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Psalms 18:25 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— With the merciful thou wilt show thyself merciful; With the perfect man thou wilt show thyself perfect;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— With the kind You show Yourself kind; With the blameless You show Yourself blameless;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— With the merciful thou wilt show thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt show thyself upright;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— With the gracious thou dost shew thyself gracious; with the upright man thou dost shew thyself upright;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— With the loving, thou didst show thyself loving,—With the blameless man, thou didst show thyself blameless;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— With the kind Thou showest Thyself kind, With a perfect man showest Thyself perfect.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— With the holy thou wilt be holy; and with the innocent man thou wilt be innocent:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— With the mercifull thou wilt shew thy selfe mercifull, with an vpright man thou wilt shew thy selfe vpright.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— With the holy thou wilt be holy; and with the innocent man thou wilt be innocent.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;

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 merciful 2623
{2623} Prime
חָסִיד
chaciyd
{khaw-seed'}
From H2616; properly kind, that is, (religiously) pious (a saint).
thou wilt shew thyself merciful; 2616
{2616} Prime
חָסַד
chacad
{khaw-sad'}
A primitive root; properly perhaps to bow (the neck only (compare H2603) in courtesy to an equal), that is, to be kind; also (by euphemism (compare H1288), but rarely) to reprove.
z8691
<8691> Grammar
Stem - Hithpael (See H8819)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 533
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).
an upright 8549
{8549} Prime
תָּמִים
tamiym
{taw-meem'}
From H8552; entire (literally, figuratively or morally); also (as noun) integrity, truth.
man 1399
{1399} Prime
גְּבַר
g@bar
{gheb-ar'}
From H1396; the same as H1397; a person.
thou wilt shew thyself upright; 8552
{8552} Prime
תָּמַם
tamam
{taw-mam'}
A primitive root; to complete, in a good or a bad sense, literally or figuratively, transitively or intransitively.
z8691
<8691> Grammar
Stem - Hithpael (See H8819)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 533
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 18:25-27

_ _ God renders to men according to their deeds in a penal, not vindictive, sense (Leviticus 26:23, Leviticus 26:24).

_ _ merciful — or, “kind” (Psalms 4:3).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 18:20-28.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 18:25

Upright — Thou metest to every one the same measure, which he meteth out to others; and therefore thou wilt perform mercy and truth, to those who are merciful and true to others.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 18:25

With the (t) merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;

(t) Here he speaks of God according to our capacity, who shows mercy to his and punishes the wicked, as is also said in (Leviticus 26:21, Leviticus 26:24).

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With the:

Psalms 41:1-4 [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] Blessed [is] he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble. ... I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.
Psalms 112:4-6 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: [he is] gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous. ... Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.
Nehemiah 9:17 And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou [art] a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.
Isaiah 57:1-2 The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth [it] to heart: and merciful men [are] taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil [to come]. ... He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, [each one] walking [in] his uprightness.
Isaiah 58:7-8 [Is it] not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? ... Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.
Matthew 18:33-35 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? ... So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
Luke 6:35-38 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and [to] the evil. ... Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

thou wilt:

Isaiah 26:7 The way of the just [is] uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.
Ezekiel 18:25-30 Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal? ... Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn [yourselves] from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.
Romans 9:14 What shall we say then? [Is there] unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
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Ne 9:17. Ps 41:1; 112:4. Is 26:7; 57:1; 58:7. Ezk 18:25. Mt 18:33. Lk 6:35. Ro 9:14.

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