Psalm 119:70
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New International Version
Their hearts are callous and unfeeling, but I delight in your law.

New Living Translation
Their hearts are dull and stupid, but I delight in your instructions.

English Standard Version
their heart is unfeeling like fat, but I delight in your law.

New American Standard Bible
Their heart is covered with fat, But I delight in Your law.

King James Bible
Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Their hearts are hard and insensitive, but I delight in Your instruction.

International Standard Version
Their minds are clogged as with greasy fat, but I find joy in your instruction.

NET Bible
Their hearts are calloused, but I find delight in your law.

New Heart English Bible
Their heart is as callous as the fat, but I delight in your Law.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Their heart is curdled like milk and I have kept your Law.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Their hearts are cold and insensitive, [yet] I am happy with your teachings.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Their heart is gross like fat; But I delight in Thy law.

New American Standard 1977
Their heart is covered with fat,
            But I delight in Thy law.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Their heart became fat like grease, but I delight in thy law.

King James 2000 Bible
Their heart is as gross as grease; but I delight in your law.

American King James Version
Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in your law.

American Standard Version
Their heart is as fat as grease; But I delight in thy law.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Their heart is curdled like milk: but I have meditated on thy law.

Darby Bible Translation
Their heart is as fat as grease: as for me, I delight in thy law.

English Revised Version
Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law.

Webster's Bible Translation
Their heart is as gross as fat; but I delight in thy law.

World English Bible
Their heart is as callous as the fat, but I delight in your law.

Young's Literal Translation
Insensate as fat hath been their heart, I -- in Thy law I have delighted.
Study Bible
Thy Word
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. 71It is good for me that I was afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes.…
Cross References
Matthew 13:15
For this people's heart has grown callous; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn, and I would heal them.'

Acts 28:27
For this people's heart has grown callous; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn, and I would heal them.'

Deuteronomy 32:15
"But Jeshurun grew fat and kicked-- You are grown fat, thick, and sleek-- Then he forsook God who made him, And scorned the Rock of his salvation.

Job 15:27
"For he has covered his face with his fat And made his thighs heavy with flesh.

Psalm 17:10
They have closed their unfeeling heart, With their mouth they speak proudly.

Psalm 119:16
I shall delight in Your statutes; I shall not forget Your word. Gimel.

Isaiah 6:10
"Render the hearts of this people insensitive, Their ears dull, And their eyes dim, Otherwise they might see with their eyes, Hear with their ears, Understand with their hearts, And return and be healed."

Jeremiah 5:28
'They are fat, they are sleek, They also excel in deeds of wickedness; They do not plead the cause, The cause of the orphan, that they may prosper; And they do not defend the rights of the poor.
Treasury of Scripture

Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in your law.

heart is as fat

Psalm 17:10 They are enclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.

Psalm 73:7 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.

Isaiah 6:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and …

Acts 28:27 For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull …

but I

Psalm 119:16,35 I will delight myself in your statutes: I will not forget your word…

Psalm 40:8 I delight to do your will, O my God: yes, your law is within my heart.

Romans 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

(70) As fat as grease.--For this emblem of pride and insensibility, see Psalm 17:10; Psalm 73:7; Isaiah 6:10.

Verse 70. - Their heart is as fat as grease; i.e. dull, gross, insensible to spiritual things (see Psalm 17:10; Isaiah 6:10). But I delight in thy Law. My heart is unlike theirs. Thy Law is a "delight" to it (comp. yore. 16, 24, 35, etc.). Their heart is as fat as grease,.... Or tallow, a lump of it, fat or grease congealed. That is, the heart of the above proud persons, who abounded in riches, were glutted with the things of this world; had more than heart could wish, and so became proud and haughty: or their hearts were gross, sottish, senseless, and stupid, as persons fat at heart are; or as creatures over fat, which have little or no feeling: so these had no knowledge of the law of God, no sense of their duty, no remorse of conscience for sin; their hearts were hardened, and they past feeling, and given up to a reprobate mind; see Isaiah 6:9; The Targum is,

"the imagination of their heart is become gross as fat:''

the Septuagint is, "curdled like milk"; that is, hardened, as Suidas (s) interprets it;

but I delight in thy law; after the inward man; as the apostle did, Romans 7:22; as fulfilled in Christ; as in his hands, as King and Lawgiver; as written upon his own heart; and so yielding a ready and cheerful obedience to it; he delighted in reading the law, in meditating on it, and in observing it.

(s) In voce 70. fat as grease—spiritually insensible (Ps 17:10; 73:7; Isa 6:10).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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