5 The arrogant cannot stand in your presence. You hate all who do wrong;

Other Translations of Psalm 5:5

King James Version

5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

English Standard Version

5 The boastful shall not stand before your eyes; you hate all evildoers.

The Message

5 Hot-Air-Boaster collapses in front of you; you shake your head over Mischief-Maker.

New King James Version

5 The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity.

New Living Translation

5 Therefore, the proud may not stand in your presence, for you hate all who do evil.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 5:5

Commentary on Psalm 5:1-6

(Read Psalm 5:1-6)

God is a prayer-hearing God. Such he has always been, and he is still as ready to hear prayer as ever. The most encouraging principle of prayer, and the most powerful plea in prayer, is, to look upon him as our King and our God. David also prays to a sin-hating God. sin is folly, and sinners are the greatest of all fools; fools of their own making. Wicked people hate God; justly are they hated of him, and this will be their endless misery and ruin. Let us learn the importance of truth and sincerity, in all the affairs of life. Liars and murderers resemble the devil, and are his children, therefore it may well be expected that God should abhor them. These were the characters of David's enemies; and such as these are still the enemies of Christ and his people.