Psalm 69:28
New International Version
May they be blotted out of the book of life and not be listed with the righteous.

New Living Translation
Erase their names from the Book of Life; don’t let them be counted among the righteous.

English Standard Version
Let them be blotted out of the book of the living; let them not be enrolled among the righteous.

Berean Study Bible
May they be blotted out of the Book of Life and not listed with the righteous.

King James Bible
Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.

New King James Version
Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, And not be written with the righteous.

New American Standard Bible
May they be wiped out of the book of life, And may they not be recorded with the righteous.

NASB 1995
May they be blotted out of the book of life And may they not be recorded with the righteous.

NASB 1977
May they be blotted out of the book of life, And may they not be recorded with the righteous.

Amplified Bible
May they be blotted out of the book of life [and their lives come to an end] And may they not be recorded with the righteous (those in right standing with God).

Christian Standard Bible
Let them be erased from the book of life and not be recorded with the righteous.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let them be erased from the book of life and not be recorded with the righteous.

American Standard Version
Let them be blotted out of the book of life, And not be written with the righteous.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Let them be blotted out from your Book of Life and let them not be written with your righteous ones.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and let them not be written with the righteous.

Contemporary English Version
Wipe their names from the book of the living; remove them from the list of the innocent.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let them be blotted out of the book of the living; and with the just let them not be written.

English Revised Version
Let them be blotted out of the book of life, and not be written with the righteous.

Good News Translation
May their names be erased from the book of the living; may they not be included in the list of your people.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let their [names] be erased from the Book of Life. Do not let them be listed with righteous people.

International Standard Version
May they be erased from the Book of Life, and their names not be written with the righteous.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, And not be written with the righteous.

Literal Standard Version
They are blotted out of the scroll of life, And are not written with the righteous.

NET Bible
May their names be deleted from the scroll of the living! Do not let their names be listed with the godly!

New Heart English Bible
Let them be blotted out of the Book of Life, and not be written with the righteous.

World English Bible
Let them be blotted out of the book of life, and not be written with the righteous.

Young's Literal Translation
They are blotted out of the book of life, And with the righteous are not written.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Waters Are Up to My Neck
27Add iniquity to their iniquity; let them not share in Your righteousness. 28May they be blotted out of the Book of Life and not listed with the righteous. 29But I am in pain and distress; let Your salvation protect me, O God.…

Cross References
Luke 10:20
Nevertheless, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."

Luke 24:44
Jesus said to them, "These are the words I spoke to you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about Me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms."

Philippians 4:3
Yes, and I ask you, my true yokefellow, to help these women who have labored with me for the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life.

Hebrews 12:23
in joyful assembly, to the congregation of the firstborn, enrolled in heaven. You have come to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,

Revelation 3:5
Like them, he who overcomes will be dressed in white. And I will never blot out his name from the Book of Life, but I will confess his name before My Father and His angels.

Revelation 13:8
And all who dwell on the earth will worship the beast--all whose names have not been written from the foundation of the world in the Book of Life belonging to the Lamb who was slain.

Revelation 17:8
The beast that you saw--it was, and now is no more, but is about to come up out of the Abyss and go to its destruction. And those who dwell on the earth whose names were not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world will marvel when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet will be.


Treasury of Scripture

Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.

blotted

Exodus 32:32,33
Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin´┐Ż; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written…

Isaiah 65:16
That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.

Hosea 1:9
Then said God, Call his name Loammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God.

be written

Isaiah 4:3
And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem:

Isaiah 13:9
Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.

Luke 10:20
Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.









(28) Book of the living--or life.--This image, which plays so great a part in Christian poetry (Revelation 3:5; Revelation 13:8; Revelation 21:27. Comp. Philippians 4:3; Luke 10:20), is derived from the civil lists or registers of the Jews. (Exodus 32:32; Jeremiah 22:30; Ezekiel 13:9.) At first erasure from this list only implied that a man was dead, or that a family was extinct (see references above); but as death was thought to deprive of all benefit of the covenant (see Note, Psalm 6:5), such erasure came to imply exclusion from all the rights and privileges of the Theocracy, and therefore from the glory of participating in the promised deliverance and restoration of the race, and so gradually, as eschatological ideas developed, from the resurrection to eternal life. Daniel 12:1 marks a stage in this development. In the psalmist's mouth the words would correspond to the ideas current when he wrote. From the next clause, Let them not be written with the righteous, it might be argued that the idea had already appeared which limited the resurrection to the righteous--an idea current at the date of 2 Maccabees 7:14, but probably familiar to some minds much sooner. . . . Verse 28. - Let them be blotted out of the Book of the living. God is supposed to have a "book of the living" in his possession, which contains the names of all those on whom he looks with favour, and whom he will bless both in this world and beyond the grave (comp. Exodus 32:32; Psalm 86:6; Ezekiel 13:9; Daniel 12:1). From this list, as from any register of earthly citizenship, the names of the unworthy may be erased. David prays for the erasure of the names of those unworthy ones against whom his imprecations are uttered. And not be written with the righteous; i.e. not remain written in the book side by side with the names of the righteous. The New Testament, no less than the Old, tells of this book (see Luke 10:20; Philippians 4:3; Revelation 3:5; Revelation 13:8; Revelation 20:12; Revelation 21:27).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
May they be erased
יִ֭מָּחֽוּ (yim·mā·ḥū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 4229: To stroke, rub, to erase, to smooth, grease, make fat, to touch, reach to

from the book
מִסֵּ֣פֶר (mis·sê·p̄er)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5612: A missive, document, writing, book

of life
חַיִּ֑ים (ḥay·yîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

and not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

listed
יִכָּתֵֽבוּ׃ (yik·kā·ṯê·ḇū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3789: To grave, to write

with
וְעִ֥ם (wə·‘im)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

the righteous.
צַ֝דִּיקִ֗ים (ṣad·dî·qîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 6662: Just, righteous


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