Psalm 125:4
New International Version
LORD, do good to those who are good, to those who are upright in heart.

New Living Translation
O LORD, do good to those who are good, whose hearts are in tune with you.

English Standard Version
Do good, O LORD, to those who are good, and to those who are upright in their hearts!

Berean Study Bible
Do good, O LORD, to those who are good, and to the upright in heart.

King James Bible
Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.

New King James Version
Do good, O LORD, to those who are good, And to those who are upright in their hearts.

New American Standard Bible
Do good, LORD, to those who are good And to those who are upright in their hearts.

NASB 1995
Do good, O LORD, to those who are good And to those who are upright in their hearts.

NASB 1977
Do good, O LORD, to those who are good, And to those who are upright in their hearts.

Amplified Bible
Do good, O LORD, to those who are good And to those who are upright in their hearts.

Christian Standard Bible
Do what is good, LORD, to the good, to those whose hearts are upright.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do what is good, LORD, to the good, to those whose hearts are upright.

American Standard Version
Do good, O Jehovah, unto those that are good, And to them that are upright in their hearts.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do good, LORD JEHOVAH, to the good, those who are right in their heart.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Do good, O Lord, to them that are good, and to them that are upright in heart.

Contemporary English Version
Let's ask the LORD to be kind to everyone who is good and completely obeys him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Do good, O Lord, to those that are good, and to the upright of heart.

English Revised Version
Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.

Good News Translation
LORD, do good to those who are good, to those who obey your commands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do good, O LORD, to those who are good, to those whose motives are decent.

International Standard Version
LORD, do good to those who are good, and to those who are upright in heart.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Do good, O LORD, unto the good, And to them that are upright in their hearts.

Literal Standard Version
Do good, O YHWH, to the good, And to the upright in their hearts.

NET Bible
Do good, O LORD, to those who are good, to the morally upright!

New Heart English Bible
Do good, LORD, to those who are good, to those who are upright in their hearts.

World English Bible
Do good, Yahweh, to those who are good, to those who are upright in their hearts.

Young's Literal Translation
Do good, O Jehovah, to the good, And to the upright in their hearts.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD Surrounds His People
3For the scepter of the wicked will not rest upon the land allotted to the righteous, so that the righteous will not put forth their hands to injustice. 4Do good, O LORD, to those who are good, and to the upright in heart. 5But those who turn to crooked ways the LORD will banish with the evildoers. Peace be upon Israel.…

Cross References
Psalm 7:10
My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart.

Psalm 11:2
For behold, the wicked bend their bows. They set their arrow on the string to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart.

Psalm 32:11
Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, O righteous ones; shout for joy, all you upright in heart.

Psalm 36:10
Extend Your loving devotion to those who know You, and Your righteousness to the upright in heart.

Psalm 94:15
Surely judgment will again be righteous, and all the upright in heart will follow it.

Psalm 119:68
You are good, and You do what is good; teach me Your statutes.


Treasury of Scripture

Do good, O LORD, to those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.

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Psalm 41:1-3
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble…

Psalm 51:18
Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

Psalm 73:1
A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.

upright

Psalm 32:2
Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

Psalm 84:11
For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Psalm 119:80
Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.









Verse 4. - Do good, O Lord, unto those that be good. Give them their deservings. For their "goodness" repay them with "goodness." And to them that are upright in their hearts. Exegetical of the preceding clause. Only the "upright in heart" are really "good."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Do good,
הֵיטִ֣יבָה (hê·ṭî·ḇāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 2895: To be pleasing or good

O LORD,
יְ֭הוָה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

to [those who are] good,
לַטּוֹבִ֑ים (laṭ·ṭō·w·ḇîm)
Preposition-l, Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

and to the upright
וְ֝לִֽישָׁרִ֗ים (wə·lî·šā·rîm)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 3477: Straight, right

in heart.
בְּלִבּוֹתָֽם׃ (bə·lib·bō·w·ṯām)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3826: The heart


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