Psalm 50:17
New International Version
You hate my instruction and cast my words behind you.

New Living Translation
For you refuse my discipline and treat my words like trash.

English Standard Version
For you hate discipline, and you cast my words behind you.

Berean Study Bible
For you hate My instruction and cast My words behind you.

King James Bible
Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.

New King James Version
Seeing you hate instruction And cast My words behind you?

New American Standard Bible
“For you yourself hate discipline, And you throw My words behind you.

NASB 1995
“For you hate discipline, And you cast My words behind you.

NASB 1977
“For you hate discipline, And you cast My words behind you.

Amplified Bible
“For you hate instruction and discipline And cast My words behind you [discarding them].

Christian Standard Bible
You hate instruction and fling my words behind you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You hate instruction and turn your back on My words.

American Standard Version
Seeing thou hatest instruction, And castest my words behind thee?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But you have hated my instruction and you have cast my words behind you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Whereas thou hast hated instruction, and hast cast my words behind thee.

Contemporary English Version
You refused correction and rejected my commands.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Seeing thou hast hated discipline: and hast cast my words behind thee.

Good News Translation
You refuse to let me correct you; you reject my commands.

International Standard Version
You hate instruction and toss my words behind you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Seeing thou hatest instruction, And castest My words behind thee.

Literal Standard Version
Indeed, you have hated instruction, And cast My words behind you.

New American Bible
You hate discipline; you cast my words behind you!

NET Bible
For you hate instruction and reject my words.

New Revised Standard Version
For you hate discipline, and you cast my words behind you.

New Heart English Bible
seeing you hate instruction, and throw my words behind you?

World English Bible
since you hate instruction, and throw my words behind you?

Young's Literal Translation
Yea, thou hast hated instruction, And dost cast My words behind thee.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Mighty One Calls
16To the wicked, however, God says, “What right have you to recite My statutes and to bear My covenant on your lips? 17For you hate My instruction and cast My words behind you. 18When you see a thief, you befriend him, and throw in your lot with adulterers.…

Cross References
Romans 2:21
you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal?

Romans 2:22
You who forbid adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?

1 Kings 14:9
You have done more evil than all who came before you. You have proceeded to make for yourself other gods and molten images to provoke Me, and you have flung Me behind your back.

Nehemiah 9:26
But they were disobedient and rebelled against You; they flung Your law behind their backs. They killed Your prophets, who had admonished them to return to You. They committed terrible blasphemies.

Proverbs 5:12
and you will say, "How I hated discipline, and my heart despised reproof!

Proverbs 12:1
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.


Treasury of Scripture

Seeing you hate instruction, and casts my words behind you.

hatest

Proverbs 1:7,28,29
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction…

Proverbs 5:12,13
And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof; …

Proverbs 8:36
But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

castest

Nehemiah 9:26
Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great provocations.

Isaiah 5:23
Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

Jeremiah 8:9
The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom is in them?











Verse 17. - Seeing thou hatest instruction (comp. Proverbs 1:25, 29). God, by his Law, teaches men their duties; but many men "hate" to be instructed. And castest my words behind thee (comp. 1 Kings 14:9; Nehemiah 9:26). They proceed from "inward alienation" to "open rejection" of the moral law.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For you
וְ֭אַתָּה (wə·’at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

hate
שָׂנֵ֣אתָ (śā·nê·ṯā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 8130: To hate

My instruction
מוּסָ֑ר (mū·sār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4148: Chastisement, reproof, warning, instruction, restraint

and cast
וַתַּשְׁלֵ֖ךְ (wat·taš·lêḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7993: To throw out, down, away

My words
דְּבָרַ֣י (də·ḇā·ray)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

behind you.
אַחֲרֶֽיךָ׃ (’a·ḥă·re·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 310: The hind or following part


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