Psalm 119:51
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New International Version
The arrogant mock me unmercifully, but I do not turn 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.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The proud have had me - We have been treated, not only with oppressive cruelty, but also with contempt, because we still professed to trust in thee, the living God, who because of our transgressions hadst been greatly displeased with us; jet we have not declined from thy law.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

proud

Psalm 119:21,69 You have rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from your commandments...

Psalm 123:3,4 Have mercy on us, O LORD, have mercy on us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt...

Jeremiah 20:7 O LORD, you have deceived me, and I was deceived; you are stronger than I, and have prevailed: I am in derision daily...

Luke 16:14,15 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him...

Luke 23:35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself...

yet have

Psalm 119:31,157 I have stuck to your testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame...

Psalm 44:18 Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from your way;

Job 23:11 My foot has held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.

Isaiah 38:3 And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech you, how I have walked before you in truth and with a perfect heart...

Isaiah 42:4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.

Acts 20:23,24 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesses in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me...

Hebrews 12:1-3 Why seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight...

Library
Notes on the First Century:
Page 1. Line 1. An empty book is like an infant's soul.' Here Traherne may possibly have had in his mind a passage in Bishop Earle's "Microcosmography." In delineating the character of a child, Earle says: "His soul is yet a white paper unscribbled with observations of the world, wherewith at length it becomes a blurred note-book," Page 14. Line 25. The entrance of his words. This sentence is from Psalm cxix. 130. Page 15. Last line of Med. 21. "Insatiableness." This word in Traherne's time was often
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations

'Time for Thee to Work'
'It is time for Thee, Lord, to work; for they have made void Thy Law. 127. Therefore I love Thy commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold. 128. Therefore I esteem all Thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.' --PSALM cxix. 126-128. If much that we hear be true, a society to circulate Bibles is a most irrational and wasteful expenditure of energy and money. We cannot ignore the extent and severity of the opposition to the very idea of revelation, even if we would;
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

And in Jeremiah He Thus Declares his Death and Descent into Hell...
And in Jeremiah He thus declares His death and descent into hell, saying: And the Lord the Holy One of Israel, remembered his dead, which aforetime fell asleep in the dust of the earth; and he went down unto them, to bring the tidings of his salvation, to deliver them. [255] In this place He also renders the cause of His death: for His descent into hell was the salvation of them that had passed away. And, again, concerning His cross Isaiah says thus: I have stretched out my hands all the day long
Irenæus—The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching

Progress of Reform in Germany
Luther's mysterious disappearance excited consternation throughout all Germany. Inquiries concerning him were heard everywhere. The wildest rumors were circulated, and many believed that he had been murdered. There was great lamentation, not only by his avowed friends, but by thousands who had not openly taken their stand with the Reformation. Many bound themselves by a solemn oath to avenge his death. The Romish leaders saw with terror to what a pitch had risen the feeling against them. Though at
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
Job 23:11
My feet have closely followed his steps; I have kept to his way without turning aside.

Job 30:1
"But now they mock me, men younger than I, whose fathers I would have disdained to put with my sheep dogs.

Psalm 44:18
Our hearts had not turned back; our feet had not strayed from your path.

Psalm 119:157
Many are the foes who persecute me, but I have not turned from your statutes.

Jeremiah 20:7
You deceived me, LORD, and I was deceived; you overpowered me and prevailed. I am ridiculed all day long; everyone mocks me.

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