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.
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.
2 Samuel 22:27 Parallel
CommentaryKeil 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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
shew thyself unsavoury. or, wrestle.
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
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.
"And if by this discipline you are not turned to me but walk contrary to me,
then I also will walk contrary to you, and I myself will strike you sevenfold for your sins.
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