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Psalms 119:158

    Psalms 119:158 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not your word.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I beheld the treacherous, and was grieved, Because they observe not thy word.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I saw with hate those who were untrue to you; for they did not keep your saying.

    Webster's Revision

    I beheld the treacherous, and was grieved, Because they observe not thy word.

    World English Bible

    I look at the faithless with loathing, because they don't observe your word.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I beheld the treacherous dealers, and was grieved; because they observed not thy word.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:158

    I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved - Literally, I was affected with anguish.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:158

    I beheld the transgressors - Those who wronged me; those who violated the law of God.

    And was grieved - Or, "sickened." The word used here means commonly to loathe, to nauseate, to sicken. Ezekiel 16:47; Psalm 95:10. I was made sad, sorry, sick at heart. I did not look on them with anger; I did not desire to take revenge upon them; I did not return evil for evil. My heart was sad that people would do wrong; that they would expose themselves to such danger. See the notes at Psalm 119:136.

    Because they kept not thy word - Because they violated thy law; because they were sinners.