New American Standard Bible
Those who follow after wickedness draw near; They are far from Your law.
King James Bible
They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.
Darby Bible Translation
They have drawn nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.
World English Bible
They draw near who follow after wickedness. They are far from your law.
Young's Literal Translation
Near have been my wicked pursuers, From Thy law they have been far off.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They draw nigh - They follow me; they press hard upon me.
That follow after mischief - That seek to do me wrong.
They are far from thy law - They yield no obedience to it; they are not influenced by it in their conduct toward me.
LibraryA Cleansed Way
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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The Christian Described
Excursus on the Choir Offices of the Early Church.
Hear my voice according to Your lovingkindness; Revive me, O LORD, according to Your ordinances.
You are near, O LORD, And all Your commandments are truth.
"Listen to Me, you stubborn-minded, Who are far from righteousness.
"Because you have burned sacrifices and have sinned against the LORD and not obeyed the voice of the LORD or walked in His law, His statutes or His testimonies, therefore this calamity has befallen you, as it has this day."
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