Psalm 119:78
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English Standard Version
Let the insolent be put to shame, because they have wronged me with falsehood; as for me, I will meditate on your precepts.

King James Bible
Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.

American Standard Version
Let the proud be put to shame; For they have overthrown me wrongfully: But I will meditate on thy precepts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let the proud be ashamed, because they have done unjustly towards me: but I will be employed in thy commandments.

English Revised Version
Let the proud be ashamed; for they have overthrown me wrongfully: but I will meditate in thy precepts.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Teth. The good word of the gracious God is the fountain of all good; and it is learned in the way of lowliness. He reviews his life, and sees in everything that has befallen him the good and well-meaning appointment of the God of salvation in accordance with the plan and order of salvation of His word. The form עבדּך, which is the form out of pause, is retained in Psalm 119:65 beside Athnach, although not preceded by Olewejored (cf. Psalm 35:19; Psalm 48:11; Proverbs 30:21). Clinging believingly to the commandments of God, he is able confidently to pray that He would teach him "good discernment" and "knowledge." טעם is ethically the capacity of distinguishing between good and evil, and of discovering the latter as it were by touch; טוּב טעם, good discernment, is a coupling of words like טוּב לב, a happy disposition, cheerfulness. God has brought him into this relationship to His word by humbling him, and thus setting him right out of his having gone astray. אמרה in Psalm 119:67, as in Psalm 119:11, is not God's utterance conveying a promise, but imposing a duty. God is called טּוב as He who is graciously disposed towards man, and מתיב as He who acts out this disposition; this loving and gracious God he implores to become his Teacher. In his fidelity to God's word he does not allow himself to be led astray by any of the lies which the proud try to impose upon him (Bttcher), or better absolutely (cf. Job 13:4): to patch together over him, making the true nature unrecognisable as it were by means of false plaster or whitewash (טפל, to smear over, bedaub, as the Targumic, Talmudic, and Syriac show). If the heart of these men, who by slander make him into a caricature of himself, is covered as it were with thick fat (a figure of insensibility and obduracy, Psalm 17:10; Psalm 73:7; Isaiah 6:10, lxx ἐτυρώθη, Aquila ἐλιπάνθη, Symmachus ἐμυαλώθη) against all the impressions of the word of God, he, on the other hand, has his delight in the law of God (שׁעשׁע with an accusative of the object, not of that which is delighted, Psalm 94:19, but of that which delights). How beneficial has the school of affliction through which he has attained to this, been to him! The word proceeding from the mouth of God is now more precious to him than the greatest earthly riches.

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the proud

Psalm 119:21,51,85 You have rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from your commandments...

Psalm 35:26 Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at my hurt...

without

Psalm 119:86 All your commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help you me.

Psalm 7:3-5 O LORD my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands...

Psalm 25:3 Yes, let none that wait on you be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.

Psalm 35:7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have dig for my soul.

Psalm 69:4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head: they that would destroy me, being my enemies wrongfully...

Psalm 109:3 They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.

1 Samuel 24:10-12,17 Behold, this day your eyes have seen how that the LORD had delivered you to day into my hand in the cave: and some bade me kill you...

1 Samuel 26:18 And he said, Why does my lord thus pursue after his servant? for what have I done? or what evil is in my hand?

John 15:25 But this comes to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

1 Peter 2:20 For what glory is it, if, when you be buffeted for your faults, you shall take it patiently? but if, when you do well...

but I will

Psalm 119:23 Princes also did sit and speak against me: but your servant did meditate in your statutes.

Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law does he meditate day and night.

Cross References
Psalm 119:15
I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.

Psalm 119:79
Let those who fear you turn to me, that they may know your testimonies.

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

Jeremiah 50:32
The proud one shall stumble and fall, with none to raise him up, and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it will devour all that is around him.

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