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Psalms 119:3

    Psalms 119:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Yea, they do no unrighteousness; They walk in his ways.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    They do no evil; they go in his ways.

    Webster's Revision

    Yea, they do no unrighteousness; They walk in his ways.

    World English Bible

    Yes, they do nothing wrong. They walk in his ways.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Yea, they do no unrighteousness; they walk in his ways.

    Definitions for Psalms 119:3

    Iniquity - Sin; wickedness; evil.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:3

    They also do no iniquity - They avoid all idolatry, injustice, and wrong; and they walk in God's ways, not in those ways to which an evil heart might entice them, nor those in which the thoughtless and the profligate tread.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:3

    They also do no iniquity - See the notes at 1 John 3:9. The meaning is, that they are righteous; their character is that they do that which is right. It cannot mean that all persons who are religious are actually and absolutely perfect - for no man would hold this opinion; no one does hold it. It is general language such as is commonly used to describe an upright or righteous man. The declaration is true of all who are the friends of God - or, who are truly; religious - in the following senses:

    (1) That they are habitually and characteristically righteous;

    (2) That they intend to do right - for a man who deliberately purposes to do wrong - to lead a life of sin and disobedience, cannot be a pious man.

    (3) That when they do err, it is not the result of intention, or the design of their life, but because they are tempted; are overcome with passion; are led by the power of their native corruption of heart to act contrary to their better judgment and their true character.

    See Romans 7:14-17. On the other hand, it is true that a man who is not characteristically righteous; who is not an upright man in his dealings; who is not true, and honest, and temperate, and just, and benevolent, cannot be a child of God and heir of heaven. No exactness of orthodoxy, and no fervour of emotion, and no zeal in the cause of religion, can constitute true piety without this.

    They walk in his ways - Habitually; constantly; characteristically. They are not merely honest, upright, and just in their dealings with men, but they walk in the ways of God; they are religious.