Psalm 119:116
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English Standard Version
Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live, and let me not be put to shame in my hope!

King James Bible
Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.

American Standard Version
Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live; And let me not be ashamed of my hope.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Uphold me according to thy word, and I shall live: and let me not be confounded in my expectation.

English Revised Version
Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live; and let me not be ashamed of my hope.

Webster's Bible Translation
Uphold me according to thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Nun. The word of God is his constant guide, to which he has entrusted himself for ever. The way here below is a way through darkness, and leads close past abysses: in this danger of falling and of going astray the word of God is a lamp to his feet, i.e., to his course, and a light to his path (Proverbs 6:23); his lamp or torch and his sun. That which he has sworn, viz., to keep God's righteous requirements, he has also set up, i.e., brought to fulfilment, but not without being bowed down under heavy afflictions in confessing God; wherefore he prays (as in Psalm 119:25) that God would revive him in accordance with His word, which promises life to those who keep it. The confessions of prayer coming from the inmost impulse of his whole heart, in which he owns his indebtedness and gives himself up entirely to God's mercy, he calls the free-will offerings of his mouth in Psalm 119:108 (cf. Psalm 50:14; Psalm 19:15). He bases the prayer for a gracious acceptance of these upon the fact of his being reduced to extremity. "To have one's soul in one's hand" is the same as to be in conscious peril of one's life, just as "to take one's soul into one's hand" (Judges 12:3; 1 Samuel 19:5; 1 Samuel 28:21; Job 13:14) is the same as to be ready to give one's life for it, to risk one's life.

(Note: Cf. B. Taanth 8a: "The prayer of a man is not answered אלא אם כן משׂים נפשׁו בכפו, i.e., if he is not ready to sacrifice his life.")

Although his life is threatened (Psalm 119:87), yet he does not waver and depart from God's word; he has taken and obtained possession of God's testimonies for ever (cf. Psalm 119:98); they are his "heritage," for which he willingly gives up everything else, for they (המּה inexactly for הנּה) it is which bless and entrance him in his inmost soul. In Psalm 119:112 it is not to be interpreted after Psalm 19:12 : eternal is the reward (of the carrying out of Thy precepts), but in Psalm 119:33 עקב is equivalent to לעד, and Psalm 119:44 proves that Psalm 119:112 need not be a thought that is complete in itself.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

uphold

Psalm 37:17,24 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholds the righteous...

Psalm 41:12 And as for me, you uphold me in my integrity, and set me before your face for ever.

Psalm 63:8 My soul follows hard after you: your right hand upholds me.

Psalm 94:18 When I said, My foot slips; your mercy, O LORD, held me up.

Isaiah 41:10 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you...

Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit on him...

and let me

Psalm 25:2 O my God, I trust in you: let me not be ashamed, let not my enemies triumph over me.

Isaiah 45:17 But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: you shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.

Romans 5:5 And hope makes not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given to us.

Romans 9:32 Why? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumbling stone;

Romans 10:11 For the scripture said, Whoever believes on him shall not be ashamed.

1 Peter 2:6 Why also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious...

Cross References
Romans 5:5
and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Romans 9:33
as it is written, "Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense; and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame."

Philippians 1:20
as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.

Psalm 25:2
O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.

Psalm 25:20
Oh, guard my soul, and deliver me! Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.

Psalm 31:1
In you, O LORD, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me!

Psalm 31:17
O LORD, let me not be put to shame, for I call upon you; let the wicked be put to shame; let them go silently to Sheol.

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