Compare Translations for Psalm 26:4

Psalm 26:4 ASV
I have not sat with men of falsehood; Neither will I go in with dissemblers.
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Psalm 26:4 BBE
I have not taken my seat with foolish persons, and I do not go with false men.
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Psalm 26:4 CEB
I don't spend time with people up to no good; I don't keep company with liars.
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Psalm 26:4 CJB
I have not sat with worthless folks, I won't consort with hypocrites,
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Psalm 26:4 RHE
(25-4) I have not sat with the council of vanity: neither will I go in with the doers of unjust things.
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Psalm 26:4 ESV
I do not sit with men of falsehood, nor do I consort with hypocrites.
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Psalm 26:4 GW
I did not sit with liars, and I will not be found among hypocrites.
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Psalm 26:4 GNT
I do not keep company with worthless people; I have nothing to do with hypocrites.
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Psalm 26:4 HNV
I have not sat with deceitful men, Neither will I go in with hypocrites.
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Psalm 26:4 CSB
I do not sit with the worthless or associate with hypocrites.
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Psalm 26:4 KJV
I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers .
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Psalm 26:4 LEB
I do not sit with deceitful people, nor will I go about with hypocrites.
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Psalm 26:4 NAS
I do not sit with deceitful men, Nor will I go with pretenders.
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Psalm 26:4 NCV
I do not spend time with liars, nor do I make friends with those who hide their sin.
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Psalm 26:4 NIRV
I don't spend time with people who tell lies. I don't keep company with pretenders.
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Psalm 26:4 NIV
I do not sit with deceitful men, nor do I consort with hypocrites;
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Psalm 26:4 NKJV
I have not sat with idolatrous mortals, Nor will I go in with hypocrites.
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Psalm 26:4 NLT
I do not spend time with liars or go along with hypocrites.
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Psalm 26:4 NRS
I do not sit with the worthless, nor do I consort with hypocrites;
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Psalm 26:4 RSV
I do not sit with false men, nor do I consort with dissemblers;
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Psalm 26:4 DBY
I have not sat with vain persons, neither have I gone in with dissemblers;
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Psalm 26:4 MSG
I don't hang out with tricksters, I don't pal around with thugs;
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Psalm 26:4 WBT
I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.
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Psalm 26:4 TMB
I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I consort with dissemblers.
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Psalm 26:4 TNIV
I do not sit with the deceitful, nor do I associate with hypocrites.
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Psalm 26:4 WEB
I have not sat with deceitful men, Neither will I go in with hypocrites.
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Psalm 26:4 WYC
I sat not with the counsel of vanity; and I shall not enter with men doing wicked things. (I sat not down with vain, that is, empty, or worthless, people; and I shall not go along with those who do wicked things.)
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Psalm 26:4 YLT
I have not sat with vain men, And with dissemblers I enter not.
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Psalms 26 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 26

David, in this psalm, appeals to God touching his integrity.

- David here, by the Spirit of prophecy, speaks of himself as a type of Christ, of whom what he here says of his spotless innocence was fully and eminently true, and of Christ only, and to Him we may apply it. We are complete in him. The man that walks in his integrity, yet trusting wholly in the grace of God, is in a state of acceptance, according to the covenant of which Jesus was the Mediator, in virtue of his spotless obedience even unto death. This man desires to have his inmost soul searched and proved by the Lord. He is aware of the deceitfulness of his own heart; he desires to detect and mortify every sin; and he longs to be satisfied of his being a true believer, and to practise the holy commands of God. Great care to avoid bad company, is both a good evidence of our integrity, and a good means to keep us in it. Hypocrites and dissemblers may be found attending on God's ordinances; but it is a good sign of sincerity, if we attend upon them, as the psalmist here tells us he did, in the exercise of repentance and conscientious obedience. He feels his ground firm under him; and, as he delights in blessing the Lord with his congregations on earth, he trusts that shortly he shall join the great assembly in heaven, in singing praises to God and to the Lamb for evermore.

Psalms 26 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 26

Psalms 26:1-12 . After appealing to God's judgment on his avowed integrity and innocence of the charges laid by his enemies, the Psalmist professes delight in God's worship, and prays for exemption from the fate of the wicked, expressing assurance of God's favor.

1. Judge--decide on my case; the appeal of innocence.
in mine integrity--freedom from blemish (compare Psalms 25:21 ). His confidence of perseverance results from trust in God's sustaining grace.

2. He asks the most careful scrutiny of his affections and thoughts ( Psalms 7:9 ), or motives.

3. As often, the ground of prayer for present help is former favor.

4-8. As exemplified by the fruits of divine grace, presented in his life, especially in his avoiding the wicked and his purposes of cleaving to God's worship.

6. wash mine hands--expressive symbol of freedom from sinful acts (compare Matthew 27:24 ).

8. the habitation of thy house--where Thy house rests, as the tabernacle was not yet permanently fixed.
honour dwelleth--conveys an allusion to the Holy of Holies.

9. Gather not, &c.--Bring me not to death.
bloody men--(compare Psalms 5:6 ).

10. Their whole conduct is that of violence and fraud.

11, 12. But, &c.--He contrasts his character and destiny with that of the wicked (compare Psalms 26:1 Psalms 26:2 ).

12. even place--free from occasions of stumbling--safety in his course is denoted. Hence he will render to God his praise publicly.