Psalm 119:161
New International Version
Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles at your word.

New Living Translation
Powerful people harass me without cause, but my heart trembles only at your word.

English Standard Version
Princes persecute me without cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words.

Berean Study Bible
Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart fears only Your word.

New American Standard Bible
Princes persecute me without cause, But my heart stands in awe of Your words.

King James Bible
SCHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.

Christian Standard Bible
Princes have persecuted me without cause, but my heart fears only your word.

Contemporary English Version
Rulers are cruel to me for no reason. But with all my heart I respect your words,

Good News Translation
Powerful people attack me unjustly, but I respect your law.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Princes have persecuted me without cause, but my heart fears only Your word.

International Standard Version
Though nobles persecute me for no reason, my heart stands in awe of your words.

NET Bible
Rulers pursue me for no reason, yet I am more afraid of disobeying your instructions.

New Heart English Bible
SIN and SHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
SHIN- Princes pursue me for nothing and my heart is in awe of your word.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Influential people have persecuted me for no reason, but it is only your words that fill my heart with terror.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Princes have persecuted me without a cause; But my heart standeth in awe of Thy words.

New American Standard 1977
Princes persecute me without cause, But my heart stands in awe of Thy words.

Jubilee Bible 2000
SCHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause, but my heart stands in awe of thy words.

King James 2000 Bible
Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart stands in awe of your word.

American King James Version
Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart stands in awe of your word.

American Standard Version
SHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause; But my heart standeth in awe of thy words.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Princes persecuted me without a cause, but my heart feared because of thy words.

Douay-Rheims Bible
[SIN] Princes have persecuted me without cause: and my heart hath been in awe of thy words.

Darby Bible Translation
SHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause; but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.

English Revised Version
SHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause; but my heart standeth in awe of thy words.

Webster's Bible Translation
SCHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause; but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.

World English Bible
Princes have persecuted me without a cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words.

Young's Literal Translation
Shin. Princes have pursued me without cause, And because of Thy words was my heart afraid.
Study Bible
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
160Your word is the essence of truth, and all Your righteous judgments endure. 161Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart fears only Your word. 162I rejoice in Your promise like one who finds great spoil.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 24:11
See, my father, look at the corner of your robe in my hand. For I cut it off, but I did not kill you. See and know that there is no evil or rebellion in my hands. I have not sinned against you, even though you are hunting me down to take my life.

1 Samuel 26:18
And he continued, "Why is my lord pursuing his servant? What have I done? What evil is in my hand?

Psalm 119:23
Though rulers sit and slander me, Your servant meditates on Your statutes;

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

Psalm 119:120
My flesh trembles in awe of You; I stand in fear of Your judgments.

Psalm 119:157
Though my persecutors and foes are many, I have not turned from Your testimonies.

Treasury of Scripture

Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart stands in awe of your word.

princes

Psalm 119:23,157
Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes…

1 Samuel 24:9-14
And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearest thou men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt? …

1 Samuel 26:18
And he said, Wherefore doth my lord thus pursue after his servant? for what have I done? or what evil is in mine hand?

my heart

Psalm 4:4
Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

Genesis 39:9
There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?

Genesis 42:18
And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God:







Lexicon
Rulers
שָׂ֭רִים (rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince

persecute me
רְדָפ֣וּנִי (rə·ḏā·p̄ū·nî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7291: To pursue, chase, persecute

without cause,
חִנָּ֑ם (ḥin·nām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 2600: Gratis, devoid of cost, reason, advantage

but my heart
לִבִּֽי׃ (lib·bî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

fears only
פָּחַ֥ד (pā·ḥaḏ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6342: To dread, be in dread or in awe

Your word.
וּ֝מִדְּבָרְךָ֗ (ū·mid·də·ḇā·rə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause
SCHIN.

(161) Princes.--Here again we have an indication of the national character of the psalm. It was the whole community which suffered from the intrigues and violence of princes.

Verse 161. - Princes have persecuted me without a cause. The "princes" may be either foreign or native; but from ver. 23 it would rather appear that native princes are intended. But my heart standeth in awe of thy Word. Yet I do not fear them, or heed what they say. Of nothing do I stand in awe, except "thy Word." 119:161-168 Those whose hearts stand in awe of God's word, will rather endure the wrath of man, than break the law of God. By the word of God we are unspeakable gainers. Every man hates to have a lie told him, but we should more hate telling a lie; by the latter we give an affront to God. The more we see the beauty of truth, the more we shall see the hateful deformity of a lie. We are to praise God even for afflictions; through grace we get good from them. Those that love the world have great vexation, for it does not answer what they expect; those that love God's word have great peace, for it outdoes what they expect. Those in whom this holy love reigns, will not perplex themselves with needless scruples, or take offence at their brethren. A good hope of salvation will engage the heart in doing the commandments. And our love to the word of God must subdue our lusts, and root out carnal affections: we must make heart work of it, or we make nothing of it. We must keep the commandments of God by obedience to them, and his promises by reliance on them. God's eye is on us at all times; this should make us very careful to keep his commandments.
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