Salmos 119:118

118 Hollaste á todos los que se desvían de tus estatutos: Porque mentira es su engaño.

Salmos 119:118 Meaning and Commentary

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.

Salmos 119:118 In-Context

116 Susténtame conforme á tu palabra, y viviré: Y no me avergüences de mi esperanza.
117 Sosténme, y seré salvo; Y deleitaréme siempre en tus estatutos.
118 Hollaste á todos los que se desvían de tus estatutos: Porque mentira es su engaño.
119 Como escorias hiciste consumir á todos los impíos de la tierra: Por tanto yo he amado tus testimonios.
120 Mi carne se ha extremecido por temor de ti; Y de tus juicios tengo miedo.