New International Version
to the pure you show yourself pure, but to the devious you show yourself shrewd.
King James Bible
With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.
Darby Bible Translation
With the pure thou dost shew thyself pure; and with the perverse thou dost shew thyself contrary.
World English Bible
With the pure, you will show yourself pure. With the crooked you will show yourself shrewd.
Young's Literal Translation
With the pure Thou showest Thyself pure, And with the perverse showest Thyself a wrestler,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
With the froward - עקש ikkesh, the perverse man; he that is crooked in his tempers and ways.
Thou wilt show thyself froward - תתפתל tithpattal, thou wilt set thyself to twist, twine, and wrestle. If he contend, thou wilt contend with him. Thou wilt follow him through all his windings; thou wilt trace him through all his crooked ways; untwist him in all his cunning wiles; and defeat all his schemes of stubbornness, fraud, overreaching, and deceit.
My old Psalter has, With the wiked thow sal be wike. Here the term wicked is taken in its true original sense, crooked, or perverse. With the wiked, the perverse, thou wilt show thyself wike, i.e., perverse; from to draw back, to slide. As he draws back from thee, thou wilt draw back from him. It may, as before intimated, come from to seek for enchantments; leaving God, and going to devils; to act like a witch: but here it must mean as above. The plain import is, "If thou perversely oppose thy Maker, he will oppose thee: no work or project shall prosper that is not begun in his name, and conducted in his fear."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
shew thyself froward. or, wrestle
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"Thy gentleness hath made me great" (Ps. xviii. 35). The blessed Comforter is gentle, tender, and full of patience and love. How gentle are God's dealings even with sinners! How patient His forbearance! How tender His discipline, with His own erring children! How He led Jacob, Joseph, Israel, David, Elijah, and all His ancient servants, until they could truly say, "Thy gentleness hath made me great." The heart in which the Holy Spirit dwells will always be characterized by gentleness, lowliness, …
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"'If in spite of these things you do not accept my correction but continue to be hostile toward me,
I myself will be hostile toward you and will afflict you for your sins seven times over.
If even the moon is not bright and the stars are not pure in his eyes,
He mocks proud mockers but shows favor to the humble and oppressed.
Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrongdoing. Why then do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?
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