New International Version
Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles at your word.
King James Bible
SCHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
Darby Bible Translation
SHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause; but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
World English Bible
Princes have persecuted me without a cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words.
Young's Literal Translation
Shin. Princes have pursued me without cause, And because of Thy words was my heart afraid.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Princes have persecuted me - This may refer to what was done by prime ministers, and the rulers of provinces, to sour the king against the unfortunate Jews, in order still to detain them in bondage. In reference to David, the plotting against him in Saul's court, and the dangers he ran in consequence of the jealousies of the Philistine lords while he sojourned among them, are well known.
My heart standeth in awe - They had probably offers made them of enlargement or melioration of condition, providing they submitted to some idolatrous conditions; but they knew they had to do with a jealous God; their hearts stood in awe, and they were thereby kept from sin.
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1 Samuel 24:11
See, my father, look at this piece of your robe in my hand! I cut off the corner of your robe but did not kill you. See that there is nothing in my hand to indicate that I am guilty of wrongdoing or rebellion. I have not wronged you, but you are hunting me down to take my life.
1 Samuel 26:18
And he added, "Why is my lord pursuing his servant? What have I done, and what wrong am I guilty of?
Though rulers sit together and slander me, your servant will meditate on your decrees.
All your commands are trustworthy; help me, for I am being persecuted without cause.
My flesh trembles in fear of you; I stand in awe of your laws.
Many are the foes who persecute me, but I have not turned from your statutes.
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