Psalm 119:119
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English Standard Version
All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross, therefore I love your testimonies.

King James Bible
Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.

American Standard Version
Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: Therefore I love thy testimonies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have accounted all the sinners of the earth prevaricators: therefore have I loved thy testimonies.

English Revised Version
Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Samech. His hope rests on God's word, without allowing itself to be led astray by doubters and apostates. סעפים (the form of nouns which indicate defects or failings) are those inwardly divided, halting between two opinions (סעפּים), 1 Kings 18:21, who do homage partly to the worship of Jahve, partly to heathenism, and therefore are trying to combine faith and naturalism. In contrast to such, the poet's love, faith, and hope are devoted entirely to the God of revelation; and to all those who are desirous of drawing him away he addresses in Psalm 119:115 (cf. Psalm 6:9) an indignant "depart." He, however, stands in need of grace in order to persevere and to conquer. For this he prays in Psalm 119:116-117. The מן in משּׁברי is the same as in בּושׁ מן. The ah of ואשׁעה is the intentional ah (Ew. 228, c), as in Isaiah 41:23. The statement of the ground of the סלית, vilipendis, does not mean: unsuccessful is their deceit (Hengstenberg, Olshausen), but falsehood without the consistency of truth is their self-deceptive and seductive tendency. The lxx and Syriac read תּרעיתם, "their sentiment;" but this is an Aramaic word that is unintelligible in Hebrew, which the old translators have conjured into the text only on account of an apparent tautology. The reading השּׁבתּ or חשׁבתּ (Aquila, Symmachus, and Jerome; lxx ἐλογισάμην, therefore חשׁבתי) instead of חשׁבתּ might more readily be justified in Psalm 119:119; but the former gives too narrow a meaning, and the reading rests on a mistaking of the construction of השׁבית with an accusative of the object and of the effect: all the wicked, as many of them as are on the earth, dost Thou put away as dross (סגים( ssor). Accordingly משׁפטיך in Psalm 119:120 are God's punitive judgments, or rather (cf. Psalm 119:91) God's laws (judgments) according to which He judges. What is meant are sentences of punishment, as in Leviticus 26, Deuteronomy 28. Of these the poet is afraid, for omnipotence can change words into deeds forthwith. In fear of the God who has attested Himself in Exodus 34:7 and elsewhere, his skin shudders and his hair stands on end.

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thou. When Thou triest them in the refining fire, they are burnt up, fly off in fumes, or in scorice, which Thou sweepest away.

puttest away. Heb. causest to cease

1 Samuel 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD...

Jeremiah 6:30 Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the LORD has rejected them.

Ezekiel 22:18-22 Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the middle of the furnace...

Malachi 3:2,3 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appears? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap...

Matthew 3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner...

Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.

Matthew 13:40-42,49,50 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world...

therefore

Psalm 119:111,126-128 Your testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart...

Cross References
Psalm 2:11
Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Psalm 119:47
for I find my delight in your commandments, which I love.

Isaiah 1:22
Your silver has become dross, your best wine mixed with water.

Isaiah 1:25
I will turn my hand against you and will smelt away your dross as with lye and remove all your alloy.

Jeremiah 6:30
Rejected silver they are called, for the LORD has rejected them."

Ezekiel 22:18
"Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to me; all of them are bronze and tin and iron and lead in the furnace; they are dross of silver.

Ezekiel 22:19
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Because you have all become dross, therefore, behold, I will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem.

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