Psalms 17:4

“Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Concerning the workes of men, by the word of thy lips, I haue kept me from the paths of the destroyer.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

As for the deeds of men, by the word of Your lips I have kept from the paths of the violent.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

As for the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the ways of the violent.
- American Standard Version (1901)

As for the works of men, by the word of your lips I have kept myself from the ways of the violent.
- Basic English Bible

Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept from the paths of the violent [man].
- Darby Bible

Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.
- Webster's Bible

As for the works of men, by the word of your lips, I have kept myself from the ways of the violent.
- World English Bible

As to doings of man, Through a word of Thy lips I have observed The paths of a destroyer;
- Youngs Literal Bible

As for the doings of men, by the word of Thy lips I have kept me from the ways of the violent.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 17:4


17:4 Concerning - Observing the works of the men of this age, how wicked they are, I was resolved to take more care in ordering my own actions. By - By the help of thy blessed word. Paths - The customs and practices. Destroyer - Or, of the violent man: such as Saul, and his courtiers and soldiers.


Discussion for Psalms 17:4

  • lost man does not recognise his works are "anti-christ", hence the world today naked,blind and unsealed,through the influence of "the prince of the power of the air" are setting the stage for "Appolyon" the destroyer, Only the incorruptable seed of the pure word of God, can keep us from being blinded,taken and snared by the paths of the destroyer manifested in the works of men,

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