Psalm 34:21
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New International Version
Evil will slay the wicked; the foes of the righteous will be condemned.

King James Bible
Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.

Darby Bible Translation
Evil shall destroy the wicked; and they that hate the righteous shall bear their guilt.

World English Bible
Evil shall kill the wicked. Those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.

Young's Literal Translation
Evil doth put to death the wicked, And those hating the righteous are desolate.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Evil shall slay the wicked - The very thing in which they delight shall become their bane and their ruin.

They that hate the righteous - All persecutors of God's people shall be followed by the chilling blast of God's displeasure in this world; and if they repent not, shall perish everlastingly.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Evil

Psalm 37:30-40 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of judgment...

Psalm 94:23 And he shall bring on them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yes...

Isaiah 3:11 Woe to the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

they

Psalm 37:12-15 The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes on him with his teeth...

Psalm 40:15 Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say to me, Aha, aha.

Psalm 89:23 And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.

1 Samuel 19:4,5 And Jonathan spoke good of David to Saul his father, and said to him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David...

1 Samuel 31:4 Then said Saul to his armor bearer, Draw your sword, and thrust me through therewith...

1 Kings 22:8,37 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may inquire of the LORD...

Luke 19:14,27 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us...

Luke 19:41-44 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it...

John 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.

John 15:18-23 If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you...

1 Thessalonians 2:15,16 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men...

2 Thessalonians 1:6,9 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you...

desolate. or, guilty

Exodus 20:7 You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.

Library
Struggling and Seeking
'The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.'--PSALM xxxiv. 10. If we may trust the superscription of this psalm, it was written by David at one of the very darkest days of his wanderings, probably in the Cave of Adullam, where he had gathered around him a band of outlaws, and was living, to all appearance, a life uncommonly like that of a brigand chief, in the hills. One might have pardoned him if, at such a moment, some cloud of doubt or
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Religion Pleasant to the Religious.
"O taste and see how gracious the Lord is; blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."--Psalm xxxiv. 8. You see by these words what love Almighty God has towards us, and what claims He has upon our love. He is the Most High, and All-Holy. He inhabiteth eternity: we are but worms compared with Him. He would not be less happy though He had never created us; He would not be less happy though we were all blotted out again from creation. But He is the God of love; He brought us all into existence,
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VII

Draw Me, we Will Run after Thee to the Odor of Thine Ointments.
This young lover prays the Bridegroom to draw her by the centre of her soul, as if she were not satisfied with the sweetness of the balsam poured forth among her powers; for she already comprehends, through the grace of the Bridegroom, who continually draws her with more and more force, that there is an enjoyment of Himself more noble and more intimate than that which she at present shares. This is what gives rise to her present request. Draw me, says she, into the most interior chambers of my soul,
Madame Guyon—Song of Songs of Solomon

Fourth Sunday after Easter Second Sermon.
Text: James 1, 16-21. 16 Be not deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, neither shadow that is cast by turning. 18 Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. 19 Ye know this, my beloved brethren. But let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 20 for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II

Cross References
Psalm 7:9
Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure-- you, the righteous God who probes minds and hearts.

Psalm 94:23
He will repay them for their sins and destroy them for their wickedness; the LORD our God will destroy them.

Psalm 140:11
May slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down the violent.

Proverbs 24:16
for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.

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