Bring to an end the violence of the wicked
    and make the righteous secure—(A)
you, the righteous God(B)
    who probes minds and hearts.(C)

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Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.

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16 The Lord is known by his acts of justice;
    the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 9:16 The Hebrew has Higgaion and Selah (words of uncertain meaning) here; Selah occurs also at the end of verse 20.
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16 The Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

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The Lord examines the righteous,(A)
    but the wicked, those who love violence,
    he hates with a passion.(B)

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The Lord trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

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20 But the wicked will perish:(A)
    Though the Lord’s enemies are like the flowers of the field,
    they will be consumed, they will go up in smoke.(B)

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20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.

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27 Those who are far from you will perish;(A)
    you destroy all who are unfaithful(B) to you.

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27 For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.

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23 He will repay(A) them for their sins
    and destroy(B) them for their wickedness;
    the Lord our God will destroy them.

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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.

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43 Many times he delivered them,(A)
    but they were bent on rebellion(B)
    and they wasted away in their sin.

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43 Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.

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10 The wicked will see(A) and be vexed,
    they will gnash their teeth(B) and waste away;(C)
    the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.(D)

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10 The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

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11 May slanderers not be established in the land;
    may disaster hunt down the violent.(A)

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11 Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

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32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down,(A)
    but even in death the righteous seek refuge in God.(B)

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32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.

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16 for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again,
    but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.(A)

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16 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

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