Compare Translations for Psalm 28:5

Psalm 28:5 ASV
Because they regard not the works of Jehovah, Nor the operation of his hands, He will break them down and not build them up.
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Psalm 28:5 BBE
Because they have no respect for the works of the Lord, or for the things which his hands have made, they will be broken down and not lifted up by him.
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Psalm 28:5 CEB
Because they have no regard for what the LORD has done, no regard for his handiwork, God will tear them down and never rebuild!
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Psalm 28:5 CJB
For they don't understand the deeds of ADONAI or what he has done. He will break them down; he will not build them up.
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Psalm 28:5 RHE
(27-5) Because they have not understood the works of the Lord, and the operations of his hands: thou shalt destroy them, and shalt not build them up.
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Psalm 28:5 ESV
Because they do not regard the works of the LORD or the work of his hands, he will tear them down and build them up no more.
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Psalm 28:5 GW
The LORD will tear them down and never build them up again, because they never consider what he has done or what his hands have made.
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Psalm 28:5 GNT
They take no notice of what the Lord has done or of what he has made; so he will punish them and destroy them forever.
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Psalm 28:5 HNV
Because they don't regard the works of the LORD, Nor the operation of his hands, He will break them down and not build them up.
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Psalm 28:5 CSB
Because they do not consider what the Lord has done or the work of His hands, He will tear them down and not rebuild them.
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Psalm 28:5 KJV
Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up .
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Psalm 28:5 LEB
Because they do not regard the works of Yahweh, nor the work of his hands, he will destroy them and not rebuild them.
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Psalm 28:5 NAS
Because they do not regard the works of the LORD Nor the deeds of His hands, He will tear them down and not build them up.
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Psalm 28:5 NCV
They don't understand what the Lord has done or what he has made. So he will knock them down and not lift them up.
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Psalm 28:5 NIRV
They don't care about the Lord's mighty acts. They don't care about what his hands have done. So he will tear them down. He will never build them up again.
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Psalm 28:5 NIV
Since they show no regard for the works of the LORD and what his hands have done, he will tear them down and never build them up again.
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Psalm 28:5 NKJV
Because they do not regard the works of the Lord, Nor the operation of His hands, He shall destroy them And not build them up.
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Psalm 28:5 NLT
They care nothing for what the LORD has done or for what his hands have made. So he will tear them down like old buildings, and they will never be rebuilt!
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Psalm 28:5 NRS
Because they do not regard the works of the Lord, or the work of his hands, he will break them down and build them up no more.
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Psalm 28:5 RSV
Because they do not regard the works of the LORD, or the work of his hands, he will break them down and build them up no more.
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Psalm 28:5 DBY
For they regard not the deeds of Jehovah, nor the work of his hands: he will destroy them, and not build them up.
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Psalm 28:5 MSG
Because they have no idea how God works or what he is up to, God will smash them to smithereens and walk away from the ruins.
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Psalm 28:5 WBT
Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he will destroy them, and not build them up.
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Psalm 28:5 TMB
Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of His hands, He shall destroy them and not build them up.
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Psalm 28:5 TNIV
Because they have no regard for the deeds of the LORD and what his hands have done, he will tear them down and never build them up again.
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Psalm 28:5 WEB
Because they don't regard the works of Yahweh, Nor the operation of his hands, He will break them down and not build them up.
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Psalm 28:5 WYC
For they understood not the works of the Lord, and by the works of his hands thou shalt destroy them; and thou shalt not build them. (Because they do not respect the works of the Lord, or the works of his hands, he shall destroy them; and he shall not build them up again.)
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Psalm 28:5 YLT
For they attend not to the doing of Jehovah, And unto the work of His hands. He throweth them down, And doth not build them up.
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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.).