New American Standard Bible
You rebuke the arrogant, the cursed, Who wander from Your commandments.
King James Bible
Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, who wander from thy commandments.
World English Bible
You have rebuked the proud who are cursed, who wander from your commandments.
Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast rebuked the cursed proud, Who are erring from Thy commands.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Thou hast rebuked the proud - Compare Psalm 9:5. The meaning is, that God had done this not by word but by deed. The proud were everywhere rebuked by God, alike in his law, and in his providence. The connection seems to be this: the psalmist is meditating on the benefit or advantage of keeping the law of God; of a humble, pious life. His mind naturally adverts to what would be the opposite of this - or to this in contrast with an opposite course of life; and he says, therefore, that God had in every way, and at all times, manifested his displeasure against that class of people. Such a course, therefore, must be attended with misery; but the course which he proposed to pursue must be attended with happiness.
That are cursed - The accursed; those who are regarded and treated by God as accursed, or as objects of his disapprobation.
Which do err from thy commandments - Who depart from thy law. The sense is, "I propose and intend to keep thy law. As a motive to this, I look at the consequences which must follow from disobeying it. I see it everywhere in the divine treatment of those who do disregard that law. They are subject to the displeasure - the solemn rebuke - of God. So all must be who disregard his law; and it is my purpose not to be found among their number."
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.
'Cursed is he who does not confirm the words of this law by doing them.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
You have rebuked the nations, You have destroyed the wicked; You have blotted out their name forever and ever.
For those blessed by Him will inherit the land, But those cursed by Him will be cut off.
Rebuke the beasts in the reeds, The herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples, Trampling under foot the pieces of silver; He has scattered the peoples who delight in war.
With all my heart I have sought You; Do not let me wander from Your commandments.
You have rejected all those who wander from Your statutes, For their deceitfulness is useless.
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