Psalm 119:104
New International Version
I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.

New Living Translation
Your commandments give me understanding; no wonder I hate every false way of life. Nun

English Standard Version
Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.

Berean Study Bible
I gain understanding from Your precepts; therefore I hate every false way.

New American Standard Bible
From Your precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way. Nun.

King James Bible
Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.

Christian Standard Bible
I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every false way.

Contemporary English Version
They give me understanding and make me hate all lies.

Good News Translation
I gain wisdom from your laws, and so I hate all bad conduct.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I gain understanding from Your precepts; therefore I hate every false way.

International Standard Version
I obtain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every false way.

NET Bible
Your precepts give me discernment. Therefore I hate all deceitful actions.

New Heart English Bible
Through your precepts, I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have meditated in your commandments, therefore I have hated every evil way.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
From your guiding principles I gain understanding. That is why I hate every path that leads to lying.

JPS Tanakh 1917
From Thy precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way.

New American Standard 1977
From Thy precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Through thy precepts I have obtained understanding; therefore I have hated every false way.

King James 2000 Bible
Through your precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.

American King James Version
Through your precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.

American Standard Version
Through thy precepts I get understanding: Therefore I hate every false way.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I gain understanding by thy commandments: therefore I have hated every way of unrighteousness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By thy commandments I have had understanding: therefore have I hated every way of iniquity.

Darby Bible Translation
From thy precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false path.

English Revised Version
Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.

Webster's Bible Translation
Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.

World English Bible
Through your precepts, I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way. NUN

Young's Literal Translation
From Thy precepts I have understanding, Therefore I have hated every false path!
Study Bible
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
103How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey in my mouth. 104I gain understanding from Your precepts; therefore I hate every FALSE way. 105Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.…
Cross References
Psalm 1:1
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, or set foot on the path of sinners, or sit in the seat of mockers.

Psalm 119:128
Therefore I admire all Your precepts and hate every false way.

Psalm 119:130
The unfolding of Your words gives light; it informs the simple.

Psalm 119:163
I hate and abhor falsehood, but Your law I love.

Treasury of Scripture

Through your precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.

through

Psalm 119:98,100
Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me…

therefore

Psalm 119:128
Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.

Psalm 36:4
He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.

Psalm 97:10
Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

false way

Psalm 119:29,30
Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously…

Proverbs 14:12
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Matthew 7:13
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:







Lexicon
I gain understanding
אֶתְבּוֹנָ֑ן (’eṯ·bō·w·nān)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 995: To separate mentally, understand

from Your precepts;
מִפִּקּוּדֶ֥יךָ (mip·piq·qū·ḏe·ḵā)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6490: Appointed, a mandate

therefore
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

I hate
שָׂנֵ֤אתִי ׀ (śā·nê·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8130: To hate

every
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

FALSE
שָֽׁקֶר׃ (šā·qer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8267: Deception, disappointment, falsehood

way.
אֹ֬רַח (’ō·raḥ)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 734: A well-trodden road, a caravan
Verse 104. - Through thy precepts I get understanding (see the comment on vers. 98 and 100). Therefore I hate every false way. A "false way" is one that leads to error and sin (comp. vers. 29 and 128). 119:97-104 What we love, we love to think of. All true wisdom is from God. A good man carries his Bible with him, if not in his hands, yet in his head and in his heart. By meditation on God's testimonies we understand more than our teachers, when we understand our own hearts. The written word is a more sure guide to heaven, than all the fathers, the teachers, and ancients of the church. We cannot, with any comfort or boldness, attend God in holy duties, while under guilt, or in any by-way. It was Divine grace in his heart, that enabled the psalmist to receive these instructions. The soul has its tastes as well as the body. Our relish for the word of God will be greatest, when that for the world and the flesh is least. The way of sin is a wrong way; and the more understanding we get by the precepts of God, the more rooted will be our hatred of sin; and the more ready we are in the Scriptures, the better furnished we are with answers to temptation.
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