New Living Translation
I have followed your commands, which keep me from following cruel and evil people.
King James Bible
Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.
Darby Bible Translation
Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept from the paths of the violent man.
World English Bible
As for the works of men, by the word of your lips, I have kept myself from the ways of the violent.
Young's Literal Translation
As to doings of man, Through a word of Thy lips I have observed The paths of a destroyer;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
17:4 Concerning - Observing the works of the men of this age, how wicked they are, I was resolved to take more care in ordering my own actions. By - By the help of thy blessed word. Paths - The customs and practices. Destroyer - Or, of the violent man: such as Saul, and his courtiers and soldiers.
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Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.
Yet they succeed in everything they do. They do not see your punishment awaiting them. They sneer at all their enemies.
They are a warning to your servant, a great reward for those who obey them.
How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word.
I have refused to walk on any evil path, so that I may remain obedient to your word.
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