Psalm 119:114
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English Standard Version
You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.

King James Bible
Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

American Standard Version
Thou art my hiding-place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou art my helper and my protector: and in thy word I have greatly hoped.

English Revised Version
Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Nun. The word of God is his constant guide, to which he has entrusted himself for ever. The way here below is a way through darkness, and leads close past abysses: in this danger of falling and of going astray the word of God is a lamp to his feet, i.e., to his course, and a light to his path (Proverbs 6:23); his lamp or torch and his sun. That which he has sworn, viz., to keep God's righteous requirements, he has also set up, i.e., brought to fulfilment, but not without being bowed down under heavy afflictions in confessing God; wherefore he prays (as in Psalm 119:25) that God would revive him in accordance with His word, which promises life to those who keep it. The confessions of prayer coming from the inmost impulse of his whole heart, in which he owns his indebtedness and gives himself up entirely to God's mercy, he calls the free-will offerings of his mouth in Psalm 119:108 (cf. Psalm 50:14; Psalm 19:15). He bases the prayer for a gracious acceptance of these upon the fact of his being reduced to extremity. "To have one's soul in one's hand" is the same as to be in conscious peril of one's life, just as "to take one's soul into one's hand" (Judges 12:3; 1 Samuel 19:5; 1 Samuel 28:21; Job 13:14) is the same as to be ready to give one's life for it, to risk one's life.

(Note: Cf. B. Taanth 8a: "The prayer of a man is not answered אלא אם כן משׂים נפשׁו בכפו, i.e., if he is not ready to sacrifice his life.")

Although his life is threatened (Psalm 119:87), yet he does not waver and depart from God's word; he has taken and obtained possession of God's testimonies for ever (cf. Psalm 119:98); they are his "heritage," for which he willingly gives up everything else, for they (המּה inexactly for הנּה) it is which bless and entrance him in his inmost soul. In Psalm 119:112 it is not to be interpreted after Psalm 19:12 : eternal is the reward (of the carrying out of Thy precepts), but in Psalm 119:33 עקב is equivalent to לעד, and Psalm 119:44 proves that Psalm 119:112 need not be a thought that is complete in itself.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

my hiding

Psalm 32:7 You are my hiding place; you shall preserve me from trouble; you shall compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

Psalm 91:1,2 He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty...

Isaiah 32:3 And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall listen.

my shield

Psalm 3:3 But you, O LORD, are a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head.

Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

I hope

Psalm 119:81 My soul faints for your salvation: but I hope in your word.

Psalm 130:5,6 I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, and in his word do I hope...

Cross References
Psalm 31:20
In the cover of your presence you hide them from the plots of men; you store them in your shelter from the strife of tongues.

Psalm 32:7
You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah

Psalm 61:4
Let me dwell in your tent forever! Let me take refuge under the shelter of your wings! Selah

Psalm 84:9
Behold our shield, O God; look on the face of your anointed!

Psalm 91:1
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

Psalm 119:74
Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice, because I have hoped in your word.

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