Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

I hate those who are double-minded, But I love Your law.

King James Version

SAMECH. I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.

Holman Bible

?SamekI hate those who are double-minded,
but I love Your instruction.

International Standard Version

I despise the double-minded, but I love your instruction.

A Conservative Version

I hate those who are of a double mind, but I love thy law.

American Standard Version

SAMEKH. I hate them that are of a double mind; But thy law do I love.


I hate the thoughts of undecided [in religion], double-minded people, but Your law do I love.

Bible in Basic English

I am a hater of men of doubting mind; but I am a lover of your law.

Darby Translation

SAMECH. The double-minded have I hated; but thy law do I love.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

SAMECH. I hate vain thoughts; but I love thy law.

Julia Smith Translation

I hated dividings, and I loved thy law.

King James 2000

[Samek] I hate vain thoughts: but your law do I love.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I hate {the double-minded}, but I love your law.

Modern King James verseion

SAMECH: I hate half-hearted thoughts; but Your Law do I love.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

{Samekh} I hate them that imagine evil things; but thy law do I love.

NET Bible

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

New Heart English Bible

SAMEKH. I hate double-minded men, but I love your Law.

The Emphasized Bible

[SAMECH] Half-hearted ones, do I hate, but, thy law, do I love.


SAMECH. I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.

World English Bible

I hate double-minded men, but I love your law.

Youngs Literal Translation

Samech. Doubting ones I have hated, And Thy law I have loved.

Verse Info

Context Readings


112 I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes Forever, even to the end. 113 I hate those who are double-minded, But I love Your law. 114 You are my hiding place and my shield; I wait for Your word.

Cross References

Psalm 94:11

The LORD knows the thoughts of man, That they are a mere breath.

Psalm 119:97

O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.

Psalm 119:103

How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Isaiah 55:7

Let the wicked forsake his way And the unrighteous man his thoughts; And let him return to the LORD, And He will have compassion on him, And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.

Jeremiah 4:14

Wash your heart from evil, O Jerusalem, That you may be saved. How long will your wicked thoughts Lodge within you?

Mark 7:21

"For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries,

2 Corinthians 10:5

We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,

James 1:8

being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

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