New American Standard Bible
The arrogant have dug pits for me, Men who are not in accord with Your law.
King James Bible
The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.
Darby Bible Translation
The proud have digged pits for me, which is not according to thy law.
World English Bible
The proud have dug pits for me, contrary to your law.
Young's Literal Translation
The proud have digged for me pits, That are not according to Thy law.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The proud - Those in high life, or of exalted rank. See the notes at Psalm 119:51.
Which are not after thy law - The word which here refers not to the pits, but to the proud. They who have done this are people who do not regard thy commands; people who are open and public offenders. It is that class of people with whom I have to contend - inert who set at defiance all the laws of God; men high in rank, who wield great power, and who have no regard to the law of God in their conduct. Even they have sought my destruction in the meanest way possible - by covert arts, by underhanded means, by digging pits, as they would for wild beasts.
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
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Excursus on the Choir Offices of the Early Church.
He has dug a pit and hollowed it out, And has fallen into the hole which he made.
For without cause they hid their net for me; Without cause they dug a pit for my soul.
They have prepared a net for my steps; My soul is bowed down; They dug a pit before me; They themselves have fallen into the midst of it. Selah.
May an outcry be heard from their houses, When You suddenly bring raiders upon them; For they have dug a pit to capture me And hidden snares for my feet.
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