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Psalms 119:143

    Psalms 119:143 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet your commandments are my delights.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me; Yet thy commandments are my delight.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Pain and trouble have overcome me: but your teachings are my delight.

    Webster's Revision

    Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me; Yet thy commandments are my delight.

    World English Bible

    Trouble and anguish have taken hold of me. Your commandments are my delight.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delight.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:143

    Trouble and anguish - I am exercised with various trials from men and devils.

    Have taken hold on me - But still I cleave to my God, and am delighted with his law.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:143

    Trouble and anguish - The word rendered "trouble" means affliction of any kind; the word rendered "anguish" would probably express that which results from being pressed, compressed, straitened. It properly refers to a situation where there is no room to move, and where we are pent up in a narrow place. The two words denote deep affliction.

    Have taken hold on me - Margin, as in Hebrew, "found me." That is, they were in pursuit of me, and have at last apprehended me. Trouble, anguish, death, are in pursuit of us all our lives, and are never very far in the rear of us. Often, when we least expect them, they come suddenly up to us, and make us their victims.

    Yet thy commandments are my delights - Notwithstanding this trouble, and in this trouble - no matter what comes - I have the same unfailing source of comfort, the truth of God; and notwithstanding what may occur, I still make God and his law the source of my happiness. See the notes at Psalm 119:24.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 119:143

    119:143 Trouble - Outward troubles and anguish of spirit.