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

  • Irene123
    I was looking for the interpretation of biblical 'hate' as pertains to God saying, "Esau have I hated." In doing so I ran across 'Baker's Evangelical dict.' Among many other instances , he mentions Ps.26:5; that David is saying he (and God) hate evil people. This is NOT what this scripture is saying; it says God hates the evil, not the people; cont.
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 26:4 I HAVE NOT SAT WITH VAIN PERSONS NEITHER WILL I GO IN WITH DISSEMBLERS/PRETENDERS
  • Tracey Greene
    I really loved the way Mild Bill commented on this Psalms. I totally agree with you
  • A disciple
    I read so many apologizing for David's "Anointed" words, and excusing a weak character and sinning. When the Holy Spirit "mightily filled" David from the day that Samuel anointed him in front of his brothers and his dad; how do some really think that David wasn't writing according to the kind of walk he had with God? Instead they project their own unsanctified and unconsecrated nature to everyone!
  • Mild Bill
    "Mine integrity" is his fairness, in perspective. He is not unaware of his faults and is reliant on trusting in the mercy of the Lord. Some behavior is not his habit. He has "walked" and "will" walk, because he knows something of the place where the Lord dwells, and he wants to be there. He does not hold back his praise of God and his wondrous works. He sees and knows the best of God. Shouldn't we
  • 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.

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