New American Standard Bible
I hate and despise falsehood, But I love Your law.
King James Bible
I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.
Darby Bible Translation
I hate and abhor falsehood; thy law do I love.
World English Bible
I hate and abhor falsehood. I love your law.
Young's Literal Translation
Falsehood I have hated, yea I abominate it, Thy law I have loved.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I hate and abhor lying - The mention of lying here particularly seems to have been suggested by the necessity, from the structure of the psalm, of finding some word at the beginning of the verse which commenced with the letter Schin. At the same time, it is an illustration of the nature of piety, and doubtless there had been numerous occasions in the life of the psalmist when he had seen and experienced the effects of falsehood. This sin, therefore, might occur to him as readily as any other. It is unnecessary to say that religion "forbids" this sin in all its forms.
But thy law do I love - Particularly here the law which forbids lying. The psalmist was conscious, as every good man must be, that he truly loved that pure law which forbids falsehood in all its forms.
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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Excursus on the Choir Offices of the Early Church.
I hate those who regard vain idols, But I trust in the LORD.
I shall delight in Your commandments, Which I love.
From Your precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way. Nun.
Therefore I esteem right all Your precepts concerning everything, I hate every false way. Pe.
A righteous man hates falsehood, But a wicked man acts disgustingly and shamefully.
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