Psalm 119:139
New International Version
My zeal wears me out, for my enemies ignore your words.

New Living Translation
I am overwhelmed with indignation, for my enemies have disregarded your words.

English Standard Version
My zeal consumes me, because my foes forget your words.

Berean Study Bible
My zeal has consumed me because my foes forget Your words.

King James Bible
My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.

New King James Version
My zeal has consumed me, Because my enemies have forgotten Your words.

New American Standard Bible
My zeal has consumed me, Because my enemies have forgotten Your words.

NASB 1995
My zeal has consumed me, Because my adversaries have forgotten Your words.

NASB 1977
My zeal has consumed me, Because my adversaries have forgotten Thy words.

Amplified Bible
My zeal has [completely] consumed me, Because my enemies have forgotten Your words.

Christian Standard Bible
My anger overwhelms me because my foes forget your words.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My anger overwhelms me because my foes forget Your words.

American Standard Version
My zeal hath consumed me, Because mine adversaries have forgotten thy words.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Zeal has tormented me always because your enemies have forgotten your word.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thy zeal has quite wasted me: because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.

Contemporary English Version
It upsets me greatly when my enemies neglect your teachings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My zeal hath made me pine away: because my enemies forgot thy words.

English Revised Version
My zeal hath consumed me, because mine adversaries have forgotten thy words.

Good News Translation
My anger burns in me like a fire, because my enemies disregard your commands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My devotion [for your words] consumes me, because my enemies have forgotten your words.

International Standard Version
My zeal consumes me because my enemies forget your words.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My zeal hath undone me, Because mine adversaries have forgotten Thy words.

Literal Standard Version
My zeal has cut me off, For my adversaries forgot Your words.

NET Bible
My zeal consumes me, for my enemies forget your instructions.

New Heart English Bible
My zeal wears me out, because my enemies ignore your words.

World English Bible
My zeal wears me out, because my enemies ignore your words.

Young's Literal Translation
Cut me off hath my zeal, For mine adversaries forgot Thy words.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
138The testimonies You have laid down are righteous and altogether faithful. 139My zeal has consumed me because my foes forget Your words. 140Your promise is completely pure; therefore Your servant loves it.…

Cross References
John 2:17
His disciples remembered that it is written: "Zeal for Your house will consume Me."

Psalm 69:9
because zeal for Your house has consumed me, and the insults of those who insult You have fallen on me.


Treasury of Scripture

My zeal has consumed me, because my enemies have forgotten your words.

zeal

Psalm 69:9
For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.

1 Kings 19:10,14
And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away…

John 2:17
And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.

consumed me.

Psalm 53:4
Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called upon God.

Matthew 9:13
But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Matthew 12:3-5
But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him; …









Verse 139. - My zeal hath consumed me (comp. Psalm 69:9). Because mine enemies have forgotten thy words (see above, vers. 53, 136). The psalmist was at once grieved and angered by man's disobedience to God's commandments (comp. Psalm 139:21).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
My zeal
קִנְאָתִ֑י (qin·’ā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7068: Ardor, zeal, jealousy

has consumed me
צִמְּתַ֥תְנִי (ṣim·mə·ṯaṯ·nî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person feminine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 6789: To put an end to, exterminate

because
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

my foes
צָרָֽי׃ (ṣā·rāy)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6862: Narrow, a tight place, a pebble, an opponent

forget
שָׁכְח֖וּ (šā·ḵə·ḥū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7911: To mislay, to be oblivious of, from want of memory, attention

Your words.
דְבָרֶ֣יךָ (ḏə·ḇā·re·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause


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