Psalm 78:10
New International Version
they did not keep God’s covenant and refused to live by his law.

New Living Translation
They did not keep God’s covenant and refused to live by his instructions.

English Standard Version
They did not keep God’s covenant, but refused to walk according to his law.

Berean Study Bible
They failed to keep God’s covenant and refused to live by His law.

King James Bible
They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law;

New King James Version
They did not keep the covenant of God; They refused to walk in His law,

New American Standard Bible
They did not keep the covenant of God And refused to walk in His Law;

NASB 1995
They did not keep the covenant of God And refused to walk in His law;

NASB 1977
They did not keep the covenant of God, And refused to walk in His law;

Amplified Bible
They did not keep the covenant of God And refused to walk according to His law;

Christian Standard Bible
They did not keep God’s covenant and refused to live by his law.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They did not keep God’s covenant and refused to live by His law.

American Standard Version
They kept not the covenant of God, And refused to walk in his law;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For they did not keep the covenant of God and they did not choose to walk in his Law.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They kept not the covenant of God, and would not walk in his law.

Contemporary English Version
They broke their agreement with God, and they turned their backs on his teaching.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They kept not the covenant of God: and in his law they would not walk.

English Revised Version
They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law;

Good News Translation
They did not keep their covenant with God; they refused to obey his law.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They had not been faithful to God's promise. They refused to follow his teachings.

International Standard Version
They did not keep God's covenant, and refused to live by his Law.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They kept not the covenant of God, And refused to walk in His law;

Literal Standard Version
They have not kept the covenant of God, And they have refused to walk in His law,

NET Bible
They did not keep their covenant with God, and they refused to obey his law.

New Heart English Bible
They did not keep God's covenant, and refused to walk by his Law.

World English Bible
They didn't keep God's covenant, and refused to walk in his law.

Young's Literal Translation
They have not kept the covenant of God, And in His law they have refused to walk,

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Will Open My Mouth in Parables
9The archers of Ephraim turned back on the day of battle. 10They failed to keep God’s covenant and refused to live by His law. 11They forgot what He had done, the wonders He had shown them.…

Cross References
Exodus 16:28
Then the LORD said to Moses, "How long will you refuse to keep My commandments and instructions?

Exodus 19:5
Now if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, you will be My treasured possession out of all the nations--for the whole earth is Mine.

Judges 2:20
So the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and He said, "Because this nation has transgressed the covenant I laid down for their fathers and has not heeded My voice,

1 Kings 11:11
Then the LORD said to Solomon, "Because you have done this and have not kept My covenant and My statutes, which I have commanded you, I will tear the kingdom away from you and give it to your servant.

2 Kings 17:15
They rejected His statutes and the covenant He had made with their fathers, as well as the decrees He had given them. They pursued worthless idols and themselves became worthless, going after the surrounding nations that the LORD had commanded them not to imitate.

2 Kings 18:12
This happened because they did not listen to the voice of the LORD their God, but violated His covenant--all that Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded--and would neither listen nor obey.

Psalm 119:1
Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law;

Deuteronomy 31:16,20
And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them…

Judges 2:10-12
And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel…

2 Kings 17:14,15
Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the LORD their God…









Verse 10. - They kept not the covenant of God (comp. Deuteronomy 29:25; Deuteronomy 31:20; 1 Kings 19:10, 14, etc.). And refused to walk in his law (see Judges 2:11-13; Judges 8:33; Judges 10:10).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They did not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

keep
שָׁ֭מְרוּ (mə·rū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

God’s
אֱלֹהִ֑ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

covenant
בְּרִ֣ית (bə·rîṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 1285: A covenant

and refused
מֵאֲנ֥וּ (mê·’ă·nū)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3985: To refuse

to live
לָלֶֽכֶת׃ (lā·le·ḵeṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

by His law.
וּ֝בְתוֹרָת֗וֹ (ū·ḇə·ṯō·w·rā·ṯōw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8451: Direction, instruction, law


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