Psalm 119:139
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New International Version
My zeal wears me out, for my enemies ignore your words.

New Living Translation
I am overwhelmed with indignation, for my enemies have disregarded your words.

English Standard Version
My zeal consumes me, because my foes forget your words.

New American Standard Bible
My zeal has consumed me, Because my adversaries have forgotten Your words.

King James Bible
My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My anger overwhelms me because my foes forget Your words.

International Standard Version
My zeal consumes me because my enemies forget your words.

NET Bible
My zeal consumes me, for my enemies forget your instructions.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Zeal has tormented me always because your enemies have forgotten your word.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My devotion [for your words] consumes me, because my enemies have forgotten your words.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My zeal has consumed me, because my enemies have forgotten thy words.

King James 2000 Bible
My zeal has consumed me, because my enemies have forgotten your words.

American King James Version
My zeal has consumed me, because my enemies have forgotten your words.

American Standard Version
My zeal hath consumed me, Because mine adversaries have forgotten thy words.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My zeal hath made me pine away: because my enemies forgot thy words.

Darby Bible Translation
My zeal destroyeth me, because mine oppressors have forgotten thy words.

English Revised Version
My zeal hath consumed me, because mine adversaries have forgotten thy words.

Webster's Bible Translation
My zeal hath consumed me; because my enemies have forgotten thy words.

World English Bible
My zeal wears me out, because my enemies ignore your words.

Young's Literal Translation
Cut me off hath my zeal, For mine adversaries forgot Thy words.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

119:137-144 God never did, and never can do wrong to any. The promises are faithfully performed by Him that made them. Zeal against sin should constrain us to do what we can against it, at least to do more in religion ourselves. Our love to the word of God is evidence of our love to God, because it is designed to make us partake his holiness. Men's real excellency always makes them low in their own eyes. When we are small and despised, we have the more need to remember God's precepts, that we may have them to support us. The law of God is the truth, the standard of holiness, the rule of happiness; but the obedience of Christ alone justifies the believer. Sorrows are often the lot of saints in this vale of tears; they are in heaviness through manifold temptations. There are delights in the word of God, which the saints often most sweetly enjoy when in trouble and anguish. This is life eternal, to know God and Jesus Christ whom he has sent, Joh 17:3. May we live the life of faith and grace here, and be removed to the life of glory hereafter.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 139. - My zeal hath consumed me (comp. Psalm 69:9). Because mine enemies have forgotten thy words (see above, vers. 53, 136). The psalmist was at once grieved and angered by man's disobedience to God's commandments (comp. Psalm 139:21).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

My zeal hath consumed me,.... Zeal for God and his glory, for his word and ordinances and worship; which is a fervour of the mind, burning love, and flaming affections for God, shown in a holy indignation against sin and sinners. This was a zeal according to knowledge, sincere and hearty, and what continued; and which was shown in embracing and defending the truths of the word, and resenting every indignity cast upon them; to such a degree, that it ate up his spirit, wore away his flesh, and almost consumed him; see Psalm 69:9;

because mine enemies have forgotten thy words; not merely through an indifference to them, and inattention in hearing them; nor through want of an earnest heed to keep and retain them; nor through negligence in laying them up, and a carelessness in making use of proper means to recollect them; but through an aversion to them, an hatred of them, and a spiteful malicious contempt of them, casting them away and despising them; which stirred up the spirit of the psalmist, and raised such an emotion in him as was almost too much for him.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

139. (Ps 69:9).

Psalm 119:139 Additional Commentaries
Context
Thy Word
138You have commanded Your testimonies in righteousness And exceeding faithfulness. 139My zeal has consumed me, Because my adversaries have forgotten Your words. 140Your word is very pure, Therefore Your servant loves it.…
Cross References
John 2:17
His disciples remembered that it is written: "Zeal for your house will consume me."

Psalm 69:9
for zeal for your house consumes me, and the insults of those who insult you fall on me.
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consumed me. or, cut me off
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Matthew 9:13 But go you and learn what that means, I will have mercy, and not …

Matthew 12:3-5 But he said to them, Have you not read what David did, when he was …

Matthew 15:4-6 For God commanded, saying, Honor your father and mother: and, He …

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