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Psalms 18:26 [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 froward.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— With the pure You show Yourself pure, And with the crooked 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 show thyself ready to contend.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— With the pure Thou showest Thyself pure, And with the perverse showest Thyself a wrestler,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And 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 shewe thy selfe pure, and with the froward thou wilt shew thy selfe froward.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And with the excellent [man] thou wilt be excellent; and with the perverse thou wilt shew frowardness.
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 froward.

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 1305
{1305} Prime
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
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 froward. 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 Psalms 18:25-27.


Psalms 18:26

_ _ froward — contrary to.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 18:20-28.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 18:26

Pure — Free from the least mixture or appearance of unrighteousness, or unfaithfulness. Froward — Thou wilt cross him and walk contrary to him.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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froward:

Psalms 109:17-19 As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him. ... Let it be unto him as the garment [which] covereth him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually.
Leviticus 26:23-24 And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me; ... Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins.
Leviticus 26:27-28 And if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but 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.
Proverbs 3:34 Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.
Romans 2:4-6 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? ... Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
Romans 2:9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
James 2:13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.

show thyself froward:
or, wrestle
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