Psalm 119:21
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New Living Translation
You rebuke the arrogant; those who wander from your commands are cursed.

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.

Psalm 119:21 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

119:21 The proud - Obstinate and presumptuous sinners, who sin with an high hand. Err - Or, wander, knowingly or wilfully.

Psalm 119:21 Parallel Commentaries

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Inward Witness to the Truth of the Gospel.
"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
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII

A Bottle in the Smoke
First, God's people have their trials--they get put in the smoke; secondly, God's people feel their trials--they "become like a bottle in the smoke;" thirdly, God's people do not forget God's statutes in their trials--"I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes." I. GOD'S PEOPLE HAVE THEIR TRIALS. This is an old truth, as old as the everlasting hills, because trials were in the covenant, and certainly the covenant is as old as the eternal mountains. It was never designed
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2: 1856

The Dryness of Preachers, and the Various Evils which Arise from their Failing to Teach Heart-Prayer --Exhortation to Pastors to Lead People Towards this Form Of
If all those who are working for the conquest of souls sought to win them by the heart, leading them first of all to prayer and to the inner life, they would see many and lasting conversions. But so long as they only address themselves to the outside, and instead of drawing people to Christ by occupying their hearts with Him, they only give them a thousand precepts for outward observances, they will see but little fruit, and that will not be lasting. When once the heart is won, other defects are
Jeanne Marie Bouvières—A Short Method Of Prayer And Spiritual Torrents

Of Deeper Matters, and God's Hidden Judgments which are not to be Inquired Into
"My Son, beware thou dispute not of high matters and of the hidden judgments of God; why this man is thus left, and that man is taken into so great favour; why also this man is so greatly afflicted, and that so highly exalted. These things pass all man's power of judging, neither may any reasoning or disputation have power to search out the divine judgments. When therefore the enemy suggesteth these things to thee, or when any curious people ask such questions, answer with that word of the Prophet,
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
Deuteronomy 27:26
'Cursed is anyone who does not affirm and obey the terms of these instructions.' And all the people will reply, 'Amen.'

Psalm 9:5
You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked; you have erased their names forever.

Psalm 37:22
Those the LORD blesses will possess the land, but those he curses will die.

Psalm 68:30
Rebuke these enemy nations--these wild animals lurking in the reeds, this herd of bulls among the weaker calves. Make them bring bars of silver in humble tribute. Scatter the nations that delight in war.

Psalm 119:10
I have tried hard to find you--don't let me wander from your commands.

Psalm 119:118
But you have rejected all who stray from your decrees. They are only fooling themselves.

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