Psalm 139:21
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New International Version
Do I not hate those who hate you, LORD, and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?

New Living Translation
O LORD, shouldn't I hate those who hate you? Shouldn't I despise those who oppose you?

English Standard Version
Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD? And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?

New American Standard Bible
Do I not hate those who hate You, O LORD? And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?

King James Bible
Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD, don't I hate those who hate You, and detest those who rebel against You?

International Standard Version
I hate those who hate you, LORD, do I not? I loathe those who rebel against you, do I not´┐Ż?

NET Bible
O LORD, do I not hate those who hate you, and despise those who oppose you?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I hate those who hate you, Lord Jehovah, and I am enraged against those who stand against you!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Shouldn't I hate those who hate you, O LORD? Shouldn't I be disgusted with those who attack you?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do I not hate all those, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?

King James 2000 Bible
Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate you? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against you?

American King James Version
Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate you? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against you?

American Standard Version
Do not I hate them, O Jehovah, that hate thee? And am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Have I not hated them, O Lord, that hated thee: and pine away because of thy enemies?

Darby Bible Translation
Do not I hate them, O Jehovah, that hate thee? and do not I loathe them that rise up against thee?

English Revised Version
Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?

Webster's Bible Translation
Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?

World English Bible
Yahweh, don't I hate those who hate you? Am I not grieved with those who rise up against you?

Young's Literal Translation
Do not I hate, Jehovah, those hating Thee? And with Thy withstanders grieve myself?
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

139:17-24 God's counsels concerning us and our welfare are deep, such as cannot be known. We cannot think how many mercies we have received from him. It would help to keep us in the fear of the Lord all the day long, if, when we wake in the morning, our first thoughts were of him: and how shall we admire and bless our God for his precious salvation, when we awake in the world of glory! Surely we ought not to use our members and senses, which are so curiously fashioned, as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin. But our immortal and rational souls are a still more noble work and gift of God. Yet if it were not for his precious thoughts of love to us, our reason and our living for ever would, through our sins, prove the occasion of our eternal misery. How should we then delight to meditate on God's love to sinners in Jesus Christ, the sum of which exceeds all reckoning! Sin is hated, and sinners lamented, by all who fear the Lord. Yet while we shun them we should pray for them; with God their conversion and salvation are possible. As the Lord knows us thoroughly, and we are strangers to ourselves, we should earnestly desire and pray to be searched and proved by his word and Spirit. if there be any wicked way in me, let me see it; and do thou root it out of me. The way of godliness is pleasing to God, and profitable to us; and will end in everlasting life. It is the good old way. All the saints desire to be kept and led in this way, that they may not miss it, turn out of it, or tire in it.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 21. - Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? Those who love God must hate God's enemies. The psalmist claims to be of this number.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee?.... Wicked men are haters of God; of his word, both law and Gospel; of his ordinances, ways, and worship; of his people, cause, and interest; and therefore good men hate them: not as men, as the creatures of God, and as their fellow creatures, whom they are taught by the Gospel to love, to do good unto, and pray for; but as haters of God, and because they are so; not their persons, but their works; and for the truth of this the omniscient God is appealed unto;

and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? as wicked men do, in their hearts, in their words, and in their actions. They rebel against God, and contend with him, which is folly and madness; and this is grieving to good men, because of their insolence and impudence, the ruin and destruction they expose themselves to, and the dishonour done to God: and this arises from their great love and strong affection for him, not being able to bear such behaviour to him; as a man is filled with grief and indignation when another rises up against his father or his friend; see Psalm 119:136.



Psalm 139:21 Additional Commentaries
Context
You have Searched Me and Know Me
20For they speak against You wickedly, And Your enemies take Your name in vain. 21Do I not hate those who hate You, O LORD? And do I not loathe those who rise up against You? 22I hate them with the utmost hatred; They have become my enemies.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 19:2
Jehu the seer, the son of Hanani, went out to meet him and said to the king, "Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD? Because of this, the wrath of the LORD is on you.

Psalm 26:5
I abhor the assembly of evildoers and refuse to sit with the wicked.

Psalm 31:6
I hate those who cling to worthless idols; as for me, I trust in the LORD.

Psalm 119:158
I look on the faithless with loathing, for they do not obey your word.

Psalm 139:22
I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies.

Proverbs 29:27
The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright.
Treasury of Scripture

Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate you? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against you?

do not I

Psalm 15:4 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honors them that …

Psalm 31:6 I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD.

2 Chronicles 19:2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said …

Revelation 2:2,6 I know your works, and your labor, and your patience, and how you …

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Psalm 119:136,158 Rivers of waters run down my eyes, because they keep not your law…

Jeremiah 13:17 But if you will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places …

Mark 3:5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved …

Luke 19:41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,

Romans 9:1-3 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing …

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