As to doings of man, Through a word of Thy lips I have observed The paths of a destroyer;
Psalm 17:4 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The paths of the destroyer - Some render, hard or difficult paths, the sense of which is given above. But the passage is exceedingly obscure. My old Psalter translates and paraphrases as follows: -
Trans. That my mouthe speke noght the werkes of men, for the wordes of thi lippes I haf keped hard wayse.
Par - That es, that nothing passe of my mouthe bot at falles to the louyng of the; noght til werkes of men, that dos o gaynes thy wil; als to say, I spak noght bot gude; and for the wordes of thi lippes, that es, to ful fil the wordes that thi prophetes saide; I kepe hard waies of verteus and of tribulacioun, the qwilk men thynk hard; and for thi thai leve the hard way til heven, and takes the soft way til hel; but it es ful hard at the end.
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Psalm 14:1-3 The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that does good...
Genesis 6:5,11 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth...
Job 15:16 How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinks iniquity like water?
Job 31:33 If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding my iniquity in my bosom:
1 Corinthians 3:3 For you are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are you not carnal, and walk as men?
1 Peter 4:2,3 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God...
Psalm 119:9-11 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to your word...
Proverbs 2:10-15 When wisdom enters into your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul...
Matthew 4:4,7,10 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God...
John 17:17 Sanctify them through your truth: your word is truth.
Ephesians 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.
Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives to the death.
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:
Revelation 9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon...
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