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Psalms 119:21

    Psalms 119:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You have rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from your commandments.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, That do wander from thy commandments.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Your hand has been against the men of pride, a curse is on those who go wandering out of your way.

    Webster's Revision

    Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, That do wander from thy commandments.

    World English Bible

    You have rebuked the proud who are cursed, who wander from your commandments.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do wander from thy commandments.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:21

    Thou hast rebuked the proud - This was done often in the case of David; and was true also in reference to the Babylonians, who held the Israelites in subjection, and whose kings were among the proudest of human beings. Instead of זדים zedim, the proud, some MSS. read זרים zarim, strangers, and one reads גוים goyim, the heathen; and so the Syriac.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:21

    Thou hast rebuked the proud - Compare Psalm 9:5. The meaning is, that God had done this not by word but by deed. The proud were everywhere rebuked by God, alike in his law, and in his providence. The connection seems to be this: the psalmist is meditating on the benefit or advantage of keeping the law of God; of a humble, pious life. His mind naturally adverts to what would be the opposite of this - or to this in contrast with an opposite course of life; and he says, therefore, that God had in every way, and at all times, manifested his displeasure against that class of people. Such a course, therefore, must be attended with misery; but the course which he proposed to pursue must be attended with happiness.

    That are cursed - The accursed; those who are regarded and treated by God as accursed, or as objects of his disapprobation.

    Which do err from thy commandments - Who depart from thy law. The sense is, "I propose and intend to keep thy law. As a motive to this, I look at the consequences which must follow from disobeying it. I see it everywhere in the divine treatment of those who do disregard that law. They are subject to the displeasure - the solemn rebuke - of God. So all must be who disregard his law; and it is my purpose not to be found among their number."

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 119:21

    119:21 The proud - Obstinate and presumptuous sinners, who sin with an high hand. Err - Or, wander, knowingly or wilfully.