Psalm 28:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Psalm 28:5, NIV: Because they have no regard for the deeds of the LORD and what his hands have done, he will tear them down and never build them up again.

Psalm 28:5, ESV: Because they do not regard the works of the LORD or the work of his hands, he will tear them down and build them up no more.

Psalm 28:5, KJV: Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.

Psalm 28:5, NASB: Because they do not regard the works of the LORD Nor the deeds of His hands, He will tear them down and not build them up.

Psalm 28:5, NLT: They care nothing for what the LORD has done or for what his hands have made. So he will tear them down, and they will never be rebuilt!

Psalm 28:5, CSB: Because they do not consider what the Lord has done or the work of his hands, he will tear them down and not rebuild them.

What does Psalm 28:5 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

It seems David is addressing the congregation when he cites a reason the Lord should judge the wicked hypocrites. He refers to those who ignore God's influence—the evidence of His miraculous intervention in the world. Israel's long history from Abraham to David is replete with wonders the Lord performed on behalf of His people. How could anyone reject the witness He gave at the Red Sea or on Mount Carmel? Yet, the unbelievers in Israel ignored the Lord's mighty works.

Then, as today, disbelief in God requires a person to reject what they can observe in nature. Natural revelation declares the existence of God and such divine characteristics as His mighty power, His benevolence, His wisdom, and His providence. By rejecting natural revelation, the unbelieving hypocrites in Israel resembled the heathen, whom Paul wrote about in Romans 1:20–21. The heathen had clear evidence of God's invisible attributes and were therefore without excuse.