New Living Translation
They almost finished me off, but I refused to abandon your commandments.
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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"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 …
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In your unfailing love, spare my life; then I can continue to obey your laws.
for I am giving you good guidance. Don't turn away from my instructions.
Yet they act so pious! They come to the Temple every day and seem delighted to learn all about me. They act like a righteous nation that would never abandon the laws of its God. They ask me to take action on their behalf, pretending they want to be near me.
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