Psalm 26:4
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New International Version
I do not sit with the deceitful, nor do I associate with hypocrites.

New Living Translation
I do not spend time with liars or go along with hypocrites.

English Standard Version
I do not sit with men of falsehood, nor do I consort with hypocrites.

New American Standard Bible
I do not sit with deceitful men, Nor will I go with pretenders.

King James Bible
I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I do not sit with the worthless or associate with hypocrites.

International Standard Version
I do not sit with those committed to what is false, nor do I travel with hypocrites.

NET Bible
I do not associate with deceitful men, or consort with those who are dishonest.

New Heart English Bible
I have not sat with deceitful men, neither will I go in with hypocrites.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have not sat with the evil, neither have I entered with fools.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I did not sit with liars, and I will not be found among hypocrites.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I have not sat with men of falsehood; Neither will I go in with dissemblers.

New American Standard 1977
I do not sit with deceitful men,
            Nor will I go with pretenders.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with hypocrites.

King James 2000 Bible
I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with hypocrites.

American King James Version
I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.

American Standard Version
I have not sat with men of falsehood; Neither will I go in with dissemblers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have not sat with the council of vanity: neither will I go in with the doers of unjust things.

Darby Bible Translation
I have not sat with vain persons, neither have I gone in with dissemblers;

English Revised Version
I have not sat with vain persons; neither will I go in with dissemblers.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.

World English Bible
I have not sat with deceitful men, neither will I go in with hypocrites.

Young's Literal Translation
I have not sat with vain men, And with dissemblers I enter not.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
26:9 David, in this psalm, appeals to God touching his integrity. - David here, by the Spirit of prophecy, speaks of himself as a type of Christ, of whom what he here says of his spotless innocence was fully and eminently true, and of Christ only, and to Him we may apply it. We are complete in him. The man that walks in his integrity, yet trusting wholly in the grace of God, is in a state of acceptance, according to the covenant of which Jesus was the Mediator, in virtue of his spotless obedience even unto death. This man desires to have his inmost soul searched and proved by the Lord. He is aware of the deceitfulness of his own heart; he desires to detect and mortify every sin; and he longs to be satisfied of his being a true believer, and to practise the holy commands of God. Great care to avoid bad company, is both a good evidence of our integrity, and a good means to keep us in it. Hypocrites and dissemblers may be found attending on God's ordinances; but it is a good sign of sincerity, if we attend upon them, as the psalmist here tells us he did, in the exercise of repentance and conscientious obedience. He feels his ground firm under him; and, as he delights in blessing the Lord with his congregations on earth, he trusts that shortly he shall join the great assembly in heaven, in singing praises to God and to the Lamb for evermore.
Study Bible
Vindicate Me, O Lord
3For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, And I have walked in Your truth. 4I do not sit with deceitful men, Nor will I go with pretenders. 5I hate the assembly of evildoers, And I will not sit with the wicked.…
Cross References
Psalm 1:1
How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!

Psalm 28:3
Do not drag me away with the wicked And with those who work iniquity, Who speak peace with their neighbors, While evil is in their hearts.
Treasury of Scripture

I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.

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Proverbs 9:6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Proverbs 12:11 He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that …

Proverbs 13:20 He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools …

Jeremiah 15:17 I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone …

1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

2 Corinthians 6:17 Why come out from among them, and be you separate, said the Lord, …

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