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Psalms 125:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Do good, O Jehovah, unto those that are good, And to them that are upright in their hearts.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Do good, O LORD, unto [those that be] good, and [to them that are] upright in their hearts.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Do good, O LORD, to those who are good And to those who are upright in their hearts.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Do good, O LORD, to [those that] are good, and to [them that are] upright in their hearts.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Do good, O Jehovah, unto the good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Do good, O Yahweh, unto such as are good, even unto such as are upright in their hearts.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Do good, O Jehovah, to the good, And to the upright in their hearts.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Do good, O Lord, to those that are good, and to the upright of heart.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Doe good, O LORD, vnto those that be good: and to them that are vpright in their hearts.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Do good, O Lord, to them [that are] good, and to them [that are] upright in heart.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Do good, O Yahweh, unto [those that be] good, and [to them that are] upright in their hearts.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Do good, y2895
[2895] Standard
טוֹב
towb
{tobe}
A primitive root, to be (transitively do or make) good (or well) in the widest sense.
z8685
<8685> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 731
x3190
(3190) Complement
יָטַב
yatab
{yaw-tab'}
A primitive root; to be (causatively) make well, literally (sound, beautiful) or figuratively (happy, successful, right).
O Yhw יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
unto [those that be] good, 2896
{2896} Prime
טוֹב
towb
{tobe}
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
and [to them that are] upright 3477
{3477} Prime
יָשָׁר
yashar
{yaw-shawr'}
From H3474; straight (literally or figuratively).
in their hearts. 3826
{3826} Prime
לִבָּה
libbah
{lib-baw'}
Feminine of H3820; the heart.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 125:4

_ _ (Compare Psalms 7:10; Psalms 84:11).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Psalms 125:4-5

_ _ Here is, 1. The prayer the psalmist puts up for the happiness of those that are sincere and constant (Psalms 125:4): Do good, O Lord! unto those that are good. This teaches us to pray for all good people, to make supplication for all saints; and we may pray in faith for them, being assured that those who do well shall certainly be well dealt with. Those that are as they should be shall be as they would be, provided they be upright in heart, that they be really as good as they seem to be. With the upright God will show himself upright. He does not say, Do good, O Lord! to those that are perfect, that are sinless and spotless, but to those that are sincere and honest. God's promises should quicken our prayers. It is comfortable wishing well to those for whom God has engaged to do well. 2. The prospect he has of the ruin of hypocrites and deserters; he does not pray for it (I have not desired the woeful day, thou knowest), but he predicts it: As for those, who having known the way of righteousness, for fear of the rod of the wicked, basely turn aside out of it to their wicked ways, use indirect ways to prevent trouble or extricate themselves out of it, or those who, instead of reforming, grow worse and worse and are more obstinate and daring in their impieties, God shall send them away, cast them out, and lead them forth with the workers of iniquity, that is, he will appoint them their portion with the worst of sinners. Note, (1.) Sinful ways are crooked ways; sin is the perverting of that which is right. (2.) The doom of those who turn aside to those crooked ways out of the right way will be the same with theirs who have all along walked in them, nay, and more grievous, for if any place in hell be hotter than another that shall be the portion of hypocrites and apostates. God shall lead them forth, as prisoners are led forth to execution. Go, you cursed, into everlasting fire; and these shall go away; all their former righteousness shall not be mentioned unto them. The last words, Place upon Israel, may be taken as a prayer: “God preserve his Israel in peace, when his judgments are abroad reckoning with evil-doers.” We read them as a promise: Peace shall be upon Israel; that is, [1.] When those who have treacherously deserted the ways of God meet with their own destruction those who faithfully adhere to them, though they may have trouble in their way, shall have peace in the end. [2.] The destruction of those who walk in crooked ways will contribute to the peace and safety of the church. When Herod was cut off the word of God grew, Acts 12:23, Acts 12:24. [3.] The peace and happiness of God's Israel will be the vexation, and will add much to the torment, of those who perish in their wickedness, Luke 13:28; Isaiah 65:13. My servants shall rejoice, but you shall be ashamed.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Do good:

Psalms 41:1-3 [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] Blessed [is] he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble. ... The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.
Psalms 51:18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
Psalms 73:1 [[A Psalm of Asaph.]] Truly God [is] good to Israel, [even] to such as are of a clean heart.
Isaiah 58:10-11 And [if] thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness [be] as the noonday: ... And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
Hebrews 6:10 For God [is] not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
1 John 3:17-24 But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels [of compassion] from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? ... And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

upright:

Psalms 32:2 Blessed [is] the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit [there is] no guile.
Psalms 84:11 For the LORD God [is] a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good [thing] will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
Psalms 119:80 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.
Lamentations 3:25 The LORD [is] good unto them that wait for him, to the soul [that] seeketh him.
John 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
Revelation 14:5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
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Ps 32:2; 41:1; 51:18; 73:1; 84:11; 119:80. Is 58:10. Lm 3:25. Jn 1:47. He 6:10. 1Jn 3:17. Rv 14:5.

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