Psalm 119:115
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New International Version
Away from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commands of my God!

New Living Translation
Get out of my life, you evil-minded people, for I intend to obey the commands of my God.

English Standard Version
Depart from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commandments of my God.

New American Standard Bible
Depart from me, evildoers, That I may observe the commandments of my God.

King James Bible
Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Depart from me, you evil ones, so that I may obey my God's commands.

International Standard Version
Leave me, you who practice evil, that I may observe the commands of my God.

NET Bible
Turn away from me, you evil men, so that I can observe the commands of my God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Depart from me, you evil ones, that I may keep the commandments of my God!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Get away from me, you evildoers, so that I can obey the commandments of my God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Depart from me, ye evildoers; for I will keep the commandments of my God.

King James 2000 Bible
Depart from me, you evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.

American King James Version
Depart from me, you evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.

American Standard Version
Depart from me, ye evil-doers, That I may keep the commandments of my God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Depart from me, ye malignant: and I will search the commandments of my God.

Darby Bible Translation
Depart from me, ye evil-doers; and I will observe the commandments of my God.

English Revised Version
Depart from me, ye evil-doers; that I may keep the commandments of my God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Depart from me, ye evil-doers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.

World English Bible
Depart from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commandments of my God.

Young's Literal Translation
Turn aside from me, ye evil-doers, And I keep the commands of my God.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

119:113-120 Here is a dread of the risings of sin, and the first beginnings of it. The more we love the law of God, the more watchful we shall be, lest vain thoughts draw us from what we love. Would we make progress in keeping God's commands, we must be separate from evil-doers. The believer could not live without the grace of God; but, supported by his hand, his spiritual life shall be maintained. Our holy security is grounded on Divine supports. All departure from God's statutes is error, and will prove fatal. Their cunning is falsehood. There is a day coming which will put the wicked into everlasting fire, the fit place for the dross. See what comes of sin Surely we who fall so low in devout affections, should fear, lest a promise being left us of entering into heavenly rest, any of us should be found to come short of it, Heb 4:1.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 115. - Depart from me, ye evildoers. There is no fellowship between light and darkness, between righteousness and unrighteousness (2 Corinthians 10:16). Good men must separate themselves from those who are manifestly workers of iniquity (comp. Psalm 6:8). For I will keep the commandments of my God (see ver. 106). Association with the wicked hinders men from keeping God's Law. Not only is there the danger of corruption (1 Corinthians 15:3;); but, at the best, attention is distracted, and energies weakened.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Depart from me, ye evildoers,.... The same with the evil thinkers, Psalm 119:113; According to Aben Ezra, they that think evil commonly do it; as they devise it, they commit it. This describes such persons whose course of life is, and who make it their constant business to do, iniquity; such the psalmist desires to depart his presence, to keep at a distance from him, as being very disagreeable to him; and who would be a great hinderance to him in keeping the commandments of God, as follows: these same words will be spoken by David's son and antitype, at the great day of account, Matthew 7:23;

for I will keep the commandments of my God; of God who has a fight to command, and not of men, especially when opposed to the commands of God; of God, who is the covenant God and Father of his people; and whose covenant, grace, and favour, in choosing, redeeming, regenerating, and adopting them, lay them under greater obligations still to keep his commandments; and whose commandments are not grievous: and though they cannot be perfectly kept by good men, yet they are desirous of keeping them as well as they can, and determine in the strength of divine grace so to do; and which they do out of love to God, and with a view to his glory, without any selfish or mercenary ends. The Syriac version renders it, "that I may keep", &c. to which end he desires to be rid of the company of wicked men; who are both a nuisance to good men, and an hinderance in religious duties.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

115-117. Hence he fears not wicked men, nor dreads disappointment, sustained by God in making His law the rule of life.

Depart from me—Ye can do nothing with me; for, &c. (Ps 6:8).

Psalm 119:115 Additional Commentaries
Context
Thy Word
114You are my hiding place and my shield; I wait for Your word. 115Depart from me, evildoers, That I may observe the commandments of my God. 116Sustain me according to Your word, that I may live; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope.…
Cross References
Matthew 7:23
Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'

Psalm 6:8
Away from me, all you who do evil, for the LORD has heard my weeping.

Psalm 119:22
Remove from me their scorn and contempt, for I keep your statutes.

Psalm 139:19
If only you, God, would slay the wicked! Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!
Treasury of Scripture

Depart from me, you evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.

depart

Psalm 6:8 Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity; for the LORD has heard …

Psalm 26:5,9 I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked…

Psalm 139:19 Surely you will slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, …

Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, …

Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also to them on the left hand, Depart from me, …

1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

for I will

Psalm 119:106 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep your righteous judgments.

Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil to you to serve the LORD, choose you this day …

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