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Psalms 119:22

    Psalms 119:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept your testimonies.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Take away from me reproach and contempt; For I have kept thy testimonies.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Take away from me shame and bitter words; for I have kept your unchanging word in my heart.

    Webster's Revision

    Take away from me reproach and contempt; For I have kept thy testimonies.

    World English Bible

    Take reproach and contempt away from me, for I have kept your statutes.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Take away from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies.

    Definitions for Psalms 119:22

    Reproach - Disgrace; shame.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:22

    Remove from me reproach and contempt - Of these the captives in Babylon had a more than ordinary load.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:22

    Remove from me reproach and contempt - Show me thy favor, and let me not suffer in the estimation of mankind on account of my religion. Let me not be exposed to malicious charges; to accusations of hypocrisy, insincerity, and unfaithfulness on account of my religion. This "reproach and contempt" might arise from two sources;

    (1) on account of religion itself, or because he was a true friend of God; or

    (2) he may have been charged with hypocrisy and insincerity; with doing things inconsistent with the profession of religion. These accusations he prays may be removed from him:

    (a) in order that the true religion might not be in itself a matter of reproach, but that God might honor his own religion, and make it esteemed among people;

    (b) because he was conscious that so far as he was concerned, the charges were unfounded. He did not deserve the "reproach and contempt" that properly belong to a life of hypocrisy and insincerity.

    For I have kept thy testimonies - My conscience assures me of this. I can appeal to thee, my God, in proof that I do not deserve the charge of insincerity and hypocrisy. Every professedly pious man ought to be able thus to appeal to conscience and to God, and to say, in the most solemn manner, that he does not deserve the reproach of hypocrisy and insincerity.