Psalm 119:113
New International Version
I hate double-minded people, but I love your law.

New Living Translation
I hate those with divided loyalties, but I love your instructions.

English Standard Version
I hate the double-minded, but I love your law.

Berean Study Bible
The double-minded I despise, but Your law I love.

King James Bible
SAMECH. I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.

New King James Version
I hate the double-minded, But I love Your law.

New American Standard Bible
I hate those who are double-minded, But I love Your Law.

NASB 1995
I hate those who are double-minded, But I love Your law.

NASB 1977
I hate those who are double-minded, But I love Thy law.

Amplified Bible
I hate those who are double-minded, But I love and treasure Your law.

Christian Standard Bible
I hate those who are double-minded, but I love your instruction.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I hate those who are double-minded, but I love Your instruction.

American Standard Version
SAMEKH. I hate them that are of a double mind; But thy law do I love.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Samekh I have hated the evil ones and I have loved your Law!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I have hated transgressors; but I have loved thy law.

Contemporary English Version
I hate anyone whose loyalty is divided, but I love your Law.

Douay-Rheims Bible
[SAMECH] I have hated the unjust: and have loved thy law.

English Revised Version
SAMACH. I hate them that are of a double mind; but thy law do I love.

Good News Translation
I hate those who are not completely loyal to you, but I love your law.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I hate two-faced people, but I love your teachings.

International Standard Version
I despise the double-minded, but I love your instruction.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I hate them that are of a double mind; But Thy law do I love.

Literal Standard Version
[SAMEKH] I have hated doubting ones, And I have loved Your law.

NET Bible
I hate people with divided loyalties, but I love your law.

New Heart English Bible
SAMEKH. I hate double-minded men, but I love your Law.

World English Bible
I hate double-minded men, but I love your law.

Young's Literal Translation
Samech. Doubting ones I have hated, And Thy law I have loved.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
112I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes, even to the very end. 113The double-minded I despise, but Your law I love. 114You are my hiding place and my shield; I put my hope in Your word.…

Cross References
James 1:8
He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

James 4:8
Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

1 Kings 18:21
Then Elijah approached all the people and said, "How long will you waver between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him. But if Baal is God, follow him." But the people did not answer a word.

Psalm 119:47
I delight in Your commandments because I love them.


Treasury of Scripture

I hate vain thoughts: but your law do I love.

hate

Psalm 94:11
The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.

Isaiah 55:7
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Jeremiah 4:14
O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?

vain thoughts.

Psalm 119:97,103
MEM. O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day…









SAMECH.

(113) I hate vain thoughts.--Rather, I hate men who halt between two opinions, following 1Kings 18:21, where the cognate noun from the same root, to divide, appears. Probably we are to think of those among the Jews who were for political reasons favourably inclined towards foreign customs and ideas, and who would not throw in their lot frankly and courageously with the national party.

Verse 113. - I hate vain thoughts; rather, unstable or double-minded men (Kay, Cheyne, Revised Version); i.e. "those who are undecided in religion" (Cheyne). But thy Law do I love (comp. vers. 97, 119, 127, 159, 163). There is nothing "unstable" or ',double-minded" in thy Law. It is clear direct, unmistakable.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The double-minded
סֵעֲפִ֥ים (sê·‘ă·p̄îm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5588: Divided, halfhearted

I despise,
שָׂנֵ֑אתִי (śā·nê·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 8130: To hate

but Your law
וְֽתוֹרָתְךָ֥ (wə·ṯō·w·rā·ṯə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 8451: Direction, instruction, law

I love.
אָהָֽבְתִּי׃ (’ā·hā·ḇə·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 157: To have affection f


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