New Living Translation
You skim off the wicked of the earth like scum; no wonder I love to obey your laws!
King James Bible
Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross; therefore I love thy testimonies.
World English Bible
You put away all the wicked of the earth like dross. Therefore I love your testimonies.
Young's Literal Translation
Dross! Thou hast caused to cease All the wicked of the earth; Therefore I have loved Thy testimonies.
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"I have more understanding than my teachers, for Thy testimonies are my study; I am wiser than the aged, because I keep Thy commandments."--Psalm cxix. 99, 100. In these words the Psalmist declares, that in consequence of having obeyed God's commandments he had obtained more wisdom and understanding than those who had first enlightened his ignorance, and were once more enlightened than he. As if he said, "When I was a child, I was instructed in religious knowledge by kind and pious friends, who …
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Serve the LORD with reverent fear, and rejoice with trembling.
How I delight in your commands! How I love them!
Once like pure silver, you have become like worthless slag. Once so pure, you are now like watered-down wine.
I will raise my fist against you. I will melt you down and skim off your slag. I will remove all your impurities.
I will label them 'Rejected Silver,' for I, the LORD, am discarding them."
"Son of man, the people of Israel are the worthless slag that remains after silver is smelted. They are the dross that is left over--a useless mixture of copper, tin, iron, and lead.
So tell them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because you are all worthless slag, I will bring you to my crucible in Jerusalem.
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