Psalms 119:3

3 they do no wrong but follow his ways.

Psalms 119:3 in Other Translations

3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
3 who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways!
3 They do not compromise with evil, and they walk only in his paths.
3 That's right - you don't go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set.
3 They do nothing wrong; they follow His ways.

Psalms 119:3 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:3

They also do no iniquity
Not that they are free from indwelling sin, nor from the acts of sin, nor that what they do are not sins; but they do not make a trade of sinning, it is not the course of their lives; nor do they do iniquity with that ease and pleasure, without reluctance and remorse, as others do: or rather as new creatures, as born again, they do not and cannot commit sin; for the new man is pure, spiritual, and holy; and nothing can come out of that, or be done by it, which is the contrary. This is a distinct I from the old man, or corrupt nature, to which all the actions of sin are to be ascribed; see ( 1 John 3:9 ) ( Romans 7:17 Romans 7:20 ) ;

they walk in his ways;
in the ways of God and Christ, into which they are guided and directed, and where they are kept, and in which they find both pleasure and profit. Here end the descriptive characters of good and happy men.

Psalms 119:3 In-Context

1 Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD.
2 Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart—
3 they do no wrong but follow his ways.
4 You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed.
5 Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees!

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 59:4; 1 John 3:9; 1 John 5:18
  • 2. Psalms 128:1; Jeremiah 6:16; Jeremiah 7:23
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