New International Version
All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross; therefore I love your statutes.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross - There is no true metal in them: when they are tried by the refining fire, they are burnt up; they fly off in fumes, and come to no amount. There is probably an allusion here to the scum or scorias at the surface of melting metals, which is swept oft previously to casting the metal into the mould.
Therefore I love thy testimonies - Thy testimonies will stand; and thy people will stand; because thou who didst give the one, and who upholdest the other, art pure, immovable, and eternal.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
thou. When Thou triest them in the refining fire, they are burnt up, fly off in fumes, or in scorice, which Thou sweepest away.
puttest away. Heb. causest to cease
LibraryNotes on the First Century:
Page 1. Line 1. An empty book is like an infant's soul.' Here Traherne may possibly have had in his mind a passage in Bishop Earle's "Microcosmography." In delineating the character of a child, Earle says: "His soul is yet a white paper unscribbled with observations of the world, wherewith at length it becomes a blurred note-book," Page 14. Line 25. The entrance of his words. This sentence is from Psalm cxix. 130. Page 15. Last line of Med. 21. "Insatiableness." This word in Traherne's time was often …
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Serve the LORD with fear and celebrate his rule with trembling.
for I delight in your commands because I love them.
Your silver has become dross, your choice wine is diluted with water.
I will turn my hand against you; I will thoroughly purge away your dross and remove all your impurities.
They are called rejected silver, because the LORD has rejected them."
"Son of man, the people of Israel have become dross to me; all of them are the copper, tin, iron and lead left inside a furnace. They are but the dross of silver.
Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: 'Because you have all become dross, I will gather you into Jerusalem.
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