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Psalms 69:28

    Psalms 69:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let their names be taken from the book of the living, let them not be numbered with the upright.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Psalms 69:28

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 69:28

    Let them be blotted out - They shall be blotted out from the land of the living. They shall be cut off from life, which they have forfeited by their cruelty and oppression. The psalmist is speaking of retributive justice; and in this sense all these passages are to be understood.

    And not be written with the righteous - They shall have no title to that long life which God has promised to his followers.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 69:28

    Let them be blotted out of the book of the living - That is, Let them cease to live; let them not be numbered among living people; let them be cut off. This language is taken from the custom of registering the names of persons in a list, roll, or catalogue, Exodus 32:32. See the notes at Philippians 4:3. Compare Revelation 3:5. The language has no reference to the future world; it is "not" a prayer that they should not be saved.

    And not be written with the righteous - Let them not be registered or numbered with the righteous. As they "are" wicked, so let them be numbered; so regarded. Let them be reckoned and treated as they are. They deserve to be punished; so let them be. All that this "necessarily" means is, that they should not be treated as righteous, when they were in fact "not" righteous. It cannot be shown that the author of the psalm would not have desired that they should "become" righteous, and that they should "then" be regarded and treated as such. All that the language here implies is, a desire that they should be regarded and treated as they were; that is, as they deserved. The language is evidently derived from the idea so common in the Old Testament that length of days would be the reward of a righteous life (see Job 5:26; Proverbs 3:2; Proverbs 9:11; Proverbs 10:27), and that the wicked would be cut off in the midst of their days. See the notes at Psalm 55:23.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 69:28

    69:28 Living - Of eternal life.