Psalm 31:6
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New Living Translation
I hate those who worship worthless idols. I trust in the LORD.

King James Bible
I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD.

Darby Bible Translation
I have hated them that observe lying vanities; and as for me, I have confided in Jehovah.

World English Bible
I hate those who regard lying vanities, but I trust in Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
I have hated the observers of lying vanities, And I toward Jehovah have been confident.

Psalm 31:6 Parallel
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

31:6 Vanities - Idols, which are often called Vanities, as Deut 32:21. Or, curious arts, and all sorts of divinations.

Psalm 31:6 Parallel Commentaries

That it is Sweet to Despise the World and to Serve God
Now will I speak again, O my Lord, and hold not my peace; I will say in the ears of my God, my Lord, and my King, who is exalted above all, Oh how plentiful is Thy goodness which Thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee!(1) But what art Thou to those who love Thee? What to those who serve Thee with their whole heart? Truly unspeakable is the sweetness of the contemplation of Thee, which Thou bestowest upon those who love Thee. In this most of all Thou hast showed me the sweetness of Thy charity,
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

An Exhortation to Love God
1. An exhortation. Let me earnestly persuade all who bear the name of Christians to become lovers of God. "O love the Lord, all ye his saints" (Psalm xxxi. 23). There are but few that love God: many give Him hypocritical kisses, but few love Him. It is not so easy to love God as most imagine. The affection of love is natural, but the grace is not. Men are by nature haters of God (Rom. i. 30). The wicked would flee from God; they would neither be under His rules, nor within His reach. They fear God,
Thomas Watson—A Divine Cordial

Father, I Know that all My Life
"My times are in Thy hand." -- Psalm 31:15 Father, I know that all my life Is portioned out for me, And the changes that are sure to come, I do not fear to see; But I ask Thee for a present mind Intent on pleasing Thee. I ask Thee for a thoughtful love, Through constant watching wise, To meet the glad with joyful smiles, And to wipe the weeping eyes; And a heart at leisure from itself, To soothe and sympathize. I would not have the restless will That hurries to and fro, Seeking for some great
Miss A. L. Waring—Hymns and Meditations

His Journey to South Russia.
1853. The call which John Yeardley had received to visit the German colonies in South Russia, and which had lain for a long time dormant, now revived. A friend who had watched with regret his unsuccessful attempts on former journeys to enter that jealous country, and who augured from the political changes which had taken place that permission might probably now be obtained, brought the subject again under his notice. The admonition was timely and effectual. After carefully pondering the matter--with,
John Yeardley—Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel

Cross References
Job 36:21
Be on guard! Turn back from evil, for God sent this suffering to keep you from a life of evil.

Psalm 4:2
How long will you people ruin my reputation? How long will you make groundless accusations? How long will you continue your lies? Interlude

Psalm 26:5
I hate the gatherings of those who do evil, and I refuse to join in with the wicked.

Psalm 52:8
But I am like an olive tree, thriving in the house of God. I will always trust in God's unfailing love.

Psalm 119:163
I hate and abhor all falsehood, but I love your instructions.

Psalm 139:21
O LORD, shouldn't I hate those who hate you? Shouldn't I despise those who oppose you?

Jeremiah 8:19
Listen to the weeping of my people; it can be heard all across the land. "Has the LORD abandoned Jerusalem?" the people ask. "Is her King no longer there?" "Oh, why have they provoked my anger with their carved idols and their worthless foreign gods?" says the LORD.

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