Psalm 119:143
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New International Version
Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands give me delight.

New Living Translation
As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands.

English Standard Version
Trouble and anguish have found me out, but your commandments are my delight.

New American Standard Bible
Trouble and anguish have come upon me, Yet Your commandments are my delight.

King James Bible
Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Trouble and distress have overtaken me, but Your commands are my delight.

International Standard Version
Though trouble and anguish overwhelm me, your commands remain my delight.

NET Bible
Distress and hardship confront me, yet I find delight in your commands.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Affliction and trouble have befallen me and I have meditated in your commandments.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Trouble and hardship have found me, but your commandments [still] make me happy.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Trouble and anguish found me; but thy commandments were my delights.

King James 2000 Bible
Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet your commandments are my delights.

American King James Version
Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet your commandments are my delights.

American Standard Version
Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me; Yet thy commandments are my delight.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Trouble and anguish have found me: thy commandments are my meditation.

Darby Bible Translation
Trouble and anguish have taken hold upon me: thy commandments are my delights.

English Revised Version
Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delight.

Webster's Bible Translation
Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.

World English Bible
Trouble and anguish have taken hold of me. Your commandments are my delight.

Young's Literal Translation
Adversity and distress have found me, Thy commands are my delights.
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 143. - Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me (comp. vers. 22, 23, 28, 50, 51, 61, 67, 69, etc.). Yet thy commandments are my delight. I am happy in the midst of my troubles, for the joy that I have in thy Word (see vers. 16, 35, 47, 77, 174).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me,.... Or, "found me" (a). Outward troubles and inward distress; troubles arising from his enemies, the men of the world, that hated and persecuted him; and from a body of sin and death, from the temptations of Satan, and divine desertions; some from without, and others from within; troubles both of body and mind, which is what all good men are liable to;

yet thy commandments are my delights; so far from being grievous, that they were a pleasure to him; yea, exceedingly delighted him, and cheered and refreshed his spirits amidst all his troubles.

(a) "invenerunt me", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus, Musculus, Gejerus, Michaelis.



Psalm 119:143 Additional Commentaries
Context
Thy Word
142Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And Your law is truth. 143Trouble and anguish have come upon me, Yet Your commandments are my delight. 144Your testimonies are righteous forever; Give me understanding that I may live. Qoph.…
Cross References
Psalm 119:24
Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.

Psalm 119:144
Your statutes are always righteous; give me understanding that I may live.
Treasury of Scripture

Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet your commandments are my delights.

trouble

Psalm 119:107 I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according to your word.

Psalm 18:4,5 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men …

Psalm 88:3 For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draws near to the grave.

Psalm 116:3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell got hold …

Psalm 130:1 Out of the depths have I cried to you, O LORD.

Mark 14:33,34 And he takes with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore …

taken hold on me. Heb. found me
yet thy

Psalm 119:16,47,77 I will delight myself in your statutes: I will not forget your word…

Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have …

John 4:34 Jesus said to them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, …

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