New American Standard Bible
So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me, For I trust in Your word.
King James Bible
So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.
Darby Bible Translation
So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me; for I confide in thy word.
World English Bible
So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me, for I trust in your word.
Young's Literal Translation
And I answer him who is reproaching me a word, For I have trusted in Thy word.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me - I shall have something by which I may reply to those who calumniate me. So the Saviour replied to the suggestions of the tempter almost wholly by passages of Scripture Matthew 4:4, Matthew 4:7,Matthew 4:10; and so, in many cases, the best answer that can be given to reproaches on the subject of religion will be found in the very words of Scripture. A man of little learning, except that which he has derived from the Bible, may often thus silence the cavils and reproaches of the learned sceptic; a man of simplehearted, pure piety, with no weapon but the word of God, may often thus be better armed than if he had all the arguments of the schools at his command. Compare Ephesians 6:17.
For I trust in thy word - I believe it; I rely on it; I confide in that, as my only comfort and protection.
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.
My enemies have reproached me all day long; Those who deride me have used my name as a curse.
Turn away my reproach which I dread, For Your ordinances are good.
Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, That I may reply to him who reproaches me.
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