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New International Version
The arrogant mock me unmercifully, but I do not turn from your law.
New Living Translation
The proud hold me in utter contempt, but I do not turn away from your instructions.
English Standard Version
The insolent utterly deride me, but I do not turn away from your law.
Berean Study Bible
The arrogant utterly deride me, but I do not turn from Your law.
King James Bible
The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law.
New King James Version
The proud have me in great derision, Yet I do not turn aside from Your law.
New American Standard Bible
The arrogant utterly deride me, Yet I do not turn aside from Your Law.
The arrogant utterly deride me, Yet I do not turn aside from Your law.
The arrogant utterly deride me, Yet I do not turn aside from Thy law.
The arrogant utterly ridicule me, Yet I do not turn away from Your law.
Christian Standard Bible
The arrogant constantly ridicule me, but I do not turn away from your instruction.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
The arrogant constantly ridicule me, but I do not turn away from Your instruction.
American Standard Version
The proud have had me greatly in derision: Yet have I not swerved from thy law.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The evil have afflicted me and I have not turned aside from your Law.
Brenton Septuagint Translation
The proud have transgressed exceedingly; but I swerved not from thy law.
Contemporary English Version
Conceited people sneer at me, but I obey your Law.
The proud did iniquitously altogether: but I declined not from thy law.
English Revised Version
The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not swerved from thy law.
Good News Translation
The proud are always scornful of me, but I have not departed from your law.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
Arrogant people have mocked me with cruelty, yet I have not turned away from your teachings.
International Standard Version
Even though the arrogant utterly deride me, I do not turn away from your instruction.
JPS Tanakh 1917
The proud have had me greatly in derision; Yet have I not turned aside from Thy law.
Literal Standard Version
The proud have utterly scorned me, I have not turned aside from Your law.
Arrogant people do nothing but scoff at me. Yet I do not turn aside from your law.
New Heart English Bible
The arrogant mock me excessively, but I do not swerve from your Law.
World English Bible
The arrogant mock me excessively, but I don't swerve from your law.
Young's Literal Translation
The proud have utterly scorned me, From Thy law I have not turned aside.
Additional Translations ...
ContextYour Word is a Lamp to My Feet
…50This is my comfort in affliction, that Your promise has given me life. 51The arrogant utterly deride me, but I do not turn from Your law. 52I remember Your judgments of old, O LORD, and in them I find comfort.…
My feet have followed in His tracks; I have kept His way without turning aside.
"But now they mock me, men younger than I am, whose fathers I would have refused to entrust with my sheep dogs.
Our hearts have not turned back; our steps have not strayed from Your path.
Though my persecutors and foes are many, I have not turned from Your testimonies.
You have deceived me, O LORD, and I was deceived. You have overcome me and prevailed. I am a laughingstock all day long; everyone mocks me.
Treasury of Scripture
The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from your law.
Psalm 119:21,69 Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments…
Psalm 123:3,4 Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt…
Jeremiah 20:7 O LORD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived: thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me.
Psalm 119:31,157 I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame…
Psalm 44:18 Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy way;
Job 23:11 My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.
Verse 51. - The proud have had me greatly in derision; rather, proud men. There is no article. (For the "derision" to which the righteous are always exposed, see Job 30:1, 9; Psalm 35:16; Psalm 44:13, 14; Lamentations 3:14; Jeremiah 20:7, etc.) Yet have I not declined (or, swerved) from thy Law (see the comment on ver. 31).
Parallel Commentaries ...
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 2086: Insolent, presumptuous
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural | first person common singular
Strong's 3887: Ambassador, have in derision, interpreter, make a mock, mocker
but I do not
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend
from Your law.
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 8451: Direction, instruction, law
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