Psalm 28:4
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English Standard Version
Give to them according to their work and according to the evil of their deeds; give to them according to the work of their hands; render them their due reward.

King James Bible
Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.

American Standard Version
Give them according to their work, and according to the wickedness of their doings: Give them after the operation of their hands; Render to them their desert.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Give them according to their works, and according to the wickedness of their inventions. According to the works of their hands give thou to them: render to them their reward.

English Revised Version
Give them according to their work, and according to the wickedness of their doings: give them after the operation of their hands; render to them their desert.

Webster's Bible Translation
Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavors: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.

Psalm 28:4 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

He is now wandering about like a hunted deer; but God is able to guide him so that he may escape all dangers. And this is what he prays for. As in Psalm 143:10, מישׁור is used in an ethical sense; and differs in this respect from its use in Psalm 26:12. On שׁררים, see the primary passage Psalm 5:9, of which this is an echo. Wily spies dodge his every step and would gladly see what they have invented against him and wished for him, realised. Should he enter the way of sin leading to destruction, it would tend to the dishonour of God, just as on the contrary it is a matter of honour with God not to let His servant fall. Hence he prays to be led in the way of God, for a oneness of his own will with the divine renders a man inaccessible to evil. נפשׁ, Psalm 27:12, is used, as in Psalm 17:9, and in the similar passage, which is genuinely Davidic, Psalm 41:3, in the signification passion or strong desire; because the soul, in its natural state, is selfishness and inordinate desire. יפח is a collateral form of יפיח; they are both adjectives formed from the future of the verb פּוּח (like ירב, יריב): accustomed to breathe out (exhale), i.e., either to express, or to snort, breathe forth (cf. πνεῖν, or ἐμπνεῖν φόνον and θόνοῦ, θυμον, and the like, Acts 9:1). In both Hitzig sees participles of יפח (Jeremiah 4:31); but Psalm 10:5 and Habakkuk 2:3 lead back to פּוּח (פּיח); and Hupfeld rightly recognises such nouns formed from futures to be, according to their original source, circumlocutions of the participle after the manner of an elliptical relative clause (the ṣifat of the Arabic syntax), and explains יפיח כּזבים, together with יפח חמס, from the verbal construction which still continues in force.

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Give

Psalm 5:10 Destroy you them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions...

Psalm 59:12,13 For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak...

Psalm 69:22-24 Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap...

Jeremiah 18:21-23 Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and pour out their blood by the force of the sword...

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

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

and

Psalm 2:1-5 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing...

Psalm 21:10 Their fruit shall you destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.

Ezekiel 38:10 Thus said the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into your mind...

the work

Psalm 62:12 Also to you, O Lord, belongs mercy: for you render to every man according to his work.

Psalm 103:10 He has not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

Psalm 109:17-21 As he loved cursing, so let it come to him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him...

Psalm 103:3,4 Who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases...

Romans 2:6-8 Who will render to every man according to his deeds...

Romans 11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward you, goodness...

render

Ezra 9:13 And after all that is come on us for our evil deeds, and for our great trespass...

Cross References
2 Timothy 4:14
Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds.

Revelation 18:6
Pay her back as she herself has paid back others, and repay her double for her deeds; mix a double portion for her in the cup she mixed.

Revelation 22:12
"Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done.

Psalm 62:12
and that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love. For you will render to a man according to his work.

Lamentations 3:64
"You will repay them, O LORD, according to the work of their hands.

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