Psalm 119:150
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New International Version
Those who devise wicked schemes are near, but 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.

Psalm 119:150 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They draw nigh - They are just at hand who seek to destroy me.

They are far from thy law - They are near to all evil, but far from thee.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

draw nigh

Psalm 22:11-13,16 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help...

Psalm 27:2 When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came on me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

1 Samuel 23:16 And Jonathan Saul's son arose, and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God.

2 Samuel 17:16 Now therefore send quickly, and tell David, saying, Lodge not this night in the plains of the wilderness, but speedily pass over...

Matthew 26:46,47 Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that does betray me...

for from

Psalm 50:17 Seeing you hate instruction, and casts my words behind you.

Job 21:14 Therefore they say to God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of your ways.

Proverbs 1:7,22 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction...

Proverbs 28:9 He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

Ephesians 2:13,14 But now in Christ Jesus you who sometimes were far off are made near by the blood of Christ...

Library
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 119:149
Hear my voice in accordance with your love; preserve my life, LORD, according to your laws.

Psalm 119:151
Yet you are near, LORD, and all your commands are true.

Isaiah 46:12
Listen to me, you stubborn-hearted, you who are now far from my righteousness.

Jeremiah 44:23
Because you have burned incense and have sinned against the LORD and have not obeyed him or followed his law or his decrees or his stipulations, this disaster has come upon you, as you now see."

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