Psalm 119:157
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New International Version
Many are the foes who persecute me, but I have not turned from your statutes.

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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Great are thy tender mercies - They are רבים rabbim, multitudes. They extend to all the wretchednesses of all men.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

many

Psalm 3:1,2 Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me...

Psalm 22:12,16 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round...

Psalm 25:19 Consider my enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.

Psalm 56:2 My enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O you most High.

Psalm 118:10-12 All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them...

Matthew 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.

Matthew 26:47 And while he yet spoke, see, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves...

Acts 4:27 For of a truth against your holy child Jesus, whom you have anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles...

yet do I

Psalm 119:51,110 The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from your law...

Psalm 44:17 All this is come on us; yet have we not forgotten you, neither have we dealt falsely in your covenant.

Job 17:9 The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that has clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.

Job 23:11 My foot has held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.

Isaiah 42:4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.

Acts 20:23,24 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesses in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me...

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord...

Library
Notes 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
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations

'Time for Thee to Work'
'It is time for Thee, Lord, to work; for they have made void Thy Law. 127. Therefore I love Thy commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold. 128. Therefore I esteem all Thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.' --PSALM cxix. 126-128. If much that we hear be true, a society to circulate Bibles is a most irrational and wasteful expenditure of energy and money. We cannot ignore the extent and severity of the opposition to the very idea of revelation, even if we would;
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

And in Jeremiah He Thus Declares his Death and Descent into Hell...
And in Jeremiah He thus declares His death and descent into hell, saying: And the Lord the Holy One of Israel, remembered his dead, which aforetime fell asleep in the dust of the earth; and he went down unto them, to bring the tidings of his salvation, to deliver them. [255] In this place He also renders the cause of His death: for His descent into hell was the salvation of them that had passed away. And, again, concerning His cross Isaiah says thus: I have stretched out my hands all the day long
Irenæus—The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching

Progress of Reform in Germany
Luther's mysterious disappearance excited consternation throughout all Germany. Inquiries concerning him were heard everywhere. The wildest rumors were circulated, and many believed that he had been murdered. There was great lamentation, not only by his avowed friends, but by thousands who had not openly taken their stand with the Reformation. Many bound themselves by a solemn oath to avenge his death. The Romish leaders saw with terror to what a pitch had risen the feeling against them. Though at
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
Psalm 7:1
A shiggaion of David, which he sang to the LORD concerning Cush, a Benjamite. LORD my God, I take refuge in you; save and deliver me from all who pursue me,

Psalm 44:18
Our hearts had not turned back; our feet had not strayed from your path.

Psalm 119:51
The arrogant mock me unmercifully, but I do not turn from your law.

Psalm 119:86
All your commands are trustworthy; help me, for I am being persecuted without cause.

Psalm 119:161
Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles at your word.

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