Psalm 34:21
New International Version
Evil will slay the wicked; the foes of the righteous will be condemned.

New Living Translation
Calamity will surely destroy the wicked, and those who hate the righteous will be punished.

English Standard Version
Affliction will slay the wicked, and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.

Berean Study Bible
Evil will slay the wicked, and the haters of the righteous will be condemned.

King James Bible
Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.

New King James Version
Evil shall slay the wicked, And those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.

New American Standard Bible
Evil will bring death to the wicked, And those who hate the righteous will suffer for their guilt.

NASB 1995
Evil shall slay the wicked, And those who hate the righteous will be condemned.

NASB 1977
Evil shall slay the wicked; And those who hate the righteous will be condemned.

Amplified Bible
Evil will cause the death of the wicked, And those who hate the righteous will be held guilty and will be condemned.

Christian Standard Bible
Evil brings death to the wicked, and those who hate the righteous will be punished.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Evil brings death to the wicked, and those who hate the righteous will be punished.

American Standard Version
Evil shall slay the wicked; And they that hate the righteous shall be condemned.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Evil kills the wicked and those who hate the righteous will come to an end.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The death of sinners is evil: and they that hate righteousness will go wrong.

Contemporary English Version
Wicked people are killed by their own evil deeds, and if you hate God's people you will be punished.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The death of the wicked is very evil: and they that hate the just shall be guilty.

English Revised Version
Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be condemned.

Good News Translation
Evil will kill the wicked; those who hate the righteous will be punished.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Evil will kill wicked people, and those who hate righteous people will be condemned.

International Standard Version
Evil will kill the wicked; those who hate the righteous will be held guilty.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Evil shall kill the wicked; And they that hate the righteous shall be held guilty.

Literal Standard Version
Evil puts the wicked to death, And those hating the righteous are desolate.

NET Bible
Evil people self-destruct; those who hate the godly are punished.

New Heart English Bible
Evil shall kill the wicked. Those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.

World English Bible
Evil shall kill the wicked. Those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.

Young's Literal Translation
Evil doth put to death the wicked, And those hating the righteous are desolate.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Taste and See that the LORD is Good
20He protects all his bones; not one of them will be broken. 21Evil will slay the wicked, and the haters of the righteous will be condemned. 22The LORD redeems His servants, and none who take refuge in Him will be condemned.…

Cross References
Psalm 7:9
Put an end to the evil of the wicked, but establish the righteous, O righteous God who searches hearts and minds.

Psalm 94:23
He will bring upon them their own iniquity and destroy them for their wickedness. The LORD our God will destroy them.

Psalm 140:11
May no slanderer be established in the land; may calamity hunt down the man of violence.

Proverbs 24:16
For though a righteous man may fall seven times, he still gets up; but the wicked stumble in bad times.


Treasury of Scripture

Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.

Evil

Psalm 37:30-40
The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment…

Psalm 94:23
And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.

Isaiah 3:11
Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

they

Psalm 37:12-15
The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth…

Psalm 40:15
Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.

Psalm 89:23
And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.

desolate.

Exodus 20:7
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.









(21) Desolate.--Better (as in margin), shall be found guilty, or condemned.

Verse 21. - Evil shall slay the wicked. His own misconduct shall bring destruction upon the wicked man-destruction of the body in many cases (Psalm 7:15, 16), in all, if he persists in his wickedness, destruction of the soul. And they that hate the righteous shall be desolate; rather, shall be held guilty (comp. Psalm 5:10, and the comment ad loc.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Evil
רָעָ֑ה (rā·‘āh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

{will} slay
תְּמוֹתֵ֣ת (tə·mō·w·ṯêṯ)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill

the wicked,
רָשָׁ֣ע (rā·šā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

and the haters
וְשֹׂנְאֵ֖י (wə·śō·nə·’ê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 8130: To hate

of the righteous
צַדִּ֣יק (ṣad·dîq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6662: Just, righteous

will be condemned.
יֶאְשָֽׁמוּ׃ (ye’·šā·mū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 816: To be guilty, to be punished, perish


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