Psalm 119:42
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New International Version
then I can answer anyone who taunts me, for I trust in your word.

King James Bible
So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.

Darby Bible Translation
So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me; for I confide in thy word.

World English Bible
So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me, for I trust in your word.

Young's Literal Translation
And I answer him who is reproaching me a word, For I have trusted in Thy word.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

So shall I have wherewith to answer - Many say, "My hope in thy mercy is vain;" but when thou fulfillest thy promises to me, then shall I answer to the confusion of their infidelity.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

so shall

Psalm 3:2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.

Psalm 42:10 As with a sword in my bones, my enemies reproach me; while they say daily to me, Where is your God?

Psalm 71:10,11 For my enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together...

Psalm 109:25 I became also a reproach to them: when they looked on me they shook their heads.

Matthew 27:40-43,63 And saying, You that destroy the temple, and build it in three days, save yourself. If you be the Son of God, come down from the cross...

have wherewith, etc. or, answer him that reproacheth me in a thing

2 Samuel 16:7,8 And thus said Shimei when he cursed, Come out, come out, you bloody man, and you man of Belial...

2 Samuel 19:18-20 And there went over a ferry boat to carry over the king's household, and to do what he thought good...

for I trust

Psalm 119:49,74,81 Remember the word to your servant, on which you have caused me to hope...

Psalm 56:4,10,11 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do to me...

Psalm 89:19 Then you spoke in vision to your holy one, and said, I have laid help on one that is mighty...

2 Samuel 7:12-16 And when your days be fulfilled, and you shall sleep with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you...

1 Chronicles 28:3-6 But God said to me, You shall not build an house for my name, because you have been a man of war, and have shed blood...

Acts 27:25 Why, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

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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 102:8
All day long my enemies taunt me; those who rail against me use my name as a curse.

Psalm 119:39
Take away the disgrace I dread, for your laws are good.

Proverbs 27:11
Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart; then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt.

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