Psalm 141:5 {140:5}
Good News Translation
Good people may punish me and rebuke me in kindness, but I will never accept honor from evil people, because I am always praying against their evil deeds.

Contemporary English Version
Let your faithful people correct and punish me. My prayers condemn the deeds of those who do wrong, so don't let me be friends with any of them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The just man shall correct me in mercy, and shall reprove me: but let not the oil of the sinner fatten my head. For my prayer shall still be against the things with which they are well pleased:

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The just man shall correct me in mercy, and shall reprove me: but let not the oil of the sinner fatten my head. For my prayer shall still be against the things with which they are well pleased:

the righteous

1 Samuel 25:31-34 This shall not be an occasion of grief to thee, and a scruple of heart to my lord, that thou hast shed innocent blood, or hast revenged thyself: and when the Lord shall have done well by my lord, thou shalt remember thy handmaid. . . .

2 Samuel 12:7-13 And Nathan said to David: Thou art the man. Thus saith the Lord the God of Israel: I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee from the hand of Saul, . . .

2 Chronicles 16:7-10 At that time Hanani the prophet came to Asa king of Juda, and said to him: Because thou hast had confidence in the king of Syria, and not in the Lord thy God, therefore hath the army of the king of Syria escaped out of thy hand. . . .

2 Chronicles 25:16 And when he spoke these things, he answered him: Art thou the king's counsellor? be quiet, lest I kill thee. And the prophet departing, said: I know that God is minded to kill thee, because thou hast done this evil, and moreover hast not hearkened to my counsel.

Proverbs 6:23 That they may keep thee from the evil woman, and from the flattering tongue of the stranger.

Proverbs 9:8,9 Give an occasion to a wise man, and wisdom shall be added to him. Teach a just man, and he shall make haste to receive it. . . .

Proverbs 15:5,22 A fool laugheth at the instruction of his father: but he that regardeth reproofs shall become prudent. In abundant justice there is the greatest strength: but the devices of the wicked shall be rooted out. . . .

Proverbs 19:25 The wicked man being scourged, the fool shall be wiser: but if thou rebuke a wise man, he will understand discipline.

Proverbs 25:12 As an earring of gold and a bright pearl, so is he that reproveth the wise, and the obedient ear.

Proverbs 27:5,6 Open rebuke is better than hidden love. . . .

Galatians 2:11-14 But when Cephas was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed. . . .

Galatians 6:1 Brethren, and if a man be overtaken in any fault, you, who are spiritual, instruct such a one in the spirit of meekness, considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

Revelation 3:19 Such as I love, I rebuke and chastise. Be zealous therefore and do penance.

smite, etc.

for yet my

Psalm 51:18 Deal favourably, O Lord, in thy good will with Sion; that the walls of Jerusalem may be built up.

Psalm 125:4 Do good, O Lord, to those that are good, and to the upright of heart.

Matthew 5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies: do good to them that hate you: and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you:

2 Timothy 1:16-18 The Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus: because he hath often refreshed me and hath not been ashamed of my chain: . . .

James 5:14-16 Is any man sick among you? Let him bring in the priests of the church and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. . . .

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4Incline not my heart to evil words; to make excuses in sins. With men that work iniquity: and I will not communicate with the choicest of them. 5The just man shall correct me in mercy, and shall reprove me: but let not the oil of the sinner fatten my head. For my prayer shall still be against the things with which they are well pleased:6Their judges falling upon the rock have been swallowed up. They shall hear my words, for they have prevailed:…
Cross References
Galatians 6:1
Brethren, and if a man be overtaken in any fault, you, who are spiritual, instruct such a one in the spirit of meekness, considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

Psalm 23:5
Thou hast prepared a table before me against them that afflict me. Thou hast anointed my head with oil; and my chalice which inebreateth me, how goodly is it!

Psalm 35:14
As a neighbour and as an own brother, so did I please: as one mourning and sorrowful so was I humbled.

Psalm 104:15
And that wine may cheer the heart of man. That he may make the face cheerful with oil: and that bread may strengthen man's heart.

Psalm 109:4
Instead of making me a return of love, they detracted me: but I gave myself to prayer.

Psalm 133:2
Like the precious ointment on the head, that ran down upon the beard, the beard of Aaron, Which ran down to the skirt of his garment:

Proverbs 9:8
Give an occasion to a wise man, and wisdom shall be added to him. Teach a just man, and he shall make haste to receive it.

Proverbs 19:25
The wicked man being scourged, the fool shall be wiser: but if thou rebuke a wise man, he will understand discipline.

Proverbs 25:12
As an earring of gold and a bright pearl, so is he that reproveth the wise, and the obedient ear.

Proverbs 27:6
Better are the wounds of a friend, than the deceitful kisses of an enemy.

Proverbs 27:9
Ointment and perfumes rejoice the heart: and the good counsels of a friend are sweet to the soul.

Ecclesiastes 7:5
It is better to be rebuked by a wise man, than to be deceived by the flattery of fools.

Additional Translations
Let the righteous man strike me; let his rebuke be an act of loving devotion. It is oil for my head; let me not refuse it. For my prayer is ever against the deeds of the wicked.Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.

Let the righteous smite me, it shall be a kindness; And let him reprove me, it shall be as oil upon the head; Let not my head refuse it: For even in their wickedness shall my prayer continue.

The righteous shall chasten me with mercy, and reprove me: but let not the oil of the sinner anoint my head: for yet shall my prayer also be in their pleasures.

Let the righteous smite me, it is kindness; and let him reprove me, it is an excellent oil which my head shall not refuse: for yet my prayer also is [for them] in their calamities.

Let the righteous smite me, it shall be a kindness; and let him reprove me, it shall be as oil upon the head; let not my head refuse it: for even in their wickedness shall my prayer continue.

Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.

Let the righteous strike me, it is kindness; let him reprove me, it is like oil on the head; don't let my head refuse it; Yet my prayer is always against evil deeds.

The righteous doth beat me in kindness. And doth reprove me, Oil of the head my head disalloweth not, For still my prayer is about their vexations.
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