Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to do works with ungodliness with the men that work iniquity, and let me not eat of their dainties. 5 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.
6 Their judges shall be thrown down from strong places; they shall hearken unto my words; for they are sweet.


Cross References

Proverbs 19:25

Smite a scorner, and the simple will become prudent, and reproving one that has understanding, he will understand knowledge.

Proverbs 25:12

As an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold, so is he who reproves a wise man who has a docile ear.

Galatians 6:1

Brethren, if anyone is overtaken in a fault, ye who are spiritual restore such a one in the spirit of meekness, considering thyself lest thou also be tempted.

1 Samuel 25:31-34

that this shall be no stumblingblock unto thee nor grief of heart unto my lord, either that thou hast shed blood causeless or that my lord has avenged himself; but when the LORD shall have dealt well with my lord, then remember thy handmaid.

2 Samuel 12:7-13

Then Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus hath said the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul,

2 Chronicles 16:7-10

And at that time Hanani, the seer, came to Asa, king of Judah, and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the LORD thy God, therefore, the host of the king of Syria has escaped out of thy hands.

2 Chronicles 25:16

And as the prophet was speaking these things unto him, he said unto him, Art thou appointed as the king's counsel? Forbear; why should thou be smitten? Then the prophet forbare and said, I know that God has determined to destroy thee because thou hast done this and hast not hearkened unto my counsel.

Psalm 23:5

Thou shalt prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; thou hast anointed my head with oil; my cup is running over.

Psalm 51:18

Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion; build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

Psalm 125:4

Do good, O LORD, unto those that are good and to those that are upright in their hearts.

Proverbs 6:23

For the commandment is fire, and the law is light; and reproofs of chastening are the way of life,

Proverbs 9:8-9

Chasten not a scorner lest he hate thee; chasten a wise man, and he will love thee.

Proverbs 15:5

The fool despises his father's chastening, but he that regards reproof shall become prudent.

Proverbs 15:22

Without counsel purposes are disappointed, but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

Proverbs 27:5-6

Open rebuke is better than secret love.

Ecclesiastes 7:5

It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise than to hear the song of fools.

Matthew 5:44

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless those that curse you, do good to those that hate you, and pray for those who speak evil about you, and persecute you;

Galatians 2:11-14

But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face because he was to be blamed.

2 Timothy 1:16-18

The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus for he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chain;

James 5:14-16

Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the congregation ; and let them pray for him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord;

Revelation 3:19

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten; be zealous therefore, and repent.

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