New American Standard Bible
They almost destroyed me on earth, But as for me, I did not forsake Your precepts.
King James Bible
They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.
Darby Bible Translation
They had almost consumed me upon the earth; but as for me, I forsook not thy precepts.
World English Bible
They had almost wiped me from the earth, but I didn't forsake your precepts.
Young's Literal Translation
Almost consumed me on earth have they, And I -- I have not forsaken Thy precepts.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They had almost consumed me upon earth - The word which is here translated "consumed" is the same which is used in Psalm 119:81, and there rendered "fainteth." See the notes at that verse. The idea is, that their persecutions had been so severe, and so long continued, that his strength was almost exhausted; he was ready to faint and to die.
But I forsook not thy precepts - I still adhered to thee, even in the extremity of my suffering. The effect of persecution was not to drive me from thee, or to lead me to abandon thee. See Psalm 119:61, note; Psalm 119:69, note.
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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The Christian Described
Excursus on the Choir Offices of the Early Church.
Revive me according to Your lovingkindness, So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth. Lamedh.
For I give you sound teaching; Do not abandon my instruction.
"Yet they seek Me day by day and delight to know My ways, As a nation that has done righteousness And has not forsaken the ordinance of their God. They ask Me for just decisions, They delight in the nearness of God.
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