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

  • A disciple
    Hi RALPH268; This is a difficult thing for a lot of good people to understand. How can God love wicked people; murderers, pedophiles, etc.? He doesn't! But the Scriptures say, that God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his wicked ways, and from the violence in their hands, and do right and live. God made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.
  • RALPH268
    GOD DOES HATE THE SINNER IT IS THE SIN IN THE SINNER GOD WILL NOT ABIDE IN THE SAME PLACE WITH SIN FOR HE IS HOLY I REPEAT HE LOVES NOT SIN BUT LOVES THE SINNER HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR ALL MEN AND GAVE US THE CHOICE TO LIVE THE KIND OF LIFE WE CHOOSE
  • Bunmi
    For God. So love the world that he gave is only son
  • Lu2677
    I.123,Love your question.Equate=To make allowance or correction in as will reduce to a common standard or obtain a correct result.To make equal, reqard as equal.I cannot make an allowance or correct God's word, one verse against another,to obtain a correct result.I cannot reduce His Word to a common standard;man's.He tells us to love our enemy, He says he hates sinners;I believe both;He said it
  • Bruce
    And The Word was made Flesh:John 1:14 / The Word can down,put on Flesh,Who was Named Jesus. The Word is One of The Three in Heaven. 1John 5:7
  • Irene123
    LU2677 - I'm just curious, absolutely not judging; I'm just very simply and openly - asking a question: how do you equate God hating sinners, actually hating people, to Matt. 5:43-44 ..... ?

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