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Psalms 54:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He will requite the evil unto mine enemies: Destroy thou them in thy truth.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He will recompense the evil to my foes; Destroy them in Your faithfulness.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He will reward evil to my enemies; cut them off in thy truth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He will requite evil to mine enemies: in thy truth cut them off.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Let him turn back the mischief upon mine adversaries, In thy faithfulness, destroy them!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Turn back doth the evil thing to mine enemies, In Thy truth cut them off.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Turn back the evils upon my enemies; and cut them off in thy truth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— He shall reward euill vnto mine enemies: cut them off in thy trueth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He shall return evil to mine enemies; utterly destroy them in thy truth.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He shall reward 7725
{7725} Prime
A primitive root; to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbially again.
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
<8675> Grammar
Kethiv Reading

Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the qere reading rather than the kethiv.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
evil 7451
{7451} Prime
From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun.
unto mine enemies: 8324
{8324} Prime
A primitive root; to be hostile (only active participle an opponent).
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
cut them off 6789
{6789} Prime
A primitive root; to extirpate (literally or figuratively).
<8685> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 731
in thy truth. 571
{0571} Prime
Contracted from H0539; stability; figuratively certainty, truth, trustworthiness.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 54:5

_ _ He shall ... evil — or, “Evil shall return on” (Psalms 7:16) my enemies or watchers, that is, to do me evil (Psalms 6:7).

_ _ in thy truth — Thy verified promise.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 54:4-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 54:5

Thy truth — Whereby thou art engaged to fulfil thy promises and threatenings.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 54:5

He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy (e) truth.

(e) According to your faithful promise for my defence.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 31:23 O love the LORD, all ye his saints: [for] the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.
Psalms 137:8 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy [shall he be], that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.
2 Timothy 4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:
Revelation 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.

mine enemies:
Heb. those that observe me,
Psalms 5:8 Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.
Psalms 27:11 Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.


Psalms 89:49 Lord, where [are] thy former lovingkindnesses, [which] thou swarest unto David in thy truth?
Psalms 143:1 [[A Psalm of David.]] Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, [and] in thy righteousness.
Psalms 143:12 And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I [am] thy servant.
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