Psalm 119:70
New International Version
Their hearts are callous and unfeeling, but I delight in your law.

New Living Translation
Their hearts are dull and stupid, but I delight in your instructions.

English Standard Version
their heart is unfeeling like fat, but I delight in your law.

Berean Study Bible
Their hearts are hard and callous, but I delight in Your law.

King James Bible
Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law.

New King James Version
Their heart is as fat as grease, But I delight in Your law.

New American Standard Bible
Their heart is insensitive, like fat, But I delight in Your Law.

NASB 1995
Their heart is covered with fat, But I delight in Your law.

NASB 1977
Their heart is covered with fat, But I delight in Thy law.

Amplified Bible
Their heart is insensitive like fat [their minds are dull and brutal], But I delight in Your law.

Christian Standard Bible
Their hearts are hard and insensitive, but I delight in your instruction.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Their hearts are hard and insensitive, but I delight in Your instruction.

American Standard Version
Their heart is as fat as grease; But I delight in thy law.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Their heart is curdled like milk and I have kept your Law.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Their heart has been curdled like milk; but I have meditated on thy law.

Contemporary English Version
Those liars have no sense, but I find happiness in your Law.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Their heart is curdled like milk: but I have meditated on thy law.

English Revised Version
Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law.

Good News Translation
They have no understanding, but I find pleasure in your law.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Their hearts are cold and insensitive, [yet] I am happy with your teachings.

International Standard Version
Their minds are clogged as with greasy fat, but I find joy in your instruction.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Their heart is gross like fat; But I delight in Thy law.

Literal Standard Version
Their heart has been thick as fat, I have delighted in Your law.

NET Bible
Their hearts are calloused, but I find delight in your law.

New Heart English Bible
Their heart is as callous as the fat, but I delight in your Law.

World English Bible
Their heart is as callous as the fat, but I delight in your law.

Young's Literal Translation
Insensate as fat hath been their heart, I -- in Thy law I have delighted.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
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. 71It was good for me to be afflicted, that I might learn Your statutes.…

Cross References
Matthew 13:15
For this people's heart has grown callous; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn, and I would heal them.'

Acts 28:27
For this people's heart has grown callous; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn, and I would heal them.'

Deuteronomy 32:15
But Jeshurun grew fat and kicked--becoming fat, bloated, and gorged. He abandoned the God who made him and scorned the Rock of his salvation.

Job 15:27
Though his face is covered with fat and his waistline bulges with flesh,

Psalm 17:10
They have closed their callous hearts; their mouths speak with arrogance.

Psalm 119:16
I will delight in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.

Isaiah 6:10
Make the hearts of this people calloused; deafen their ears and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed."


Treasury of Scripture

Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in your law.

heart is as fat

Psalm 17:10
They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.

Psalm 73:7
Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.

Isaiah 6:10
Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

but I

Psalm 119:16,35
I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word…

Psalm 40:8
I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

Romans 7:22
For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:









(70) As fat as grease.--For this emblem of pride and insensibility, see Psalm 17:10; Psalm 73:7; Isaiah 6:10.

Verse 70. - Their heart is as fat as grease; i.e. dull, gross, insensible to spiritual things (see Psalm 17:10; Isaiah 6:10). But I delight in thy Law. My heart is unlike theirs. Thy Law is a "delight" to it (comp. yore. 16, 24, 35, etc.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Their hearts
לִבָּ֑ם (lib·bām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

are hard
טָפַ֣שׁ (ṭā·p̄aš)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2954: To be thick, to be stupid

and callous,
כַּחֵ֣לֶב (ka·ḥê·leḇ)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2459: Fat, richest, choice part

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

delight
שִֽׁעֲשָֽׁעְתִּי׃ (ši·‘ă·šā·‘ə·tî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 8173: To look upon, fondle, please, amuse, to look about, stare

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


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