Compare Translations for Psalm 28:4

Psalm 28:4 ASV
Give them according to their work, and according to the wickedness of their doings: Give them after the operation of their hands; Render to them their desert.
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Psalm 28:4 BBE
Give them the right reward of their acts, and of their evil doings: give them punishment for the works of their hands, let them have their full reward.
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Psalm 28:4 CEB
Pay them back for what they've done! Pay them back for their evil deeds! Pay them back for their handiwork! Give back to them exactly what they deserve!
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Psalm 28:4 CJB
Pay them back for their deeds, as befits their evil acts; repay them for what they have done, give them what they deserve.
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Psalm 28:4 RHE
(27-4) Give them according to their works, and according to the wickedness of their inventions. According to the works of their hands give thou to them: render to them their reward.
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Psalm 28:4 ESV
Give to them according to their work and according to the evil of their deeds; give to them according to the work of their hands; render them their due reward.
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Psalm 28:4 GW
Pay them back for what they have done, for their evil deeds. Pay them back for what their hands have done, and give them what they deserve.
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Psalm 28:4 GNT
Punish them for what they have done, for the evil they have committed. Punish them for all their deeds; give them what they deserve!
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Psalm 28:4 HNV
Give them according to their work, and according to the wickedness of their doings. Give them according to the operation of their hands. Bring back on them what they deserve.
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Psalm 28:4 CSB
Repay them according to what they have done- according to the evil of their deeds. Repay them according to the work of their hands; give them back what they deserve.
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Psalm 28:4 KJV
Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.
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Psalm 28:4 LEB
Give to them according to their work, even according to the evil of their deeds. Give to them according to the work of their hands; repay them their rightful due.
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Psalm 28:4 NAS
Requite them according to their work and according to the evil of their practices; Requite them according to the deeds of their hands; Repay them their recompense.
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Psalm 28:4 NCV
Pay them back for what they have done, for their evil deeds. Pay them back for what they have done; give them their reward.
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Psalm 28:4 NIRV
Pay them back for their evil actions. Pay them back for what their hands have done. Give them exactly what they should get.
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Psalm 28:4 NIV
Repay them for their deeds and for their evil work; repay them for what their hands have done and bring back upon them what they deserve.
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Psalm 28:4 NKJV
Give them according to their deeds, And according to the wickedness of their endeavors; Give them according to the work of their hands; Render to them what they deserve.
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Psalm 28:4 NLT
Give them the punishment they so richly deserve! Measure it out in proportion to their wickedness. Pay them back for all their evil deeds! Give them a taste of what they have done to others.
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Psalm 28:4 NRS
Repay them according to their work, and according to the evil of their deeds; repay them according to the work of their hands; render them their due reward.
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Psalm 28:4 RSV
Requite them according to their work, and according to the evil of their deeds; requite them according to the work of their hands; render them their due reward.
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Psalm 28:4 DBY
Give them according to their doing, and according to the wickedness of their deeds; give them after the work of their hands, render to them their desert.
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Psalm 28:4 MSG
They talk a good line of "peace," then moonlight for the Devil. Pay them back for what they've done, for how bad they've been. Pay them back for their long hours in the Devil's workshop; Then cap it with a huge bonus.
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Psalm 28:4 WBT
Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavors: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.
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Psalm 28:4 TMB
Give to them according to their deeds and according to the wickedness of their endeavors; give to them according to the work of their hands; render to them their deserts.
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Psalm 28:4 TNIV
Repay them for their deeds and for their evil work; repay them for what their hands have done and bring back on them what they deserve.
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Psalm 28:4 WEB
Give them according to their work, and according to the wickedness of their doings. Give them according to the operation of their hands. Bring back on them what they deserve.
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Psalm 28:4 WYC
Give thou to them after the works of them; and after the wickedness of their findings. Give thou to them after the works of their hands; yield thou their yielding to them. (Punish thou them according to their works; yea, according to the wickedness of their deeds. Punish thou them according to the works of their hands; give thou them their just reward.)
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Psalm 28:4 YLT
Give to them according to their acting, And according to the evil of their doings. According to the work of their hands give to them. Return their deed to them.
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Psalms 28 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 28

