Psalm 101:3
New International Version
I will not look with approval on anything that is vile. I hate what faithless people do; I will have no part in it.

New Living Translation
I will refuse to look at anything vile and vulgar. I hate all who deal crookedly; I will have nothing to do with them.

English Standard Version
I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me.

Berean Study Bible
I will set no worthless thing before my eyes. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me.

New American Standard Bible
I will set no worthless thing before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not fasten its grip on me.

King James Bible
I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

Christian Standard Bible
I will not let anything worthless guide me. I hate the practice of transgression; it will not cling to me.

Contemporary English Version
I refuse to be corrupt or to take part in anything crooked,

Good News Translation
and will never tolerate evil. I hate the actions of those who turn away from God; I will have nothing to do with them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will not set anything worthless before my eyes. I hate the practice of transgression; it will not cling to me.

International Standard Version
I will not even think about doing anything lawless; I hate to do evil deeds; I will have none of it.

NET Bible
I will not even consider doing what is dishonest. I hate doing evil; I will have no part of it.

New Heart English Bible
I will set no vile thing before my eyes. I hate the deeds of faithless men. They will not cling to me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have set no evil account before my eyes. I have hated him who does evil, neither will he cling to me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will not put anything wicked in front of my eyes. I hate what unfaithful people do. I want no part of it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I will set no base thing before mine eyes; I hate the doing of things crooked; it shall not cleave unto me.

New American Standard 1977
I will set no worthless thing before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not fasten its grip on me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I will set nothing of Belial before my eyes: I hate the work of those that betray; it shall not cleave to me.

King James 2000 Bible
I will set no wicked thing before my eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

American King James Version
I will set no wicked thing before my eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not stick to me.

American Standard Version
I will set no base thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; It shall not cleave unto me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I have not set before mine eyes any unlawful ting; I have hated transgressors.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I did not set before my eyes any unjust thing: I hated the workers of iniquities.

Darby Bible Translation
I will set no thing of Belial before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

English Revised Version
I will set no base thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave unto me.

Webster's Bible Translation
I will set no wicked thing before my eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

World English Bible
I will set no vile thing before my eyes. I hate the deeds of faithless men. They will not cling to me.

Young's Literal Translation
I set not before mine eyes a worthless thing, The work of those turning aside I have hated, It adhereth not to me.
Study Bible
I will Set No Worthless Thing Before My Eyes
2I will ponder the way that is blameless—when will You come to me? I will walk in my house with integrity of heart. 3I will set no worthless thing before my eyes. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me. 4A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will know nothing of evil.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 15:9
Be careful not to harbor this wicked thought in your heart, "The seventh year, the year of release, is near," so that you look upon your poor brother begrudgingly and give him nothing. He will cry out to the LORD against you, and you will be guilty of sin.

Joshua 23:6
Be very strong, then, so that you can keep and obey all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, not turning aside from it to the right or to the left.

Psalm 40:4
Blessed is the man who has made the LORD his trust, who has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood!

Psalm 125:5
But those who turn aside to crooked ways, the LORD will banish with the evildoers. Peace be upon Israel.

Ecclesiastes 3:8
a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.

Treasury of Scripture

I will set no wicked thing before my eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not stick to me.

set

Psalm 18:20-23
The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me…

Psalm 26:4,5
I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers…

Psalm 39:1
To the chief Musician, even to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David. I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.

wicked thing.

1 Kings 21:13
And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died.

I hate

Psalm 97:10
Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

Romans 12:9
Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

them

Psalm 14:3
They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

Psalm 36:3
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.

Psalm 40:4
Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

it shall not

Deuteronomy 13:17
And there shall cleave nought of the cursed thing to thine hand: that the LORD may turn from the fierceness of his anger, and shew thee mercy, and have compassion upon thee, and multiply thee, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers;







Lexicon
I will
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

set
אָשִׁ֨ית ׀ (’ā·šîṯ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7896: To put, set

no
דְּֽבַר־ (də·ḇar-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

worthless thing
בְּלִ֫יָּ֥עַל (bə·lî·yā·‘al)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1100: Without profit, worthlessness, destruction, wickedness

before
לְנֶ֥גֶד (lə·ne·ḡeḏ)
Preposition-l
Strong's Hebrew 5048: A front, part opposite, a counterpart, mate, over against, before

my eyes.
עֵינַ֗י (‘ê·nay)
Noun - cdc | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

I hate
שָׂנֵ֑אתִי (śā·nê·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8130: To hate

the work
עֲשֹֽׂה־ (‘ă·śōh-)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

of those who fall away;
סֵטִ֥ים (sê·ṭîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7750: To detrude, become derelict

it shall not
לֹ֖א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

cling to me.
יִדְבַּ֣ק (yiḏ·baq)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1692: To impinge, cling, adhere, to catch by pursuit
(3) I will set no. . . . . --Mark the wisdom of the

resolve in a despotic monarch, who has only to speak to effect whatever he has looked on with desire.

Wicked thing.--Thing (or, word) of Belial. (See Note on Psalm 41:8.)

I hate the work of them that turn aside.--Or, I hate the doing of false things, according as we take the word in the concrete or abstract.

It shall not cleave to me.--Such conduct shall not be mine.

Verse 3. - I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes; or, no base thing (Revised Version); "no villainous thing" (Cheyne, Kay); comp. Deuteronomy 15:9. I will set before me nothing of this kind, "as an object either of imitation or of attainment." I hate the work of them that turn aside; literally, the doing of acts that swerve; i.e. "that depart from the right way." It shall not cleave to me. If such a thing "seized on him unawares, he would shake it off as a thing accursed" (Kay); comp. Deuteronomy 13:17. 101:1-8 David's vow and profession of godliness. - In this psalm we have David declaring how he intended to regulate his household, and to govern his kingdom, that he might stop wickedness, and encourage godliness. It is also applicable to private families, and is the householder's psalm. It teaches all that have any power, whether more or less, to use it so as to be a terror to evil-doers, and a praise to them that do well. The chosen subject of the psalm is God's mercy and judgment. The Lord's providences concerning his people are commonly mixed; mercy and judgment. God has set the one over against the other, both to do good, like showers and sunshine. When, in his providence, he exercises us with the mixture of mercy and judgment, we must make suitable acknowledgments to him for both. Family mercies and family afflictions are both calls to family religion. Those who are in public stations are not thereby excused from care in governing their families; they are the more concerned to set a good example of ruling their own houses well. Whenever a man has a house of his own, let him seek to have God to dwell with him; and those may expect his presence, who walk with a perfect heart, in a perfect way. David resolves to practise no evil himself. He further resolves not to keep bad servants, nor to employ those about him that are wicked. He will not admit them into his family, lest they spread the infection of sin. A froward heart, one that delights to be cross and perverse, is not fit for society, the bond of which is Christian love. Nor will he countenance slanderers, those who take pleasure in wounding their neighbour's reputation. Also, God resists the proud, and false, deceitful people, who scruple not to tell lies, or commit frauds. Let every one be zealous and diligent to reform his own heart and ways, and to do this early; ever mindful of that future, most awful morning, when the King of righteousness shall cut off all wicked doers from the heavenly Jerusalem.
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