgment will again be righteous, And all the upright in heart will follow it.

Psalm 119:68
You are good and do good; Teach me Your statutes.
Treasury of Scripture

Do good, O LORD, to those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.

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Psalm 41:1-3 Blessed is he that considers the poor: the LORD will deliver him …

Psalm 51:18 Do good in your good pleasure to Zion: build you the walls of Jerusalem.

Psalm 73:1 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.

Isaiah 58:10,11 And if you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted …

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, …

1 John 3:17-24 But whoever has this world's good, and sees his brother have need, …

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Psalm 32:2 Blessed is the man to whom the LORD imputes not iniquity, and in …

Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and …

Psalm 119:80 Let my heart be sound in your statutes; that I be not ashamed.

Lamentations 3:25 The LORD is good to them that wait for him, to the soul that seeks him.

John 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him, Behold an Israelite …

Revelation 14:5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault …

Verse 4. - Do good, O Lord, unto those that be good. Give them their deservings. For their "goodness" repay them with "goodness." And to them that are upright in their hearts. Exegetical of the preceding clause. Only the "upright in heart" are really "good." Do good, O Lord, unto those that be good,.... That are made so by the Spirit and grace of God; for none are naturally good, but evil; only such who are regenerated and made new creatures, who have a good work of grace begun in them; who have the good Spirit of God, and his good graces, and the good word of God in them, and are filled with all goodness; and which is known by the good fruits which they bear, or the good works done by them. For these the psalmist prays the Lord would do good to them, not only in a providential way, as he does to all; but in a way of special grace, bestowing the blessings of his goodness on them, and causing all things to work for their good: and as saints should pray for one another, or supplication should be made for all saints, such a prayer as this may be the prayer of faith; for it is not to be doubted but God will do good to those he makes good. Aben Ezra says this may be considered either as a prayer or a prophecy; it may have respect unto the church in the latter day, and to the good things spoken of concerning it; which God will accomplish in due time, and should be prayed for; see Psalm 51:18;

and to them that are upright in their hearts; which is a further description of good men, from the integrity and sincerity of their hearts; who do all they do before God and men, in the uprightness of their souls, cordially and sincerely, from right principles, and with right views. 4. (Compare Ps 7:10; 84:11).125:4,5 God's promises should quicken our prayers. The way of holiness is straight; there are no windings or shiftings in it. But the ways of sinners are crooked. They shift from one purpose to another, and turn hither and thither to deceive; but disappointment and misery shall befal them. Those who cleave to the ways of God, though they may have trouble in their way, their end shall be peace. The pleading of their Saviour for them, secures to them the upholding power and preserving grace of their God. Lord, number us with them, in time, and to eternity.
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