Psalm 26:5
New International Version
I abhor the assembly of evildoers and refuse to sit with the wicked.

New Living Translation
I hate the gatherings of those who do evil, and I refuse to join in with the wicked.

English Standard Version
I hate the assembly of evildoers, and I will not sit with the wicked.

Berean Study Bible
I hate the mob of evildoers, and refuse to sit with the wicked.

New American Standard Bible
I hate the assembly of evildoers, And I will not sit with the wicked.

King James Bible
I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.

Christian Standard Bible
I hate a crowd of evildoers, and I do not sit with the wicked.

Contemporary English Version
or go with evil crowds.

Good News Translation
I hate the company of the evil and avoid the wicked.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I hate a crowd of evildoers, and I do not sit with the wicked.

International Standard Version
I hate the company of those who practice evil, nor do I sit with the wicked.

NET Bible
I hate the mob of evil men, and do not associate with the wicked.

New Heart English Bible
I hate the assembly of evildoers, and will not sit with the wicked.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have hated the assembly of the evil, neither have I sat with the wicked.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have hated the mob of evildoers and will not sit with wicked people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I hate the gathering of evil doers, And will not sit with the wicked.

New American Standard 1977
I hate the assembly of evildoers, And I will not sit with the wicked.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have hated the congregation of evil doers and will not sit with the wicked.

King James 2000 Bible
I have hated the congregation of evildoers; and will not sit with the wicked.

American King James Version
I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.

American Standard Version
I hate the assembly of evil-doers, And will not sit with the wicked.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I have hated the assembly of wicked doers; and will not sit with ungodly men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have hated the assembly of the malignant; and with the wicked I will not sit.

Darby Bible Translation
I have hated the congregation of evil-doers, and I have not sat with the wicked.

English Revised Version
I hate the congregation of evil-doers, and will not sit with the wicked.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.

World English Bible
I hate the assembly of evildoers, and will not sit with the wicked.

Young's Literal Translation
I have hated the assembly of evil doers, And with the wicked I sit not.
Study Bible
Vindicate Me, O LORD
4I do not sit with deceitful men, nor keep company with hypocrites. 5I hate the mob of evildoers, and refuse to sit with the wicked. 6I wash my hands in innocence that I may come near Your altar, O LORD,…
Cross References
Psalm 1:1
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, or set foot on the path of sinners, or sit in the seat of mockers.

Psalm 31:6
I hate those who cling to worthless idols, but in the LORD I trust.

Psalm 139:21
Do I not hate those who hate You, O LORD, and detest those who rise against You?

Treasury of Scripture

I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.

hated

Psalm 31:6
I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD.

Psalm 101:3-8
I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me…

Psalm 139:21,22
Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? …

will

Psalm 1:1
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

Matthew 9:11,12
And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? …

1 Corinthians 5:9-11
I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: …







Lexicon
I hate
שָׂ֭נֵאתִי (nê·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8130: To hate

the mob
קְהַ֣ל (qə·hal)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6951: Assembly, convocation, congregation

of evildoers,
מְרֵעִ֑ים (mə·rê·‘îm)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7489: To spoil, to make, good for, nothing, bad

and refuse
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

to sit
אֵשֵֽׁב׃ (’ê·šêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

with
וְעִם־ (wə·‘im-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

the wicked.
רְ֝שָׁעִ֗ים (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7563: Wrong, an, bad person
(5) Evil doers.--With idea of violence; from a root meaning to break in pieces.

Verse 5. - I have hated the congregation of evil-doers. Fifthly, he has hated, and hates, with a holy and strong abhorrence (comp. Psalm 139:22), the congregation of evil-deers - the gatherings and assemblies of those who meet only for wicked purposes - to sin themselves, and to draw others into like evil courses. This is a positive trait of a very marked character, and goes far beyond the explanation which has been given of it: "I take no part in assemblies for the ruin of others" (Hengstenberg). Sixthly and lastly, he will not sit with the wicked. This only goes beyond the declarations in ver. 4 by extending to all wicked persons of every kind the avoidance there limited to "vain persons," and "dissemblers." The spirit is that indicated by Jacob in Genesis 49:6; by St. Paul, in 1 Corinthians 5:9-11 and Ephesians 5:7, 11; and by St. John, on the celebrated occasion when he avoided contact with Cerinthus (Iren., 3:3, § 4). 26:9 David, in this psalm, appeals to God touching his integrity. - David here, by the Spirit of prophecy, speaks of himself as a type of Christ, of whom what he here says of his spotless innocence was fully and eminently true, and of Christ only, and to Him we may apply it. We are complete in him. The man that walks in his integrity, yet trusting wholly in the grace of God, is in a state of acceptance, according to the covenant of which Jesus was the Mediator, in virtue of his spotless obedience even unto death. This man desires to have his inmost soul searched and proved by the Lord. He is aware of the deceitfulness of his own heart; he desires to detect and mortify every sin; and he longs to be satisfied of his being a true believer, and to practise the holy commands of God. Great care to avoid bad company, is both a good evidence of our integrity, and a good means to keep us in it. Hypocrites and dissemblers may be found attending on God's ordinances; but it is a good sign of sincerity, if we attend upon them, as the psalmist here tells us he did, in the exercise of repentance and conscientious obedience. He feels his ground firm under him; and, as he delights in blessing the Lord with his congregations on earth, he trusts that shortly he shall join the great assembly in heaven, in singing praises to God and to the Lamb for evermore.
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