Psalm 119:95
New International Version
The wicked are waiting to destroy me, but I will ponder your statutes.

New Living Translation
Though the wicked hide along the way to kill me, I will quietly keep my mind on your laws.

English Standard Version
The wicked lie in wait to destroy me, but I consider your testimonies.

Berean Study Bible
The wicked wait to destroy me, but I will ponder Your testimonies.

New American Standard Bible
The wicked wait for me to destroy me; I shall diligently consider Your testimonies.

King James Bible
The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.

Christian Standard Bible
The wicked hope to destroy me, but I contemplate your decrees.

Contemporary English Version
Brutal enemies are waiting to ambush and destroy me, but I obey your rules.

Good News Translation
The wicked are waiting to kill me, but I will meditate on your laws.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The wicked hope to destroy me, but I contemplate Your decrees.

International Standard Version
The wicked lay in wait to destroy me, while I ponder your decrees.

NET Bible
The wicked prepare to kill me, yet I concentrate on your rules.

New Heart English Bible
The wicked have waited for me, to destroy me. I will consider your statutes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The evil lay wait for me to destroy me and I have understood your testimonies.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The wicked people have waited for me in order to destroy me, [yet] I want to understand your written instructions.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The wicked have waited for me to destroy me; But I will consider Thy testimonies.

New American Standard 1977
The wicked wait for me to destroy me; I shall diligently consider Thy testimonies.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The wicked have waited for me to destroy me, but I will consider thy testimonies.

King James 2000 Bible
The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider your testimonies.

American King James Version
The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider your testimonies.

American Standard Version
The wicked have waited for me, to destroy me; But I will consider thy testimonies.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Sinners laid wait for me to destroy me; but I understood thy testimonies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I have understood thy testimonies.

Darby Bible Translation
The wicked have awaited me to destroy me; [but] I attend unto thy testimonies.

English Revised Version
The wicked have waited for me to destroy me; but I will consider thy testimonies.

Webster's Bible Translation
The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.

World English Bible
The wicked have waited for me, to destroy me. I will consider your statutes.

Young's Literal Translation
Thy wicked waited for me to destroy me, Thy testimonies I understand.
Study Bible
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
94I am Yours; save me, for I have sought Your precepts. 95The wicked wait to destroy me, but I will ponder Your testimonies. 96I have seen an end to all perfection, but Your commandment is without limit.…
Cross References
Psalm 40:14
May those who seek my life be ashamed and confounded; may those who wish me harm be repelled and humiliated.

Psalm 119:96
I have seen an end to all perfection, but Your commandment is without limit.

Isaiah 32:7
The weapons of the scoundrel are destructive; he hatches plots to destroy the poor with lies, even when the plea of the needy is just.

Treasury of Scripture

The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider your testimonies.

wicked

Psalm 119:61,69,85-87
The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law…

Psalm 10:8-10
He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor…

Psalm 27:2
When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

but I

Psalm 119:24,31,111,125,129,167
Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellers…







Lexicon
The wicked
רְשָׁעִ֣ים (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

wait
קִוּ֣וּ (qiw·wū)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6960: To bind together, collect, to expect

to destroy
לְאַבְּדֵ֑נִי (lə·’ab·bə·ḏê·nî)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish

me,
לִ֤י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

but I will ponder
אֶתְבּוֹנָֽן׃ (’eṯ·bō·w·nān)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 995: To separate mentally, understand

Your testimonies.
עֵ֝דֹתֶ֗יךָ (‘ê·ḏō·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5713: Testimony, witness
Verse 95. - The wicked have waited for me to destroy me; or, "laid in wait for me" (comp. Psalm 56:6, where the same verb is used). But I will consider thy testimonies I will look to thy word of promise, and so sustain their assaults upon me. 119:89-96 The settling of God's word in heaven, is opposed to the changes and revolutions of the earth. And the engagements of God's covenant are established more firmly than the earth itself. All the creatures answer the ends of their creation: shall man, who alone is endued with reason, be the only unprofitable burden of the earth? We may make the Bible a pleasant companion at any time. But the word, without the grace of God, would not quicken us. See the best help for bad memories, namely, good affections; and though the exact words be lost, if the meaning remain, that is well. I am thine, not my own, not the world's; save me from sin, save me from ruin. The Lord will keep the man in peace, whose mind is stayed on him. It is poor perfection which one sees and end of. Such are all things in this world, which pass for perfections. The glory of man is but as the flower of the grass. The psalmist had seen the fulness of the word of God, and its sufficiency. The word of the Lord reaches to all cases, to all times. It will take us from all confidence in man, or in our own wisdom, strength, and righteousness. Thus shall we seek comfort and happiness from Christ alone.
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