New American Standard Bible
The LORD keeps all who love Him, But all the wicked He will destroy.
King James Bible
The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah keepeth all that love him, and all the wicked will he destroy.
World English Bible
Yahweh preserves all those who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.
Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah preserveth all those loving Him, And all the wicked He destroyeth.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But all the wicked will he destroy - All that are found ultimately to be wicked; all that on the final trial deserve to be classed with the wicked. See Psalm 9:17, note; Psalm 11:6, note; Matthew 25:46, note.
"They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power."--Psalm 145:11. YOU HAVE only to look at the preceding verse, and you will discover, in a single moment, who are the people here spoken of who shall speak of the glory of God's kingdom, and talk of his power. They are the saints: "All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee. They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power." A saint will often be discovered by his conversation. He …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 46: 1900
Exhortations to those who are Called
The Mercy of God
1 Samuel 5:6
Now the hand of the LORD was heavy on the Ashdodites, and He ravaged them and smote them with tumors, both Ashdod and its territories.
1 Kings 3:3
Now Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of his father David, except he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.
You have rebuked the nations, You have destroyed the wicked; You have blotted out their name forever and ever.
O love the LORD, all you His godly ones! The LORD preserves the faithful And fully recompenses the proud doer.
But transgressors will be altogether destroyed; The posterity of the wicked will be cut off.
"Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name.
Hate evil, you who love the LORD, Who preserves the souls of His godly ones; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
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