Psalm 50:17
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New International Version
You hate my instruction and cast my words behind you.

New Living Translation
For you refuse my discipline and treat my words like trash.

English Standard Version
For you hate discipline, and you cast my words behind you.

New American Standard Bible
"For you hate discipline, And you cast My words behind you.

King James Bible
Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You hate instruction and turn your back on My words.

International Standard Version
You hate instruction and toss my words behind you.

NET Bible
For you hate instruction and reject my words.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But you have hated my instruction and you have cast my words behind you.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You hate discipline. You toss my words behind you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Seeing thou dost hate chastening and dost cast my words behind thee.

King James 2000 Bible
Seeing you hate instruction, and cast my words behind you.

American King James Version
Seeing you hate instruction, and casts my words behind you.

American Standard Version
Seeing thou hatest instruction, And castest my words behind thee?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Seeing thou hast hated discipline: and hast cast my words behind thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Seeing thou hast hated correction and hast cast my words behind thee?

English Revised Version
Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.

World English Bible
since you hate instruction, and throw my words behind you?

Young's Literal Translation
Yea, thou hast hated instruction, And dost cast My words behind thee.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

50:16-23 Hypocrisy is wickedness, which God will judge. And it is too common, for those who declare the Lord's statutes to others, to live in disobedience to them themselves. This delusion arises from the abuse of God's long-suffering, and a wilful mistake of his character and the intention of his gospel. The sins of sinners will be fully proved on them in the judgment of the great day. The day is coming when God will set their sins in order, sins of childhood and youth, of riper age and old age, to their everlasting shame and terror. Let those hitherto forgetful of God, given up to wickedness, or in any way negligent of salvation, consider their urgent danger. The patience of the Lord is very great. It is the more wonderful, because sinners make such ill use of it; but if they turn not, they shall be made to see their error when it is too late. Those that forget God, forget themselves; and it will never be right with them till they consider. Man's chief end is to glorify God: whoso offers praise, glorifies him, and his spiritual sacrifices shall be accepted. We must praise God, sacrifice praise, put it into the hands of the Priest, our Lord Jesus, who is also the altar: we must be fervent in spirit, praising the Lord. Let us thankfully accept God's mercy, and endeavour to glorify him in word and deed.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 17. - Seeing thou hatest instruction (comp. Proverbs 1:25, 29). God, by his Law, teaches men their duties; but many men "hate" to be instructed. And castest my words behind thee (comp. 1 Kings 14:9; Nehemiah 9:26). They proceed from "inward alienation" to "open rejection" of the moral law.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Seeing thou hatest instruction,.... Or "correction" (z); to be reproved or reformed by the statutes and covenant they declared to others; they taught others, but not themselves, Romans 2:21; or evangelical instruction, the doctrines of grace, and of Christ; for, as concerning the Gospel, they were enemies, Romans 11:28; and since they were haters of that, they ought not to have been teachers of others;

and castest my words behind thee; the doctrines of the Gospel, which they despised and rejected with the utmost abhorrence, as loathsome, and not fit to be looked upon and into; and also the ordinances of it, the counsel of God, which they rejected against themselves, Acts 13:45.

(z) "correctionem", Vatablus; "correptionem", Gejerus.



Psalm 50:17 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Mighty One Calls
16But to the wicked God says, "What right have you to tell of My statutes And to take My covenant in your mouth? 17"For you hate discipline, And you cast My words behind you. 18"When you see a thief, you are pleased with him, And you associate with adulterers.…
Cross References
Romans 2:21
you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal?

Romans 2:22
You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?

1 Kings 14:9
You have done more evil than all who lived before you. You have made for yourself other gods, idols made of metal; you have aroused my anger and turned your back on me.

Nehemiah 9:26
"But they were disobedient and rebelled against you; they turned their backs on your law. They killed your prophets, who had warned them in order to turn them back to you; they committed awful blasphemies.

Proverbs 5:12
You will say, "How I hated discipline! How my heart spurned correction!

Proverbs 12:1
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.
Treasury of Scripture

Seeing you hate instruction, and casts my words behind you.

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Proverbs 1:7,28,29 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise …

Proverbs 5:12,13 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof…

Proverbs 8:36 But he that sins against me wrongs his own soul: all they that hate …

Proverbs 12:1 Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge: but he that hates reproof is brutish.

John 3:20 For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the …

Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God …

Romans 2:21,23 You therefore which teach another, teach you not yourself? you that …

2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 And with all delusion of unrighteousness in them that perish; because …

2 Timothy 4:3,4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; …

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Nehemiah 9:26 Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against you, and …

Isaiah 5:23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness …

Jeremiah 8:9 The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: see, they …

Jeremiah 18:12 And they said, There is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices, …

Jeremiah 36:23 And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, …

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