Psalm 119:95
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English Standard Version
The wicked lie in wait to destroy me, but I consider your testimonies.

King James Bible
The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.

American Standard Version
The wicked have waited for me, to destroy me; But I will consider thy testimonies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I have understood thy testimonies.

English Revised Version
The wicked have waited for me to destroy me; but I will consider thy testimonies.

Webster's Bible Translation
The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Lamed. Eternal and imperishable in the constant verifying of itself is the vigorous and consolatory word of God, to which the poet will ever cling. It has heaven as its standing-place, and therefore it also has the qualities of heaven, and before all others, heaven-like stability. Psalm 89 (Psalm 89:3) uses similar language in reference to God's faithfulness, of which here Psalm 119:90 says that it endureth into all generations. The earth hath He creatively set up, and it standeth, viz., as a practical proof and as a scene of His infinite, unchangeable faithfulness. Heaven and earth are not the subjects of Psalm 119:91 (Hupfeld), for only the earth is previously mentioned; the reference to the heavens in Psalm 119:89 is of a very different character. Hitzig and others see the subject in למשׁפּטיך: with respect to Thy judgments, they stand fast unto this day; but the עבדיך which follows requires another meaning to be assigned to עמדוּ: either of taking up one's place ready for service, or, since עמד למשׁפט is a current phrase in Numbers 35:12; Joshua 20:6; Ezekiel 44:24, of placing one's self ready to obey (Bttcher). The subject of עמדוּ, as the following הכּל shows, is meant to be thought of in the most general sense (cf. Job 38:14): all beings are God's servants (subjects), and have accordingly to be obedient and humble before His judicial decisions - היּום, "even to this day," the poet adds, for these judicial decisions are those which are formulated beforehand in the Tra. Joy in this ever sure, all-conditioning word has upheld the poet in his affliction, Psalm 119:92. He who has been persecuted and cast down as it were to death, owes his reviving to it, Psalm 119:93. From Him whose possession or property he is in faith and love he also further looks for his salvation, Psalm 119:94. Let evil-doers lie in wait for him (קוּוּ in a hostile sense, as in Psalm 56:7, קוּה, cf. חכּה, going back to קוה, Arab. qawiya, with the broad primary signification, to be tight, firm, strong) to destroy him, he meditates on God's testimonies. He knows from experience that all (earthly) perfection (תּכלה) has an end (inasmuch as, having reached its height, it changes into its opposite); God's commandment (singular as in Deuteronomy 11:22), on the contrary, is exceeding broad (cf. Job 11:9), unlimited in its duration and verification.

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wicked

Psalm 119:61,69,85-87 The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten your law...

Psalm 10:8-10 He sits in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places does he murder the innocent...

Psalm 27:2 When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came on me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

Psalm 37:32 The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to slay him.

Psalm 38:12 They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things...

1 Samuel 23:20-23 Now therefore, O king, come down according to all the desire of your soul to come down...

2 Samuel 17:1-4 Moreover Ahithophel said to Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night...

Matthew 26:3-5 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, to the palace of the high priest...

Acts 12:11 And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the LORD has sent his angel...

Acts 23:21 But do not you yield to them: for there lie in wait for him of them more than forty men, which have bound themselves with an oath...

Acts 25:3 And desired favor against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.

but I

Psalm 119:24,31,111,125,129,167 Your testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors...

Cross References
Psalm 40:14
Let those be put to shame and disappointed altogether who seek to snatch away my life; let those be turned back and brought to dishonor who delight in my hurt!

Psalm 119:96
I have seen a limit to all perfection, but your commandment is exceedingly broad.

Isaiah 32:7
As for the scoundrel--his devices are evil; he plans wicked schemes to ruin the poor with lying words, even when the plea of the needy is right.

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