Psalm 26:5
New International Version
I abhor the assembly of evildoers and refuse to sit with the wicked.

New Living Translation
I hate the gatherings of those who do evil, and I refuse to join in with the wicked.

English Standard Version
I hate the assembly of evildoers, and I will not sit with the wicked.

Berean Study Bible
I hate the mob of evildoers, and refuse to sit with the wicked.

King James Bible
I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.

New King James Version
I have hated the assembly of evildoers, And will not sit with the wicked.

New American Standard Bible
I hate the assembly of evildoers, And I will not sit with the wicked.

NASB 1995
I hate the assembly of evildoers, And I will not sit with the wicked.

NASB 1977
I hate the assembly of evildoers, And I will not sit with the wicked.

Amplified Bible
I hate the company of evildoers, And will not sit with the wicked.

Christian Standard Bible
I hate a crowd of evildoers, and I do not sit with the wicked.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I hate a crowd of evildoers, and I do not sit with the wicked.

American Standard Version
I hate the assembly of evil-doers, And will not sit with the wicked.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have hated the assembly of the evil, neither have I sat with the wicked.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I have hated the assembly of wicked doers; and will not sit with ungodly men.

Contemporary English Version
or go with evil crowds.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have hated the assembly of the malignant; and with the wicked I will not sit.

English Revised Version
I hate the congregation of evil-doers, and will not sit with the wicked.

Good News Translation
I hate the company of the evil and avoid the wicked.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have hated the mob of evildoers and will not sit with wicked people.

International Standard Version
I hate the company of those who practice evil, nor do I sit with the wicked.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I hate the gathering of evil doers, And will not sit with the wicked.

Literal Standard Version
I have hated the assembly of evildoers, And I do not sit with the wicked.

NET Bible
I hate the mob of evil men, and do not associate with the wicked.

New Heart English Bible
I hate the assembly of evildoers, and will not sit with the wicked.

World English Bible
I hate the assembly of evildoers, and will not sit with the wicked.

Young's Literal Translation
I have hated the assembly of evil doers, And with the wicked I sit not.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Vindicate Me, O LORD
4I do not sit with deceitful men, nor keep company with hypocrites. 5I hate the mob of evildoers, and refuse to sit with the wicked. 6I wash my hands in innocence that I may go about Your altar, O LORD,…

Cross References
Psalm 1:1
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, or set foot on the path of sinners, or sit in the seat of mockers.

Psalm 31:6
I hate those who cling to worthless idols, but in the LORD I trust.

Psalm 139:21
Do I not hate those who hate You, O LORD, and detest those who rise against You?


Treasury of Scripture

I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.

hated

Psalm 31:6
I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD.

Psalm 101:3-8
I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me…

Psalm 139:21,22
Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? …

will

Psalm 1:1
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

Matthew 9:11,12
And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? …

1 Corinthians 5:9-11
I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: …









(5) Evil doers.--With idea of violence; from a root meaning to break in pieces.

Verse 5. - I have hated the congregation of evil-doers. Fifthly, he has hated, and hates, with a holy and strong abhorrence (comp. Psalm 139:22), the congregation of evil-deers - the gatherings and assemblies of those who meet only for wicked purposes - to sin themselves, and to draw others into like evil courses. This is a positive trait of a very marked character, and goes far beyond the explanation which has been given of it: "I take no part in assemblies for the ruin of others" (Hengstenberg). Sixthly and lastly, he will not sit with the wicked. This only goes beyond the declarations in ver. 4 by extending to all wicked persons of every kind the avoidance there limited to "vain persons," and "dissemblers." The spirit is that indicated by Jacob in Genesis 49:6; by St. Paul, in 1 Corinthians 5:9-11 and Ephesians 5:7, 11; and by St. John, on the celebrated occasion when he avoided contact with Cerinthus (Iren., 3:3, § 4).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I hate
שָׂ֭נֵאתִי (nê·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 8130: To hate

the mob
קְהַ֣ל (qə·hal)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6951: Assembly, convocation, congregation

of evildoers,
מְרֵעִ֑ים (mə·rê·‘îm)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 7489: To spoil, to make, good for, nothing, bad

and refuse
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

to sit
אֵשֵֽׁב׃ (’ê·šêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

with
וְעִם־ (wə·‘im-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

the wicked.
רְ֝שָׁעִ֗ים (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person


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