Psalm 119:87
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New International Version
They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts.

King James Bible
They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.

Darby Bible Translation
They had almost consumed me upon the earth; but as for me, I forsook not thy precepts.

World English Bible
They had almost wiped me from the earth, but I didn't forsake your precepts.

Young's Literal Translation
Almost consumed me on earth have they, And I -- I have not forsaken Thy precepts.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They had almost consumed me - Had it not been for thy mercy, we had all been destroyed under this oppressive captivity.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

almost

1 Samuel 20:3 And David swore moreover, and said, Your father certainly knows that I have found grace in your eyes; and he said...

1 Samuel 23:26,27 And Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain...

2 Samuel 17:16 Now therefore send quickly, and tell David, saying, Lodge not this night in the plains of the wilderness, but speedily pass over...

Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul...

but I feared

Psalm 119:51,61 The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from your law...

1 Samuel 24:6,7 And he said to his men, The LORD forbid that I should do this thing to my master, the LORD's anointed...

1 Samuel 26:9,24 And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not: for who can stretch forth his hand against the LORD's anointed, and be guiltless...

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
Psalm 119:88
In your unfailing love preserve my life, that I may obey the statutes of your mouth.

Proverbs 4:2
I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching.

Isaiah 58:2
For day after day they seek me out; they seem eager to know my ways, as if they were a nation that does what is right and has not forsaken the commands of its God. They ask me for just decisions and seem eager for God to come near them.

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