Psalm 119:69
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New International Version
Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies, I keep your precepts with all my heart.

King James Bible
The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.

Darby Bible Translation
The proud have forged falsehood against me: I will observe thy precepts with [my] whole heart.

World English Bible
The proud have smeared a lie upon me. With my whole heart, I will keep your precepts.

Young's Literal Translation
Forged against me falsehood have the proud, I with the whole heart keep Thy precepts.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The proud have forged a lie - The poor captives in Babylon had their conduct and motives continually misrepresented, and themselves belied and calumniated.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

proud

Psalm 35:11 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.

Psalm 109:2,3 For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue...

Job 13:4 But you are forgers of lies, you are all physicians of no value.

Jeremiah 43:2,3 Then spoke Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men, saying to Jeremiah, You speak falsely...

Matthew 5:11,12 Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake...

Matthew 26:59 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;

Acts 24:5,13 For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world...

I will

Psalm 119:51,157 The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from your law...

with my whole

Psalm 119:34,58 Give me understanding, and I shall keep your law; yes, I shall observe it with my whole heart...

Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one...

James 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

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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
Job 13:4
You, however, smear me with lies; you are worthless physicians, all of you!

Psalm 109:2
for people who are wicked and deceitful have opened their mouths against me; they have spoken against me with lying tongues.

Psalm 119:34
Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart.

Psalm 119:56
This has been my practice: I obey your precepts.

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