Psalm 119:155
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English Standard Version
Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek your statutes.

King James Bible
Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes.

American Standard Version
Salvation is far from the wicked; For they seek not thy statutes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Salvation is far from sinners; because they have not sought thy justifications.

English Revised Version
Salvation is far from the wicked; for they seek not thy statutes.

Webster's Bible Translation
Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Koph. Fidelity to God's word, and deliverance according to His promise, is the purport of his unceasing prayer. Even in the morning twilight (נשׁף) he was awake praying. It is not הנּשׁף, I anticipated the twilight; nor is קדּמתּי, according to Psalm 89:14, equivalent to קדמתיך, but ואשׁוּע...קדּמתּי is the resolution of the otherwise customary construction קדמתי לשׁוּע, Jonah 4:2, inasmuch as קדּם may signify "to go before" (Psalm 68:26), and also "to make haste (with anything):" even early before the morning's dawn I cried. Instead of לדבריך the Ker (Targum, Syriac, Jerome) more appropriately reads לדברך after Psalm 119:74, Psalm 119:81, Psalm 119:114. But his eyes also anticipated the night-watches, inasmuch as they did not allow themselves to be caught not sleeping by any of them at their beginning (cf. לראשׁ, Lamentations 2:19). אמרה is here, as in Psalm 119:140, Psalm 119:158, and frequently, the whole word of God, whether in its requirements or its promises. In Psalm 119:149 בּמשׁפּטך is a defective plural as in Psalm 119:43 (vid., on Psalm 119:37), according to Psalm 119:156, although according to Psalm 119:132 the singular (lxx, Targum, Jerome) would also be admissible: what is meant is God's order of salvation, or His appointments that relate thereto. The correlative relation of Psalm 119:150 and Psalm 119:151 is rendered natural by the position of the words. With קרבוּ (cf. קרב) is associated the idea of rushing upon him with hostile purpose, and with קרוב, as in Psalm 69:19; Isaiah 58:2, of hastening to his succour. זמּה is infamy that is branded by the law: they go forth purposing this, but God's law is altogether self-verifying truth. And the poet has long gained the knowledge from it that it does not aim at merely temporary recompense. The sophisms of the apostates cannot therefore lead him astray. יסדתּם for יסדתּן, like המּה in Psalm 119:111.

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Psalm 18:27 For you will save the afflicted people; but will bring down high looks.

Job 5:4 His children are far from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.

Isaiah 46:12 Listen to me, you stouthearted, that are far from righteousness:

Isaiah 57:19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, said the LORD; and I will heal him.

Ephesians 2:17,18 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were near...

for they

Psalm 10:4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

Job 21:14,15 Therefore they say to God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of your ways...

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Luke 16:24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water...

Romans 3:11 There is none that understands, there is none that seeks after God.

Cross References
Job 5:4
His children are far from safety; they are crushed in the gate, and there is no one to deliver them.

Psalm 73:27
For behold, those who are far from you shall perish; you put an end to everyone who is unfaithful to you.

Psalm 119:45
and I shall walk in a wide place, for I have sought your precepts.

Psalm 119:94
I am yours; save me, for I have sought your precepts.

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