Psalm 119:157
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English Standard Version
Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, but I do not swerve from your testimonies.

King James Bible
Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies.

American Standard Version
Many are my persecutors and mine adversaries; Yet have I not swerved from thy testimonies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Many are they that persecute me, and afflict me; but I have not declined from thy testimonies.

English Revised Version
Many are my persecutors and mine adversaries; yet have I not swerved from they testimonies.

Webster's Bible Translation
Many are my persecutors and my enemies; yet I do not decline from thy testimonies.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Koph. Fidelity to God's word, and deliverance according to His promise, is the purport of his unceasing prayer. Even in the morning twilight (נשׁף) he was awake praying. It is not הנּשׁף, I anticipated the twilight; nor is קדּמתּי, according to Psalm 89:14, equivalent to קדמתיך, but ואשׁוּע...קדּמתּי is the resolution of the otherwise customary construction קדמתי לשׁוּע, Jonah 4:2, inasmuch as קדּם may signify "to go before" (Psalm 68:26), and also "to make haste (with anything):" even early before the morning's dawn I cried. Instead of לדבריך the Ker (Targum, Syriac, Jerome) more appropriately reads לדברך after Psalm 119:74, Psalm 119:81, Psalm 119:114. But his eyes also anticipated the night-watches, inasmuch as they did not allow themselves to be caught not sleeping by any of them at their beginning (cf. לראשׁ, Lamentations 2:19). אמרה is here, as in Psalm 119:140, Psalm 119:158, and frequently, the whole word of God, whether in its requirements or its promises. In Psalm 119:149 בּמשׁפּטך is a defective plural as in Psalm 119:43 (vid., on Psalm 119:37), according to Psalm 119:156, although according to Psalm 119:132 the singular (lxx, Targum, Jerome) would also be admissible: what is meant is God's order of salvation, or His appointments that relate thereto. The correlative relation of Psalm 119:150 and Psalm 119:151 is rendered natural by the position of the words. With קרבוּ (cf. קרב) is associated the idea of rushing upon him with hostile purpose, and with קרוב, as in Psalm 69:19; Isaiah 58:2, of hastening to his succour. זמּה is infamy that is branded by the law: they go forth purposing this, but God's law is altogether self-verifying truth. And the poet has long gained the knowledge from it that it does not aim at merely temporary recompense. The sophisms of the apostates cannot therefore lead him astray. יסדתּם for יסדתּן, like המּה in Psalm 119:111.

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many

Psalm 3:1,2 Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me...

Psalm 22:12,16 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round...

Psalm 25:19 Consider my enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.

Psalm 56:2 My enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O you most High.

Psalm 118:10-12 All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them...

Matthew 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.

Matthew 26:47 And while he yet spoke, see, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves...

Acts 4:27 For of a truth against your holy child Jesus, whom you have anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles...

yet do I

Psalm 119:51,110 The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from your law...

Psalm 44:17 All this is come on us; yet have we not forgotten you, neither have we dealt falsely in your covenant.

Job 17:9 The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that has clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.

Job 23:11 My foot has held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.

Isaiah 42:4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.

Acts 20:23,24 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesses in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me...

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord...

Cross References
Psalm 7:1
O LORD my God, in you do I take refuge; save me from all my pursuers and deliver me,

Psalm 44:18
Our heart has not turned back, nor have our steps departed from your way;

Psalm 119:51
The insolent utterly deride me, but I do not turn away from your law.

Psalm 119:86
All your commandments are sure; they persecute me with falsehood; help me!

Psalm 119:161
Princes persecute me without cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words.

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