New International Version
But those who turn to crooked ways the LORD will banish with the evildoers. Peace be on Israel.
New Living Translation
But banish those who turn to crooked ways, O LORD. Take them away with those who do evil. May Israel have peace!
English Standard Version
But those who turn aside to their crooked ways the LORD will lead away with evildoers! Peace be upon Israel!
New American Standard Bible
But 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.
King James Bible
As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
But as for those who turn aside to crooked ways, the LORD will banish them with the evildoers. Peace be with Israel.
International Standard Version
But for those who choose their own devious paths, the LORD will lead them away, along with those who practice evil. Peace be upon Israel.
As for those who are bent on traveling a sinful path, may the LORD remove them, along with those who behave wickedly! May Israel experience peace!
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And those who pervert their paths, Lord Jehovah will lead with the workers of evil. Peace be to Israel!
GOD'S WORD® Translation
But when people become crooked, the LORD will lead them away with troublemakers. Let there be peace in Israel!
JPS Tanakh 1917
But as for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, The LORD will lead them away with the workers of iniquity. Peace be upon Israel.
New American Standard 1977
But 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.
Parallel CommentariesMatthew Henry's Concise Commentary
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.
Verse 5. - As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways. The word translated "crooked ways" occurs only here and in Judges 5:6. It means properly "by-paths," deviations from the straight path of right. The Lord shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity. God shall give them no better portion than he assigns to the open evildoers, since their heart is not really whole with him. But peace shall be upon Israel; rather, but peace be upon Israel. The psalmist winds up with a prayer, not a prophecy.
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways,.... The ways of sin, immorality, or error; which are crooked ways, not agreeing with the word of God, the rule of faith and practice. This seems to design not openly profane sinners, who have always lived in a course of sin and wickedness; but carnal professors, who, through affliction and persecution because of the word, are offended, and desert the good ways of God; and turn from the holy commandment, word, and ordinances, they have professionally embraced;
the Lord shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity; the Targum adds,
These hypocrites shall be led forth by the Lord with abandoned sinners, like malefactors to the place of execution; when he shall bid them depart from him, and they shall go into everlasting fire; and if there is any place in hell hotter than another, those shall have it; see Matthew 7:23;
but peace shall be upon Israel; upon every true Israelite, upon the whole Israel of God; the apostle seems to have respect to this passage in Galatians 6:16; such shall have spiritual peace in their hearts now, and eternal peace hereafter. The words may be read either as a prayer that it might be, or as a prophecy that it should be; and may have regard unto the latter day, when all the enemies of Christ and his church shall be destroyed, and there shall be abundance of peace, so long as the moon endures, Psalm 72:7. Aben Ezra observes, that the psalmist prays that God would remove the wicked far off, and then there would be peace in Israel; and to the same purpose Arama and Kimchi interpret it.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
5. Those who turn aside (under temptation) permanently show that they are hypocrites, and their lot or portion shall be with the wicked (Ps 28:3).
crooked ways—(Compare De 9:16; Mal 2:8, 9).
their—is emphatic; the "crooked ways" proceed from their own hearts. The true Israel is here distinguished from the false. Scripture everywhere opposes the Jewish delusion that mere outward descent would save (Ro 2:28, 29; 9:6, 7; Ga 6:16). The byways of sin from the way of life.
Psalm 125:5 Additional Commentaries
The Lord Surrounds His People
…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.
Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule--to the Israel of God.
My feet have closely followed his steps; I have kept to his way without turning aside.
Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods.
that though the wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever.
They pour out arrogant words; all the evildoers are full of boasting.
I will not look with approval on anything that is vile. I hate what faithless people do; I will have no part in it.
May you live to see your children's children-- peace be on Israel.
whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways.
The way of peace they do not know; there is no justice in their paths. They have turned them into crooked roads; no one who walks along them will know peace.
and if it does evil in my sight and does not obey me, then I will reconsider the good I had intended to do for it.
"Again, when a righteous person turns from their righteousness and does evil, and I put a stumbling block before them, they will die. Since you did not warn them, they will die for their sin. The righteous things that person did will not be remembered, and I will hold you accountable for their blood.
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