2 Samuel 22:27
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English Standard Version
with the purified you deal purely, and with the crooked you make yourself seem tortuous.

King James Bible
With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself unsavoury.

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

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
With the pure thou wilt show thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt contend.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

21 Jehovah rendered to me according to my righteousness,

According to the cleanness of my hands He recompensed me.

22 For I have observed the ways of Jehovah,

And have not wickedly departed from my God.

23 For all His rights are before my eyes;

And His statutes,-I do not depart from them.

24 And I was innocent towards Him,

And kept myself from mine iniquity.

גּמל signifies to do to a person good or evil, like the Greek εὖ and κακῶς πράττειν τινά. The righteousness and cleanness of hands, i.e., the innocence, which David attributed to himself, were not perfect righteousness or holiness before God, but the righteousness of his endeavours and deeds as contrasted with the unrighteousness and wickedness of his adversaries and pursuers, and consisted in the fact that he endeavoured earnestly and sincerely to walk in the ways of God and to keep the divine commandments. מן רשׁע, to be wicked from, is a pregnant expression, signifying to depart wickedly from God. לנגדּי, i.e., as a standard before my eye. In the psalm we find עמּו תמים, innocent in intercourse with the Lord, instead of לו תמים (see Deuteronomy 18:13); and for the fact itself, David's own testimony in 1 Samuel 26:23-24, the testimony of God concerning him in 1 Kings 14:8, and the testimony of history in 1 Kings 15:5. מעוני, from mine iniquity, i.e., from the iniquity which I might have committed.

2 Samuel 22:27 Parallel Commentaries

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the pure

Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

forward

Leviticus 26:23-28 And if you will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary to me...

Deuteronomy 28:51-61 And he shall eat the fruit of your cattle, and the fruit of your land, until you be destroyed...

Psalm 125:5 As for such as turn aside to their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity...

shew thyself unsavoury. or, wrestle.

Exodus 18:11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.

Psalm 18:26 With the pure you will show yourself pure; and with the fraudulent you will show yourself devious.

Isaiah 45:9 Woe to him that strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth...

Cross References
Matthew 5:8
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Romans 1:28
And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.

1 John 3:3
And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

Leviticus 26:23
"And if by this discipline you are not turned to me but walk contrary to me,

Leviticus 26:24
then I also will walk contrary to you, and I myself will strike you sevenfold for your sins.

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