Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

Let a righteous man smite me - a lovingkindness, that he should correct me, an oil for the head which let not my head refuse! For, yet, even my prayer, shall be in their calamities.

New American Standard Bible

Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me;
It is oil upon the head;
Do not let my head refuse it,
For still my prayer is against their wicked deeds.

King James Version

Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.

Holman Bible

Let the righteous one strike me—
it is an act of faithful love;
let him rebuke me—
it is oil for my head;
let me not refuse it.
Even now my prayer is against
the evil acts of the wicked.

International Standard Version

Let one who is righteous strike me; It is an act of gracious love. Let him rebuke me, because it is oil for my head; do not let my head refuse it. My prayers continuously will be against their wicked activities.

A Conservative Version

Let a righteous man smite me, [as] a kindness. And let him reprove me, [as] oil upon the head. Let not my head refuse it. For even in their wickedness my prayer shall continue.

American Standard Version

Let the righteous smite me, it shall be a kindness; And let him reprove me, it shall be as oil upon the head; Let not my head refuse it: For even in their wickedness shall my prayer continue.

Amplified


Let the righteous [thoughtfully] strike (correct) me—it is a kindness [done to encourage my spiritual maturity].
It is [the choicest anointing] oil on the head;
Let my head not refuse [to accept and acknowledge and learn from] it;
For still my prayer is against their wicked deeds.

Darby Translation

Let the righteous smite me, it is kindness; and let him reprove me, it is an excellent oil which my head shall not refuse: for yet my prayer also is for them in their calamities.

Julia Smith Translation

The just one shall smite me; a mercy: and he shall admonish me, an oil of the head it shall not decorate my head: for yet my prayer in their evils.

King James 2000

Let the righteous strike me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be against their evil.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Let a righteous one strike me in kindness, and let him chasten me. [It is] oil for [my] head; let not my head refuse. For still my prayer [is] against their evil deeds.

Modern King James verseion

Let the righteous strike me; it shall be a kindness; and let him correct me, it is oil on my head, let not my head refuse it; for still my prayer also shall be against their wickedness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Let the righteous rather smite me friendly, and reprove me: so will I take it as though he had poured oil on my head; it shall not hurt my head. Yea, I will pray yet for their wickedness.

NET Bible

May the godly strike me in love and correct me! May my head not refuse choice oil! Indeed, my prayer is a witness against their evil deeds.

New Heart English Bible

Let the righteous strike me, it is kindness; let him reprove me, it is like oil on the head; do not let my head refuse it; Yet my prayer is always against evil deeds.

Webster

Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.

World English Bible

Let the righteous strike me, it is kindness; let him reprove me, it is like oil on the head; don't let my head refuse it; Yet my prayer is always against evil deeds.

Youngs Literal Translation

The righteous doth beat me in kindness. And doth reprove me, Oil of the head my head disalloweth not, For still my prayer is about their vexations.

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Protection From Sin And Sinners

4 Let not my heart incline to a matter of wrong, that I should busy myself with practices in lawlessness, with men working iniquity, and let me not eat of their dainties. 5 Let a righteous man smite me - a lovingkindness, that he should correct me, an oil for the head which let not my head refuse! For, yet, even my prayer, shall be in their calamities. 6 Their judges, have been hurled down by a crag, Now have men heard my sayings, for they have become sweet.


Cross References

Proverbs 19:25

The scoffer, thou shalt smite, and, the simple, will beware, but correct a man of intelligence - he will understand teaching.

Proverbs 25:12

A ring of gold, and a vessel of precious metal, is a wise reprover, on a hearing ear.

Galatians 6:1

Brethren! if a man should even be overtaken in any fault, ye, the spiritual, be restoring such a one, in a spirit of meekness, looking to thyself, lest, even thou, be put to the test.

1 Samuel 25:31-34

then shall this not become to thee a staggering and stumbling of heart, unto my lord - that thou didst either shed blood without need, or that the hand of my lord saved himself. And, when Yahweh hath dealt well with my lord, then remember thou thy handmaid.

2 Samuel 12:7-13

Then said Nathan unto David: Thou, art the man! Thus, saith Yahweh, God of Israel - I, anointed thee to be king over Israel, and, I, delivered thee out of the hand of Saul;

2 Chronicles 16:7-10

And, at that time, came Hanani the seer, unto Asa the king of Judah, - and said unto him, Because thou hast leaned upon the king of Syria, and hast not leaned upon Yahweh thy God, for this cause, hath the force of the king of Syria escaped out of thy hand.

2 Chronicles 25:16

And it came to pass, as he spake unto him, that he said to him, To be, counselor to the king, have we appointed thee? forbear thou, wherefore should they smite thee? So the prophet forbare, and said - I know that God hath determined to destroy thee, because thou hast done this, and hast not hearkened unto my counsel.

Psalm 23:5

Thou spreadest before me a table, in face of mine adversaries, Thou hast anointed, with oil, my head, My cup, hath run over.

Psalm 51:18

Do good, in thy good-pleasure, unto Zion, Wilt thou build the walls of Jerusalem!

Psalm 125:4

Do good, O Yahweh, unto such as are good, even unto such as are upright in their hearts.

Proverbs 6:23

For, a lamp, is the commandment, and, the instruction, a light, and, the way of life, are the reproofs of correction:

Proverbs 9:8-9

Do not reprove a scoffer, lest he hate thee, Reprove a wise man, and he will love thee.

Proverbs 15:5

A foolish son , spurneth the correction of his father, but, he that heedeth a reproof, sheweth prudence.

Proverbs 15:22

Plans, are frustrated, for lack of consultation, but, by the multitude of counsellors, shall counsel, be established.

Proverbs 27:5-6

Better is a rebuke that is open, than love carefully concealed.

Ecclesiastes 7:5

Better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for any man to hear the song of dullards,

Matthew 5:44

But, I, say unto you, Be loving your enemies, and praying for them who are persecuting you:

Galatians 2:11-14

But, when Cephas came unto Antioch, to the face, even , him, I resisted, because he stood condemned;

2 Timothy 1:16-18

The Lord grant mercy unto the house, of Onesiphorus, in that, ofttimes, hath he refreshed me, and, as regardeth my chain, hath not been put to shame,

James 5:14-16

Sick, is any among you? Let him call unto him the elders of the assembly, and let them pray for him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; -

Revelation 3:19

I, as many as I tenderly love, I convict and put under discipline: be zealous, therefore, and repent.

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