A prayer in distress. (1-5) Thanksgiving for deliverance. (6-9)

Verses 1-5 David is very earnest in prayer. Observe his faith in prayer; God is my rock, on whom I build my hope. Believers should not rest till they have received some token that their prayers are heard. He prays that he may not be numbered with the wicked. Save me from being entangled in the snares they have laid for me. Save me from being infected with their sins, and from doing as they do. Lord, never leave me to use such arts of deceit and treachery for my safety, as they use for my ruin. Believers dread the way of sinners; the best are sensible of the danger they are in of being drawn aside: we should all pray earnestly to God for his grace to keep us. Those who are careful not to partake with sinners in their sins, have reason to hope that they shall not receive their plagues. He speaks of the just judgments of the Lord on the workers of iniquity, ver. Verse 4 . This is not the language of passion or revenge. It is a prophecy that there will certainly come a day, when God will punish every man who persists in his evil deeds. Sinners shall be reckoned with, not only for the mischief they have done, but for the mischief they designed, and did what they could to effect. Disregard of the works of the Lord, is the cause of the sin of sinners, and becomes the cause of their ruin.

Verses 6-9 Has God heard our supplications? Let us then bless his name. The Lord is my strength, to support me, and carry me on through all my services and sufferings. The heart that truly believes, shall in due time greatly rejoice: we are to expect joy and peace in believing. God shall have the praise of it: thus must we express our gratitude. The saints rejoice in others' comfort as well as their own: we have the less benefit from the light of the sun, nor from the light of God's countenance, for others' sharing therein. The psalmist concludes with a short, but comprehensive prayer. God's people are his inheritance, and precious in his eyes. He prays that God would save them; that he would bless them with all good, especially the plenty of his ordinances, which are food to the soul. And direct their actions and overrule their affairs for good. Also, lift them up for ever; not only those of that age, but his people in every age to come; lift them up as high as heaven. There, and there only, will saints be lifted up for ever, never more to sink, or be depressed. Save us, Lord Jesus, from our sins; bless us, thou Son of Abraham, with the blessing of righteousness; feed us, thou good Shepherd of the sheep, and lift us up for ever from the dust, O thou, who art the Resurrection and the Life.

Psalms 28 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 28

Psalms 28:1-9 . An earnest cry for divine aid against his enemies, as being also those of God, is followed by the Psalmist's praise in assurance of a favorable answer, and a prayer for all God's people.

1. my rock--( Psalms 18:2 Psalms 18:31 ).
be not silent to me--literally, "from me," deaf or inattentive.
become like them, &c.--share their fate.
go down into the pit--or, "grave" ( Psalms 30:3 ).

2. lift up my hands--a gesture of prayer ( Psalms 63:4 , 141:2 ).
oracle--place of speaking ( Exodus 25:22 , Numbers 7:89 ), where God answered His people (compare Psalms 5:7 ).

3. Draw me not away--implies punishment as well as death (compare Psalms 26:9 ). Hypocrisy is the special wickedness mentioned.

4. The imprecation is justified in Psalms 28:5 . The force of the passage is greatly enhanced by the accumulation of terms describing their sin.
endeavours--points out their deliberate sinfulness.

5. Disregard of God's judgments brings a righteous punishment.
destroy . . . build . . . up--The positive strengthened by the negative form.

6. supplications--or, "cries for mercy."

7. The repetition of "heart" denotes his sincerity.

8. The distinction made between the people.
their strength--and the anointed--may indicate Absalom's rebellion as the occasion.

9. The special prayer for the people sustains this view.
feed them--as a shepherd ( Psalms 23:1 , &c.).