Psalm 97:10
New International Version
Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

New Living Translation
You who love the LORD, hate evil! He protects the lives of his godly people and rescues them from the power of the wicked.

English Standard Version
O you who love the LORD, hate evil! He preserves the lives of his saints; he delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

Berean Study Bible
O you who love the LORD, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

New American Standard Bible
Hate evil, you who love the LORD, Who preserves the souls of His godly ones; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

King James Bible
Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

Christian Standard Bible
You who love the LORD, hate evil! He protects the lives of his faithful ones; he rescues them from the power of the wicked.

Contemporary English Version
Love the LORD and hate evil! God protects his loyal people and rescues them from violence.

Good News Translation
The LORD loves those who hate evil; he protects the lives of his people; he rescues them from the power of the wicked.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You who love the LORD, hate evil! He protects the lives of His godly ones; He rescues them from the power of the wicked.

International Standard Version
Hate evil, you who love the LORD! He guards the lives of those who love him, delivering them from domination by the wicked.

NET Bible
You who love the LORD, hate evil! He protects the lives of his faithful followers; he delivers them from the power of the wicked.

New Heart English Bible
You who love the LORD, hate evil. He preserves the souls of his faithful ones. He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The lovers of Lord Jehovah hate evil, and he will keep the souls of his righteous ones and he will save them from the hand of the wicked,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let those who love the LORD hate evil. The one who guards the lives of his godly ones will rescue them from the power of wicked people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
O ye that love the LORD, hate evil; He preserveth the souls of His saints; He delivered them out of the hand of the wicked.

New American Standard 1977
Hate evil, you who love the LORD, Who preserves the souls of His godly ones; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye that love the LORD are to hate evil; he preserves the souls of his saints; he delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.

King James 2000 Bible
You that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserves the souls of his saints; he delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.

American King James Version
You that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserves the souls of his saints; he delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.

American Standard Version
O ye that love Jehovah, hate evil: He preserveth the souls of his saints; He delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Ye that love the Lord, hate evil; the Lord preserves the souls of his saints; he shall deliver them from the hand of sinners.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You that love the Lord, hate evil: the Lord preserveth the souls of his saints, he will deliver them out of the hand of the sinner.

Darby Bible Translation
Ye that love Jehovah, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints, he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

English Revised Version
O ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

World English Bible
You who love Yahweh, hate evil. He preserves the souls of his saints. He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.

Young's Literal Translation
Ye who love Jehovah, hate evil, He is keeping the souls of His saints, From the hand of the wicked he delivereth them.
Study Bible
Let the Earth Rejoice
9For You, O LORD, are Most High over all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods. 10O you who love the LORD, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked. 11Light is sown on the righteous, gladness on the upright in heart.…
Cross References
Romans 12:9
Love must be sincere. Detest what is evil; cling to what is good.

Psalm 7:10
My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart.

Psalm 12:7
You, O LORD, will keep us; You will forever guard us from this generation.

Psalm 31:23
Love the LORD, all His saints. The LORD preserves the faithful, but fully repays the arrogant.

Psalm 34:14
Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

Psalm 37:40
The LORD helps and delivers them; He rescues and saves them from the wicked, because they take refuge in Him.

Psalm 145:20
The LORD preserves all who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy.

Proverbs 2:8
to guard the paths of justice and protect the way of His saints.

Proverbs 8:13
To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate arrogant pride, evil conduct, and perverse speech.

Isaiah 49:6
He says, "It is not enough for you to be My Servant, to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the protected ones of Israel. I will also make you a light for the nations, to bring My salvation to the ends of the earth."

Jeremiah 15:21
I will deliver you from the hand of the wicked and redeem you from the grasp of the ruthless."

Daniel 3:28
Nebuchadnezzar declared, "Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent His Angel and delivered His servants who trusted in Him. They violated the king's command and risked their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.

Amos 5:15
Hate evil and love good; establish justice in the gate. Perhaps the LORD, the God of Hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph."

Treasury of Scripture

You that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserves the souls of his saints; he delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.

ye that

Psalm 91:14
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

1 Corinthians 8:3
But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

hate

Psalm 34:14
Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

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

Psalm 37:27
Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.

preserveth

Psalm 31:23
O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

Psalm 37:28,39,40
For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off…

Psalm 145:20
The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.

delivereth

Psalm 125:3
For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.

Jeremiah 15:21
And I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible.

Daniel 3:28
Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.







Lexicon
O you who love
אֹהֲבֵ֥י (’ō·hă·ḇê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 157: To have affection f

the LORD,
יְהוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

hate
שִׂנְא֫וּ (śin·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8130: To hate

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

He preserves
שֹׁ֭מֵר (mêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

the souls
נַפְשׁ֣וֹת (nap̄·šō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

of His saints;
חֲסִידָ֑יו (ḥă·sî·ḏāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2623: Kind, pious

He delivers them
יַצִּילֵֽם׃ (yaṣ·ṣî·lêm)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5337: To strip, plunder, deliver oneself, be delivered, snatch away, deliver

from the hand
מִיַּ֥ד (mî·yaḏ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

of the wicked.
רְ֝שָׁעִ֗ים (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7563: Wrong, an, bad person
(10) Ye that love the Lord.--Notwithstanding certain points of similarity between this verse and Psalm 34:10-20; Psalm 37:28, and between Psalm 97:12 and Psalm 32:11, the psalmist shows himself at the close more than a compiler--a true poet.

Hate evil.--It is better to point for the indicative, They who love Jehovah, hate evil, in order to avoid the awkward transition in the next clause. This practical test of true religion can never be obsolete. Love of God implies the hatred of all He hates. A heathen writer has expressed this in a striking way. Philosophy, holding a dialogue with Lucian, is made to say, "To love and to hate, they say, spring from the same source." To which he replies, "That, O Philosophy, should be best known to you. My business is to hate the bad, and to love and commend the good, and that I stick to."

Verse 10. - Ye that love the Lord, hate evil. The psalmist ends his strain with an exhortation to the faithful - an exhortation, first of all, to "hate evil." God hates evil (Psalm 45:7); evil will separate them from God, evil will be their destruction. Therefore let them hate and abhor it. It is indifference to evil, that, more than anything else, lays men open to the assaults of Satan. He preserveth the souls of his saints. He (i.e. Jehovah) watches tenderly over the souls of his saints - his holy loving ones, and preserves them in being, keeps them from destruction, and delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked. 97:8-12 The faithful servants of God may well rejoice and be glad, because he is glorified; and whatever tends to his honour, is his people's pleasure. Care is taken for their safety. But something more is meant than their lives. The Lord will preserve the souls of his saints from sin, from apostacy, and despair, under their greatest trials. He will deliver them out of the hands of the wicked one, and preserve them safe to his heavenly kingdom. And those that rejoice in Christ Jesus, and in his exaltation, have fountains of joy prepared for them. Those that sow in tears, shall reap in joy. Gladness is sure to the upright in heart; the joy of the hypocrite is but for a moment. Sinners tremble, but saints rejoice at God's holiness. As he hates sin, yet freely loves the person of the repentant sinner who believes in Christ, he will make a final separation between the person he loves and the sin he hates, and sanctify his people wholly, body, soul, and spirit.
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