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Psalms 31:6

    Psalms 31:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I hate them that regard lying vanities; But I trust in Jehovah.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I am full of hate for those who go after false gods; but my hope is in the Lord.

    Webster's Revision

    I hate them that regard lying vanities; But I trust in Jehovah.

    World English Bible

    I hate those who regard lying vanities, but I trust in Yahweh.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I hate them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 31:6

    I have hated them - That is, I have abominated their ways. Idolaters are the persons of whom David speaks.

    I trust in the Lord - While they trust in vanities vain things; (for an idol is nothing in the worid); and in lying vanities; (for much is promised and nothing given); I trust in Jehovah, who is God all-sufficient, and is my Shepherd, and therefore I shall lack no good thing.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 31:6

    I have hated them that regard lying vanities - This is evidently stated as a reason for the prayer offered in the previous verses. It is a reference by the psalmist to his own past life; to his general aim and conduct. The meaning is, that he had been a friend of God; that he had separated himself from wicked men; and he now prays in return for His protection and interposition. The sentiment is similar to that which occurs in Psalm 26:3-5. See the notes at that passage. The word rendered "regard" here means to observe, to keep, to attend upon; and the reference is to those who show honor to what is here called "lying vanities;" that is, those who attend upon them, or who show them favor. The "lying vanities" are probably "idols," and the allusion is to those who attended on the worship of idols as distinguished from those who worshipped the true God. Idols are often represented as false - as vain, or vanity, - as a lie - in contradistinction from that which is true and real. See the notes at 1 Corinthians 8:4. There is special emphasis in the language used here as denoting the "utter" worthlessness and vanity of idols. The language means "vanities of emptiness;" denoting that they were "utterly" vain and worthless.

    But I trust in the Lord - In Yahweh, the true God, as distinguished from idols.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 31:6

    31:6 Vanities - Idols, which are often called Vanities, as Deut 32:21. Or, curious arts, and all sorts of divinations.