Psalm 119:118

118 You reject all who stray from your decrees, for their delusions come to nothing.

Read Psalm 119:118 Using Other Translations

Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.
You spurn all who go astray from your statutes, for their cunning is in vain.
But you have rejected all who stray from your decrees. They are only fooling themselves.

What does Psalm 119:118 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 119:118

Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes,
&c.] That wander from the way of the Lord's commandments; that deviate from his precepts, go astray constantly and wilfully; a people that err in their hearts, and with all their hearts. These the Lord treads down, as mire in the streets, as grapes in a winepress; which shows his abhorrence of them, his indignation at them, and how easily they are subdued under him;

for their deceit [is] falsehood:
or, "their hypocrisy [is] a lie" F13: the appearance they make is a false one; they appear outwardly righteous, but are inwardly wicked; have a form of godliness, but deny the power of it: or all their deceitful doctrines are lies in hypocrisy, though dressed up with all the art and cunning they are masters of; or all their subtle schemes to corrupt and subvert the true doctrines of the word are in vain and to no purpose.


FOOTNOTES:

F13 So Michaelis.
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