Psalm 119:143
New International Version
Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands give me delight.

New Living Translation
As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands.

English Standard Version
Trouble and anguish have found me out, but your commandments are my delight.

Berean Study Bible
Trouble and distress have found me, but Your commandments are my delight.

King James Bible
Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.

New King James Version
Trouble and anguish have overtaken me, Yet Your commandments are my delights.

New American Standard Bible
Trouble and anguish have come upon me, Yet Your commandments are my delight.

NASB 1995
Trouble and anguish have come upon me, Yet Your commandments are my delight.

NASB 1977
Trouble and anguish have come upon me; Yet Thy commandments are my delight.

Amplified Bible
Trouble and anguish have found me, Yet Your commandments are my delight and my joy.

Christian Standard Bible
Trouble and distress have overtaken me, but your commands are my delight.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Trouble and distress have overtaken me, but Your commands are my delight.

American Standard Version
Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me; Yet thy commandments are my delight.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Affliction and trouble have befallen me and I have meditated in your commandments.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Afflictions and distresses found me: but thy commandments were my meditation.

Contemporary English Version
I am in deep distress, but I love your teachings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Trouble and anguish have found me: thy commandments are my meditation.

English Revised Version
Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delight.

Good News Translation
I am filled with trouble and anxiety, but your commandments bring me joy.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Trouble and hardship have found me, but your commandments [still] make me happy.

International Standard Version
Though trouble and anguish overwhelm me, your commands remain my delight.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Trouble and anguish have overtaken me; Yet Thy commandments are my delight.

Literal Standard Version
Adversity and distress have found me, Your commands [are] my delights.

NET Bible
Distress and hardship confront me, yet I find delight in your commands.

New Heart English Bible
Trouble and anguish have taken hold of me. Your commandments are my delight.

World English Bible
Trouble and anguish have taken hold of me. Your commandments are my delight.

Young's Literal Translation
Adversity and distress have found me, Thy commands are my delights.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
142Your righteousness is everlasting and Your law is true. 143Trouble and distress have found me, but Your commandments are my delight. 144Your testimonies are righteous forever. Give me understanding, that I may live.…

Cross References
Psalm 119:24
Your testimonies are indeed my delight; they are my counselors.

Psalm 119:144
Your testimonies are righteous forever. Give me understanding, that I may live.


Treasury of Scripture

Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet your commandments are my delights.

trouble

Psalm 119:107
I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word.

Psalm 18:4,5
The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid…

Psalm 88:3
For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.

taken hold on me.

Psalm 119:16,47,77
I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word…

Job 23:12
Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

John 4:34
Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.









Verse 143. - Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me (comp. vers. 22, 23, 28, 50, 51, 61, 67, 69, etc.). Yet thy commandments are my delight. I am happy in the midst of my troubles, for the joy that I have in thy Word (see vers. 16, 35, 47, 77, 174).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Trouble
צַר־ (ṣar-)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6862: Narrow, a tight place, a pebble, an opponent

and distress
וּמָצ֥וֹק (ū·mā·ṣō·wq)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4689: A narrow place, confinement, disability

have found me,
מְצָא֑וּנִי (mə·ṣā·’ū·nî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural | first person common singular
Strong's 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

but Your commandments
מִ֝צְוֺתֶ֗יךָ (miṣ·wō·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 4687: Commandment

are my delight.
שַׁעֲשֻׁעָֽי׃ (ša·‘ă·šu·‘āy)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 8191: Enjoyment


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