English Standard Version
Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, but I do not swerve from your testimonies.
King James Bible
Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies.
American Standard Version
Many are my persecutors and mine adversaries; Yet have I not swerved from thy testimonies.
Many are they that persecute me, and afflict me; but I have not declined from thy testimonies.
English Revised Version
Many are my persecutors and mine adversaries; yet have I not swerved from they testimonies.
Webster's Bible Translation
Many are my persecutors and my enemies; yet I do not decline from thy testimonies.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The eightfold Koph. Fidelity to God's word, and deliverance according to His promise, is the purport of his unceasing prayer. Even in the morning twilight (נשׁף) he was awake praying. It is not הנּשׁף, I anticipated the twilight; nor is קדּמתּי, according to Psalm 89:14, equivalent to קדמתיך, but ואשׁוּע...קדּמתּי is the resolution of the otherwise customary construction קדמתי לשׁוּע, Jonah 4:2, inasmuch as קדּם may signify "to go before" (Psalm 68:26), and also "to make haste (with anything):" even early before the morning's dawn I cried. Instead of לדבריך the Ker (Targum, Syriac, Jerome) more appropriately reads לדברך after Psalm 119:74, Psalm 119:81, Psalm 119:114. But his eyes also anticipated the night-watches, inasmuch as they did not allow themselves to be caught not sleeping by any of them at their beginning (cf. לראשׁ, Lamentations 2:19). אמרה is here, as in Psalm 119:140, Psalm 119:158, and frequently, the whole word of God, whether in its requirements or its promises. In Psalm 119:149 בּמשׁפּטך is a defective plural as in Psalm 119:43 (vid., on Psalm 119:37), according to Psalm 119:156, although according to Psalm 119:132 the singular (lxx, Targum, Jerome) would also be admissible: what is meant is God's order of salvation, or His appointments that relate thereto. The correlative relation of Psalm 119:150 and Psalm 119:151 is rendered natural by the position of the words. With קרבוּ (cf. קרב) is associated the idea of rushing upon him with hostile purpose, and with קרוב, as in Psalm 69:19; Isaiah 58:2, of hastening to his succour. זמּה is infamy that is branded by the law: they go forth purposing this, but God's law is altogether self-verifying truth. And the poet has long gained the knowledge from it that it does not aim at merely temporary recompense. The sophisms of the apostates cannot therefore lead him astray. יסדתּם for יסדתּן, like המּה in Psalm 119:111.
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O LORD my God, in you do I take refuge; save me from all my pursuers and deliver me,
Our heart has not turned back, nor have our steps departed from your way;
The insolent utterly deride me, but I do not turn away from your law.
All your commandments are sure; they persecute me with falsehood; help me!
Princes persecute me without cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words.
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