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Psalms 119:85

    Psalms 119:85 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The proud have dig pits for me, which are not after your law.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The proud have digged pits for me, Who are not according to thy law.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The men of pride, who are turned away from your law, have put nets for me.

    Webster's Revision

    The proud have digged pits for me, Who are not according to thy law.

    World English Bible

    The proud have dug pits for me, contrary to your law.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The proud have digged pits for me, who are not after thy law.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:85

    The proud have digged pits - The Vulgate, Septuagint, Ethiopic, and Arabic, translate this verse thus: "They have recited to me unholy fables, which are not according to thy law." They wish us to receive their system of idolatry, and the tales concerning their gods; but these are not according to thy law. The Anglo-Saxon is the same: They quothed me the unrightwise spells; but no so so law thine.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:85

    The proud - Those in high life, or of exalted rank. See the notes at Psalm 119:51.

    Have digged pits for me - See the notes at Psalm 7:15. Compare Psalm 35:7; Psalm 57:6; Psalm 94:13.

    Which are not after thy law - The word which here refers not to the pits, but to the proud. They who have done this are people who do not regard thy commands; people who are open and public offenders. It is that class of people with whom I have to contend - inert who set at defiance all the laws of God; men high in rank, who wield great power, and who have no regard to the law of God in their conduct. Even they have sought my destruction in the meanest way possible - by covert arts, by underhanded means, by digging pits, as they would for wild beasts.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 119:85

    119:85 Who - Who have no respect to thy law.