Psalm 119:119
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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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Clarke'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.

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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

1 Samuel 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD...

Jeremiah 6:30 Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the LORD has rejected them.

Ezekiel 22:18-22 Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the middle of the furnace...

Malachi 3:2,3 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appears? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap...

Matthew 3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner...

Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.

Matthew 13:40-42,49,50 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world...


Psalm 119:111,126-128 Your testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart...

Notes 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
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations

'Time for Thee to Work'
'It is time for Thee, Lord, to work; for they have made void Thy Law. 127. Therefore I love Thy commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold. 128. Therefore I esteem all Thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.' --PSALM cxix. 126-128. If much that we hear be true, a society to circulate Bibles is a most irrational and wasteful expenditure of energy and money. We cannot ignore the extent and severity of the opposition to the very idea of revelation, even if we would;
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

And in Jeremiah He Thus Declares his Death and Descent into Hell...
And in Jeremiah He thus declares His death and descent into hell, saying: And the Lord the Holy One of Israel, remembered his dead, which aforetime fell asleep in the dust of the earth; and he went down unto them, to bring the tidings of his salvation, to deliver them. [255] In this place He also renders the cause of His death: for His descent into hell was the salvation of them that had passed away. And, again, concerning His cross Isaiah says thus: I have stretched out my hands all the day long
Irenæus—The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching

Progress of Reform in Germany
Luther's mysterious disappearance excited consternation throughout all Germany. Inquiries concerning him were heard everywhere. The wildest rumors were circulated, and many believed that he had been murdered. There was great lamentation, not only by his avowed friends, but by thousands who had not openly taken their stand with the Reformation. Many bound themselves by a solemn oath to avenge his death. The Romish leaders saw with terror to what a pitch had risen the feeling against them. Though at
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
Psalm 2:11
Serve the LORD with fear and celebrate his rule with trembling.

Psalm 119:47
for I delight in your commands because I love them.

Isaiah 1:22
Your silver has become dross, your choice wine is diluted with water.

Isaiah 1:25
I will turn my hand against you; I will thoroughly purge away your dross and remove all your impurities.

Jeremiah 6:30
They are called rejected silver, because the LORD has rejected them."

Ezekiel 22:18
"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.

Ezekiel 22:19
Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: 'Because you have all become dross, I will gather you into Jerusalem.

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