Psalm 119:143
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English Standard Version
Trouble and anguish have found me out, but your commandments are my delight.

King James Bible
Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.

American Standard Version
Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me; Yet thy commandments are my delight.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Trouble and anguish have found me: thy commandments are my meditation.

English Revised Version
Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delight.

Webster's Bible Translation
Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Tsade. God rules righteously and faithfully according to His word, for which the poet is accordingly zealous, although young and despised. The predicate ישׂר in Psalm 119:137 precedes its subject משׁפּטיך (God's decisions in word and in deed) in the primary form (after the model of the verbal clause Psalm 124:5), just as in German [and English] the predicative adjective remains undeclined. The accusatives צדק and אמוּנה in Psalm 119:138 are not predicative (Hitzig), to which the former ("as righteousness") - not the latter however - is not suited, but adverbial accusatives (in righteousness, in faithfulness), and מאד according to its position is subordinate to ואמונה as a virtual adjective (cf. Isaiah 47:9): the requirements of the revealed law proceed from a disposition towards and mode of dealing with men which is strictly determined by His holiness (צדק), and beyond measure faithfully and honestly designs the well-being of men (אמונה מאד). To see this good law of God despised by his persecutors stirs the poet up with a zeal, which brings him, from their side, to the brink of extreme destruction (Psalm 69:10, cf. צמתּת, Psalm 88:17). God's own utterance is indeed without spot, and therefore not to be carped at; it is pure, fire-proved, noblest metal (Psalm 18:31; Psalm 12:7), therefore he loves it, and does not, though young (lxx νεώτερος, Vulgate adolescentulus) and lightly esteemed, care for the remonstrances of his proud opponents who are old and more learned than himself (the organization of Psalm 119:141 is like Psalm 119:95, and frequently). The righteousness (צדקה) of the God of revelation becomes eternal righteousness (צדק), and His law remains eternal truth (אמת). צדקה is here the name of the attribute and of the action that is conditioned in accordance with it; צדק the name of the state that thoroughly accords with the idea of that which is right. So too in Psalm 119:144 : צדק are Jahve's testimonies for ever, so that all creatures must give glory to their harmony with that which is absolutely right. To look ever deeper and deeper into this their perfection is the growing life of the spirit. The poet prays for this vivifying insight.

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Psalm 119:107 I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according to your word.

Psalm 18:4,5 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid...

Psalm 88:3 For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draws near to the grave.

Psalm 116:3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell got hold on me: I found trouble and sorrow.

Psalm 130:1 Out of the depths have I cried to you, O LORD.

Mark 14:33,34 And he takes with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy...

taken hold on me. Heb. found me
yet thy

Psalm 119:16,47,77 I will delight myself in your statutes: I will not forget your word...

Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

John 4:34 Jesus said to them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

Cross References
Psalm 119:24
Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors.

Psalm 119:144
Your testimonies are righteous forever; give me understanding that I may live.

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