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Psalms 119:118

    Psalms 119:118 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You have trodden down all them that err from your statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thou hast set at nought all them that err from thy statutes; For their deceit is falsehood.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    You have overcome all those who are wandering from your rules; for all their thoughts are false.

    Webster's Revision

    Thou hast set at nought all them that err from thy statutes; For their deceit is falsehood.

    World English Bible

    You reject all those who stray from your statutes, for their deceit is in vain.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thou hast set at nought all them that err from thy statutes; for their deceit is falsehood.

    Definitions for Psalms 119:118

    Trodden - Trampled.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:118

    Thou hast trodden down - All thy enemies will be finally trodden down under thy feet.

    Their deceit is falsehood - Their elevation is a lie. The wicked often become rich and great, and affect to be happy, but it is all false; they have neither a clean nor approving conscience. Nor can they have thy approbation; and, consequently, no true blessedness.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:118

    Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes - Compare the notes at Psalm 119:21. Rather, "Thou hast made light of," or "thou despisest." The Hebrew word means properly to suspend in a balance; to weigh. Then it means to lift up lightly or easily; and then, to make light of; to contemn; to regard anything as "light." The Septuagint and Latin Vulgate render it, "Thou dost despise." That is, God regards them as of no account; as a light substance of no value; as chaff which the wind carries away. Compare Job 21:18; Psalm 1:4; Psalm 35:5; Isaiah 17:13.

    For their deceit is falsehood - This seems to be a truism - for deceit must imply falsehood. In the original this is an emphatic way of declaring the whole thing to be false, as the Hebrew language often expresses emphasis by mere repetition - thus "pits, pits," meaning many pits. The psalmist first characterizes their conduct as deceitful - as that which cannot be relied on - as that which must fail in the end; he then speaks of this system on which they acted as altogether a "lie" - as that which is utterly "false;" thus giving, as it were, a double emphasis to the statement, and showing how utterly delusive and vain it must be.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 119:118

    119:118 Deceit - Their deceitful devices, shall bring that destruction upon themselves which they design for others.