New International Version
The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, he hates with a passion.
King James Bible
The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah trieth the righteous one; but the wicked, and him that loveth violence, his soul hateth.
World English Bible
Yahweh examines the righteous, but the wicked and him who loves violence his soul hates.
Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah the righteous doth try. And the wicked and the lover of violence, Hath His soul hated,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord trieth the righteous - He does not abandon them; he tries them to show their faithfulness, and he afflicts them for their good.
His soul hateth - The wicked man must ever be abhorred of the Lord; and the violent man - the destroyer and murderer - his soul hateth; an expression of uncommon strength and energy: all the perfections of the Divine nature have such in abomination.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryPurposes of God.
In discussing this subject I shall endeavor to show, I. What I understand by the purposes of God. Purposes, in this discussion, I shall use as synonymous with design, intention. The purposes of God must be ultimate and proximate. That is, God has and must have an ultimate end. He must purpose to accomplish something by his works and providence, which he regards as a good in itself, or as valuable to himself, and to being in general. This I call his ultimate end. That God has such an end or purpose, …
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, "Abraham!" "Here I am," he replied.
But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.
He punishes them for their wickedness where everyone can see them,
For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness; with you, evil people are not welcome.
The arrogant cannot stand in your presence. You hate all who do wrong;
Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure-- you, the righteous God who probes minds and hearts.
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