Psalm 119:120
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New International Version
My flesh trembles in fear of you; I stand in awe of your laws.

New Living Translation
I tremble in fear of you; I stand in awe of your regulations.

English Standard Version
My flesh trembles for fear of you, and I am afraid of your judgments.

Berean Study Bible
My flesh trembles in awe of You; I stand in fear of Your judgments.

New American Standard Bible
My flesh trembles for fear of You, And I am afraid of Your judgments. Ayin.

King James Bible
My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.

Christian Standard Bible
I tremble in awe of you; I fear your judgments.

Contemporary English Version
I tremble all over when I think of you and the way you judge.

Good News Translation
Because of you I am afraid; I am filled with fear because of your judgments.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I tremble in awe of You; I fear Your judgments.

International Standard Version
My flesh trembles out of fear of you, and I am in awe of your judgments.

NET Bible
My body trembles because I fear you; I am afraid of your judgments.

New Heart English Bible
My flesh trembles for fear of you. I am afraid of your judgments.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Order my flesh by your awe and I am in awe of your judgments.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My body shudders in fear of you, and I am afraid of your regulations.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My flesh shuddereth for fear of Thee; And I am afraid of Thy judgments.

New American Standard 1977
My flesh trembles for fear of Thee, And I am afraid of Thy judgments.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My flesh trembles for fear of thee, and I am afraid of thy judgments.

King James 2000 Bible
My flesh trembles for fear of you; and I am afraid of your judgments.

American King James Version
My flesh trembles for fear of you; and I am afraid of your judgments.

American Standard Version
My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; And I am afraid of thy judgments.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Pierce thou my flesh with thy fear: for I am afraid of thy judgments.

Darby Bible Translation
My flesh shuddereth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.

English Revised Version
My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.

Webster's Bible Translation
My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.

World English Bible
My flesh trembles for fear of you. I am afraid of your judgments. AYIN

Young's Literal Translation
Trembled from Thy fear hath my flesh, And from Thy judgments I have been afraid!
Study Bible
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
119All the wicked on earth You discard like dross; therefore I love Your testimonies. 120My flesh trembles in awe of You; I stand in fear of Your judgments. 121I have done what is just and right; do not leave me to my oppressors.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 6:9
That day David feared the LORD and asked, "How can the ark of the LORD ever come to me?"

Job 4:14
fear and trembling came over me and made all my bones shake.

Psalm 2:11
Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Psalm 55:5
Fear and trembling grip me, and horror has overwhelmed me.

Psalm 119:161
Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart fears only Your word.

Isaiah 66:2
Has not My hand made all these things? And so they came into being, declares the LORD. This is the one I will esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, who trembles at My word.

Jeremiah 5:22
Do you not fear Me? declares the LORD. Do you not tremble before Me, the One who set the sand as the boundary of the sea, an enduring barrier it cannot cross? The waves surge, but they cannot prevail. They roar but cannot cross it.

Habakkuk 3:2
O LORD, I have heard the report of You; I stand in awe, O LORD, of Your deeds. Revive them in these years; make them known in these years. In Your wrath, remember mercy!

Habakkuk 3:16
I heard and trembled within; my lips quivered at the sound. Decay entered my bones; I trembled where I stood. Yet I must wait patiently for the day of distress to come upon the people who invade us.

Treasury of Scripture

My flesh trembles for fear of you; and I am afraid of your judgments.

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Psalm 119:53 Horror has taken hold on me because of the wicked that forsake your law.

Leviticus 10:1-3 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, …

1 Samuel 6:20 And the men of Bethshemesh said, Who is able to stand before this …

2 Samuel 6:8,9 And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a breach on Uzzah: …

1 Chronicles 24:16,17,30 The nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezekel…

2 Chronicles 34:21,27 Go, inquire of the LORD for me, and for them that are left in Israel …

Isaiah 66:2 For all those things has my hand made, and all those things have …

Daniel 10:8-11 Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there …

Habakkuk 3:16 When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness …

Philippians 2:12 Why, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence …

Hebrews 12:21,28,29 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear …

Revelation 1:17,18 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right …

(120) Trembleth.--The original is far stronger. Better, as in Job 4:15, the hair of my flesh stands up. So Symmachus.

Verse 120. - My flesh trembleth for fear of thee (comp. Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 23:9; Habakkuk 3:16), And I am afraid of thy judgments. Thy "judgments" upon the wicked cause me to shudder with fear. My flesh trembleth for fear of thee,.... Not for fear of the wrath of God coming down upon himself, nor for fear of eternal damnation; but for fear of what was coming upon the wicked, for their sins and transgressions. The word (n) used signifies such a dread and horror, which seizes a man to such a degree, that it makes the hair of his flesh to stand up; as Jarchi and Kimchi observe; see Psalm 119:53, Job 4:14;

and I am afraid of thy judgments; not of their coming down upon him, but upon the wicked; the thought of which is more awful to good men than to the wicked themselves; and especially when under any darkness, doubts, and fears; lest, being conscious to themselves of their own weakness, they should be left to join with the wicked in their sins, and so be partakers of their plagues.

(n) Symmachus in Drusius; "horripilavit", Cajetanus apud Gejerum. 120. The "judgments" are those on the wicked (Ps 119:119). Joyful hope goes hand in hand with fear (Hab 3:16-18).119:113-120 Here is a dread of the risings of sin, and the first beginnings of it. The more we love the law of God, the more watchful we shall be, lest vain thoughts draw us from what we love. Would we make progress in keeping God's commands, we must be separate from evil-doers. The believer could not live without the grace of God; but, supported by his hand, his spiritual life shall be maintained. Our holy security is grounded on Divine supports. All departure from God's statutes is error, and will prove fatal. Their cunning is falsehood. There is a day coming which will put the wicked into everlasting fire, the fit place for the dross. See what comes of sin Surely we who fall so low in devout affections, should fear, lest a promise being left us of entering into heavenly rest, any of us should be found to come short of it, Heb 4:1.
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