Psalm 97:10
New International Version
Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

New Living Translation
You who love the LORD, hate evil! He protects the lives of his godly people and rescues them from the power of the wicked.

English Standard Version
O you who love the LORD, hate evil! He preserves the lives of his saints; he delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

Berean Study Bible
Hate evil, O you who love the LORD! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

King James Bible
Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

New King James Version
You who love the LORD, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.

New American Standard Bible
Hate evil, you who love the LORD, Who watches over the souls of His godly ones; He saves them from the hand of the wicked.

NASB 1995
Hate evil, you who love the LORD, Who preserves the souls of His godly ones; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

NASB 1977
Hate evil, you who love the LORD, Who preserves the souls of His godly ones; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

Amplified Bible
You who love the LORD, hate evil; He protects the souls of His godly ones (believers), He rescues them from the hand of the wicked.

Christian Standard Bible
You who love the LORD, hate evil! He protects the lives of his faithful ones; he rescues them from the power of the wicked.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You who love the LORD, hate evil! He protects the lives of His godly ones; He rescues them from the power of the wicked.

American Standard Version
O ye that love Jehovah, hate evil: He preserveth the souls of his saints; He delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The lovers of LORD JEHOVAH hate evil, and he will keep the souls of his righteous ones and he will save them from the hand of the wicked,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Ye that love the Lord, hate evil; the Lord preserves the souls of his saints; he shall deliver them from the hand of sinners.

Contemporary English Version
Love the LORD and hate evil! God protects his loyal people and rescues them from violence.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You that love the Lord, hate evil: the Lord preserveth the souls of his saints, he will deliver them out of the hand of the sinner.

English Revised Version
O ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

Good News Translation
The LORD loves those who hate evil; he protects the lives of his people; he rescues them from the power of the wicked.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let those who love the LORD hate evil. The one who guards the lives of his godly ones will rescue them from the power of wicked people.

International Standard Version
Hate evil, you who love the LORD! He guards the lives of those who love him, delivering them from domination by the wicked.

JPS Tanakh 1917
O ye that love the LORD, hate evil; He preserveth the souls of His saints; He delivered them out of the hand of the wicked.

Literal Standard Version
You who love YHWH, hate evil, He is keeping the souls of His saints, He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

NET Bible
You who love the LORD, hate evil! He protects the lives of his faithful followers; he delivers them from the power of the wicked.

New Heart English Bible
You who love the LORD, hate evil. He preserves the souls of his faithful ones. He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.

World English Bible
You who love Yahweh, hate evil. He preserves the souls of his saints. He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.

Young's Literal Translation
Ye who love Jehovah, hate evil, He is keeping the souls of His saints, From the hand of the wicked he delivereth them.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Let the Earth Rejoice
9For You, O LORD, are Most High over all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods. 10Hate evil, O you who love the LORD! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked. 11Light shines on the righteous, gladness on the upright in heart.…

Cross References
Romans 12:9
Love must be sincere. Detest what is evil; cling to what is good.

Psalm 7:10
My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart.

Psalm 12:7
You, O LORD, will keep us; You will forever guard us from this generation.

Psalm 31:23
Love the LORD, all His saints. The LORD preserves the faithful, but fully repays the arrogant.

Psalm 34:14
Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

Psalm 37:40
The LORD helps and delivers them; He rescues and saves them from the wicked, because they take refuge in Him.

Psalm 145:20
The LORD preserves all who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy.


Treasury of Scripture

You that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserves the souls of his saints; he delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.

ye that

Psalm 91:14
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

1 Corinthians 8:3
But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

hate

Psalm 34:14
Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

Psalm 36:4
He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.

Psalm 37:27
Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.

preserveth

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

Psalm 37:28,39,40
For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off…

Psalm 145:20
The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.

delivereth

Psalm 125:3
For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.

Jeremiah 15:21
And I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible.

Daniel 3:28
Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.









(10) Ye that love the Lord.--Notwithstanding certain points of similarity between this verse and Psalm 34:10-20; Psalm 37:28, and between Psalm 97:12 and Psalm 32:11, the psalmist shows himself at the close more than a compiler--a true poet.

Hate evil.--It is better to point for the indicative, They who love Jehovah, hate evil, in order to avoid the awkward transition in the next clause. This practical test of true religion can never be obsolete. Love of God implies the hatred of all He hates. A heathen writer has expressed this in a striking way. Philosophy, holding a dialogue with Lucian, is made to say, "To love and to hate, they say, spring from the same source." To which he replies, "That, O Philosophy, should be best known to you. My business is to hate the bad, and to love and commend the good, and that I stick to."

Verse 10. - Ye that love the Lord, hate evil. The psalmist ends his strain with an exhortation to the faithful - an exhortation, first of all, to "hate evil." God hates evil (Psalm 45:7); evil will separate them from God, evil will be their destruction. Therefore let them hate and abhor it. It is indifference to evil, that, more than anything else, lays men open to the assaults of Satan. He preserveth the souls of his saints. He (i.e. Jehovah) watches tenderly over the souls of his saints - his holy loving ones, and preserves them in being, keeps them from destruction, and delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
O you who love
אֹהֲבֵ֥י (’ō·hă·ḇê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 157: To have affection f

the LORD,
יְהוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

hate
שִׂנְא֫וּ (śin·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 8130: To hate

evil!
רָ֥ע (rā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

He preserves
שֹׁ֭מֵר (mêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

the souls
נַפְשׁ֣וֹת (nap̄·šō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

of His saints;
חֲסִידָ֑יו (ḥă·sî·ḏāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2623: Kind, pious

He delivers them
יַצִּילֵֽם׃ (yaṣ·ṣî·lêm)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5337: To strip, plunder, deliver oneself, be delivered, snatch away, deliver

from the hand
מִיַּ֥ד (mî·yaḏ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 3027: A hand

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


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