2 Samuel 22:27
New International Version
to the pure you show yourself pure, but to the devious you show yourself shrewd.

New Living Translation
To the pure you show yourself pure, but to the crooked you show yourself shrewd.

English Standard Version
with the purified you deal purely, and with the crooked you make yourself seem tortuous.

Berean Study Bible
to the pure You show Yourself pure, but to the crooked You show Yourself shrewd.

King James Bible
With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself unsavoury.

New King James Version
With the pure You will show Yourself pure; And with the devious You will show Yourself shrewd.

New American Standard Bible
With the one who is pure You show Yourself pure, But with the perverted You show Yourself astute.

NASB 1995
With the pure You show Yourself pure, And with the perverted You show Yourself astute.

NASB 1977
With the pure Thou dost show Thyself pure, And with the perverted Thou dost show Thyself astute.

Amplified Bible
“With the pure You show Yourself pure, With the perverted You show Yourself astute.

Christian Standard Bible
with the pure you prove yourself pure, but with the crooked you prove yourself shrewd.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
with the pure You prove Yourself pure, but with the crooked You prove Yourself shrewd.

American Standard Version
With the pure thou wilt show thyself pure; And with the perverse thou wilt show thyself froward.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And with the pure man you shall be pure and with the crooked you will be distorted

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and with the excellent thou wilt be excellent, and with the froward thou will be froward.

Contemporary English Version
With all who are sincere you are sincere, but you treat the unfaithful as their deeds deserve.

Douay-Rheims Bible
With the elect thou wilt be elect: and with the perverse thou wilt be perverted.

English Revised Version
With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the perverse thou wilt shew thyself froward.

Good News Translation
You are pure to those who are pure, but hostile to those who are wicked.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
with pure people you are pure. [In dealing] with devious people you are clever.

International Standard Version
In the company of the pure you demonstrate your purity. In the company of the perverted you will appear to be perverse.

JPS Tanakh 1917
With the pure Thou dost show Thyself pure; And with the crooked Thou dost show Thyself subtle.

Literal Standard Version
With the pure You show Yourself pure, And with the perverse You show Yourself a wrestler.

NET Bible
You prove to be reliable to one who is blameless, but you prove to be deceptive to one who is perverse.

New Heart English Bible
With the pure you show yourself pure. And with the crooked you show yourself tortuous.

World English Bible
With the pure you will show yourself pure. With the crooked you will show yourself shrewd.

Young's Literal Translation
With the pure Thou shewest Thyself pure, And with the perverse Thou shewest Thyself a wrestler.

Additional Translations ...
Context
David's Song of Deliverance
26To the faithful You show Yourself faithful, to the blameless You show Yourself blameless; 27to the pure You show Yourself pure, but to the crooked You show Yourself shrewd. 28You save an afflicted people, but Your eyes are on the haughty to bring them down.…

Cross References
Matthew 5:8
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Romans 1:28
Furthermore, since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, He gave them up to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done.

1 John 3:3
And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as Christ is pure.

Leviticus 26:23
And if in spite of these things you do not accept My discipline, but continue to walk in hostility toward Me,

Leviticus 26:24
then I will act with hostility toward you, and I will strike you sevenfold for your sins.


Treasury of Scripture

With the pure you will show yourself pure; and with the fraudulent you will show yourself unsavory.

the pure

Matthew 5:8
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

forward

Leviticus 26:23-28
And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me; …

Deuteronomy 28:51-61
And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which also shall not leave thee either corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee…

Psalm 125:5
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.

shew thyself unsavoury.

Exodus 18:11
Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.

Psalm 18:26
With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.

Isaiah 45:9
Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?









(27) Unsavoury.--Rather, froward, for although the form here is anomalous, it is the same word, and has the same reference to the previous word as in the psalm.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
to
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

the pure
נָבָ֖ר (nā·ḇār)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 1305: To clarify, examine, select

You show Yourself pure,
תִּתָּבָ֑ר (tit·tā·ḇār)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 1305: To clarify, examine, select

but to
וְעִם־ (wə·‘im-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

the crooked
עִקֵּ֖שׁ (‘iq·qêš)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6141: Twisted, perverted

You show Yourself shrewd.
תִּתַּפָּֽל׃ (tit·tap·pāl)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6617: To twine, to struggle, be, tortuous


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