Psalm 28:3
New International Version
Do not drag me away with the wicked, with those who do evil, who speak cordially with their neighbors but harbor malice in their hearts.

New Living Translation
Do not drag me away with the wicked— with those who do evil— those who speak friendly words to their neighbors while planning evil in their hearts.

English Standard Version
Do not drag me off with the wicked, with the workers of evil, who speak peace with their neighbors while evil is in their hearts.

Berean Study Bible
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.

New American Standard Bible
Do not drag me away with the wicked And with those who work iniquity, Who speak peace with their neighbors, While evil is in their hearts.

New King James Version
Do not take me away with the wicked And with the workers of iniquity, Who speak peace to their neighbors, But evil is in their hearts.

King James Bible
Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.

Christian Standard Bible
Do not drag me away with the wicked, with the evildoers, who speak in friendly ways with their neighbors while malice is in their hearts.

Contemporary English Version
Don't drag me away, LORD, with those cruel people, who speak kind words, while planning trouble.

Good News Translation
Do not condemn me with the wicked, with those who do evil--those whose words are friendly, but who have hatred in their hearts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not drag me away with the wicked, with the evildoers, who speak in friendly ways with their neighbors while malice is in their hearts.

International Standard Version
Do not drag me away with the wicked, with those who practice iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbors while harboring evil in their hearts.

NET Bible
Do not drag me away with evil men, with those who behave wickedly, who talk so friendly to their neighbors, while they plan to harm them!

New Heart English Bible
Do not draw me away with the wicked, with evildoers who speak peace with their neighbors, but mischief is in their hearts.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not number me with the wicked, or with evil Servants who speak peace with their companions and have evil in their hearts.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not drag me away with wicked people, with troublemakers who speak of peace with their neighbors but have evil in their hearts.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Draw me not away with the wicked, And with the workers of iniquity; Who speak peace with their neighbours, But evil is in their hearts.

New American Standard 1977
Do not drag me away with the wicked And with those who work iniquity; Who speak peace with their neighbors, While evil is in their hearts.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do not catch me away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbours, but evil is in their hearts.

King James 2000 Bible
Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbors, but mischief is in their hearts.

American King James Version
Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbors, but mischief is in their hearts.

American Standard Version
Draw me not away with the wicked, And with the workers of iniquity; That speak peace with their neighbors, But mischief is in their hearts.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Draw not away my soul with sinners, and destroy me not with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace with their neighbours, but evils are in their hearts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Draw me not away together with the wicked; and with the workers of iniquity destroy me not: Who speak peace with their neighbour, but evils are in their hearts.

Darby Bible Translation
Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbours, and mischief is in their heart.

English Revised Version
Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity; which speak peace with their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.

Webster's Bible Translation
Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbors, but mischief is in their hearts.

World English Bible
Don't draw me away with the wicked, with the workers of iniquity who speak peace with their neighbors, but mischief is in their hearts.

Young's Literal Translation
Draw me not with the wicked, And with workers of iniquity, Speaking peace with their neighbours, And evil in their heart.
Study Bible
The LORD is My Strength
2Hear my cry for mercy when I call to You for help, when I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary. 3Do 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. 4Repay them according to their deeds, and for their works of evil. Repay them for what their hands have done; bring back on them what they deserve.…
Cross References
Psalm 12:2
They lie to one another; they speak with flattering lips and a double heart.

Psalm 15:3
who has no slander on his tongue, who does no harm to his neighbor, who casts no scorn on his friend,

Psalm 26:4
I do not sit with deceitful men, nor keep company with hypocrites.

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

Psalm 55:21
His speech is smooth as butter, but war is in his heart. His words are softer than oil, yet they are swords unsheathed.

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

Psalm 62:4
They fully intend to topple him from his lofty perch; they delight in lies; with their mouths they bless, but inwardly they curse. Selah

Proverbs 26:25
When he speaks graciously, do not believe him, for seven abominations fill his heart.

Jeremiah 9:8
Their tongues are deadly arrows; they speak deception. With his mouth a man speaks peace to his neighbor, but in his heart he sets a trap for him.

Ezekiel 32:20
They will fall among those slain by the sword. The sword is appointed! They drag her away along with all her multitudes.

Treasury of Scripture

Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbors, but mischief is in their hearts.

Draw

Psalm 26:9
Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:

Numbers 16:26
And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins.

Matthew 25:41,46
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: …

speak

Psalm 12:2
They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

Psalm 55:21
The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

Psalm 62:4
They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

mischief

Psalm 7:14
Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.

Psalm 10:7,14
His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity…

Psalm 36:4
He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.







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

drag me away
תִּמְשְׁכֵ֣נִי (tim·šə·ḵê·nî)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4900: To draw, drag

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

the wicked,
רְשָׁעִים֮ (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

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

the workers
פֹּ֪עֲלֵ֫י (pō·‘ă·lê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6466: To do, make, to practise

of iniquity,
אָ֥וֶן (’ā·wen)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 205: Strictly nothingness, trouble, vanity, wickedness, an idol

who speak
דֹּבְרֵ֣י (dō·ḇə·rê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

peace
שָׁ֭לוֹם (lō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7965: Safe, well, happy, friendly, welfare, health, prosperity, peace

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

their neighbors
רֵֽעֵיהֶ֑ם (rê·‘ê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

while malice
וְ֝רָעָ֗ה (wə·rā·‘āh)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

is in their hearts.
בִּלְבָבָֽם׃ (bil·ḇā·ḇām)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart
(3) Draw me not.--Better, Drag me not. In Ezekiel 32:18 seq., we have a magnificent vision of judgment, in which the wicked nations are represented as being dragged to death and destruction. In the person of the poet, Israel prays not to be involved in such a punishment. The words "which speak peace "may refer to some overture of alliance from such, or it may be generally those who "hide hatred with lying lips" (Proverbs 10:18).

Verse 3. - Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity (comp. Psalm 26:9). The metaphor implied in "draw me not away "is that of a hunter, drawing prey of all kinds to him enclosed within a net. The psalmist prays that he may not share the fate of the workers of iniquity, over whom he seems to see some terrible judgment impending. Which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts. (For extreme instances of this kind of wickedness, see 2 Samuel 3:27; 2 Samuel 20:9, 10; and for the wide prevalence of such treacherous dealing, comp. Psalm 55:20, 21; Jeremiah 9:8.) 28:1-5 David is very earnest in prayer. Observe his faith in prayer; God is my rock, on whom I build my hope. Believers should not rest till they have received some token that their prayers are heard. He prays that he may not be numbered with the wicked. Save me from being entangled in the snares they have laid for me. Save me from being infected with their sins, and from doing as they do. Lord, never leave me to use such arts of deceit and treachery for my safety, as they use for my ruin. Believers dread the way of sinners; the best are sensible of the danger they are in of being drawn aside: we should all pray earnestly to God for his grace to keep us. Those who are careful not to partake with sinners in their sins, have reason to hope that they shall not receive their plagues. He speaks of the just judgments of the Lord on the workers of iniquity, ver. 4. This is not the language of passion or revenge. It is a prophecy that there will certainly come a day, when God will punish every man who persists in his evil deeds. Sinners shall be reckoned with, not only for the mischief they have done, but for the mischief they designed, and did what they could to effect. Disregard of the works of the Lord, is the cause of the sin of sinners, and becomes the cause of their ruin.
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