Psalms 125:1-5 . God honors the confidence of His people, by protection and deliverance, and leaves hypocrites to the doom of the wicked.
5. Those who turn aside (under temptation) permanently show that they are hypocrites, and their lot or portion shall be with the wicked ( Psalms 28:3 ).
crooked ways--(Compare Deuteronomy 9:16 , Malachi 2:8 Malachi 2:9 ).
their--is emphatic; the "crooked ways" proceed from their own hearts. The true Israel is here distinguished from the false. Scripture everywhere opposes the Jewish delusion that mere outward descent would save ( Romans 2:28 Romans 2:29 , Romans 9:6 Romans 9:7 , Galatians 6:16 ). The byways of sin from the way of life.