Psalm 26:9
New International Version
Do not take away my soul along with sinners, my life with those who are bloodthirsty,

New Living Translation
Don't let me suffer the fate of sinners. Don't condemn me along with murderers.

English Standard Version
Do not sweep my soul away with sinners, nor my life with bloodthirsty men,

Berean Study Bible
Do not take my soul away with sinners, or my life with men of bloodshed,

New American Standard Bible
Do not take my soul away along with sinners, Nor my life with men of bloodshed,

King James Bible
Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:

Christian Standard Bible
Do not destroy me along with sinners, or my life along with men of bloodshed

Contemporary English Version
Don't sweep me away, as you do sinners. Don't punish me with death as you do those people who are brutal

Good News Translation
Do not destroy me with the sinners; spare me from the fate of murderers--

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not destroy me along with sinners, or my life along with men of bloodshed

International Standard Version
Do not group me with sinners, nor include me with men who shed blood.

NET Bible
Do not sweep me away with sinners, or execute me along with violent people,

New Heart English Bible
Do not gather my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloodthirsty men;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not destroy me with the sinners, or my life with bloody men.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not sweep away my soul along with hardened sinners or my life along with bloodthirsty people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Gather not my soul with sinners, Nor my life with men of blood;

New American Standard 1977
Do not take my soul away along with sinners, Nor my life with men of bloodshed,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Gather not my soul with the sinners, nor my life with those who have blood on their hands:

King James 2000 Bible
Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:

American King James Version
Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:

American Standard Version
Gather not my soul with sinners, Nor my life with men of blood;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Destroy not my soul together with the ungodly, nor my life with bloody men:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take not away my soul, O God, with the wicked: nor my life with bloody men:

Darby Bible Translation
Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with men of blood;

English Revised Version
Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with men of blood:

Webster's Bible Translation
Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:

World English Bible
Don't gather my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloodthirsty men;

Young's Literal Translation
Do not gather with sinners my soul, And with men of blood my life,
Study Bible
Vindicate Me, O LORD
8O LORD, I love the house where You dwell, the place where Your glory resides. 9Do not take my soul away with sinners, or my life with men of bloodshed, 10in whose hands are wicked schemes, whose right hands are full of bribes.…
Cross References
Psalm 28:3
Do not drag me away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbors while malice is in their hearts.

Psalm 51:14
Deliver me from bloodguilt, O God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing of Your righteousness.

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

Psalm 139:19
O God, that You would slay the wicked--away from me, you bloodthirsty men--

Treasury of Scripture

Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:

Gather not.

Psalm 28:1-3
A Psalm of David. Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit…

1 Samuel 25:29
Yet a man is risen to pursue thee, and to seek thy soul: but the soul of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of life with the LORD thy God; and the souls of thine enemies, them shall he sling out, as out of the middle of a sling.

Malachi 3:18
Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

bloody men [heb.

Psalm 51:14
Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

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.

Psalm 139:19
Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.







Lexicon
Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

take
תֶּאֱסֹ֣ף (te·’ĕ·sōp̄)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 622: To gather for, any purpose, to receive, take away, remove

my soul
נַפְשִׁ֑י (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

away with
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

sinners,
חַטָּאִ֣ים (ḥaṭ·ṭā·’îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2400: A criminal, one accounted guilty

or my life
חַיָּֽי׃ (ḥay·yāy)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

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

men
אַנְשֵׁ֖י (’an·šê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

of bloodshed,
דָמִ֣ים (ḏā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed
(9) Gather not.--Better as in margin. The psalmist prays that he may be spared to worship in the sanctuary, when doom falls on evildoers and carries them off. The LXX. and Vulg. have "destroy not."

Verse 9. - Gather not my soul with sinners. Unite me not in one doom with open sinners - those with whom I have always refused to consort (vers. 4, 5) - whose congregation I have "hated." "That the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?" (Genesis 18:25). Nor my life with bloody men. Bloody men - literally, men of bloods - are the worst of wicked men, cut-throats, assassins, murderers. At any rate, put me not on a par with them. Little, probably, did the psalmist think at this time how soon he was to become, practically, a murderer, and to "slay Uriah the Hittite with the sword of the children of Ammon" (2 Samuel 12:9) 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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