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Psalms 119:128

    Psalms 119:128 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Therefore I esteem all your precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; And I hate every false way.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Because of it I keep straight in all things by your orders; and I am a hater of every false way.

    Webster's Revision

    Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; And I hate every false way.

    World English Bible

    Therefore I consider all of your precepts to be right. I hate every false way. PEY

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:128

    All thy precepts concerning all things to be right - There are too many supplied words here to leave the text unsuspected. All the ancient versions, except the Chaldee, seem to have omitted the second כל col, All and read the text thus: "Therefore I have walked straight in all thy precepts." I go straight on in all thy precepts, hating every false way. I neither turn to the right hand nor to the left; the false ways are crooked; thy way is straight. I am going to heaven, and that way lies straight before me. To walk in the way of falsity I cannot, because I hate it; and I hate such ways because God hates them.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:128

    Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right - literally, "Therefore all the commandments of all I regard as right." The idea seems to be, that he regarded as right and just all the commandments of God pertaining to "every" thing and "every" person; all, considered in every way; all, wherever the law extended, and whomsoever it embraced; all the law pertaining to duty toward God and toward man. He saw in the "violation" of the laws of God Psalm 119:126 a reason for approving "all" law; all that would restrain people from sin, and that would bind them to duty and to virtue. The effect had been to lead him to reflect on the worth of law as law, and he had come to the conclusion that all the laws of God were to be approved and loved, inasmuch as they would, in their observance, prevent the wrongs and sorrows which he saw to be consequent on their violation.

    And I hate every false way - Every course of life not based on truth, or on a right view of things. All just law is based on a perception of what is true; on the reality of things; on what is required in the nature of the case; on what will tend to promote the best interests of society. Compare the notes at Psalm 119:104.