Salmos 119:85

85 Los soberbios me han cavado hoyos; Mas no obran según tu ley.

Salmos 119:85 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:85

The proud have digged pits for me
Laid snares and temptations in his way, to draw him into sin, and so into mischief; they sought indeed to take away his life, and formed schemes for it. The allusion is to the digging of pits for the taking of wild beasts; which shows the ill opinion they had of David, and their ill usage of him; see ( Psalms 7:15 ) ( 9:15 ) ;

which [are] not after thy law;
no, contrary to it; which forbids the digging of a pit, and leaving it uncovered, so that a neighbour's beast might fall into it, ( Exodus 21:33 Exodus 21:34 ) ; and if those might not be dug to the injury of beasts, then much less to the injury of men, to the hurt of the servants of the Lord, or to the shedding of innocent blood, which the law forbids.

Salmos 119:85 In-Context

83 Porque estoy como el odre al humo; Mas no he olvidado tus estatutos.
84 ¿Cuántos son los días de tu siervo? ¿Cuándo harás juicio contra los que me persiguen?
85 Los soberbios me han cavado hoyos; Mas no obran según tu ley.
86 Todos tus mandamientos son verdad: Sin causa me persiguen; ayúdame.
87 Casi me han echado por tierra: Mas yo no he dejado tus mandamientos.