Psalm 5:4
New International Version
For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness; with you, evil people are not welcome.

New Living Translation
O God, you take no pleasure in wickedness; you cannot tolerate the sins of the wicked.

English Standard Version
For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you.

Berean Study Bible
For You are not a God who delights in wickedness; no evil can dwell with You.

New American Standard Bible
For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness; No evil dwells with You.

King James Bible
For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.

Christian Standard Bible
For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil cannot dwell with you.

Contemporary English Version
You are not the kind of God who is pleased with evil. Sinners can't stay with you.

Good News Translation
You are not a God who is pleased with wrongdoing; you allow no evil in your presence.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For You are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil cannot dwell with You.

International Standard Version
Indeed, you aren't a God who delights in wickedness; evil will never dwell with you.

NET Bible
Certainly you are not a God who approves of evil; evil people cannot dwell with you.

New Heart English Bible
For you are not a God who desires wickedness. Evil can't live with you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because you are God, and desire no evil, and no evil one will dwell with you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness. Evil will never be your guest.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For Thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness; Evil shall not sojourn with Thee.

New American Standard 1977
For Thou art not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness; No evil dwells with Thee.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For thou art not a God that loves wickedness; neither shall one who is evil dwell with thee.

King James 2000 Bible
For you are not a God that has pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with you.

American King James Version
For you are not a God that has pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with you.

American Standard Version
For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: Evil shall not sojourn with thee.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For thou art not a god that desires iniquity; neither shall the worker of wickedness dwell with thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the morning I will stand before thee, and will see: because thou art not a God that willest iniquity.

Darby Bible Translation
For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness; evil shall not sojourn with thee.

English Revised Version
For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: evil shall not sojourn with thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.

World English Bible
For you are not a God who has pleasure in wickedness. Evil can't live with you.

Young's Literal Translation
For not a God desiring wickedness art Thou, Evil inhabiteth Thee not.
Study Bible
Give Ear to My Words
3In the morning, O LORD, You hear my voice; at daybreak I lay my plea before You and wait in expectation. 4For You are not a God who delights in wickedness; no evil can dwell with You. 5The boastful cannot stand in Your presence; You hate all workers of iniquity.…
Cross References
Psalm 11:5
The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked; His soul hates the lover of violence.

Psalm 34:16
But the face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to sever their memory from the earth.

Psalm 92:15
to proclaim, "The LORD is upright; He is my rock, and in Him there is no unrighteousness."

Treasury of Scripture

For you are not a God that has pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with you.

God

Psalm 50:21
These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

1 Chronicles 29:17
I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee.

Habakkuk 1:13
Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?

evil

Psalm 94:20
Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?

Psalm 101:7
He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.

Psalm 140:13
Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.







Lexicon
For
כִּ֤י ׀ (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

You
אָ֑תָּה (’āt·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

are not
לֹ֤א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

a God
אֵֽל־ (’êl-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

who delights
חָפֵ֘ץ (ḥā·p̄êṣ)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2655: Delighting in, having pleasure in

in wickedness;
רֶ֥שַׁע ׀ (re·ša‘)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7562: Wickedness

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

evil
רָֽע׃ (rā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

can dwell with You.
יְגֻרְךָ֣ (yə·ḡur·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1481: To turn aside from the road, sojourn, to shrink, fear, to gather for, hostility
(4) Neither shall evil.--Better, the wicked man is not thy guest. For the same thought, see Psalms 15; and for the opposite, of God coming to dwell with the godly, Isaiah 57:15.

Verse 4. - For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness. Thou wilt listen to the prayer of a righteous man (Psalm 4:1), since thou dost not delight in wickedness, but in goodness. Neither shall evil dwell with thee. Light has no fellowship with darkness. Evil men can obtain no support from thee, who art All-holy. They will scarcely venture to ask thy aid. 5:1-6 God is a prayer-hearing God. Such he has always been, and he is still as ready to hear prayer as ever. The most encouraging principle of prayer, and the most powerful plea in prayer, is, to look upon him as our King and our God. David also prays to a sin-hating God. sin is folly, and sinners are the greatest of all fools; fools of their own making. Wicked people hate God; justly are they hated of him, and this will be their endless misery and ruin. Let us learn the importance of truth and sincerity, in all the affairs of life. Liars and murderers resemble the devil, and are his children, therefore it may well be expected that God should abhor them. These were the characters of David's enemies; and such as these are still the enemies of Christ and his people.
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