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

New Living Translation
May the evil plans of my enemies be turned against them. Do as you promised and put an end to them.

English Standard Version
He will return the evil to my enemies; in your faithfulness put an end to them.

Berean Study Bible
He will reward my enemies with evil. In Your faithfulness, destroy them.

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

New King James Version
He will repay my enemies for their evil. Cut them off in Your truth.

New American Standard Bible
He will pay back the evil to my enemies; Destroy them in Your faithfulness.

NASB 1995
He will recompense the evil to my foes; Destroy them in Your faithfulness.

NASB 1977
He will recompense the evil to my foes; Destroy them in Thy faithfulness.

Amplified Bible
He will pay back the evil to my enemies; In Your faithfulness destroy them.

Christian Standard Bible
He will repay my adversaries for their evil. Because of your faithfulness, annihilate them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He will repay my adversaries for their evil. Because of Your faithfulness, annihilate them.

American Standard Version
He will requite the evil unto mine enemies: Destroy thou them in thy truth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He shall return evil to mine enemies; utterly destroy them in thy truth.

Contemporary English Version
you will punish my enemies for their evil deeds. Be my faithful friend and destroy them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Turn back the evils upon my enemies; and cut them off in thy truth.

English Revised Version
He shall requite the evil unto mine enemies: destroy thou them in thy truth.

Good News Translation
May God use their own evil to punish my enemies. He will destroy them because he is faithful.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My enemies spy on me. Pay them back with evil. Destroy them with your truth!

International Standard Version
He will turn the evil upon those who lie in wait for me. Cut them off with your truth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He will requite the evil unto them that lie in wait for me; Destroy Thou them in Thy truth.

Literal Standard Version
Turn back the evil to my enemies, "" Cut them off in Your truth.

NET Bible
May those who wait to ambush me be repaid for their evil! As a demonstration of your faithfulness, destroy them!

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

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.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Vindicate Me by Your Might
4Surely God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my soul. 5He will reward my enemies with evil. In Your faithfulness, destroy them. 6Freely I will sacrifice to You; I will praise Your name, O LORD, for it is good.…

Cross References
Psalm 89:49
Where, O Lord, is Your loving devotion of old, which You faithfully swore to David?

Psalm 94:23
He will bring upon them their own iniquity and destroy them for their wickedness. The LORD our God will destroy them.

Psalm 96:13
before the LORD, for He is coming--He is coming 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 reward to my accusers, to those who speak evil against me.

Psalm 143:12
And in Your loving devotion, cut off my enemies. Destroy all who afflict me, for I am Your servant.

Proverbs 13:21
Disaster pursues sinners, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous.

Isaiah 42:3
A bruised reed He will not break and a smoldering wick He will not extinguish; He will faithfully bring forth justice.


Treasury of Scripture

He shall reward evil to my enemies: cut them off in your truth.

reward

Psalm 31:23
O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

Psalm 137:8
O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.

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

mine enemies [heb.

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

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

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Psalm 89:49
Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses, which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?

Psalm 143:1,12
A Psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness…









(5) Cut them off.--Or, put them to silence.

In thy truth.--Or, according to thy faithfulness.

Verse 5. - He shall reward evil unto mine enemies; literally, he shall return the wrong upon my adversaries. "The wrong" is that which his adversaries had wished to inflict upon the psalmist, viz. death (see 1 Samuel 23:19, 20). Cut them off in thy truth; or, "in thy truthfulness" (Cheyne). God had given his people - those who were faithful to him - the promise of his protection, and, being true, could not go back from his word.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
He will reward
יָשִׁ֣יב (yā·šîḇ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

my enemies
לְשֹׁרְרָ֑י (lə·šō·rə·rāy)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8324: To be hostile

with evil.
הָ֭רַע (hā·ra‘)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

In Your faithfulness,
בַּ֝אֲמִתְּךָ֗ (ba·’ă·mit·tə·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 571: Stability, certainty, truth, trustworthiness

destroy them.
הַצְמִיתֵֽם׃ (haṣ·mî·ṯêm)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6789: To put an end to, exterminate


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