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

New Living Translation
Arrogant people smear me with lies, but in truth I obey your commandments with all my heart.

English Standard Version
The insolent smear me with lies, but with my whole heart I keep your precepts;

Berean Study Bible
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.

New King James Version
The proud have forged a lie against me, But I will keep Your precepts with my whole heart.

New American Standard Bible
The arrogant have forged a lie against me; With all my heart I will comply with Your precepts.

NASB 1995
The arrogant have forged a lie against me; With all my heart I will observe Your precepts.

NASB 1977
The arrogant have forged a lie against me; With all my heart I will observe Thy precepts.

Amplified Bible
The arrogant have forged a lie against me, But I will keep Your precepts with all my heart.

Christian Standard Bible
The arrogant have smeared me with lies, but I obey your precepts with all my heart.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The arrogant have smeared me with lies, but I obey Your precepts with all my heart.

American Standard Version
The proud have forged a lie against me: With my whole heart will I keep thy precepts.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The evil of the proud is multiplied and I have kept your commandments with all my heart.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The injustice of the proud has been multiplied against me: but I will search out thy commandments with all my heart.

Contemporary English Version
My reputation is being ruined by conceited liars, but with all my heart I follow your teachings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The iniquity of the proud hath been multiplied over me: but I will seek thy commandments with my whole heart.

English Revised Version
The proud have forged a lie against me: with my whole heart will I keep thy precepts.

Good News Translation
The proud have told lies about me, but with all my heart I obey your instructions.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Arrogant people have smeared me with lies, [yet] I obey your guiding principles with all my heart.

International Standard Version
The arrogant have accused me falsely; but I will observe your precepts wholeheartedly.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The proud have forged a lie against me; But I with my whole heart will keep Thy precepts.

Literal Standard Version
The proud have forged falsehood against me, I keep Your precepts with the whole heart.

NET Bible
Arrogant people smear my reputation with lies, but I observe your precepts with all my heart.

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

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
68You are good, and You do what is good; teach me Your statutes. 69Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies, I keep Your precepts with all my heart. 70Their hearts are hard and callous, but I delight in Your law.…

Cross References
Job 13:4
You, however, smear with lies; you are all worthless physicians.

Psalm 109:2
For wicked and deceitful mouths open against me; they speak against me with lying tongues.

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

Psalm 119:56
This is my practice, for I obey Your precepts.


Treasury of Scripture

The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep your precepts with my whole heart.

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 ye are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value.

I will

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

with my whole

Psalm 119:34,58
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, 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, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

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









(69) Have forged.--Rather, patched. The verb occurs twice besides (Job 13:4; Job 14:17). Gesenius compares the Greek, ????? ???????, and the Latin, suere dolos. Comp. also

"You praise yourself by laying defects of judgment to me;

but you patched up your excuses."

Antony and Cleopatra: Acts 2, Scene 2.

Verse 69. - The proud have forged a lie against me; literally, patched up a lie against me (comp. vers. 22, 23, 42, 78, etc.). But I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart (comp. vers. 2, 10, 34, etc.). "The connection of the clauses is - that all the craft and malice of his enemies should only lead him to obey God with a more undivided heart than ever" (Professor Alexander).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Though the arrogant
זֵדִ֑ים (zê·ḏîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 2086: Insolent, presumptuous

have smeared
טָפְל֬וּ (ṭā·p̄ə·lū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 2950: To stick on as a, patch, to impute falsely

me with lies,
שֶׁ֣קֶר (še·qer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8267: Deception, disappointment, falsehood

I
אֲ֝נִ֗י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

will keep
אֱצֹּ֬ר (’ĕṣ·ṣōr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 5341: To watch, guard, keep

Your precepts
פִּקּוּדֶֽיךָ׃ (piq·qū·ḏe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6490: Appointed, a mandate

with all
בְּכָל־ (bə·ḵāl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

my heart.
לֵ֤ב ׀ (lêḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre


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