Psalm 11:5
New International Version
The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, he hates with a passion.

New Living Translation
The LORD examines both the righteous and the wicked. He hates those who love violence.

English Standard Version
The LORD tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.

Berean Study Bible
The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked; His soul hates the lover of violence.

King James Bible
The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

New King James Version
The LORD tests the righteous, But the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked, And His soul hates one who loves violence.

NASB 1995
The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked, And the one who loves violence His soul hates.

NASB 1977
The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked, And the one who loves violence His soul hates.

Amplified Bible
The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked, And His soul hates the [malevolent] one who loves violence.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD examines the righteous, but he hates the wicked and those who love violence.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD examines the righteous and the wicked. He hates the lover of violence.

American Standard Version
Jehovah trieth the righteous; But the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
LORD JEHOVAH examines the righteous ones; the evil and those who love evil his soul has hated.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The Lord tries the righteous and the ungodly: and he that loves unrighteousness hates his own soul.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD tests honest people, but despises those who are cruel and love violence.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord trieth the just and the wicked: but he that loveth iniquity hateth his own soul.

English Revised Version
The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

Good News Translation
He examines the good and the wicked alike; the lawless he hates with all his heart.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD tests righteous people, but he hates wicked people and the ones who love violence.

International Standard Version
The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked and those who love violence, he hates.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The LORD trieth the righteous; But the wicked and him that loveth violence His soul hateth.

Literal Standard Version
YHWH tries the righteous. And the wicked and the lover of violence, "" His soul has hated,

NET Bible
The LORD approves of the godly, but he hates the wicked and those who love to do violence.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked and the one who loves violence his soul hates.

World English Bible
Yahweh examines the righteous, but the wicked and him who loves violence his soul hates.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah the righteous doth try. And the wicked and the lover of violence, Hath His soul hated,

Additional Translations ...
Context
In the LORD I Take Refuge
4The LORD is in His holy temple; the LORD is on His heavenly throne. His eyes are watching closely; they examine the sons of men. 5The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked; His soul hates the lover of violence. 6On the wicked He will rain down fiery coals and sulfur; a scorching wind will be their portion.…

Cross References
James 1:12
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.

Genesis 22:1
Some time later God tested Abraham and said to him, "Abraham!" "Here I am," he answered.

Job 23:10
Yet He knows the way I have taken; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold.

Job 34:26
He strikes them for their wickedness in full view,

Psalm 5:4
For You are not a God who delights in wickedness; no evil can dwell with You.

Psalm 5:5
The boastful cannot stand in Your presence; You hate all workers of iniquity.

Psalm 7:9
Put an end to the evil of the wicked, but establish the righteous, O righteous God who searches hearts and minds.

Psalm 18:48
who delivers me from my enemies. You exalt me above my foes; You rescue me from violent men.

Psalm 34:19
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him from them all.

Psalm 55:9
O Lord, confuse and confound their speech, for I see violence and strife in the city.

Jeremiah 12:3
But You know me, O LORD; You see me and test my heart toward You. Drag away the wicked like sheep to the slaughter and set them apart for the day of carnage.

Jeremiah 20:12
O LORD of Hosts, who examines the righteous, who sees the heart and mind, let me see Your vengeance upon them, for to You I have committed my cause.


Treasury of Scripture

The LORD tries the righteous: but the wicked and him that loves violence his soul hates.

trieth

Psalm 7:9
Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.

Psalm 17:3
Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

Psalm 26:2
Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.

wicked

Psalm 5:4,5
For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee…

Psalm 10:3
For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.

Psalm 21:8
Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee.









Verse 5. - The Lord trieth the righteous. God tries the righteous, scrutinizing them with his penetrating glance, but a glance wherein there is protection and love. When he tries (or closely scrutinizes) the wicked, the result is different - the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The LORD
יְהוָה֮ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

tests
יִ֫בְחָ֥ן (yiḇ·ḥān)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 974: To test, to investigate

the righteous
צַדִּ֪יק (ṣad·dîq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6662: Just, righteous

and the wicked;
וְ֭רָשָׁע (wə·rā·šā‘)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

His soul
נַפְשֽׁוֹ׃ (nap̄·šōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

hates
שָֽׂנְאָ֥ה (śā·nə·’āh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 8130: To hate

the lover
וְאֹהֵ֣ב (wə·’ō·hêḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's 157: To have affection f

of violence.
חָמָ֑ס (ḥā·mās)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2555: Violence, wrong, by meton, unjust gain


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