Psalm 119:42
New International Version
then I can answer anyone who taunts me, for I trust in your word.

New Living Translation
Then I can answer those who taunt me, for I trust in your word.

English Standard Version
then shall I have an answer for him who taunts me, for I trust in your word.

Berean Study Bible
Then I can answer him who taunts, for I trust in Your word.

New American Standard Bible
So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me, For I trust in Your word.

King James Bible
So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.

Christian Standard Bible
Then I can answer the one who taunts me, for I trust in your word.

Contemporary English Version
Then I will have an answer for everyone who insults me for trusting your word.

Good News Translation
Then I can answer those who insult me because I trust in your word.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then I can answer the one who taunts me, for I trust in Your word.

International Standard Version
Then I can answer the one who insults me, for I place my trust in your word.

NET Bible
Then I will have a reply for the one who insults me, for I trust in your word.

New Heart English Bible
So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me, for I trust in your word.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I shall give answer to him who reproaches me because I have trusted upon your word.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then I will have an answer for the one who insults me since I trust your word.

JPS Tanakh 1917
That I may have an answer for him that taunteth me; For I trust in Thy word.

New American Standard 1977
So I shall have an answer for him who reproaches me, For I trust in Thy word.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I shall answer him that reproaches me, by saying that I trust in thy word.

King James 2000 Bible
So shall I have an answer for him that reproaches me: for I trust in your word.

American King James Version
So shall I have with which to answer him that reproaches me: for I trust in your word.

American Standard Version
So shall I have an answer for him that reproacheth me; For I trust in thy word.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And so I shall render an answer to them that reproach me: for I have trusted in thy words.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So shall I answer them that reproach me in any thing; that I have trusted in thy words.

Darby Bible Translation
So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me; for I confide in thy word.

English Revised Version
So shall I have an answer for him that reproacheth me; for I trust in thy word.

Webster's Bible Translation
So shall I have with which to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.

World English Bible
So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me, for I trust in your word.

Young's Literal Translation
And I answer him who is reproaching me a word, For I have trusted in Thy word.
Study Bible
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
41May Your loving devotion come to me, O LORD, Your salvation, according to Your promise. 42Then I can answer him who taunts, for I trust in Your word. 43Never snatch the word of truth from my mouth, for I hope in Your judgments.…
Cross References
Psalm 102:8
All day long my enemies taunt me; they ridicule and curse me.

Psalm 119:39
Turn away the disgrace I dread, for Your judgments are good.

Proverbs 27:11
Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart, so that I can answer him who taunts me.

Treasury of Scripture

So shall I have with which to answer him that reproaches me: for I trust in your word.

so shall

Psalm 3:2
Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.

Psalm 42:10
As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?

Psalm 71:10,11
For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together, …

have wherewith, etc.

2 Samuel 16:7,8
And thus said Shimei when he cursed, Come out, come out, thou bloody man, and thou man of Belial: …

2 Samuel 19:18-20
And there went over a ferry boat to carry over the king's household, and to do what he thought good. And Shimei the son of Gera fell down before the king, as he was come over Jordan; …

for I trust

Psalm 119:49,74,81
ZAIN. Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope…

Psalm 56:4,10,11
In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me…

Psalm 89:19
Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.







Lexicon
Then I can answer
וְאֶֽעֱנֶ֣ה (wə·’e·‘ĕ·neh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6030: To answer, respond

him who taunts,
חֹרְפִ֣י (ḥō·rə·p̄î)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2778: To pull off, to expose, to betroth, to carp at, defame, to spend the winter

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

I trust
בָ֝טַחְתִּי (ḇā·ṭaḥ·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 982: To trust, be confident, sure

in Your word.
דָבָ֑ר (ḏā·ḇār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause
VAU.

(42) So shall I have.--Better literally, as the LXX. and Vulg., and I shall answer my reviler a word, for I trust in Thy word, i.e., when reproached it will be enough to pronounce God's promise. The repetition of davar here and in Psalm 119:43 makes for this explanation in preference to that of the margin.

Verse 42. - So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me (comp. ver. 22). If God's favor were manifestly shown him, his enemies would be sufficiently answered. For I trust in thy Word. This is what he looks for, since he has a full trust in God's promises to his servants. 119:41-48 Lord, I have by faith thy mercies in view; let me by prayer prevail to obtain them. And when the salvation of the saints is completed, it will plainly appear that it was not in vain to trust in God's word. We need to pray that we may never be afraid or ashamed to own God's truths and ways before men. And the psalmist resolves to keep God's law, in a constant course of obedience, without backsliding. The service of sin is slavery; the service of God is liberty. There is no full happiness, or perfect liberty, but in keeping God's law. We must never be ashamed or afraid to own our religion. The more delight we take in the service of God, the nearer we come to perfection. Not only consent to his law as good, but take pleasure in it as good for us. Let me put forth all the strength I have, to do it. Something of this mind of Christ is in every true disciple.
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