Psalms 26:9

“Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Gather not my soule with sinners, nor my life with bloody men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do not take my soul away {along} with sinners, Nor my life with men of bloodshed,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Gather not my soul with sinners, Nor my life with men of blood;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let not my soul be numbered among sinners, or my life among men of blood;
- Basic English Bible

Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with men of blood;
- Darby Bible

Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:
- Webster's Bible

Don't gather my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloodthirsty men;
- World English Bible

Do not gather with sinners my soul, And with men of blood my life,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with men of blood;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 26:9


26:9 Gather not - Do not bind me up in the same bundle, or put me into the same accursed condition with them.


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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