The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BiblePsalms 101:4
A froward heart shall depart from me…
A man of a froward
heart, that devises frowardness in his heart, and speaks it out with
his mouth; that which is perverse, and contrary to the law of God and
Gospel of Christ, to the light of nature and the word of God; contrary
to the sentiments of all good men, and repugnant to truth and good
manners: such sort of persons are disagreeable companions, and good men
would not choose to have anything to do with them; they are hateful to
Christ, and shall be bid to depart from him; see (Proverbs 8:13) (6:14) .
I will not know a wicked person:
so as to be familiar with him, or show
him any respect; have any affection for him, or take any notice of him;
such Christ will not know at the great day, (Matthew 7:23) , or "I will
not know wickedness" F12, or any wicked work and action, approve of it,
love it, delight in it, and do it: the Targum interprets it of the evil
concupiscence, corruption of nature, or indwelling sin, which is hated
by the believer, (Romans 7:15) and is utterly unknown to Christ; he was
not conscious of it; he knew no sin, (2 Corinthians 5:21) original or actual;
he had no sin in him, nor was any done by him, or, it may be, mention
is made of the morning, because that was the usual time of hearing and
judging causes, (Jeremiah 21:12) , or this may have respect to the
spiritual reign of Christ, whose coming will be as the morning; when
the Heathens shall perish out of his land, when sinners shall be
consumed out of the earth, and the wicked shall be no more, and he will
destroy them that destroy the earth, (Psalms 10:16) (104:35) (Revelation 11:18) .
The Targum agrees with this,
``in the world to come, which is like to the light of the
morning, I will destroy all the wicked of the earth:''
that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the Lord;
city of Jerusalem, as the Targum and Kimchi interpret it; and it may be
understood of the church of God, in the spiritual reign of Christ, into
which shall enter no more the uncircumcised and the unclean; and all
that offend and do iniquity shall be gathered out of it,
(Isaiah 52:1) (Matthew 13:41) or of the New Jerusalem church state, in the
personal reign of Christ, into which no wicked doers will be admitted,
but will remain for ever without, (Revelation 21:27) (22:15) .
F12 (er) "malum hominem sive opus", Gejerus, Michaelis.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Psalm 101:4". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=ps&chapter=101&verse=004>. 1999.