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2 Samuel 22:27 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— With the pure thou wilt show thyself pure; And with the perverse thou wilt show thyself froward.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself unsavoury.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— With the pure You show Yourself pure, And with the perverted You show Yourself astute.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— With the pure thou wilt show thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt contend.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— With the pure thou dost shew thyself pure; And with the perverse thou dost shew thyself contrary.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— With the pure, thou didst show thyself pure,—but, with the perverse, thou didst shew thyself ready to contend:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— With the pure Thou shewest Thyself pure, And with the perverse Thou shewest Thyself a wrestler.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— With the elect thou wilt be elect: and with the perverse thou wilt be perverted.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— With the pure thou wilt shew thy selfe pure: and with the froward, thou wilt shew thy selfe vnsauoury.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— and with the excellent thou wilt be excellent, and with the froward thou will be froward.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself unsavoury.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
With x5973
(5973) Complement
עִם
`im
{eem}
From H6004; adverb or preposition, with (that is, in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English).
the pure y1305
[1305] Standard
בָּרַר
barar
{baw-rar'}
A primitive root; to clarify (that is, brighten), examine, select.
z8737
<8737> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 793
x2889
(2889) Complement
טָהוֹר
tahowr
{taw-hore'}
From H2891; pure (in a physical, chemical, ceremonial or moral sense).
thou wilt shew thyself pure; 1305
{1305} Prime
בָּרַר
barar
{baw-rar'}
A primitive root; to clarify (that is, brighten), examine, select.
z8691
<8691> Grammar
Stem - Hithpael (See H8819)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 533
and with x5973
(5973) Complement
עִם
`im
{eem}
From H6004; adverb or preposition, with (that is, in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English).
the froward 6141
{6141} Prime
עִקֵּשׁ
`iqqesh
{ik-kashe'}
From H6140; distorted; hence false.
thou wilt shew thyself unsavoury. 6617
{6617} Prime
פָּתַל
pathal
{paw-thal'}
A primitive root; to twine, that is, (literally) to struggle or (figuratively) be (morally) tortuous.
z8691
<8691> Grammar
Stem - Hithpael (See H8819)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 533
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on 2 Samuel 22:1-51.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Samuel 22:2-51.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Samuel 22:27

With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the (n) froward thou wilt shew thyself unsavoury.

(n) Their wickedness is cause that you seem to forget your usual mercy.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the pure:

Matthew 5:8 Blessed [are] the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

froward:

Leviticus 26:23-28 And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me; ... Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.
Deuteronomy 28:58-61 If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD; ... Also every sickness, and every plague, which [is] not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
Psalms 125:5 As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: [but] peace [shall be] upon Israel.

show thyself unsavoury:
or, wrestle,
Exodus 18:11 Now I know that the LORD [is] greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly [he was] above them.
Psalms 18:26 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.
Isaiah 45:9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! [Let] the potsherd [strive] with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
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