Psalm 119:158
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New International Version
I look on the faithless with loathing, for they do not obey your word.

New Living Translation
Seeing these traitors makes me sick at heart, because they care nothing for your word.

English Standard Version
I look at the faithless with disgust, because they do not keep your commands.

New American Standard Bible
I behold the treacherous and loathe them, Because they do not keep Your word.

King James Bible
I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have seen the disloyal and feel disgust because they do not keep Your word.

International Standard Version
I watch the treacherous, and despise them, because they do not do what you have said.

NET Bible
I take note of the treacherous and despise them, because they do not keep your instructions.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have seen the evil ones and I have known that they have not kept your word.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have seen traitors, and I am filled with disgust. They have not accepted your promise.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I beheld the transgressors and was grieved because they did not keep thy words.

King James 2000 Bible
I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not your word.

American King James Version
I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not your word.

American Standard Version
I beheld the treacherous, and was grieved, Because they observe not thy word.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I beheld the transgressors, and I pined away; because they kept not thy word.

Darby Bible Translation
I beheld them that deal treacherously, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word.

English Revised Version
I beheld the treacherous dealers, and was grieved; because they observed not thy word.

Webster's Bible Translation
I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word.

World English Bible
I look at the faithless with loathing, because they don't observe your word.

Young's Literal Translation
I have seen treacherous ones, And grieve myself, Because Thy saying they have not kept.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

119:153-160 The closer we cleave to the word of God, both as our rule and as our stay, the more assurance we have of deliverance. Christ is the Advocate of his people, their Redeemer. Those who were quickened by his Spirit and grace, when they were dead in trespasses and sins, often need to have the work of grace revived in them, according to the word of promise. The wicked not only do not God's statutes, but they do not even seek them. They flatter themselves that they are going to heaven; but the longer they persist in sin, the further it is from them. God's mercies are tender; they are a fountain that can never be exhausted. The psalmist begs for God's reviving, quickening grace. A man, steady in the way of his duty, though he may have many enemies, needs to fear none. Those that hate sin truly, hate it as sin, as a transgression of the law of God, and a breaking of his word. Our obedience is only pleasing to God, and pleasant to ourselves, when it comes from a principle of love. All, in every age, who receive God's word in faith and love, find every saying in it faithful.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 158. - I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; literally, the treacherous dealers - those who dealt treacherously against the Divine covenant. Because they kept not thy Word (comp. ver. 136).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved,.... Transgressors of the law of God, profane sinners; such as among whom he dwelt in Mesech and Kedar; it grieved him when he beheld their wicked life and conversation; as Lot in Sodom; and Isaiah and Jeremiah, among persons of unclean lips, and an assembly of treacherous men: and the word here used signifies "treacherous" (g) persons; and may design not the profane only, but professors also; that dealt treacherously with God and men, made a profession of religion, but walked not agreeably to it, which is matter of grief to good men; see Philippians 3:18; as well as the conduct of abandoned sinners; with whom the psalmist was grieved, not so much on his own account, being hated and persecuted by them, as on their account, because of the ruin they brought upon themselves; but chiefly because of the dishonour of God, and their disregard to his righteous law. Joseph Kimchi paraphrases it,

"I saw them prosper, and was weary of my life;''

and refers for the sense of the word to Job 10:1; as does also Aben Ezra; but David Kimchi and the Targum interpret it "I strove", or "contended" with them; that is, with the transgressors;

because they kept not thy word: did not regard the doctrines, nor observe the precepts of it; but despised, rejected, and cast them away from them.

(g) "perfidos", Vatablus, Cocceius, Michaelis; "perfide agentes", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

158. (Compare Ps 119:136).

transgressors—or, literally, "traitors," who are faithless to a righteous sovereign and side with His enemies (compare Ps 25:3, 8).

Psalm 119:158 Additional Commentaries
Context
Thy Word
157Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, Yet I do not turn aside from Your testimonies. 158I behold the treacherous and loathe them, Because they do not keep Your word. 159Consider how I love Your precepts; Revive me, O LORD, according to Your lovingkindness.…
Cross References
Psalm 25:3
No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.

Psalm 119:53
Indignation grips me because of the wicked, who have forsaken your law.

Psalm 119:136
Streams of tears flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.

Psalm 139:21
Do I not hate those who hate you, LORD, and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?

Isaiah 21:2
A dire vision has been shown to me: The traitor betrays, the looter takes loot. Elam, attack! Media, lay siege! I will bring to an end all the groaning she caused.

Isaiah 24:16
From the ends of the earth we hear singing: "Glory to the Righteous One." But I said, "I waste away, I waste away! Woe to me! The treacherous betray! With treachery the treacherous betray!"
Treasury of Scripture

I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not your word.

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