Psalms 26:4

“I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I haue not sate with vaine persons, neither will I goe in with dissemblers.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I do not sit with deceitful men, Nor will I go with pretenders.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I have not sat with men of falsehood; Neither will I go in with dissemblers.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have not taken my seat with foolish persons, and I do not go with false men.
- Basic English Bible

I have not sat with vain persons, neither have I gone in with dissemblers;
- Darby Bible

I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.
- Webster's Bible

I have not sat with deceitful men, neither will I go in with hypocrites.
- World English Bible

I have not sat with vain men, And with dissemblers I enter not.
- Youngs Literal Bible

I have not sat with men of falsehood; neither will I go in with dissemblers.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 26:4


26:4 Sat - Continued with them. I have been so far from an imitation of their wicked courses, that I have avoided their company. Vain - With false and deceitful persons. Go in - Into their company.


Discussion for Psalms 26

  • Dereck
    David is taking advantage that he meet with God now and the same God will pronounce judgment on the final day. He want to have feedback right now before the time so that he can rectify his life before the final day. Since he is the one calling for this judgment, it is true that he is ready to change after being shown his failures.
  • IRENE123
    v. 12 - :.....In the CONGREGATIONS will I bless the Lord." Heb. 10:25 - ".....not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is." A Christian walk with God/Jesus is not a solitary - as many 'pretend' to believe. You cannot sit on a mountain top and 'meditate' on God DURING Sunday services. God sees such and He deals with them, but some won't 'listen'.
  • BSP
    In verse 1 and 2, David asked God to examine him. This shows that he had confidence. He wanted to identify and work on any defect that was found in him.
  • SEH
    As I read this passage, I thought how we like David need to ask God to examine us. Are you on the right path, are we choosing our associates wisely. Lord keep my feet on the straight path , that leads to eternal life with You, guide my mind and my heart always. Is my prayer in Jesus Name Amen
  • Irene123
    To Lu2677 - yes, David was 'requesting', not demanding. David was a man after God's own heart; he knew where his place was.
  • BSP
    Verse 5 shows that David knew that his associations mattered to God. God wants us to be selective about the friends we choose. Choosing the wrong associates could cause David to lose out on God's favor.

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