Psalm 119:104
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English Standard Version
Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.

King James Bible
Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.

American Standard Version
Through thy precepts I get understanding: Therefore I hate every false way.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By thy commandments I have had understanding: therefore have I hated every way of iniquity.

English Revised Version
Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.

Webster's Bible Translation
Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.

Psalm 119:104 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Mem. The poet praises the practical wisdom which the word of God, on this very account so sweet to him, teaches. God's precious law, with which he unceasingly occupies himself, makes him superior in wisdom (Deuteronomy 4:6), intelligence, and judgment to his enemies, his teachers, and the aged (Job 12:20). There were therefore at that time teachers and elders (πρεσβύτεροι), who (like the Hellenizing Sadducees) were not far from apostasy in their laxness, and hostilely persecuted the young and strenuous zealot for God's law. The construction of Psalm 119:98 is like Joel 1:20; Isaiah 59:12, and frequently. היא refers to the commandments in their unity: he has taken possession of them for ever (cf. Psalm 119:111). The Mishna (Aboth iv. 1) erroneously interprets: from all my teachers do I acquire understanding. All three מן in Psalm 119:98-100 signify prae (lxx ὑπὲρ). In כּלאתי, Psalm 119:101, from the mode of writing we see the verb Lamed Aleph passing over into the verb Lamed He. הורתני is, as in Proverbs 4:11 (cf. Exodus 4:15), a defective mode of writing for הוריתני. נמלצוּ, Psalm 119:103, is not equivalent to נמרצוּ, Job 6:25 (vid., Job, at Job 6:25; Job 16:2-5), but signifies, in consequence of the dative of the object לחכּי, that which easily enters, or that which tastes good (lxx ὡς gluke'a); therefore surely from מלץ equals מלט, to be smooth: how smooth, entering easily (Proverbs 23:31), are Thy words (promises) to my palate or taste! The collective singular אמרתך is construed with a plural of the predicate (cf. Exodus 1:10). He has no taste for the God-estranged present, but all the stronger taste for God's promised future. From God's laws he acquires the capacity for proving the spirits, therefore he hates every path of falsehood ( equals Psalm 119:128), i.e., all the heterodox tendencies which agree with the spirit of the age.

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through

Psalm 119:98,100 You through your commandments have made me wiser than my enemies: for they are ever with me...

therefore

Psalm 119:128 Therefore I esteem all your precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.

Psalm 36:4 He devises mischief on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he abhors not evil.

Psalm 97:10 You that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserves the souls of his saints; he delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.

Psalm 101:3 I will set no wicked thing before my eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not stick to me.

Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the fraudulent mouth, do I hate.

Amos 5:15 Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate...

Romans 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; hold to that which is good.

false way

Psalm 119:29,30 Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me your law graciously...

Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Matthew 7:13 Enter you in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction...

Cross References
Psalm 1:1
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;

Psalm 119:128
Therefore I consider all your precepts to be right; I hate every false way.

Psalm 119:130
The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.

Psalm 119:163
I hate and abhor falsehood, but I love your law.

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