Psalm 119:119
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New International Version
All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross; therefore I love your statutes.

New Living Translation
You skim off the wicked of the earth like scum; no wonder I love to obey your laws!

English Standard Version
All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross, therefore I love your testimonies.

New American Standard Bible
You have removed all the wicked of the earth like dross; Therefore I love Your testimonies.

King James Bible
Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You remove all the wicked on earth as if they were dross; therefore, I love Your decrees.

International Standard Version
You remove all the wicked of the earth like dross; therefore I love your decrees.

NET Bible
You remove all the wicked of the earth like slag. Therefore I love your rules.

New Heart English Bible
You put away all the wicked of the earth like dross. Therefore I love your testimonies.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Sustain me and I shall be saved and I shall meditate always in your commandments.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You get rid of all wicked people on earth as if they were rubbish. That is why I love your written instructions.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross; Therefore I love Thy testimonies.

New American Standard 1977
Thou hast removed all the wicked of the earth like dross;
            Therefore I love Thy testimonies.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou dost cause all the wicked of the earth to come undone like dross; therefore I have loved thy testimonies.

King James 2000 Bible
You put away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love your testimonies.

American King James Version
You put away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love your testimonies.

American Standard Version
Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: Therefore I love thy testimonies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have accounted all the sinners of the earth prevaricators: therefore have I loved thy testimonies.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth [like] dross; therefore I love thy testimonies.

English Revised Version
Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.

World English Bible
You put away all the wicked of the earth like dross. Therefore I love your testimonies.

Young's Literal Translation
Dross! Thou hast caused to cease All the wicked of the earth; Therefore I have loved Thy testimonies.
Study Bible
Thy Word
118You have rejected all those who wander from Your statutes, For their deceitfulness is useless. 119You have removed all the wicked of the earth like dross; Therefore I love Your testimonies. 120My flesh trembles for fear of You, And I am afraid of Your judgments. Ayin.…
Cross References
Psalm 2:11
Worship the LORD with reverence And rejoice with trembling.

Psalm 119:47
I shall delight in Your commandments, Which I love.

Isaiah 1:22
Your silver has become dross, Your drink diluted with water.

Isaiah 1:25
"I will also turn My hand against you, And will smelt away your dross as with lye And will remove all your alloy.

Jeremiah 6:30
They call them rejected silver, Because the LORD has rejected them.

Ezekiel 22:18
"Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to Me; all of them are bronze and tin and iron and lead in the furnace; they are the dross of silver.

Ezekiel 22:19
"Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, 'Because all of you have become dross, therefore, behold, I am going to gather you into the midst of Jerusalem.
Treasury of Scripture

You put away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love your testimonies.

thou. When Thou triest them in the refining fire, they are burnt up, fly off in fumes, or in scorice, which Thou sweepest away.

puttest away. Heb. causest to cease

1 Samuel 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as …

Jeremiah 6:30 Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the LORD has rejected them.

Ezekiel 22:18-22 Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they are …

Malachi 3:2,3 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when …

Matthew 3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, …

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

Matthew 13:40-42,49,50 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall …

therefore

Psalm 119:111,126-128 Your testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are …

(119) Thou puttest away.--For this common Scriptural figure comp. Jeremiah 6:28-30; Ezekiel 22:18-20. This is indeed a process which is continually going on, and it is one test of the true religious character that it can discern it at work under the seeming contradictions of the world. Where apparently vice succeeds and prospers it is really marked out for expulsion,

"To those who

All treasures and all gain esteem as dross;

And dignities and powers, all but the Highest."

MILTON.

Verse 119. - Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross. The wicked are ultimately separated from the righteous, and cast away "as dross," since they can serve no good end (comp. Matthew 13:30, 49, 50). Therefore I love thy testimonies. Not because the wicked suffer, but because they are prevented from injuring the righteous. Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross,.... Which is of no worth and value, useless and unprofitable; which is cast into the fire, and separated from the choice metal. This expresses the character and state of wicked men; who are of no account with God, are of no profit and advantage to him; nor to men, but harmful and pernicious; are cast into the fire of God's judgments here, and into everlasting burnings hereafter; and will be separated from the righteous, and have no part and lot with them: these seem to be hypocrites also, who have made a show of being gold and silver, when they were nothing but dross; and being reprobate silver, were rejected of God as such;

therefore I love thy testimonies; which discover such persons when brought to be tried by them; and which require purity of heart and life, and caution against evil ways and evil men, and are a means of preserving from them. 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.
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