Psalm 54:5
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New International Version
Let evil recoil on those who slander me; in your faithfulness destroy them.

King James Bible
He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.

Darby Bible Translation
He will requite evil to mine enemies: in thy truth cut them off.

World English Bible
He will repay the evil to my enemies. Destroy them in your truth.

Young's Literal Translation
Turn back doth the evil thing to mine enemies, In Thy truth cut them off.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He shall reward evil - Saul and his courtiers, instead of having God's approbation, shall have his curse.

Cut them off in thy truth - Thou hast promised to save me; these have purposed to destroy me. Thy truth is engaged in my defence; they will destroy me if permitted to live: to save thy truth, and to accomplish its promises, thou must cut them off.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 31:23 O love the LORD, all you his saints: for the LORD preserves the faithful, and plentifully rewards the proud doer.

Psalm 137:8 O daughter of Babylon, who are to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewards you as you have served us.

2 Timothy 4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:

Revelation 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double to her double according to her works...

mine enemies [heb.] those that observe me

Psalm 5:8 Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies; make your way straight before my face.

Psalm 27:11 Teach me your way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of my enemies.


Psalm 89:49 Lord, where are your former loving kindnesses, which you swore to David in your truth?

Psalm 143:1,12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in your faithfulness answer me, and in your righteousness...

How those are to be Admonished who Praise the Unlawful Things of which they are Conscious, and those who While Condemning Them, in no Wise Guard
(Admonition 32.) Differently to be admonished are they who even praise the unlawful things which they do, and those who censure what is wrong, and yet avoid it not. For they who even praise the unlawful things which they do are to be admonished to consider how for the most part they offend more by the mouth than by deeds. For by deeds they perpetrate wrong things in their own persons only; but with the mouth they bring out wickedness in the persons of as many as there are souls of hearers, to
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Epistle ii. To Anastasius, Bishop of Antioch.
To Anastasius, Bishop of Antioch. Gregory to Anastasius, Patriarch of Antioch. I have received the letters of your most sweet Blessedness, which flowed with tears for words. For I saw in them a cloud flying aloft as clouds do; but, though it carried with it a darkness of sorrow, I could not easily discover at its commencement whence it came or whither it was going, since by reason of the darkness I speak of I did not fully understand its origin. Yet it becomes you, most holy ones, ever to recall
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Cross References
Psalm 89:49
Lord, where is your former great love, which in your faithfulness you swore to David?

Psalm 94:23
He will repay them for their sins and destroy them for their wickedness; the LORD our God will destroy them.

Psalm 96:13
Let all creation rejoice before the LORD, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his faithfulness.

Psalm 109:20
May this be the LORD's payment to my accusers, to those who speak evil of me.

Psalm 143:12
In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.

Proverbs 13:21
Trouble pursues the sinner, but the righteous are rewarded with good things.

Isaiah 42:3
A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;

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