New International Version
The perverse of heart shall be far from me; I will have nothing to do with what is evil.
King James Bible
A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.
Darby Bible Translation
A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will not know evil.
World English Bible
A perverse heart will be far from me. I will have nothing to do with evil.
Young's Literal Translation
A perverse heart turneth aside from me, Wickedness I know not.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A froward heart - Rash and headstrong men shall not be employed by me.
I will not know a wicked person - I will give no countenance to sinners of any kind; and whatever is evil shall be an object of my abhorrence.
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16. Why should we not believe these to be angelic operations through dispensation of the providence of God, Who maketh good use of both good things and evil, according to the unsearchable depth of His judgments? whether thereby the minds of mortals be instructed, or whether deceived; whether consoled, or whether terrified: according as unto each one there is to be either a showing of mercy, or a taking of vengeance, by Him to Whom, not without a meaning, the Church doth sing "of mercy and of judgment." …
St. Augustine—On Care to Be Had for the Dead.
The Barren Fig-Tree.
The LORD detests those whose hearts are perverse, but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.
Whoever slanders their neighbor in secret, I will put to silence; whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart, I will not tolerate.
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