New American Standard Bible
You have removed all the wicked of the earth like dross; Therefore I love Your testimonies.
King James Bible
Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross; therefore I love thy testimonies.
World English Bible
You put away all the wicked of the earth like dross. Therefore I love your testimonies.
Young's Literal Translation
Dross! Thou hast caused to cease All the wicked of the earth; Therefore I have loved Thy testimonies.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth - Margin, "causest to cease." Literally: "Dross ... thou makest all the wicked of the earth to cease." They are seen by the psalmist as dross, and then he says that God had treated them as such.
Like dross - The "scoriae" of metals, or of a furnace. This dross is cast out as of no value. So the wicked are regarded by God.
Therefore I love thy testimonies - I love a law which condemns sin. I love a government which ferrets out and punishes the guilty. This is a leading object with all just governments; and this we approve in all governments. As the divine government makes this an object, and as it will accomplish this more perfectly than any other administration so it is more worthy of confidence than any other. As it is the only government that does this perfectly, so it is the only one that is worthy of unlimited confidence.
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Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word.'--PSALM cxix. 9. There are many questions about the future with which it is natural for you young people to occupy yourselves; but I am afraid that the most of you ask more anxiously 'How shall I make my way?' than 'How shall I cleanse it?' It is needful carefully to ponder the questions: 'How shall I get on in the world--be happy, fortunate?' and the like, and I suppose that that is the consideration …
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Worship the LORD with reverence And rejoice with trembling.
I shall delight in Your commandments, Which I love.
Your silver has become dross, Your drink diluted with water.
"I will also turn My hand against you, And will smelt away your dross as with lye And will remove all your alloy.
They call them rejected silver, Because the LORD has rejected them.
"Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to Me; all of them are bronze and tin and iron and lead in the furnace; they are the dross of silver.
"Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, 'Because all of you have become dross, therefore, behold, I am going to gather you into the midst of Jerusalem.
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