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Psalms 119:116

    Psalms 119:116 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Uphold me according to your word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live; And let me not be ashamed of my hope.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Be my support as you have said, and give me life; let not my hope be turned to shame.

    Webster's Revision

    Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live; And let me not be ashamed of my hope.

    World English Bible

    Uphold me according to your word, that I may live. Let me not be ashamed of my hope.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live; and let me not be ashamed of my hope.

    Definitions for Psalms 119:116

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:116

    Depart from me - Odi profanum vulgus, etarceo, I abominate the profane, and will have no communion with them. I drive them away from my presence.

    Uphold me - סמכני sammecheni, prop me up; give me thyself to lean upon.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:116

    Uphold me - Sustain me in the trials and the temptations of life. Help me to bear afflictions without sinking under them; to meet temptations without yielding to them; to encounter opposition from the enemies of religion without being overcome.

    According unto thy word -

    (1) According to the requirements of thy word - that I may be conformed to them;

    (2) according to the promises of thy word - that they may be verified in me.

    That I may live - That my life may not be cut off by my foes, and that I may not sink under my burdens.

    And let me not be ashamed of my hope - The meaning of this is, Let not my hope prove to be delusive and vain; let it not be seen at last that it is worthless, or that religion has no power to accomplish what it promises. See Psalm 6:10, note; Psalm 25:2-3, note; Psalm 31:1, note. The phrase does not mean, as it would seem to signify, Let me not blush, or be unwilling to acknowledge my hope, or to profess that I am a friend of God. That "would be," indeed, a proper prayer, but it is not the prayer here.