Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

Psalms 119:163

    Psalms 119:163 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I hate and abhor lying: but your law do I love.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I hate and abhor falsehood; But thy law do I love.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I am full of hate and disgust for false words; but I am a lover of your law.

    Webster's Revision

    I hate and abhor falsehood; But thy law do I love.

    World English Bible

    I hate and abhor falsehood. I love your law.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I hate and abhor falsehood; but thy law do I love.

    Definitions for Psalms 119:163

    Abhor - Despise; spurn; regard with horror.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:163

    I-- abhor lying - Perhaps they might have made the confessions which the Chaldeans required, and by mental reservation have kept an inward firm adherence to their creed; but this, in the sight of the God of truth, must have been lying; and at such a sacrifice they would not purchase their enlargement, even from their captivity.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:163

    I hate and abhor lying - The mention of lying here particularly seems to have been suggested by the necessity, from the structure of the psalm, of finding some word at the beginning of the verse which commenced with the letter Schin. At the same time, it is an illustration of the nature of piety, and doubtless there had been numerous occasions in the life of the psalmist when he had seen and experienced the effects of falsehood. This sin, therefore, might occur to him as readily as any other. It is unnecessary to say that religion "forbids" this sin in all its forms.

    But thy law do I love - Particularly here the law which forbids lying. The psalmist was conscious, as every good man must be, that he truly loved that pure law which forbids falsehood in all its forms.

    Verses Related to Psalms 119:163

    Proverbs 17:7 - Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.
    Ephesians 4:29 - Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
    1 Timothy 4:2 - Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;