English Standard Version
Princes persecute me without cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words.
King James Bible
SCHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
American Standard Version
SHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause; But my heart standeth in awe of thy words.
[SIN] Princes have persecuted me without cause: and my heart hath been in awe of thy words.
English Revised Version
SHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause; but my heart standeth in awe of thy words.
Webster's Bible Translation
SCHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause; but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
Psalm 119:161 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The eightfold Resh. Because God cannot suffer those who are faithful to His word to succumb, he supplicates His help against his persecutors. ריבה is Milra before the initial (half-guttural) Resh, as in Psalm 43:1; Psalm 74:22. The Lamed of לאמרתך is the Lamed of reference (with respect to Thine utterance), whether the reference be normative ( equals כאמרתך, Psalm 119:58), as in Isaiah 11:3, or causal, Isaiah 25:2, Isaiah 55:5; Job 42:5. The predicate רחוק, like ישׂר in Psalm 119:137, stands first in the primary, as yet indefinite form. Concerning Psalm 119:156 vid., on Psalm 119:149. At the sight of the faithless he felt a profound disgust; ואתקוטטה, pausal aorist, supply בּהם, Psalm 139:21. It is all the same in the end whether we render אשׁר quippe qui or siquidem. ראשׁ in Psalm 119:160 signifies the head-number of sum. If he reckons up the word of God in its separate parts and as a whole, truth is the denominator of the whole, truth is the sum-total. This supplicatory חיּני is repeated three times in this group. The nearer it draws towards its end the more importunate does the Psalm become.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
1 Samuel 24:11
See, my father, see the corner of your robe in my hand. For by the fact that I cut off the corner of your robe and did not kill you, you may know and see that there is no wrong or treason in my hands. I have not sinned against you, though you hunt my life to take it.
1 Samuel 26:18
And he said, "Why does my lord pursue after his servant? For what have I done? What evil is on my hands?
Even though princes sit plotting against me, your servant will meditate on your statutes.
All your commandments are sure; they persecute me with falsehood; help me!
My flesh trembles for fear of you, and I am afraid of your judgments.
Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, but I do not swerve from your testimonies.
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