New American Standard Bible
I cling to Your testimonies; O LORD, do not put me to shame!
King James Bible
I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame.
Darby Bible Translation
I cleave unto thy testimonies; Jehovah, let me not be ashamed.
World English Bible
I cling to your statutes, Yahweh. Don't let me be disappointed.
Young's Literal Translation
I have adhered to Thy testimonies, O Jehovah, put me not to shame.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I have stuck unto thy testimonies - The word here rendered "stuck" is the same which in Psalm 119:25 is rendered "cleave:" - "My soul cleaveth unto the dust." It means here that he had adhered to the testimonies of God as if he had been glued to them, or as if he and they were firmly united together. He had so adhered to them that he could not be detached from them.
O Lord, put me not to shame - Let me not be disappointed or confounded; let all my anticipations of the good effects of obeying thy law be realized; let me find all that I have hoped for; let me partake of thy friendship and favor as I desire. See the notes at Psalm 119:6.
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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