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.

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

New King James Version
Many are my persecutors and my enemies, Yet I do not turn from Your testimonies.

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

NASB 1995
Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, Yet I do not turn aside from Your testimonies.

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

Amplified Bible
Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, Yet I do not turn away from Your testimonies.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Many are they that persecute me, and afflict me; but 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.

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
My pursuers and adversaries are many, I have not turned aside from Your testimonies.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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.









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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

turned
נָטִֽיתִי׃ (nā·ṭî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 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 5715: Testimony


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