Psalms 119:115

115 Away from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commands of my God!

Psalms 119:115 in Other Translations

KJV
115 Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.
ESV
115 Depart from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commandments of my God.
NLT
115 Get out of my life, you evil-minded people, for I intend to obey the commands of my God.
MSG
115 Get out of my life, evildoers, so I can keep my God's commands.
CSB
115 Depart from me, you evil ones, so that I may obey my God's commands.

Psalms 119:115 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:115

Depart from me, ye evildoers
The same with the evil thinkers, ( Psalms 119:113 ) ; According to Aben Ezra, they that think evil commonly do it; as they devise it, they commit it. This describes such persons whose course of life is, and who make it their constant business to do, iniquity; such the psalmist desires to depart his presence, to keep at a distance from him, as being very disagreeable to him; and who would be a great hinderance to him in keeping the commandments of God, as follows: these same words will be spoken by David's son and antitype, at the great day of account, ( Matthew 7:23 ) ;

for I will keep the commandments of my God;
of God who has a fight to command, and not of men, especially when opposed to the commands of God; of God, who is the covenant God and Father of his people; and whose covenant, grace, and favour, in choosing, redeeming, regenerating, and adopting them, lay them under greater obligations still to keep his commandments; and whose commandments are not grievous: and though they cannot be perfectly kept by good men, yet they are desirous of keeping them as well as they can, and determine in the strength of divine grace so to do; and which they do out of love to God, and with a view to his glory, without any selfish or mercenary ends. The Syriac version renders it, "that I may keep" to which end he desires to be rid of the company of wicked men; who are both a nuisance to good men, and an hinderance in religious duties.

Psalms 119:115 In-Context

113 I hate double-minded people, but I love your law.
114 You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.
115 Away from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commands of my God!
116 Sustain me, my God, according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.
117 Uphold me, and I will be delivered; I will always have regard for your decrees.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Psalms 6:8; Psalms 139:19; Matthew 7:23