Psalms 119:85

“The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The proud haue digged pittes for me: which are not after thy law.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The arrogant have dug pits for me, {Men} who are not in accord with Your law.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The proud have digged pits for me, Who are not according to thy law.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The men of pride, who are turned away from your law, have put nets for me.
- Basic English Bible

The proud have digged pits for me, which is not according to thy law.
- Darby Bible

The proud have digged pits for me, which are not according to thy law.
- Webster's Bible

The proud have dug pits for me, contrary to your law.
- World English Bible

The proud have digged for me pits, That [are] not according to Thy law.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The proud have digged pits for me, which is not according to Thy law.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 119:85


119:85 Who - Who have no respect to thy law.


Discussion for Psalms 119:85

  • The proud have dug pits for me. Anyone who lives godly for any time at all may attest to that. I believe the pits are lies and deceit used to tear David 's character down, as they do all godly. One thing these wolves have in common is their distain for God 's word, "which are not after thy law ". I believe the Law 's standard is so far above these characters and so condemning, that it enrages them. Their love for sin is so strong that anything that would threaten their involvement in it must go.

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