They also that render evil for good are my adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is.
Treasury of Scripture
Psalm 7:4 If I have rewarded evil to him that was at peace with me; (yes, I have delivered him that without cause is my enemy:)
Psalm 35:12 They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.
Psalm 109:3-5 They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause...
1 Samuel 19:4-6 And Jonathan spoke good of David to Saul his father, and said to him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David...
1 Samuel 23:5,12 So David and his men went to Keilah, and fought with the Philistines, and brought away their cattle...
1 Samuel 25:16,21 They were a wall to us both by night and day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep...
Jeremiah 18:20 Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have dig a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before you to speak good for them...
Matthew 5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
John 10:32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my Father; for which of those works do you stone me?
1 Peter 3:13,17,18 And who is he that will harm you, if you be followers of that which is good...
1 Peter 4:14-16 If you be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are you; for the spirit of glory and of God rests on you...
1 John 3:12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And why slew he him? Because his own works were evil...
ContextO Lord, Don'T Rebuke Me in Your Wrath
1O lord, rebuke me not in your wrath: neither chasten me in your hot displeasure. 2For your arrows stick fast in me, and your hand presses me sore. 3There is no soundness in my flesh because of your anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin. 4For my iniquities are gone over my head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me. 5My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness. 6I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long. 7For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh. 8I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart. 9Lord, all my desire is before you; and my groaning is not hid from you. 10My heart pants, my strength fails me: as for the light of my eyes, it also is gone from me. 11My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off. 12They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long. 13But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that opens not his mouth. 14Thus I was as a man that hears not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs. 15For in you, O LORD, do I hope: you will hear, O Lord my God. 16For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slips, they magnify themselves against me. 17For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me. 18For I will declare my iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin. 19But my enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied. 20They also that render evil for good are my adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is. 21Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me. 22Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
They also that render evil for good Are adversaries unto me, because I follow the thing that is good.
They that render evil for good, have detracted me, because I followed goodness.
Darby Bible Translation
And they that render evil for good are adversaries unto me; because I pursue what is good.
King James Bible
They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is.
Young's Literal Translation
And those paying evil for good accuse me, Because of my pursuing good.