Psalm 139:19
New International Version
If only you, God, would slay the wicked! Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!

New Living Translation
O God, if only you would destroy the wicked! Get out of my life, you murderers!

English Standard Version
Oh that you would slay the wicked, O God! O men of blood, depart from me!

Berean Study Bible
O God, that You would slay the wicked—away from me, you bloodthirsty men—

New American Standard Bible
O that You would slay the wicked, O God; Depart from me, therefore, men of bloodshed.

King James Bible
Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.

Christian Standard Bible
God, if only you would kill the wicked--you bloodthirsty men, stay away from me--

Contemporary English Version
How I wish that you would kill all cruel and heartless people and protect me from them!

Good News Translation
O God, how I wish you would kill the wicked! How I wish violent people would leave me alone!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God, if only You would kill the wicked-- you bloodthirsty men, stay away from me--

International Standard Version
God, if only you would execute the wicked, so that the men guilty of bloodshed would get away from me,

NET Bible
If only you would kill the wicked, O God! Get away from me, you violent men!

New Heart English Bible
If only you, God, would kill the wicked. Get away from me, you bloodthirsty men.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Surely you will kill the sinners, oh God, and men of blood will pass from me!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I wish that you would kill wicked people, O God, and that bloodthirsty people would leave me alone.

JPS Tanakh 1917
If Thou but wouldest slay the wicked, O God-- Depart from me therefore, ye men of blood;

New American Standard 1977
O that Thou wouldst slay the wicked, O God; Depart from me, therefore, men of bloodshed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God; depart from me therefore, ye bloodthirsty men.

King James 2000 Bible
Surely you will slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, you bloody men.

American King James Version
Surely you will slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, you bloody men.

American Standard Version
Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: Depart from me therefore, ye bloodthirsty men.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Oh that thou wouldest slay the wicked, O God; depart from me, ye men of blood.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If thou wilt kill the wicked, O God: ye men of blood, depart from me:

Darby Bible Translation
Oh that thou wouldest slay the wicked, O +God! And ye men of blood, depart from me.

English Revised Version
Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloodthirsty men.

Webster's Bible Translation
Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.

World English Bible
If only you, God, would kill the wicked. Get away from me, you bloodthirsty men!

Young's Literal Translation
Dost Thou slay, O God, the wicked? Then, men of blood, turn aside from me!
Study Bible
You Have Searched Me and Known Me
18If I were to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand; when I awake, I am still with You. 19O God, that You would slay the wicked— away from me, you bloodthirsty men— 20who invoke You with deceit; Your enemies take Your name in vain.…
Cross References
Psalm 5:6
You destroy those who tell lies; the LORD abhors the man of bloodshed and deceit.

Psalm 6:8
Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity, for the LORD has heard my weeping.

Psalm 26:9
Do not take my soul away with sinners, or my life with men of bloodshed,

Psalm 59:2
Deliver me from workers of iniquity, and save me from men of bloodshed.

Psalm 119:115
Depart from me, you evildoers, that I may obey the commandments of my God.

Isaiah 11:4
but with righteousness He will judge the poor, and with equity He will decide in favor of the earth's oppressed. He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth and slay the wicked with the breath of His lips.

Treasury of Scripture

Surely you will slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, you bloody men.

surely

Psalm 5:6
Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

Psalm 9:17
The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

Psalm 55:23
But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.

depart from

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.

Matthew 7:23
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.







Lexicon
O
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

God,
אֱל֥וֹהַּ ׀ (’ĕ·lō·w·ah)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 433: God -- a deity, the Deity

that You would slay
תִּקְטֹ֖ל (tiq·ṭōl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6991: To cut off, put to death

the wicked—
רָשָׁ֑ע (rā·šā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

away
ס֣וּרוּ (sū·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5493: To turn aside

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

you bloodthirsty
דָ֝מִ֗ים (ḏā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed

men—
וְאַנְשֵׁ֥י (wə·’an·šê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 582: Man, mankind
(19) Slay the wicked.--This abrupt transition from a theme so profound and fascinating to fierce indignation against the enemies of God, would certainly be strange anywhere but in the Psalms. And yet, perhaps, philosophically regarded, the subject of God's omniscience must conduct the mind to the thought of the existence of evil, and speculation on its origin and development. But the Hebrew never speculated for speculation's sake. The practical concerns of life engaged him too intensely. Where a modern would have branched off into the ever-recurring problem of the entrance of evil into the world, the Israelite turned with indignation on those who then and there proved the existence of sin in concrete act.

Surely . . . --Or, rather--

"O that thou wouldest slay, O God, the wicked,

And that ye bloody men would depart from me."

We get the last clause, which is better than an abrupt change to the imprecations, by a slight change of reading.

Verse 19. - Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God; or, "Oh that thou wouldst slay the wicked!" (comp. Psalm 5:6, 10; Psalm 7:9-13; Psalm 9:19; Psalm 10:15; Psalm 21:8-12, etc.). Depart from me therefore, ye bloody men (comp. Psalm 119:115). There is no fellowship between light and darkness, between the wicked and the God-fearing. 139:17-24 God's counsels concerning us and our welfare are deep, such as cannot be known. We cannot think how many mercies we have received from him. It would help to keep us in the fear of the Lord all the day long, if, when we wake in the morning, our first thoughts were of him: and how shall we admire and bless our God for his precious salvation, when we awake in the world of glory! Surely we ought not to use our members and senses, which are so curiously fashioned, as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin. But our immortal and rational souls are a still more noble work and gift of God. Yet if it were not for his precious thoughts of love to us, our reason and our living for ever would, through our sins, prove the occasion of our eternal misery. How should we then delight to meditate on God's love to sinners in Jesus Christ, the sum of which exceeds all reckoning! Sin is hated, and sinners lamented, by all who fear the Lord. Yet while we shun them we should pray for them; with God their conversion and salvation are possible. As the Lord knows us thoroughly, and we are strangers to ourselves, we should earnestly desire and pray to be searched and proved by his word and Spirit. if there be any wicked way in me, let me see it; and do thou root it out of me. The way of godliness is pleasing to God, and profitable to us; and will end in everlasting life. It is the good old way. All the saints desire to be kept and led in this way, that they may not miss it, turn out of it, or tire in it.
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