New American Standard Bible
The arrogant utterly deride me, Yet I do not turn aside from Your law.
King James Bible
The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law.
Darby Bible Translation
The proud have derided me beyond measure: I have not declined from thy law.
World English Bible
The arrogant mock me excessively, but I don't swerve from your law.
Young's Literal Translation
The proud have utterly scorned me, From Thy law I have not turned aside.
Psalm 119:51 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The proud have had me greatly in derision - Those of rank; those in high life: perhaps, as we should say, the frivolous and fashionable world. They have ridiculed me; they have held me up to contempt for my scruples, my seriousness, my conscientiousness, my unwillingness to mingle with them in the pursuits, the pastimes, the frivolities of life. It is now no new thing to be held in contempt by the "proud" and the frivolous, on account of serious piety; to be thus held in contempt has been rather the rule than the exception in the treatment which the friends of religion have received from the world.
Yet have I not declined from thy law - I have not been deterred from the avowal of my religious belief; I have not turned away from the duties of piety on account of the ridicule and scorn to which I have been exposed. Compare Psalm 44:17-19.
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
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Excursus on the Choir Offices of the Early Church.
"My foot has held fast to His path; I have kept His way and not turned aside.
"But now those younger than I mock me, Whose fathers I disdained to put with the dogs of my flock.
Our heart has not turned back, And our steps have not deviated from Your way,
Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, Yet I do not turn aside from Your testimonies.
O LORD, You have deceived me and I was deceived; You have overcome me and prevailed. I have become a laughingstock all day long; Everyone mocks me.
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