Psalm 119:51
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.

NASB 1995
The arrogant utterly deride me, Yet I do not turn aside from Your law.

NASB 1977
The arrogant utterly deride me, Yet I do not turn aside from Thy law.

Amplified Bible
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.

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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

NET Bible
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 ...
Study Bible
Your 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.…

Cross References
Job 23:11
My feet have followed in His tracks; I have kept His way without turning aside.

Job 30:1
"But now they mock me, men younger than I am, whose fathers I would have refused to entrust with my sheep dogs.

Psalm 44:18
Our hearts have not turned back; our steps have not strayed from Your path.

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

Jeremiah 20:7
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.

proud

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.

yet have

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 ...


Lexicon
The arrogant
זֵ֭דִים (zê·ḏîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2086: Insolent, presumptuous

utterly
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

deride me,
הֱלִיצֻ֣נִי (hĕ·lî·ṣu·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3887: Ambassador, have in derision, interpreter, make a mock, mocker

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

turn
נָטִֽיתִי׃ (nā·ṭî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

from Your law.
מִ֝תּֽוֹרָתְךָ֗ (mit·tō·w·rā·ṯə·ḵā)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8451: Direction, instruction, law


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