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

  • 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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