Psalms 119:126

It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

It is time for thee, Lord, to worke: for they haue made voyde thy Law.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

It is time for the LORD to act, {For} they have broken Your law.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

It is time for Jehovah to work; `For' they have made void thy law.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is time, O Lord, for you to let your work be seen; for they have made your law without effect.
- Basic English Bible

It is time for Jehovah to work: they have made void thy law.
- Darby Bible

It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law.
- Webster's Bible

It is time to act, Yahweh, for they break your law.
- World English Bible

Time for Jehovah to work! they have made void Thy law.
- Youngs Literal Bible

It is time for the LORD to work; they have made void Thy law.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 119:126


119:126 To work - To put forth thy power for the restraint of evil - doers. They - The wicked. Made void - Or, abrogated thy law, have openly cast off its authority.


Discussion for Psalms 119:126

  • This may be understood in two ways. First, it is time for the Lord to do something, or second, it is time for us to do something for the Lord. Both seem to work, seeing the Lord does work though His children to fulfill His purposes. However looking at the verse in the context of what follows, " for they have made void thy law," that David is wanting the Lord to do something. God is able to restrain men and to bring them to repentance through trials and calamities and also when men get a glimpse of His goodness and mercy. I believe they both work here and God wants us to engage our culture in the power of the Holy Spirit so both translations are present. God does and will act independent of man however He also answers prayers that often connect us with that work.

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