Psalm 119:69
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New International Version
Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies, I keep your precepts with all my heart.

New Living Translation
Arrogant people smear me with lies, but in truth I obey your commandments with all my heart.

English Standard Version
The insolent smear me with lies, but with my whole heart I keep your precepts;

New American Standard Bible
The arrogant have forged a lie against me; With all my heart I will observe Your precepts.

King James Bible
The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The arrogant have smeared me with lies, but I obey Your precepts with all my heart.

International Standard Version
The arrogant have accused me falsely; but I will observe your precepts wholeheartedly.

NET Bible
Arrogant people smear my reputation with lies, but I observe your precepts with all my heart.

New Heart English Bible
The proud have smeared a lie upon me. With my whole heart, I will keep your precepts.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The evil of the proud is multiplied and I have kept your commandments with all my heart.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Arrogant people have smeared me with lies, [yet] I obey your guiding principles with all my heart.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The proud have forged a lie against me; But I with my whole heart will keep Thy precepts.

New American Standard 1977
The arrogant have forged a lie against me;
            With all my heart I will observe Thy precepts.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The proud have forged a lie against me, but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.

King James 2000 Bible
The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep your precepts with my whole heart.

American King James Version
The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep your precepts with my whole heart.

American Standard Version
The proud have forged a lie against me: With my whole heart will I keep thy precepts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The iniquity of the proud hath been multiplied over me: but I will seek thy commandments with my whole heart.

Darby Bible Translation
The proud have forged falsehood against me: I will observe thy precepts with [my] whole heart.

English Revised Version
The proud have forged a lie against me: with my whole heart will I keep thy precepts.

Webster's Bible Translation
The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.

World English Bible
The proud have smeared a lie upon me. With my whole heart, I will keep your precepts.

Young's Literal Translation
Forged against me falsehood have the proud, I with the whole heart keep Thy precepts.
Study Bible
Thy Word
68You are good and do good; Teach me Your statutes. 69The arrogant have forged a lie against me; With all my heart I will observe Your precepts. 70Their heart is covered with fat, But I delight in Your law.…
Cross References
Job 13:4
"But you smear with lies; You are all worthless physicians.

Psalm 109:2
For they have opened the wicked and deceitful mouth against me; They have spoken against me with a lying tongue.

Psalm 119:34
Give me understanding, that I may observe Your law And keep it with all my heart.

Psalm 119:56
This has become mine, That I observe Your precepts. Heth.
Treasury of Scripture

The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep your precepts with my whole heart.

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Psalm 35:11 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.

Psalm 109:2,3 For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened …

Job 13:4 But you are forgers of lies, you are all physicians of no value.

Jeremiah 43:2,3 Then spoke Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, …

Matthew 5:11,12 Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and …

Matthew 26:59 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false …

Acts 24:5,13 For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition …

I will

Psalm 119:51,157 The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined …

with my whole

Psalm 119:34,58 Give me understanding, and I shall keep your law; yes, I shall observe …

Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and …

James 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

(69) Have forged.--Rather, patched. The verb occurs twice besides (Job 13:4; Job 14:17). Gesenius compares the Greek, ????? ???????, and the Latin, suere dolos. Comp. also

"You praise yourself by laying defects of judgment to me;

but you patched up your excuses."

Antony and Cleopatra: Acts 2, Scene 2.

Verse 69. - The proud have forged a lie against me; literally, patched up a lie against me (comp. vers. 22, 23, 42, 78, etc.). But I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart (comp. vers. 2, 10, 34, etc.). "The connection of the clauses is - that all the craft and malice of his enemies should only lead him to obey God with a more undivided heart than ever" (Professor Alexander). The proud have forged a lie against me,.... Or, "sewed a lie to him" (r); fastened a lie upon him, or sewed and added one lie to another. Either with respect to politics, as the proud and haughty courtiers of Saul, who represented David to him as a traitor, that had treasonable designs against him to take away his life, and seize his crown and kingdom, 1 Samuel 24:9; or with respect to religion; so some proud scornful men, that derided him for his piety, and scoffed at his seriousness, gave out that it was all grimace and hypocrisy; raised calumnies upon him, and laid things to his charge he knew nothing of; and which were all lies, forged out of their own brains, and artfully and purposely put together to blacken his character, and lessen his esteem among men: and it is no unusual thing for wicked men to speak all manner of evil falsely against the people of God;

but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart; observe the commands of God sincerely, heartily, and affectionately, and not in show and appearance only; and so make it evident that it was a lie that was forged against him; and this is the best way of answering such liars and defamers; see 1 Peter 3:16.

(r) "consuerunt", Tigurine version; "assuerunt", Muis. 69, 70. The crafty malice of the wicked, in slandering him, so far from turning him away, but binds him closer to God's Word, which they are too stupid in sin to appreciate. Hengstenberg refers the "lie" to such slanders against the Jews during the captivity, as that in Ezr 4:1-6, of sedition.119:65-72 However God has dealt with us, he has dealt with us better than we deserve; and all in love, and for our good. Many have knowledge, but little judgment; those who have both, are fortified against the snares of Satan, and furnished for the service of God. We are most apt to wander from God, when we are easy in the world. We should leave our concerns to the disposal of God, seeing we know not what is good for us. Lord, thou art our bountiful Benefactor; incline our hearts to faith and obedience. The psalmist will go on in his duty with constancy and resolution. The proud are full of the world, and its wealth and pleasures; these make them senseless, secure, and stupid. God visits his people with affliction, that they may learn his statutes. Not only God's promises, but even his law, his percepts, though hard to ungodly men, are desirable, and profitable, because they lead us with safety and delight unto eternal life.
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