Psalm 119:157
New International Version
Many are the foes who persecute me, but I have not turned from your statutes.

New Living Translation
Many persecute and trouble me, yet I have not swerved from your laws.

English Standard Version
Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, but I do not swerve from your testimonies.

Berean Study Bible
Though my persecutors and foes are many, I have not turned from Your testimonies.

New American Standard Bible
Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, Yet I do not turn aside from Your testimonies.

King James Bible
Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies.

Christian Standard Bible
My persecutors and foes are many. I have not turned from your decrees.

Contemporary English Version
I have a lot of brutal enemies, but still I never turn from your laws.

Good News Translation
I have many enemies and oppressors, but I do not fail to obey your laws.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My persecutors and foes are many. I have not turned from Your decrees.

International Standard Version
Though my persecutors and adversaries are numerous, I do not turn aside from your decrees.

NET Bible
The enemies who chase me are numerous. Yet I do not turn aside from your rules.

New Heart English Bible
Many are my persecutors and my adversaries. I haven't swerved from your testimonies.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My persecutors and my enemies have increased and I have not departed from your testimonies.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have many persecutors and opponents, [yet] I have not turned away from your written instructions.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Many are my persecutors and mine adversaries; Yet have I not turned aside from Thy testimonies.

New American Standard 1977
Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, Yet I do not turn aside from Thy testimonies.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Many are my persecutors and my enemies; yet I do not deviate from thy testimonies.

King James 2000 Bible
Many are my persecutors and my enemies; yet do I not turn from your testimonies.

American King James Version
Many are my persecutors and my enemies; yet do I not decline from your testimonies.

American Standard Version
Many are my persecutors and mine adversaries; Yet have I not swerved from thy testimonies.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Many are they that persecute me and oppress me: but I have not declined from thy testimonies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Many are they that persecute me, and afflict me; but I have not declined from thy testimonies.

Darby Bible Translation
Many are my persecutors and mine oppressors; I have not declined from thy testimonies.

English Revised Version
Many are my persecutors and mine adversaries; yet have I not swerved from they testimonies.

Webster's Bible Translation
Many are my persecutors and my enemies; yet I do not decline from thy testimonies.

World English Bible
Many are my persecutors and my adversaries. I haven't swerved from your testimonies.

Young's Literal Translation
Many are my pursuers, and adversaries, From Thy testimonies I have not turned aside.
Study Bible
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
156Great are Your mercies, O LORD; revive me according to Your ordinances. 157Though my persecutors and foes are many, I have not turned from Your testimonies. 158I look on the faithless with loathing because they do not keep Your word.…
Cross References
Psalm 7:1
O LORD my God, I take refuge in You; save me and deliver me from all my pursuers,

Psalm 44:18
Our hearts have not turned back; our steps have not strayed from Your path.

Psalm 119:51
The arrogant utterly deride me, but I do not turn from Your law.

Psalm 119:86
All Your commandments are faithful; I am persecuted without cause--help me!

Psalm 119:161
Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart fears only Your word.

Treasury of Scripture

Many are my persecutors and my enemies; yet do I not decline from your testimonies.

many

Psalm 3:1,2
A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son. LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me…

Psalm 22:12,16
Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round…

Psalm 25:19
Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.

yet do I

Psalm 119:51,110
The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law…

Psalm 44:17
All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant.

Job 17:9
The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.







Lexicon
[Though] my persecutors
רֹדְפַ֣י (rō·ḏə·p̄ay)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7291: To pursue, chase, persecute

and foes
וְצָרָ֑י (wə·ṣā·rāy)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6862: Narrow, a tight place, a pebble, an opponent

are many,
רַ֭בִּים (rab·bîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

I have not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

turned
נָטִֽיתִי׃ (nā·ṭî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

from Your testimonies.
מֵ֝עֵדְוֺתֶ֗יךָ (mê·‘ê·ḏə·wō·ṯe·ḵā)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5715: Testimony
Verse 157. - Many are my persecutors and mine enemies. Hitherto this had been implied (vers. 22, 23, 51, 61, etc.) rather than expressed. Now the thought of Psalm 25:18 comes over the writer, "Consider mine enemies, for they are many." Yet do I not decline from thy testimonies. Repeated from ver. 51. 119:153-160 The closer we cleave to the word of God, both as our rule and as our stay, the more assurance we have of deliverance. Christ is the Advocate of his people, their Redeemer. Those who were quickened by his Spirit and grace, when they were dead in trespasses and sins, often need to have the work of grace revived in them, according to the word of promise. The wicked not only do not God's statutes, but they do not even seek them. They flatter themselves that they are going to heaven; but the longer they persist in sin, the further it is from them. God's mercies are tender; they are a fountain that can never be exhausted. The psalmist begs for God's reviving, quickening grace. A man, steady in the way of his duty, though he may have many enemies, needs to fear none. Those that hate sin truly, hate it as sin, as a transgression of the law of God, and a breaking of his word. Our obedience is only pleasing to God, and pleasant to ourselves, when it comes from a principle of love. All, in every age, who receive God's word in faith and love, find every saying in it faithful.
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