Psalm 119:161
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New Living Translation
Powerful people harass me without cause, but my heart trembles only at your word.

King James Bible
SCHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.

Darby Bible Translation
SHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause; but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.

World English Bible
Princes have persecuted me without a cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words.

Young's Literal Translation
Shin. Princes have pursued me without cause, And because of Thy words was my heart afraid.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

119:161 But - But I feared thine offence and displeasure more than their wrath.

Psalm 119:161 Parallel Commentaries

Inward Witness to the Truth of the Gospel.
"I have more understanding than my teachers, for Thy testimonies are my study; I am wiser than the aged, because I keep Thy commandments."--Psalm cxix. 99, 100. In these words the Psalmist declares, that in consequence of having obeyed God's commandments he had obtained more wisdom and understanding than those who had first enlightened his ignorance, and were once more enlightened than he. As if he said, "When I was a child, I was instructed in religious knowledge by kind and pious friends, who
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII

A Bottle in the Smoke
First, God's people have their trials--they get put in the smoke; secondly, God's people feel their trials--they "become like a bottle in the smoke;" thirdly, God's people do not forget God's statutes in their trials--"I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes." I. GOD'S PEOPLE HAVE THEIR TRIALS. This is an old truth, as old as the everlasting hills, because trials were in the covenant, and certainly the covenant is as old as the eternal mountains. It was never designed
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2: 1856

The Dryness of Preachers, and the Various Evils which Arise from their Failing to Teach Heart-Prayer --Exhortation to Pastors to Lead People Towards this Form Of
If all those who are working for the conquest of souls sought to win them by the heart, leading them first of all to prayer and to the inner life, they would see many and lasting conversions. But so long as they only address themselves to the outside, and instead of drawing people to Christ by occupying their hearts with Him, they only give them a thousand precepts for outward observances, they will see but little fruit, and that will not be lasting. When once the heart is won, other defects are
Jeanne Marie Bouvières—A Short Method Of Prayer And Spiritual Torrents

Of Deeper Matters, and God's Hidden Judgments which are not to be Inquired Into
"My Son, beware thou dispute not of high matters and of the hidden judgments of God; why this man is thus left, and that man is taken into so great favour; why also this man is so greatly afflicted, and that so highly exalted. These things pass all man's power of judging, neither may any reasoning or disputation have power to search out the divine judgments. When therefore the enemy suggesteth these things to thee, or when any curious people ask such questions, answer with that word of the Prophet,
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
1 Samuel 24:11
Look, my father, at what I have in my hand. It is a piece of the hem of your robe! I cut it off, but I didn't kill you. This proves that I am not trying to harm you and that I have not sinned against you, even though you have been hunting for me to kill me.

1 Samuel 26:18
Why are you chasing me? What have I done? What is my crime?

Psalm 119:23
Even princes sit and speak against me, but I will meditate on your decrees.

Psalm 119:86
All your commands are trustworthy. Protect me from those who hunt me down without cause.

Psalm 119:120
I tremble in fear of you; I stand in awe of your regulations.

Psalm 119:157
Many persecute and trouble me, yet I have not swerved from your laws.

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