Psalm 18:26 {17:27}
Good News Translation
You are pure to those who are pure, but hostile to those who are wicked.

Contemporary English Version
With all who are sincere, you are sincere, but you treat the unfaithful as their deeds deserve.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And with the elect thou wilt be elect: and with the perverse thou wilt be perverted.

New American Bible
Toward the pure, you are pure; but to the perverse you are devious.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And with the elect thou wilt be elect: and with the perverse thou wilt be perverted.

froward

Psalm 109:17-19 But persecuted the poor man and the beggar; and the broken in heart, to put him to death. . . .

Leviticus 26:23,24,27,28 And if even so you will not amend, but will walk contrary to me: . . .

Proverbs 3:34 The wise shall possess glory: the promotion of fools is disgrace.

Romans 2:4-6,9 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and patience and longsuffering? Knowest thou not that the benignity of God leadeth thee to penance? . . .

James 2:13 For judgment without mercy to him that hath not done mercy. And mercy exalteth itself above judgment.

shew thyself froward.

Context
The LORD is My Rock
25With the holy thou wilt be holy; and with the innocent man thou wilt be innocent: 26And with the elect thou wilt be elect: and with the perverse thou wilt be perverted.27For thou wilt save the humble people; but wilt bring down the eyes of the proud.…
Cross References
Leviticus 26:23
And if even so you will not amend, but will walk contrary to me:

Leviticus 26:24
I also will walk contrary to you, and will strike you seven times for your sins.

Job 25:5
Behold even the moon doth not shine, and the stars are not pure in his sight.

Proverbs 3:34
The wise shall possess glory: the promotion of fools is disgrace.

Habakkuk 1:13
Thy eyes are too pure to behold evil, and thou canst not look on iniquity. Why lookest thou upon them that do unjust things, and holdest thy peace when the wicked devoureth the man that is more just than himself?

Additional Translations
to the pure You show Yourself pure, but to the crooked You show Yourself shrewd.With the pure you will show yourself pure; and with the fraudulent you will show yourself devious.

With the pure thou wilt show thyself pure; And with the perverse thou wilt show thyself froward.

And with the excellent man thou wilt be excellent; and with the perverse thou wilt shew frowardness.

With the pure thou dost shew thyself pure; and with the perverse thou dost shew thyself contrary.

With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the perverse thou wilt shew thyself froward.

With the pure thou wilt show thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt contend.

With the pure, you will show yourself pure. With the crooked you will show yourself shrewd.

With the pure Thou showest Thyself pure, And with the perverse showest Thyself a wrestler,
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