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Psalms 5:5

    Psalms 5:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The foolish shall not stand in your sight: you hate all workers of iniquity.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The arrogant shall not stand in thy sight: Thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The sons of pride have no place before you; you are a hater of all workers of evil.

    Webster's Revision

    The arrogant shall not stand in thy sight: Thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

    World English Bible

    The arrogant shall not stand in your sight. You hate all workers of iniquity.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The arrogant shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

    Definitions for Psalms 5:5

    Iniquity - Sin; wickedness; evil.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 5:5

    The foolish shall not stand - He is a fool and a madman who is running himself out of breath for no prize, who is fighting against the Almighty; this every wicked man does; therefore is every wicked man a fool and a madman.

    Thou hatest all workers of iniquity - Some sin now and then, others generally; some constantly, and some labor in it with all their might. These are the Workers of iniquity. Such even the God of infinite love and mercy hates. Alas! what a portion have the workers of iniquity! the hatred of God Almighty!

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 5:5

    The foolish - Referring still to his enemies, as having this character, and urging the fact that they "had" such a character as a reason why God should hear him, and deliver him. The word "foolish" here, הוללים hôleliym, is used to denote the wicked, under the common idea in the Scriptures that sin is folly. Compare Psalm 14:1. It is rendered by Prof. Alexander, "the proud" or "insolent." The Aramaic renders it "deriders;" Latin Vulgate: "unjust;" Septuagint "transgressors;" Gesenius, Lexicon, "proud." So DeWette. The common idea, however, is the correct one, referring to the wicked under the idea that they were "fools," as all sin is supreme folly.

    Shall not stand in thy sight - Shall not be allowed to be in thy presence; that is, thou wilt not approve their cause, or favor them. See the notes at Psalm 1:5.

    Thou hatest all workers of iniquity - All that do wrong. He refers here, also, to a general characteristic of God, but still with an implied and immediate reference to his enemies as sustaining this character, and as a reason why he appealed to God to defend his cause. Nothing is more constantly affirmed in the Scriptures than that God hates all forms of evil.