Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing
Either the commandment of an earthly king, which should be kept, when agreeably to the laws of the nation, and not inconsistent with the commands of God; and such as do observe it "know no evil" F1, as it may be rendered, or no sorrow; they live peaceably and quietly, and enjoy the favour and protection of the government under which they are, and have praise of men; see ( Romans 13:3 ) ( 2 Timothy 2:2 ) ; or the commandments of the heavenly King, the singular being put for the plural; so the Targum,
``whoso keepeth the commandments of the Lord shall know no evil in the world to come.''Nor in this world neither; no evil befalls them; what may be thought to be so is for their good; though they know and are conscious of the evil of sin, and commit it, yet not willingly, and with love to it, and so as to make it the work of their lives; but lament it, repent of it, and forsake it, and do not feel the evil of punishment for it; yea, such enjoy much good; have much communion with God; large discoveries of his love; dwell in him, and shall at last dwell with him in the heavenly city; see ( John 14:21 John 14:23 ) ( 1 John 3:22 1 John 3:24 ) ( Revelation 22:14 ) ; and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment;
``and the time of prayer, and of judgment, and of truth, is known by the heart of the wise.''