Psalm 119:126
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New International Version
It is time for you to act, LORD; your law is being broken.

New Living Translation
LORD, it is time for you to act, for these evil people have violated your instructions.

English Standard Version
It is time for the LORD to act, for your law has been broken.

New American Standard Bible
It is time for the LORD to act, For they have broken Your law.

King James Bible
It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It is time for the LORD to act, for they have violated Your instruction.

International Standard Version
It is time for the LORD to act, since they have violated your instruction.

NET Bible
It is time for the LORD to act--they break your law!

New Heart English Bible
It is time to act, LORD, for they break your Law.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
It is time to serve Lord Jehovah, and now they have canceled your Law.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It is time for you to act, O LORD. Even though people have abolished your teachings,

JPS Tanakh 1917
It is time for the LORD to work; They have made void Thy law.

New American Standard 1977
It is time for the LORD to act,
            For they have broken Thy law.

Jubilee Bible 2000
It is time for thee, O LORD, to act; for they have dissipated thy law.

King James 2000 Bible
It is time for you, LORD, to work: for they have made void your law.

American King James Version
It is time for you, LORD, to work: for they have made void your law.

American Standard Version
It is time for Jehovah to work; For they have made void thy law.

Douay-Rheims Bible
It is time, O Lord, to do: they have dissipated thy law.

Darby Bible Translation
It is time for Jehovah to work: they have made void thy law.

English Revised Version
It is time for the LORD to work; for they have made void thy law.

Webster's Bible Translation
It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law.

World English Bible
It is time to act, Yahweh, for they break your law.

Young's Literal Translation
Time for Jehovah to work! they have made void Thy law.
Study Bible
Thy Word
125I am Your servant; give me understanding, That I may know Your testimonies. 126It is time for the LORD to act, For they have broken Your law. 127Therefore I love Your commandments Above gold, yes, above fine gold.…
Cross References
Psalm 102:13
You will arise and have compassion on Zion; For it is time to be gracious to her, For the appointed time has come.

Jeremiah 18:23
Yet You, O LORD, know All their deadly designs against me; Do not forgive their iniquity Or blot out their sin from Your sight. But may they be overthrown before You; Deal with them in the time of Your anger!

Ezekiel 31:11
therefore I will give it into the hand of a despot of the nations; he will thoroughly deal with it. According to its wickedness I have driven it away.

Habakkuk 1:4
Therefore the law is ignored And justice is never upheld. For the wicked surround the righteous; Therefore justice comes out perverted.
Treasury of Scripture

It is time for you, LORD, to work: for they have made void your law.

time

Psalm 9:19 Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in your sight.

Psalm 102:13 You shall arise, and have mercy on Zion: for the time to favor her, …

Genesis 22:10,11,14 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son…

Deuteronomy 32:36 For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, …

Isaiah 42:14 I have long time held my peace; I have been still, and refrained …

to work. That is, to take vengeance

Jeremiah 18:23 Yet, LORD, you know all their counsel against me to slay me: forgive …

Malachi 3:17 And they shall be mine, said the LORD of hosts, in that day when …

by an ellipsis of the noun. When infidels, profligates, and Pharisees, make void the law of God, generally then it is time for God to arise to vindicate His own honour and maintain His cause among men.

they

Jeremiah 8:8 How do you say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us? …

Habakkuk 1:4 Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment does never go forth: for …

Malachi 2:8 But you are departed out of the way; you have caused many to stumble …

Matthew 15:6 And honor not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have …

Romans 3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yes, we establish …

Romans 4:14 For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and …

(126) They have made void thy law.--Some treat the verse as parenthetical, but is it not that the irreligion of the wicked makes the Law even more dear to the psalmist? What they reject is to him priceless,

"Faithful found;

Among the faithless, faithful only he."

Verse 126. - It is time for thee, Lord, to work; or, "to act;" i.e. to lay aside quiescence, and come forward as the active Ruler of the universe. For they have made void thy Law. The wicked have cast thy Law behind their back, and, so far as lay in their power, "made it void" - repealed it, cancelled it. It is time for thee, Lord, to work,.... To send the Messiah, to work righteousness; to fulfil the law, and vindicate the honour of it, broken by men. It was always a notion of the Jews that the time of the Messiah's coming would be when it was a time of great wickedness in the earth; and which seems to agree with the word of God, and was true in fact; see Malachi 2:17. Or to arise and have mercy on Zion, for which there is a fixed time: and its seems as if it would be when religion greatly declines, and profaneness abounds; when love is waxen cold, and there is no faith in the earth; and when the days are like those of Noah and Lot, Luke 17:26; or to take vengeance on wicked men, by sending down his judgments on them now, as well as he will punish them hereafter; for which a time is appointed, though no man knows of it. The words may be rendered, "it is time to work for the Lord" (o); so the Septuagint version; to which agrees the Targum,

"it is time to do the will of the Lord;''

and the Syriac and Arabic versions, "it is time to worship the Lord". It is proper, in declining times, for good men to bestir themselves and be in action, to attempt the revival of religion, to do all that in them lies to support the cause of God, and to vindicate his honour and glory;

for they have made void thy law; the whole word of God, the Scriptures; as atheists and deists, who deny the authority of them; Pharisees, who preferred their oral law to the written word, and by the traditions of the elders made it of none effect; Papists, by their unwritten traditions, and denying the common people the reading of the Scriptures in their mother tongue; and all false teachers, who wrest the Scriptures, and put false glosses on them, and handle the word of God deceitfully; and all profane sinners, who bid defiance to the law, and, as much as in them lies, abrogate it, and set up a law of their own, and frame mischief by it: or the law of faith may be meant; the Gospel of Christ, and the several truths of it, which are opposed, contradicted, and blasphemed by men of corrupt minds; and particularly the doctrine of justification by faith in Christ's righteousness; which are made void by the doctrine of works; and even the law itself is made void by the same: for not those that maintain the doctrine of Christ's righteousness, but those that establish their own, make void the law; presenting a righteousness to it, which is not answerable to its demands, Romans 3:31.

(o) "tempus est agendi pro Deo", Gussetius, p. 649. "Tempus faciendi Domino", Pagninus, Montanus, Musculus. 119:121-128 Happy is the man, who, acting upon gospel principles, does justice to all around. Christ our Surety, having paid our debt and ransom, secures all the blessings of salvation to every true believer. The psalmist expects the word of God's righteousness, and no other salvation than what is secured by that word, which cannot fall to the ground. We deserve no favour form God; we are most easy when we cast ourselves upon God's mercy, and refer ourselves to it. If any man resolve to do God's will as his servant, he shall be made to know his testimonies. We must do what we can for the support of religion, and, after all, must beg of God to take the work into his own hands. It is hypocrisy to say we love God's commandments more than our worldly interests. The way of sin is a false way, being directly contrary to God's precepts, which are right: those that love and esteem God's law, hate sin, and will not be reconciled to it.
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