New American Standard Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
Salvation is far from the wicked; for they seek not thy statutes.
World English Bible
Salvation is far from the wicked, for they don't seek your statutes.
Young's Literal Translation
Far from the wicked is salvation, For Thy statutes they have not sought.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Salvation is far from the wicked - That is,
(a) in their present course: they are very far from being safe, or from having a prospect of salvation;
(b) they are constantly going farther and farther off - making their salvation less probable - not going toward heaven, but from it.
(c) Destruction is very near to them, and they are constantly making it nearer and nearer.
(d) In their present course it may be said that salvation is far - is infinitely remote - from them, so that they can never come to it.
(e) If they would be saved, they must change their course altogether, and go "toward" salvation and not from it.
For they seek not thy statutes - They do not regard thy law; they do not make it a principle to obey thy commandments.
LibraryA Cleansed Way
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word.'--PSALM cxix. 9. There are many questions about the future with which it is natural for you young people to occupy yourselves; but I am afraid that the most of you ask more anxiously 'How shall I make my way?' than 'How shall I cleanse it?' It is needful carefully to ponder the questions: 'How shall I get on in the world--be happy, fortunate?' and the like, and I suppose that that is the consideration …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
May the Fourth a Healthy Palate
The Christian Described
Excursus on the Choir Offices of the Early Church.
"His sons are far from safety, They are even oppressed in the gate, And there is no deliverer.
For, behold, those who are far from You will perish; You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to You.
And I will walk at liberty, For I seek Your precepts.
I am Yours, save me; For I have sought Your precepts.
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