Psalm 54:5
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New International Version
Let evil recoil on those who slander me; in your faithfulness destroy them.

New Living Translation
May the evil plans of my enemies be turned against them. Do as you promised and put an end to them.

English Standard Version
He will return the evil to my enemies; in your faithfulness put an end to them.

New American Standard Bible
He will recompense the evil to my foes; Destroy them in Your faithfulness.

King James Bible
He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He will repay my adversaries for their evil. Because of Your faithfulness, annihilate them.

International Standard Version
He will turn the evil upon those who lie in wait for me. Cut them off with your truth.

NET Bible
May those who wait to ambush me be repaid for their evil! As a demonstration of your faithfulness, destroy them!

New Heart English Bible
He will repay the evil to my enemies. Destroy them in your truth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Bring evil upon my enemies and stop them by your truth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My enemies spy on me. Pay them back with evil. Destroy them with your truth!

JPS Tanakh 1917
He will requite the evil unto them that lie in wait for me; Destroy Thou them in Thy truth.

New American Standard 1977
He will recompense the evil to my foes;
            Destroy them in Thy faithfulness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He shall reward evil unto my enemies; cut them off in thy truth.

King James 2000 Bible
He shall reward evil unto my enemies: cut them off in your truth.

American King James Version
He shall reward evil to my enemies: cut them off in your truth.

American Standard Version
He will requite the evil unto mine enemies: Destroy thou them in thy truth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Turn back the evils upon my enemies; and cut them off in thy truth.

Darby Bible Translation
He will requite evil to mine enemies: in thy truth cut them off.

English Revised Version
He shall requite the evil unto mine enemies: destroy thou them in thy truth.

Webster's Bible Translation
He will reward evil to my enemies; cut them off in thy truth.

World English Bible
He will repay the evil to my enemies. Destroy them in your truth.

Young's Literal Translation
Turn back doth the evil thing to mine enemies, In Thy truth cut them off.
Study Bible
Vindicate me in Your Might
4Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul. 5He will recompense the evil to my foes; Destroy them in Your faithfulness. 6Willingly I will sacrifice to You; I will give thanks to Your name, O LORD, for it is good.…
Cross References
Psalm 89:49
Where are Your former lovingkindnesses, O Lord, Which You swore to David in Your faithfulness?

Psalm 94:23
He has brought back their wickedness upon them And will destroy them in their evil; The LORD our God will destroy them.

Psalm 96:13
Before the LORD, for He is coming, For He is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness And the peoples in His faithfulness.

Psalm 109:20
Let this be the reward of my accusers from the LORD, And of those who speak evil against my soul.

Psalm 143:12
And in Your lovingkindness, cut off my enemies And destroy all those who afflict my soul, For I am Your servant.

Proverbs 13:21
Adversity pursues sinners, But the righteous will be rewarded with prosperity.

Isaiah 42:3
"A bruised reed He will not break And a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish; He will faithfully bring forth justice.
Treasury of Scripture

He shall reward evil to my enemies: cut them off in your truth.

reward

Psalm 31:23 O love the LORD, all you his saints: for the LORD preserves the faithful, …

Psalm 137:8 O daughter of Babylon, who are to be destroyed; happy shall he be, …

2 Timothy 4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according …

Revelation 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double to her double according …

mine enemies [heb.] those that observe me

Psalm 5:8 Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies; make …

Psalm 27:11 Teach me your way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of my enemies.

cut

Psalm 89:49 Lord, where are your former loving kindnesses, which you swore to …

Psalm 143:1,12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in your faithfulness …

(5) Cut them off.--Or, put them to silence.

In thy truth.--Or, according to thy faithfulness.

Verse 5. - He shall reward evil unto mine enemies; literally, he shall return the wrong upon my adversaries. "The wrong" is that which his adversaries had wished to inflict upon the psalmist, viz. death (see 1 Samuel 23:19, 20). Cut them off in thy truth; or, "in thy truthfulness" (Cheyne). God had given his people - those who were faithful to him - the promise of his protection, and, being true, could not go back from his word. He shall reward evil unto mine enemies,.... That eyed him as Saul did; that observed his haunts, where he resorted, and who were with him, as the Ziphites did under Saul's direction; as the Word (m) here used for "enemies" signifies: the mischief they had devised for him, he believed, would be returned upon their own heads; the pit they digged they would fall into themselves; and the net they had spread for others their own feet would be taken in. This was true as of David's enemies, so of Christ's, the wicked Jews, who narrowly watched him to take every advantage against him;

cut them off in thy truth; root and branch, as Saul, and his family, and his courtiers, quickly were, according to the truth of promises made to David, and of threatenings unto them.

(m) "observatoribus meis", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Michaelis. 5. He shall … evil—or, "Evil shall return on" (Ps 7:16) my enemies or watchers, that is, to do me evil (Ps 6:7).

in thy truth—Thy verified promise.54:4-7 Behold, God is mine Helper. If we are for him, he is for us; and if he is for us, we need not fear. Every creature is that to us, and no more, which God makes it to be. The Lord will in due time save his people, and in the mean time he sustains them, and bears them up, so that the spirit he has made shall not fail. There is truth in God's threatenings, as well as in his promises; sinners that repent not, will find it so to their cost. David's present deliverance was an earnest of further deliverance. He speaks of the completion of his deliverance as a thing done, though he had as yet many troubles before him; because, having God's promise for it, he was as sure of it as if it was done already. The Lord would deliver him out of all his troubles. May he help us to bear our cross without repining, and at length bring us to share his victories and glory. Christians never should suffer the voice of praise and thanksgiving to cease in the church of the redeemed.
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