Psalms 26:5

“I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I haue hated the congregation of euill doers: and will not sit with the wicked.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I hate the assembly of evildoers, And I will not sit with the wicked.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I hate the assembly of evil-doers, And will not sit with the wicked.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have been a hater of the band of wrongdoers, and I will not be seated among sinners.
- Basic English Bible

I have hated the congregation of evil-doers, and I have not sat with the wicked.
- Darby Bible

I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.
- Webster's Bible

I hate the assembly of evildoers, and will not sit with the wicked.
- World English Bible

I have hated the assembly of evil doers, And with the wicked I sit not.
- Youngs Literal Bible

I hate the gathering of evil doers, and will not sit with the wicked.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

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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