New American Standard Bible
I hate those who regard vain idols, But I trust in the LORD.
King James Bible
I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
I have hated them that observe lying vanities; and as for me, I have confided in Jehovah.
World English Bible
I hate those who regard lying vanities, but I trust in Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
I have hated the observers of lying vanities, And I toward Jehovah have been confident.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I have hated them that regard lying vanities - This is evidently stated as a reason for the prayer offered in the previous verses. It is a reference by the psalmist to his own past life; to his general aim and conduct. The meaning is, that he had been a friend of God; that he had separated himself from wicked men; and he now prays in return for His protection and interposition. The sentiment is similar to that which occurs in Psalm 26:3-5. See the notes at that passage. The word rendered "regard" here means to observe, to keep, to attend upon; and the reference is to those who show honor to what is here called "lying vanities;" that is, those who attend upon them, or who show them favor. The "lying vanities" are probably "idols," and the allusion is to those who attended on the worship of idols as distinguished from those who worshipped the true God. Idols are often represented as false - as vain, or vanity, - as a lie - in contradistinction from that which is true and real. See the notes at 1 Corinthians 8:4. There is special emphasis in the language used here as denoting the "utter" worthlessness and vanity of idols. The language means "vanities of emptiness;" denoting that they were "utterly" vain and worthless.
But I trust in the Lord - In Yahweh, the true God, as distinguished from idols.
Library'Into Thy Hands'
'Into Thine hand I commit my spirit: Thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.'--PSALM xxxi. 5. The first part of this verse is consecrated for ever by our Lord's use of it on the Cross. Is it not wonderful that, at that supreme hour, He deigned to take an unknown singer's words as His words? What an honour to that old saint that Jesus Christ, dying, should find nothing that more fully corresponded to His inmost heart at that moment than the utterance of the Psalmist long ago! How His mind must …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
"My Times are in Thy Hand"
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O sons of men, how long will my honor become a reproach? How long will you love what is worthless and aim at deception? Selah.
I hate the assembly of evildoers, And I will not sit with the wicked.
But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever.
I hate and despise falsehood, But I love Your law.
Do I not hate those who hate You, O LORD? And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
Behold, listen! The cry of the daughter of my people from a distant land: "Is the LORD not in Zion? Is her King not within her?" "Why have they provoked Me with their graven images, with foreign idols?"
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