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Psalms 119:113

Context
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ס (Samek) I hate people with divided loyalties, 1  but I love your law.

XREF

Ps 94:11; Ps 119:97,103; Isa 55:7; Jer 4:14; Mr 7:21; 2Co 10:5

NET © Notes

tn Heb “divided ones.” The word occurs only here; it appears to be derived from a verbal root, attested in Arabic, meaning “to split” (see HALOT 762 s.v. *סֵעֵף). Since the psalmist is emphasizing his unswerving allegiance to God and his law, the term probably refers to those who lack such loyalty. The translation is similar to that suggested by L. C. Allen, Psalms 101-150 (WBC), 131.



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