Psalm 119:85
New International Version
The arrogant dig pits to trap me, contrary to your law.

New Living Translation
These arrogant people who hate your instructions have dug deep pits to trap me.

English Standard Version
The insolent have dug pitfalls for me; they do not live according to your law.

Berean Study Bible
The arrogant have dug pits for me in violation of Your law.

King James Bible
The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.

New King James Version
The proud have dug pits for me, Which is not according to Your law.

New American Standard Bible
The arrogant have dug pits for me, People who are not in accord with Your Law.

NASB 1995
The arrogant have dug pits for me, Men who are not in accord with Your law.

NASB 1977
The arrogant have dug pits for me, Men who are not in accord with Thy law.

Amplified Bible
The arrogant (godless) have dug pits for me, Men who do not conform to Your law.

Christian Standard Bible
The arrogant have dug pits for me; they violate your instruction.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The arrogant have dug pits for me; they violate Your instruction.

American Standard Version
The proud have digged pits for me, Who are not according to thy law.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The evil, who are not of your Law, have dug a ditch for me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Transgressors told me idle tales; but not according to thy law, O Lord.

Contemporary English Version
Those proud people reject your teachings, and they dig pits for me to fall in.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The wicked have told me fables: but not as thy law.

English Revised Version
The proud have digged pits for me, who are not after thy law.

Good News Translation
The proud, who do not obey your law, have dug pits to trap me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Arrogant people have dug pits to trap me in defiance of your teachings.

International Standard Version
The arrogant have dug pitfalls for me disobeying your instruction.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The proud have digged pits for me, Which is not according to Thy law.

Literal Standard Version
The proud have dug pits for me, That [are] not according to Your law.

NET Bible
The arrogant dig pits to trap me, which violates your law.

New Heart English Bible
The proud have dug pits for me, contrary to your Law.

World English Bible
The proud have dug pits for me, contrary to your law.

Young's Literal Translation
The proud have digged for me pits, That are not according to Thy law.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
84How many days must Your servant wait? When will You execute judgment on my persecutors? 85The arrogant have dug pits for me in violation of Your law. 86All Your commandments are faithful; I am persecuted without cause—help me!…

Cross References
Psalm 7:15
He has dug a hole and hollowed it out; he has fallen into a pit of his own making.

Psalm 35:7
For without cause they laid their net for me; without reason they dug a pit for my soul.

Psalm 57:6
They spread a net for my feet; my soul was despondent. They dug a pit before me, but they themselves have fallen into it! Selah

Jeremiah 18:22
Let a cry be heard from their houses when You suddenly bring raiders against them, for they have dug a pit to capture me and have hidden snares for my feet.


Treasury of Scripture

The proud have dig pits for me, which are not after your law.

the proud.

Psalm 119:78
Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.

Psalm 7:15
He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.

Psalm 35:7
For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul.

which

Psalm 58:1,2
To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David. Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men? …









(85) Which.--Better, who. Its antecedent, of course, the proud, not the pits.

Verse 85. - The proud have digged pits for me; i.e. "have set traps to catch me" (comp. Psalm 7:15; Psalm 9:15). Which are not after thy Law. God's Law is opposed to all underhand and treacherous dealing - therefore to all traps and snares.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The arrogant
זֵדִ֣ים (zê·ḏîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 2086: Insolent, presumptuous

have dug
כָּֽרוּ־ (kā·rū-)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3738: To dig, to plot, to bore, open

pits
שִׁיח֑וֹת (šî·ḥō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 7882: A pit-fall

for me
לִ֣י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

in violation of
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

Your law.
כְתוֹרָתֶֽךָ׃ (ḵə·ṯō·w·rā·ṯe·ḵā)
Preposition-k | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 8451: Direction, instruction, law


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