Psalm 119:23
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New International Version
Though rulers sit together and slander me, your servant will meditate on your decrees.

New Living Translation
Even princes sit and speak against me, but I will meditate on your decrees.

English Standard Version
Even though princes sit plotting against me, your servant will meditate on your statutes.

New American Standard Bible
Even though princes sit and talk against me, Your servant meditates on Your statutes.

King James Bible
Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Though princes sit together speaking against me, Your servant will think about Your statutes;

International Standard Version
Though nobles take their seat and gossip about me, your servant will meditate on your statutes.

NET Bible
Though rulers plot and slander me, your servant meditates on your statutes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The evil have been sitting and plotting against me, but I have been meditating upon your commandments.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even though influential people plot against me, I reflect on your laws.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Princes also sat and spoke against me as thy slave spoke according to thy statutes.

King James 2000 Bible
Princes also did sit and speak against me: but your servant did meditate in your statutes.

American King James Version
Princes also did sit and speak against me: but your servant did meditate in your statutes.

American Standard Version
Princes also sat and talked against me; But thy servant did meditate on thy statutes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For princes sat, and spoke against me: but thy servant was employed in thy justifications.

Darby Bible Translation
Princes also did sit [and] talk together against me: thy servant doth meditate in thy statutes.

English Revised Version
Princes also sat and talked against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.

Webster's Bible Translation
Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.

World English Bible
Though princes sit and slander me, your servant will meditate on your statutes.

Young's Literal Translation
Princes also sat -- against me they spoke, Thy servant doth meditate in Thy statutes,
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

119:17-24 If God deals in strict justice with us, we all perish. We ought to spend our lives in his service; we shall find true life in keeping his word. Those that would see the wondrous things of God's law and gospel, must beg him to give them understanding, by the light of his Spirit. Believers feel themselves strangers on earth; they fear missing their way, and losing comfort by erring from God's commandments. Every sanctified soul hungers after the word of God, as food which there is no living without. There is something of pride at the bottom of every wilful sin. God can silence lying lips; reproach and contempt may humble and do us good, and then they shall be removed. Do we find the weight of the cross is above that we are able to bear? He that bore it for us will enable us to bear it; upheld by him we cannot sink. It is sad when those who should protect the innocent, are their betrayers. The psalmist went on in duty, and he found comfort in the word of God. The comforts of the word of God are most pleasant to a gracious soul, when other comforts are made bitter; and those that would have God's testimonies to be their delight, must be advised by them. May the Lord direct us in exercising repentance of sin, and faith in Christ.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 23. - Princes also did sit and speak against me. The great of the earth too often take part against the righteous, and join in persecuting them and calumniating them (comp. ver. 161). But thy servant did meditate in thy statutes; i.e. I took no heed of their calumnies - they did not trouble me. I gave myself to meditation on thy commandments.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Princes also did sit and speak against me,.... The princes in the court of Saul, who suggested to him that David sought his hurt; the princes of his own court, Absalom, his own son, a prince of the blood, and Ahithophel, a counsellor of state: or the princes of the Gentiles, as Jarchi; so the princes of the Philistines spake against him in a very disdainful manner, "make this fellow return to his place again", 1 Samuel 29:4. Such as these might speak against him, as they sat and rode in their chariots; when at their tables, conversing together; or at their council boards, forming schemes against him: the phrase denotes their constant practice, as Kimchi observes; see Psalm 50:20; herein David was a type of Christ, whom the princes of this world conspired against, and whose life they took away, Psalm 2:2;

but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes; what the princes did or said against him did not divert his mind, or take off his thoughts from the word of God, and the ordinances of it; he thought of them, he spoke and discoursed of them; he declared them, as the word (w) sometimes signifies, and so the Targum takes it here; he was not afraid nor ashamed to profess his regard unto them: as Daniel, when he knew that the presidents and princes had obtained a royal decree, and the writing was signed; yet went into his chamber, as at other times, and kneeled down and prayed to God, Daniel 6:10.

(w) "disserit", Tigurine version, Vatablus, Musculus; "loquitur", Piscator, Gejerus.



Psalm 119:23 Additional Commentaries
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Thy Word
22Take away reproach and contempt from me, For I observe Your testimonies. 23Even though princes sit and talk against me, Your servant meditates on Your statutes. 24Your testimonies also are my delight; They are my counselors. Daleth.…
Cross References
Psalm 119:15
I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.

Psalm 119:161
Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles at your word.
Treasury of Scripture

Princes also did sit and speak against me: but your servant did meditate in your statutes.

princes

Psalm 2:1,2 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing…

1 Samuel 20:31 For as long as the son of Jesse lives on the ground, you shall not …

1 Samuel 22:7-13 Then Saul said to his servants that stood about him, Hear now, you Benjamites…

Luke 22:66 And as soon as it was day, the elders of the people and the chief …

Luke 23:1,2,10,11 And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him to Pilate…

thy servant

Psalm 119:15 I will meditate in your precepts, and have respect to your ways.

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