New American Standard Bible
Do I not hate those who hate You, O LORD? And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
King James Bible
Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?
Darby Bible Translation
Do not I hate them, O Jehovah, that hate thee? and do not I loathe them that rise up against thee?
World English Bible
Yahweh, don't I hate those who hate you? Am I not grieved with those who rise up against you?
Young's Literal Translation
Do not I hate, Jehovah, those hating Thee? And with Thy withstanders grieve myself?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? - This is in the consciousness of the psalmist a proof of his own real piety, as derived from his feelings toward those who were the enemies of God. The word hate here, as applied to them, must be understood in the sense that he disapproved of their conduct; that he did not desire to be associated with them; that he wished to avoid their society, and to find his friends among men of a different character. See the notes at Psalm 1:1. Compare Isaiah 5:5.
And am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? - The expression here - "grieved" - explains the meaning of the word "hate" in the former member of the verse. It is not that hatred which is followed by malignity or ill-will; it is that which is accompanied with grief - pain of heart - pity - sorrow. So the Saviour looked on people: Mark 3:5 : "And when he had looked round about on them with "anger," being "grieved" for the hardness of their hearts." The Hebrew word used here, however, contains "also" the idea of being disgusted with; of loathing; of nauseating. See the notes at Psalm 119:158. The feeling referred to is anger - conscious disgust - at such conduct; and grief, pain, sorrow, that people should evince such feelings toward their Maker.
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"Thou hast beset me behind." --PSALM cxxxix. 1-12. And that is a defence against the enemies which would attack me in the rear. There is yesterday's sin, and the guilt which is the companion of yesterday's sin. They pursue my soul like fierce hounds, but my gracious Lord will come between my pursuers and me. His mighty grace intervenes, and my security is complete. "Thou hast beset me ... before." And that is a defence against the enemies which would impede my advance and frighten me out of …
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2 Chronicles 19:2
Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him and said to King Jehoshaphat, "Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD and so bring wrath on yourself from the LORD?
I hate the assembly of evildoers, And I will not sit with the wicked.
I hate those who regard vain idols, But I trust in the LORD.
I behold the treacherous and loathe them, Because they do not keep Your word.
I hate them with the utmost hatred; They have become my enemies.
An unjust man is abominable to the righteous, And he who is upright in the way is abominable to the wicked.
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