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Psalms 119:161

    Psalms 119:161 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart stands in awe of your word.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    SHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause; But my heart standeth in awe of thy words.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    <SHIN> Rulers have been cruel to me without cause; but I have the fear of your word in my heart.

    Webster's Revision

    SHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause; But my heart standeth in awe of thy words.

    World English Bible

    Princes have persecuted me without a cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    SHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause; but my heart standeth in awe of thy words.

    Definitions for Psalms 119:161

    Without - Outside.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:161

    Princes have persecuted me - This may refer to what was done by prime ministers, and the rulers of provinces, to sour the king against the unfortunate Jews, in order still to detain them in bondage. In reference to David, the plotting against him in Saul's court, and the dangers he ran in consequence of the jealousies of the Philistine lords while he sojourned among them, are well known.

    My heart standeth in awe - They had probably offers made them of enlargement or melioration of condition, providing they submitted to some idolatrous conditions; but they knew they had to do with a jealous God; their hearts stood in awe, and they were thereby kept from sin.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:161

    Princes have persecuted me without a cause - This commences a new division of the psalm, indicated by the Hebrew letter Schin (שׂ ś, and שׁ sh) - corresponding to our "s," or "sh." On the meaning of the expression here, see Psalm 119:23, note; Psalm 119:76, note.

    But my heart standeth in awe of thy word - I still reverence thy word. I am not deterred from keeping thy law by any threats or intimidations. This is in accordance with the uniform statements in the psalm, that nothing deterred him from manifesting his adherence to the law of God.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 119:161

    119:161 But - But I feared thine offence and displeasure more than their wrath.