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Psalms 145:20

    Psalms 145:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The LORD preserves all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jehovah preserveth all them that love him; But all the wicked will he destroy.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The Lord will keep all his worshippers from danger; but he will send destruction on all sinners.

    Webster's Revision

    Jehovah preserveth all them that love him; But all the wicked will he destroy.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh preserves all those who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The LORD preserveth all them that love him; but all the wicked will he destroy.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 145:20

    The Lord preserveth - He is the keeper of all them that love him.

    But all the wicked will he destroy - They call not upon him; they fight against him, and he will confound and destroy them. There is something curious in the שומר shomer, the keeper or guardian of the pious; he is שמיד shamid, the destroyer of the wicked. The first word implies he is continually keeping them; the second, that he causes the others to be destroyed.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 145:20

    The Lord preserveth all them that love him - He keeps them; watches over them; defends them; makes them the object of his care. See Psalm 31:20, note, Psalm 31:23, note; Psalm 97:10, note.

    But all the wicked will he destroy - All that are found ultimately to be wicked; all that on the final trial deserve to be classed with the wicked. See Psalm 9:17, note; Psalm 11:6, note; Matthew 25:46, note.