Psalm 145:20
New International Version
The LORD watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.

New Living Translation
The LORD protects all those who love him, but he destroys the wicked.

English Standard Version
The LORD preserves all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.

Berean Study Bible
The LORD preserves all who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy.

King James Bible
The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.

New King James Version
The LORD preserves all who love Him, But all the wicked He will destroy.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD watches over all who love Him, But He will destroy all the wicked.

NASB 1995
The LORD keeps all who love Him, But all the wicked He will destroy.

NASB 1977
The LORD keeps all who love Him; But all the wicked, He will destroy.

Amplified Bible
The LORD keeps all who love Him, But all the wicked He will destroy.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD guards all those who love him, but he destroys all the wicked.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD guards all those who love Him, but He destroys all the wicked.

American Standard Version
Jehovah preserveth all them that love him; But all the wicked will he destroy.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
LORD JEHOVAH keeps all his worshipers and all the evil ones he destroys.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The Lord preserves all that love him: but all sinners he will utterly destroy.

Contemporary English Version
You take care of everyone who loves you, but you destroy the wicked.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord keepeth all them that love him; but all the wicked he will destroy.

English Revised Version
The LORD preserveth all them that love him; but all the wicked will he destroy.

Good News Translation
He protects everyone who loves him, but he will destroy the wicked.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD protects everyone who loves him, but he will destroy all wicked people.

International Standard Version
The LORD preserves everyone who loves him, but he will destroy all of the wicked.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The LORD preserveth all them that love Him; But all the wicked will He destroy.

Literal Standard Version
YHWH preserves all those loving Him, "" And He destroys all the wicked.

NET Bible
The LORD protects those who love him, but he destroys all the wicked.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD preserves all those who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.

World English Bible
Yahweh preserves all those who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah preserveth all those loving Him, And all the wicked He destroyeth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Will Exalt You, My God and King
19He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him; He hears their cry and saves them. 20The LORD preserves all who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy. 21My mouth will declare the praise of the LORD; let every creature bless His holy name forever and ever.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 5:6
Now the hand of the LORD was heavy on the people of Ashdod and its vicinity, ravaging them and afflicting them with tumors.

1 Kings 3:3
And Solomon loved the LORD and walked in the statutes of his father David, except that he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.

Psalm 9:5
You have rebuked the nations; You have destroyed the wicked; You have erased their name forever and ever.

Psalm 31:23
Love the LORD, all His saints. The LORD preserves the faithful, but fully repays the arrogant.

Psalm 37:38
But the transgressors will all be destroyed; the future of the wicked will be cut off.

Psalm 91:14
"Because he loves Me, I will deliver him; because he knows My name, I will protect him.

Psalm 97:10
Hate evil, O you who love the LORD! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.


Treasury of Scripture

The LORD preserves all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.

preserveth

Psalm 31:23
O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

Psalm 37:28
For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

Psalm 97:10
Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

all the wicked

Psalm 1:6
For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

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

Matthew 25:41
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:









(20) Preserveth . . . destroy.--Notice this recurrent thought, that the guardianship of the good implies the destruction of the wicked.

Verse 20. - The Lord preserveth all them that love him (comp. Psalm 31:23; Psalm 97:10). But all the wicked will he destroy. The "severity" of God is always set against his "goodness" in Holy Scripture, lest men should misunderstand, and think to obtain salvation though they continue in wickedness (see Exodus 34:6, 7; Romans 2:2-11; Romans 11:22, etc.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

preserves
שׁוֹמֵ֣ר (šō·w·mêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

who love Him,
אֹהֲבָ֑יו (’ō·hă·ḇāw)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 157: To have affection f

but
וְאֵ֖ת (wə·’êṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the wicked
הָרְשָׁעִ֣ים (hā·rə·šā·‘îm)
Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

He will destroy.
יַשְׁמִֽיד׃ (yaš·mîḏ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8045: To be exterminated or destroyed


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