Psalm 101:4
New International Version
The perverse of heart shall be far from me; I will have nothing to do with what is evil.

New Living Translation
I will reject perverse ideas and stay away from every evil.

English Standard Version
A perverse heart shall be far from me; I will know nothing of evil.

Berean Study Bible
A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will know nothing of evil.

King James Bible
A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.

New King James Version
A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will not know wickedness.

New American Standard Bible
A perverse heart shall leave me; I will know no evil.

NASB 1995
A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will know no evil.

NASB 1977
A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will know no evil.

Amplified Bible
A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will not tolerate evil.

Christian Standard Bible
A devious heart will be far from me; I will not be involved with evil.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A devious heart will be far from me; I will not be involved with evil.

American Standard Version
A perverse heart shall depart from me: I will know no evil thing.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
An evil heart passes from me and I have not known evil.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A perverse heart has not cleaved to me; I have not known an evil man, forasmuch as he turns away from me.

Contemporary English Version
and I won't be dishonest or deceitful.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The perverse heart did not cleave to me: and the malignant, that turned aside from me, I would not know.

English Revised Version
A froward heart shall depart from me: I will know no evil thing.

Good News Translation
I will not be dishonest and will have no dealings with evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will keep far away from devious minds. I will have nothing to do with evil.

International Standard Version
I will not allow anyone with a perverted mind in my presence; I will not be involved with anything evil.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will know no evil thing.

Literal Standard Version
A perverse heart turns aside from me, "" I do not know wickedness.

NET Bible
I will have nothing to do with a perverse person; I will not permit evil.

New Heart English Bible
A perverse heart will be far from me. I will have nothing to do with 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
I will Set No Worthless Thing Before My Eyes
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. 5Whoever slanders his neighbor in secret, I will put to silence; the one with haughty eyes and a proud heart, I will not endure.…

Cross References
Proverbs 11:20
The perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD, but the blameless in their walk are His delight.

Psalm 101:5
Whoever slanders his neighbor in secret, I will put to silence; the one with haughty eyes and a proud heart, I will not endure.


Treasury of Scripture

A fraudulent heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.

a froward

Proverbs 2:12-15
To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things; …

Proverbs 3:32
For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.

Proverbs 8:13
The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

know

Psalm 6:8
Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.

Psalm 119:115
Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.

Proverbs 9:6
Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.









(4) Froward.--See Note, Psalm 18:26.

Verse 4. - A froward heart shall depart from me; i.e. I will put away from me all perversity of heart; I will root it out and rid myself of it. I will not know a wicked person. This is a possible meaning, but it is better to translate, with our Revisers, "I will know no evil thing." The "principles of private conduct" may be summed up under the four heads of

(1) devotion;

(2) endeavour after perfectness;

(3) avoidance of evil;

(4) hatred of it.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
A perverse
עִ֭קֵּשׁ (‘iq·qêš)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6141: Twisted, perverted

heart
לֵבָ֣ב (lê·ḇāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

shall depart
יָס֣וּר (yā·sūr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5493: To turn aside

from me;
מִמֶּ֑נִּי (mim·men·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

I will know
אֵדָֽע׃ (’ê·ḏā‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3045: To know

nothing of
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

evil.
רָ֝֗ע (rā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil


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