New American Standard Bible
Remove the false way from me, And graciously grant me Your law.
King James Bible
Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously.
Darby Bible Translation
Remove from me the way of falsehood, and graciously grant me thy law.
World English Bible
Keep me from the way of deceit. Grant me your law graciously!
Young's Literal Translation
The way of falsehood turn aside from me And with Thy law favour me.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Remove from me - Take it from me; cause it to depart; let me not be under its influence or power.
The way of lying - Every false, deceitful, hypocritical way. We are not to suppose that the psalmist was addicted to lying, but that he felt he was, like all people, in danger of acting from false views, from wrong motives, or under the influence of delusion and deceit. It is a prayer that he might always be sincere and truthful. No man who knows his own heart can doubt the propriety of this prayer. On nothing does a man need more to examine himself; in nothing does he more need the grace of God, than that he may be sincere.
And grant me thy law graciously - The knowledge of thy law; grace to obey thy law. The single word rendered "grant graciously" is a word which implies the idea of mercy or favor. It was not a thing which he claimed as a right; it was that for which he was dependent on the mercy of God.
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 …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
May the Fourth a Healthy Palate
The Christian Described
Excursus on the Choir Offices of the Early Church.
"Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent or the righteous, for I will not acquit the guilty.
My soul weeps because of grief; Strengthen me according to Your word.
I have chosen the faithful way; I have placed Your ordinances before me.
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