Psalms 5:4

“For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickednesse: neither shall euill dwell with thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness; No evil dwells with You.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: Evil shall not sojourn with thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For you are not a God who takes pleasure in wrongdoing; there is no evil with you.
- Basic English Bible

For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness; evil shall not sojourn with thee.
- Darby Bible

For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.
- Webster's Bible

For you are not a God who has pleasure in wickedness. Evil can't live with you.
- World English Bible

For not a God desiring wickedness [art] Thou, Evil inhabiteth Thee not.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(5:5) For Thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness; evil shall not sojourn with Thee.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 5:4


5:4 Surely - Thou dost not approve of, nor delight in them, or in their prayers. Dwelt - Have any fellowship with thee.


Discussion for Psalms 5

  • Helen
    I like this scripture it gives you reassurance knowing that God will bless you and surround you with his shield of protection in face of the adversary.
  • BSP
    Verse 12: In order to have God's favor we must be righteous in his eyes and he will listen to our prayers.
  • LaJuanna Beal
    I would like to get deeper understanding of the book of psalm because my heart desires to truly seek the face of The Lord and to be to do his will by having understanding and insight of his ways
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 7:21 not everyone that saith unto ME LORD LORD shall enter into the kingdom of heaven but he that doeth the will of MY FATHER which is in heaven PROVERBS 15:26 the thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to THE LORD but the words of the pure are pleasant words ISAIAH 55:8 for MY thoughts are not your thoughts neither are your ways MY ways saith THE LORD
  • Steve morrow
    HEBRWS 10:36 for you have need of patience that --after you have done-- the will of GOD you might receive the promise ***** JEREMIAH 6:19 hear o earth behold I will bring evil upon this people even the fruit of their thoughts because they have not hearkened unto --MY WORDS--nor to MY law but rejected it ***** PROVERBS 16:3 commit thy works unto THE LORD and thy thoughts shall be established
  • Mild Bill
    Self righteousness is iniquity/deceitful,whereas,the truly righteous are so,by the grace of God.Man can never earn forgiveness, some are lead by God to accept what was paid for on the cross."Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy and whom he will he hardeneth."Titus3:5. God is,Sovereign in salvation,never indebted to our works,done in thankfulness to him.Salvation is never temporary.

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