Psalm 119:46
New International Version
I will speak of your statutes before kings and will not be put to shame,

New Living Translation
I will speak to kings about your laws, and I will not be ashamed.

English Standard Version
I will also speak of your testimonies before kings and shall not be put to shame,

Berean Study Bible
I will speak of Your testimonies before kings, and I will not be ashamed.

New American Standard Bible
I will also speak of Your testimonies before kings And shall not be ashamed.

New King James Version
I will speak of Your testimonies also before kings, And will not be ashamed.

King James Bible
I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.

Christian Standard Bible
I will speak of your decrees before kings and not be ashamed.

Contemporary English Version
and I trust them so much that I tell them to kings.

Good News Translation
I will announce your commands to kings and I will not be ashamed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will speak of Your decrees before kings and not be ashamed.

International Standard Version
Then I will speak of your decrees before kings and not be ashamed.

NET Bible
I will speak about your regulations before kings and not be ashamed.

New Heart English Bible
I will also speak of your statutes before kings, and will not be disappointed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I shall speak in righteousness in front of Kings and I shall not be ashamed!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will speak about your written instructions in the presence of kings and not feel ashamed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I will also speak of Thy testimonies before kings, And will not be ashamed.

New American Standard 1977
I will also speak of Thy testimonies before kings, And shall not be ashamed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings and will not be ashamed.

King James 2000 Bible
I will speak of your testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.

American King James Version
I will speak of your testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.

American Standard Version
I will also speak of thy testimonies before kings, And shall not be put to shame.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I spoke of thy testimonies before kings, and was not ashamed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I spoke of thy testimonies before kings: and I was not ashamed.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will speak of thy testimonies before kings, and will not be ashamed;

English Revised Version
I will also speak of thy testimonies before kings, and will not be ashamed.

Webster's Bible Translation
I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.

World English Bible
I will also speak of your statutes before kings, and will not be disappointed.

Young's Literal Translation
And I speak of Thy testimonies before kings, And I am not ashamed.
Study Bible
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
45And I will walk in freedom, for I have sought Your precepts. 46I will speak of Your testimonies before kings, and I will not be ashamed. 47I delight in Your commandments because I love them.…
Cross References
Matthew 10:18
On My account, you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles.

Acts 26:1
Agrippa said to Paul, "You have permission to speak for yourself." Then Paul stretched out his hand and began his defense:

Acts 26:2
"King Agrippa, I consider myself fortunate to stand before you today to defend myself against all the accusations of the Jews,

Psalm 119:80
May my heart be blameless in Your statutes, that I may not be put to shame.

Treasury of Scripture

I will speak of your testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.

speak

Psalm 138:1
A Psalm of David. I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.

Daniel 3:16-18
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter…

Daniel 4:1-3,25-27
Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you…

will not

Mark 8:38
Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

Romans 1:16
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Philippians 1:20
According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.







Lexicon
I will speak
וַאֲדַבְּרָ֣ה (wa·’ă·ḏab·bə·rāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

of Your testimonies
בְ֭עֵדֹתֶיךָ (ḇə·‘ê·ḏō·ṯe·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5713: Testimony, witness

before
נֶ֥גֶד (ne·ḡeḏ)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5048: A front, part opposite, a counterpart, mate, over against, before

kings,
מְלָכִ֗ים (mə·lā·ḵîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

and I will not
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

be ashamed.
אֵבֽוֹשׁ׃ (’ê·ḇō·wōš)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 954: To pale, to be ashamed, to be disappointed, delayed
(46) The Vulgate (which in the tenses follows the LXX.) of this verse was the motto of the Augsburg Confession, Et loquebar in testimoniis tuis in conspectu regum, et non confundebar."

Verse 46. - I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings. If occasion offer, I will bear my witness to the excellence of thy Law, even before kings. And will not be ashamed; i.e. will not allow shame to stop my mouth. The writer is evidently not a king himself, probably not among the great ones of the earth (see vers. 51, 69, 78, 85, etc.). 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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