Psalm 119:78
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New International Version
May the arrogant be put to shame for wronging me without cause; but I will meditate on your precepts.

King James Bible
Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.

Darby Bible Translation
Let the proud be ashamed; for they have acted perversely towards me with falsehood: as for me, I meditate in thy precepts.

World English Bible
Let the proud be disappointed, for they have overthrown me wrongfully. I will meditate on your precepts.

Young's Literal Translation
Ashamed are the proud, For with falsehood they dealt perversely with me. I meditate in Thy precepts.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Let the proud be ashamed - To reduce a proud man to shame, is to humble him indeed. Let them be confounded. Without cause - without any colourable pretext, have they persecuted me.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the proud

Psalm 119:21,51,85 You have rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from your commandments...

Psalm 35:26 Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at my hurt...

without

Psalm 119:86 All your commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help you me.

Psalm 7:3-5 O LORD my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands...

Psalm 25:3 Yes, let none that wait on you be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.

Psalm 35:7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have dig for my soul.

Psalm 69:4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head: they that would destroy me, being my enemies wrongfully...

Psalm 109:3 They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.

1 Samuel 24:10-12,17 Behold, this day your eyes have seen how that the LORD had delivered you to day into my hand in the cave: and some bade me kill you...

1 Samuel 26:18 And he said, Why does my lord thus pursue after his servant? for what have I done? or what evil is in my hand?

John 15:25 But this comes to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

1 Peter 2:20 For what glory is it, if, when you be buffeted for your faults, you shall take it patiently? but if, when you do well...

but I will

Psalm 119:23 Princes also did sit and speak against me: but your servant did meditate in your statutes.

Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law does he meditate day and night.

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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
Psalm 119:15
I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.

Psalm 119:79
May those who fear you turn to me, those who understand your statutes.

Psalm 119:86
All your commands are trustworthy; help me, for I am being persecuted without cause.

Jeremiah 50:32
The arrogant one will stumble and fall and no one will help her up; I will kindle a fire in her towns that will consume all who are around her."

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