Psalm 28:5
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English Standard Version
Because they do not regard the works of the LORD or the work of his hands, he will tear them down and build them up no more.

King James Bible
Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.

American Standard Version
Because they regard not the works of Jehovah, Nor the operation of his hands, He will break them down and not build them up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because they have not understood the works of the Lord, and the operations of his hands: thou shalt destroy them, and shalt not build them up.

English Revised Version
Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall break them down and not build them up.

Webster's Bible Translation
Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he will destroy them, and not build them up.

Psalm 28:5 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Self-encouragement to firmer confidence of faith. Joined to Psalm 27:12 (Aben-Ezra, Kimchi), Psalm 27:13 trails badly after it. We must, with Geier, Dachselt, and others, suppose that the apodosis is wanting to the protasis with its לוּלא pointed with three points above,

(Note: The ו has not any point above it, because it might be easily mistaken for a Cholem, vid., Baer's Psalterium p. 130.)

and four below, according to the Masora (cf. B. Berachoth 4a), but a word which is indispensably necessary, and is even attested by the lxx (ἑαυτῇ) and the Targum (although not by any other of the ancient versions); cf. the protasis with לוּ, which has no apodosis, in Genesis 50:15, and the apodoses with כּי after לוּלי in Genesis 31:42; Genesis 43:10; 1 Samuel 35:34; 2 Samuel 2:27 (also Numbers 22:33, where אוּלי equals אם לא equals לוּלי), which are likewise to be explained per aposiopesin. The perfect after לוּלא (לוּלי) has sometimes the sense of a plusquamperfectum (as in Genesis 43:10, nisi cunctati essemus), and sometimes the sense of an imperfect, as in the present passage (cf. Deuteronomy 32:29, si saperent). The poet does not speak of a faith that he once had, a past faith, but, in regard to the danger that is even now abiding and present, of the faith he now has, a present faith. The apodosis ought to run something like this (Psalm 119:92; Psalm 94:17): did I not believe, were not confidence preserved to me...then (אז( ne or כּי אז) I should perish; or: then I had suddenly perished. But he has such faith, and he accordingly in Psalm 27:14 encourages himself to go on cheerfully waiting and hoping; he speaks to himself, it is, as it were, the believing half of his soul addressing the despondent and weaker half. Instead of ואמץ (Deuteronomy 31:7) the expression is, as in Psalm 31:25, ויאמץ לבּך, let thy heart be strong, let it give proof of strength. The rendering "May He (Jahve) strengthen thy heart" would require יאמּץ; but האמיץ, as e.g., הרחיב Psalm 25:17, belongs to the transitive denominatives applying to the mind or spirit, in which the Hebrew is by no means poor, and in which the Arabic is especially rich.

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Because

Psalm 10:5 His ways are always grievous; your judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffs at them.

Psalm 92:4-6 For you, LORD, have made me glad through your work: I will triumph in the works of your hands...

Psalm 104:24 O LORD, how manifold are your works! in wisdom have you made them all: the earth is full of your riches.

Psalm 111:2-4 The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein...

Job 34:26,27 He strikes them as wicked men in the open sight of others...

Isaiah 5:12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD...

Isaiah 22:11 You made also a ditch between the two walls for the water of the old pool: but you have not looked to the maker thereof...

Isaiah 26:9-11 With my soul have I desired you in the night; yes, with my spirit within me will I seek you early...

Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right...

John 12:37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:

Romans 1:20,28 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made...

operation

Psalm 8:3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained;

Psalm 19:1,2 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handiwork...

Numbers 23:23 Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel...

Isaiah 40:26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who has created these things, that brings out their host by number...

Isaiah 45:8,12,18 Drop down, you heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation...

Jeremiah 10:12,13 He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world by his wisdom, and has stretched out the heavens by his discretion...

Ephesians 1:19-21 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power...

not build

2 Samuel 7:13,27 He shall build an house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever...

1 Kings 11:38 And it shall be, if you will listen to all that I command you, and will walk in my ways, and do that is right in my sight...

Jeremiah 31:4 Again I will build you, and you shall be built, O virgin of Israel: you shall again be adorned with your tabrets...

Jeremiah 32:20,21 Which have set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, even to this day, and in Israel, and among other men; and have made you a name...

Cross References
Psalm 2:9
You shall break them with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel."

Psalm 10:5
His ways prosper at all times; your judgments are on high, out of his sight; as for all his foes, he puffs at them.

Isaiah 5:12
They have lyre and harp, tambourine and flute and wine at their feasts, but they do not regard the deeds of the LORD, or see the work of his hands.

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