New American Standard Bible
Princes persecute me without cause, But my heart stands in awe of Your words.
King James Bible
SCHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
Darby Bible Translation
SHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause; but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
World English Bible
Princes have persecuted me without a cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words.
Young's Literal Translation
Shin. Princes have pursued me without cause, And because of Thy words was my heart afraid.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Princes have persecuted me without a cause - This commences a new division of the psalm, indicated by the Hebrew letter Schin (שׂ ś, and שׁ sh) - corresponding to our "s," or "sh." On the meaning of the expression here, see Psalm 119:23, note; Psalm 119:76, note.
But my heart standeth in awe of thy word - I still reverence thy word. I am not deterred from keeping thy law by any threats or intimidations. This is in accordance with the uniform statements in the psalm, that nothing deterred him from manifesting his adherence to the law of God.
LibraryA Cleansed Way
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word.'--PSALM cxix. 9. There are many questions about the future with which it is natural for you young people to occupy yourselves; but I am afraid that the most of you ask more anxiously 'How shall I make my way?' than 'How shall I cleanse it?' It is needful carefully to ponder the questions: 'How shall I get on in the world--be happy, fortunate?' and the like, and I suppose that that is the consideration …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
May the Fourth a Healthy Palate
The Christian Described
Excursus on the Choir Offices of the Early Church.
1 Samuel 24:11
"Now, my father, see! Indeed, see the edge of your robe in my hand! For in that I cut off the edge of your robe and did not kill you, know and perceive that there is no evil or rebellion in my hands, and I have not sinned against you, though you are lying in wait for my life to take it.
1 Samuel 26:18
He also said, "Why then is my lord pursuing his servant? For what have I done? Or what evil is in my hand?
Even though princes sit and talk against me, Your servant meditates on Your statutes.
All Your commandments are faithful; They have persecuted me with a lie; help me!
My flesh trembles for fear of You, And I am afraid of Your judgments. Ayin.
Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, Yet I do not turn aside from Your testimonies.
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