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Psalms 119:139

    Psalms 119:139 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    My zeal has consumed me, because my enemies have forgotten your words.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    My zeal hath consumed me, Because mine adversaries have forgotten thy words.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    My passion has overcome me; because my haters are turned away from your words.

    Webster's Revision

    My zeal hath consumed me, Because mine adversaries have forgotten thy words.

    World English Bible

    My zeal wears me out, because my enemies ignore your words.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    My zeal hath consumed me, because mine adversaries have forgotten thy words.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:139

    My zeal hath consumed me - My earnest desire to promote thy glory, and the pain I feel at seeing transgressions multiplied, have worn down both my flesh and spirits.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:139

    My zeal hath consumed me - Margin, "cut me off." The word which is here translated "consumed" is rendered "cut off" in Lamentations 3:53; Job 23:17; Psalm 54:5; Psalm 88:16; Psalm 94:23; Psalm 101:5; Psalm 143:12; "vanish," Job 6:17; "destroyed," Psalm 73:27; 2 Samuel 22:41; Psalm 18:40; Psalm 101:8; Psalm 69:4. It means here, that he pined away; that his strength was exhausted; that he was sinking under the efforts which he had put forth as expressive of his deep interest in the cause of God and of truth. On the sentiment here expressed, see the notes at Psalm 69:9.

    Because mine enemies have forgotten thy words - Thy law; thy commands. It was not because they were his foes - not because he was endeavoring to destroy them, or to take vengeance on them - but because they were unmindful of God, and of the claims of his law. It is a great triumph which religion gains over a man's soul, when, in looking on the conduct of persecutors, calumniators, and slanderers - of those who are constantly doing us wrong - we are more grieved because they violate the law of God than because they injure us; when our solicitude is turned from ourselves, and terminates on our regard for the honor of God and his law. Yet that is the nature of true religion; and that we should be able to find in ourselves in such circumstances. A man should doubt the evidence of his personal religion, if all his feelings terminate on the wrong done to himself by the wicked conduct of others; if he has no feeling of solicitude because the law of God has been violated, and God has been dishonored. Compare the notes at Psalm 119:136.