Psalm 119:150
New International Version
Those who devise wicked schemes are near, but they are far from your law.

New Living Translation
Lawless people are coming to attack me; they live far from your instructions.

English Standard Version
They draw near who persecute me with evil purpose; they are far from your law.

Berean Study Bible
Those who follow after wickedness draw near; they are far from Your law.

King James Bible
They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.

New King James Version
They draw near who follow after wickedness; They are far from Your law.

New American Standard Bible
Those who follow after wickedness approach; They are far from Your Law.

NASB 1995
Those who follow after wickedness draw near; They are far from Your law.

NASB 1977
Those who follow after wickedness draw near; They are far from Thy law.

Amplified Bible
Those who follow after wickedness approach; They are far from Your law.

Christian Standard Bible
Those who pursue evil plans come near; they are far from your instruction.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Those who pursue evil plans come near; they are far from Your instruction.

American Standard Version
They draw nigh that follow after wickedness; They are far from thy law.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My evil persecutors have come near and they are far from your Law.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They have drawn nigh who persecuted me unlawfully; and they are far removed from thy law.

Contemporary English Version
People who disobey your Law have made evil plans and want to hurt me,

Douay-Rheims Bible
They that persecute me have drawn nigh to iniquity; but they are gone far off from the law.

English Revised Version
They draw nigh that follow after wickedness; they are far from thy law.

Good News Translation
My cruel persecutors are coming closer, people who never keep your law.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who carry out plots against me are near, [yet] they are far away from your teachings.

International Standard Version
Those who pursue wickedness draw near; they remain far from your instruction.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They draw nigh that follow after wickedness; They are far from Thy law.

Literal Standard Version
My wicked pursuers have been near, They have been far off from Your law.

NET Bible
Those who are eager to do wrong draw near; they are far from your law.

New Heart English Bible
They draw near who follow after wickedness. They are far from your 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
149Hear my voice, O LORD, according to Your loving devotion; give me life according to Your justice. 150Those who follow after wickedness draw near; they are far from Your law. 151You are near, O LORD, and all Your commandments are true.…

Cross References
Psalm 119:149
Hear my voice, O LORD, according to Your loving devotion; give me life according to Your justice.

Psalm 119:151
You are near, O LORD, and all Your commandments are true.

Isaiah 46:12
Listen to Me, you stubborn people, far removed from righteousness:

Jeremiah 44:23
Because you burned incense and sinned against the LORD, and did not obey the voice of the LORD or walk in His instruction, His statutes, and His testimonies, this disaster has befallen you, as you see today."


Treasury of Scripture

They draw near that follow after mischief: they are far from your law.

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 mine enemies and my foes, came upon 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.

for from

Psalm 50:17
Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.

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

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









(150, 151) Near.--Notice the antithesis. They, the wicked, are near with their temptation to sin and their hindrances to virtue. Thou art near with the aid and support of Thy law.

Verse 150. - They draw nigh; i.e. come near me to threaten me. That follow after mischief; or, "after wickedness." They are far from thy Law (comp. vers. 21, 53, 118, 126, 136, etc.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Those who follow
רֹדְפֵ֣י (rō·ḏə·p̄ê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 7291: To pursue, chase, persecute

after wickedness
זִמָּ֑ה (zim·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2154: A plan, device, wickedness

draw near;
קָ֭רְבוּ (qā·rə·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7126: To come near, approach

they are far
רָחָֽקוּ׃ (rā·ḥā·qū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7368: To be or become far or distant

from Your law.
מִתּוֹרָתְךָ֥ (mit·tō·w·rā·ṯə·ḵā)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 8451: Direction, instruction, law


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