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Psalms 26:10

    Psalms 26:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    In whose hands is wickedness, And their right hand is full of bribes.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    In whose hands are evil designs, and whose right hands take money for judging falsely.

    Webster's Revision

    In whose hands is wickedness, And their right hand is full of bribes.

    World English Bible

    in whose hands is wickedness, their right hand is full of bribes.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 26:10

    Their right hand is full of bribes - He speaks of persons in office, who took bribes to pervert judgment and justice.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 26:10

    In whose hands is mischief - The word here rendered "mischief," means properly "purpose, counsel, plan;" then, an evil purpose, "mischief, wickedness, crime." The idea is, either that they intended to do mischief, and that they employed their hands to accomplish it, or that the fruit or result of their wicked plans was in their hands; that is, they had in their possession what they had secured by robbery, or plunder, or dishonesty.

    And their right hand is full of bribes - Margin: "filled with." The word here rendered "bribes" means properly "a gift," or "present;" and then, a gift offered to a judge to procure an unjust sentence, 2 Kings 16:8; Proverbs 6:35; Exodus 23:8; Deuteronomy 10:17. The general meaning is that he did not desire to be associated either with men who openly committed crime, or with those who could be corrupted in the administration of justice.