Psalm 119:118
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
You spurn all who go astray from your statutes, for their cunning is in vain.

King James Bible
Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.

American Standard Version
Thou hast set at nought all them that err from thy statutes; For their deceit is falsehood.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast despised all them that fall off from thy judgments; for their thought is unjust.

English Revised Version
Thou hast set at nought all them that err from thy statutes; for their deceit is falsehood.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Nun. The word of God is his constant guide, to which he has entrusted himself for ever. The way here below is a way through darkness, and leads close past abysses: in this danger of falling and of going astray the word of God is a lamp to his feet, i.e., to his course, and a light to his path (Proverbs 6:23); his lamp or torch and his sun. That which he has sworn, viz., to keep God's righteous requirements, he has also set up, i.e., brought to fulfilment, but not without being bowed down under heavy afflictions in confessing God; wherefore he prays (as in Psalm 119:25) that God would revive him in accordance with His word, which promises life to those who keep it. The confessions of prayer coming from the inmost impulse of his whole heart, in which he owns his indebtedness and gives himself up entirely to God's mercy, he calls the free-will offerings of his mouth in Psalm 119:108 (cf. Psalm 50:14; Psalm 19:15). He bases the prayer for a gracious acceptance of these upon the fact of his being reduced to extremity. "To have one's soul in one's hand" is the same as to be in conscious peril of one's life, just as "to take one's soul into one's hand" (Judges 12:3; 1 Samuel 19:5; 1 Samuel 28:21; Job 13:14) is the same as to be ready to give one's life for it, to risk one's life.

(Note: Cf. B. Taanth 8a: "The prayer of a man is not answered אלא אם כן משׂים נפשׁו בכפו, i.e., if he is not ready to sacrifice his life.")

Although his life is threatened (Psalm 119:87), yet he does not waver and depart from God's word; he has taken and obtained possession of God's testimonies for ever (cf. Psalm 119:98); they are his "heritage," for which he willingly gives up everything else, for they (המּה inexactly for הנּה) it is which bless and entrance him in his inmost soul. In Psalm 119:112 it is not to be interpreted after Psalm 19:12 : eternal is the reward (of the carrying out of Thy precepts), but in Psalm 119:33 עקב is equivalent to לעד, and Psalm 119:44 proves that Psalm 119:112 need not be a thought that is complete in itself.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

trodden

Isaiah 25:10 For in this mountain shall the hand of the LORD rest, and Moab shall be trodden down under him...

Isaiah 63:3 I have trodden the wine press alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in my anger...

Malachi 4:3 And you shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this...

Luke 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations...

Revelation 14:20 And the wine press was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the wine press, even to the horse bridles...

err

Psalm 119:10,21 With my whole heart have I sought you: O let me not wander from your commandments...

Psalm 95:10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart...

their deceit

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

Psalm 78:36,37,57 Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied to him with their tongues...

Isaiah 44:20 He feeds on ashes: a deceived heart has turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say...

Ephesians 4:22 That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things comes the wrath of God on the children of disobedience.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders...

2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

1 John 2:21 I have not written to you because you know not the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

Revelation 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in you...

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