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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

New American Standard 1977
A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will know no evil.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will not know a wicked person.

King James 2000 Bible
A perverse heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.

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

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

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.

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

Darby Bible Translation
A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will not know evil.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.

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.
Study Bible
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.







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

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

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

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

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

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

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