Parallel Verses

King James Version

For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.

New American Standard Bible

For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness; No evil dwells with You.

Holman Bible

For You are not a God who delights in wickedness;
evil cannot dwell with You.

International Standard Version

Indeed, you aren't a God who delights in wickedness; evil will never dwell with you.

A Conservative Version

For thou are not a God who has pleasure in wickedness. Evil shall not sojourn with thee.

American Standard Version

For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: Evil shall not sojourn with thee.

Amplified

For You are not a God Who takes pleasure in wickedness; neither will the evil [man] so much as dwell [temporarily] with You.

Bible in Basic English

For you are not a God who takes pleasure in wrongdoing; there is no evil with you.

Darby Translation

For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness; evil shall not sojourn with thee.

Julia Smith Translation

For thou not a God delighting in injustice: and evil shall not dwell with thee.

King James 2000

For you are not a God that has pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For you [are] not a God [who] desires wickedness. Evil cannot dwell with you.

Modern King James verseion

For You are not a God that enjoys wickedness; nor shall evil dwell with You.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For thou art the God that hast no pleasure in wickedness; neither shall any evil dwell with thee.

NET Bible

Certainly you are not a God who approves of evil; evil people cannot dwell with you.

New Heart English Bible

For you are not a God who has pleasure in wickedness. Evil can't live with you.

The Emphasized Bible

For, not a GOD finding pleasure in lawlessness, art thou, and wrong can be no guest of thine:

Webster

For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.

World English Bible

For you are not a God who has pleasure in wickedness. Evil can't live with you.

Youngs Literal Translation

For not a God desiring wickedness art Thou, Evil inhabiteth Thee not.

References

Easton

Context Readings

The Refuge Of The Righteous

3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. 4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee. 5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.


Cross References

1 Chronicles 29:17

I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee.

Psalm 11:5

The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

Psalm 50:21

These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

Psalm 92:15

To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

Psalm 94:20

Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?

Psalm 101:7

He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.

Psalm 140:13

Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

Habakkuk 1:13

Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?

Malachi 2:17

Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?

John 14:23

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

Hebrews 12:14

Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

2 Peter 3:13

Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

Revelation 21:23

And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

Revelation 21:27

And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

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