New American Standard Bible
Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, Yet I do not turn aside from Your testimonies.
King James Bible
Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies.
Darby Bible Translation
Many are my persecutors and mine oppressors; I have not declined from thy testimonies.
World English Bible
Many are my persecutors and my adversaries. I haven't swerved from your testimonies.
Young's Literal Translation
Many are my pursuers, and adversaries, From Thy testimonies I have not turned aside.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Many are my persecutors and mine enemies - The thought here turns on the number of his enemies, and on the effect which numbers might have in turning one from the way of truth. We might meet one such enemy, and overcome him; we might resist the influence of one in endeavoring to turn us away from the truth, but the danger of falling is much increased when numbers are combined in persecuting us, or in seeking to turn us away from our religion - when it becomes unpopular to be a professed friend of God.
Yet do I not decline from thy testimonies - I still adhere to thee; I still maintain my integrity, notwithstanding all this. See the notes at Psalm 119:51.
LibraryA Cleansed Way
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word.'--PSALM cxix. 9. There are many questions about the future with which it is natural for you young people to occupy yourselves; but I am afraid that the most of you ask more anxiously 'How shall I make my way?' than 'How shall I cleanse it?' It is needful carefully to ponder the questions: 'How shall I get on in the world--be happy, fortunate?' and the like, and I suppose that that is the consideration …
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Excursus on the Choir Offices of the Early Church.
A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the LORD concerning Cush, a Benjamite. O LORD my God, in You I have taken refuge; Save me from all those who pursue me, and deliver me,
Our heart has not turned back, And our steps have not deviated from Your way,
The arrogant utterly deride me, Yet I do not turn aside from Your law.
All Your commandments are faithful; They have persecuted me with a lie; help me!
Princes persecute me without cause, But my heart stands in awe of Your words.
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