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

New Living Translation
I hate the gatherings of those who do evil, and I refuse to join in with the wicked.

English Standard Version
I hate the assembly of evildoers, and I will not sit with the wicked.

New American Standard Bible
I hate the assembly of evildoers, And I will not sit with the wicked.

King James Bible
I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I hate a crowd of evildoers, and I do not sit with the wicked.

International Standard Version
I hate the company of those who practice evil, nor do I sit with the wicked.

NET Bible
I hate the mob of evil men, and do not associate with the wicked.

New Heart English Bible
I hate the assembly of evildoers, and will not sit with the wicked.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have hated the assembly of the evil, neither have I sat with the wicked.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have hated the mob of evildoers and will not sit with wicked people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I hate the gathering of evil doers, And will not sit with the wicked.

New American Standard 1977
I hate the assembly of evildoers,
            And I will not sit with the wicked.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have hated the congregation of evil doers and will not sit with the wicked.

King James 2000 Bible
I have hated the congregation of evildoers; and will not sit with the wicked.

American King James Version
I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.

American Standard Version
I hate the assembly of evil-doers, And will not sit with the wicked.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have hated the assembly of the malignant; and with the wicked I will not sit.

Darby Bible Translation
I have hated the congregation of evil-doers, and I have not sat with the wicked.

English Revised Version
I hate the congregation of evil-doers, and will not sit with the wicked.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.

World English Bible
I hate the assembly of evildoers, and will not sit with the wicked.

Young's Literal Translation
I have hated the assembly of evil doers, And with the wicked I sit 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
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. 6I shall wash my hands in innocence, And I will go about Your altar, O LORD,…
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 31:6
I hate those who regard vain idols, But I trust in the LORD.

Psalm 139:21
Do I not hate those who hate You, O LORD? And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
Treasury of Scripture

I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.

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