New International Version
Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands give me delight.
King James Bible
Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.
Darby Bible Translation
Trouble and anguish have taken hold upon me: thy commandments are my delights.
World English Bible
Trouble and anguish have taken hold of me. Your commandments are my delight.
Young's Literal Translation
Adversity and distress have found me, Thy commands are my delights.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Trouble and anguish - I am exercised with various trials from men and devils.
Have taken hold on me - But still I cleave to my God, and am delighted with his law.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
taken hold on me. Heb. found me
LibraryNotes on the First Century:
Page 1. Line 1. An empty book is like an infant's soul.' Here Traherne may possibly have had in his mind a passage in Bishop Earle's "Microcosmography." In delineating the character of a child, Earle says: "His soul is yet a white paper unscribbled with observations of the world, wherewith at length it becomes a blurred note-book," Page 14. Line 25. The entrance of his words. This sentence is from Psalm cxix. 130. Page 15. Last line of Med. 21. "Insatiableness." This word in Traherne's time was often …
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Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.
Your statutes are always righteous; give me understanding that I may live.
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