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Psalms 119:51

    Psalms 119:51 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from your law.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The proud have had me greatly in derision: Yet have I not swerved from thy law.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The men of pride have made great sport of me; but I have not been turned from your law.

    Webster's Revision

    The proud have had me greatly in derision: Yet have I not swerved from thy law.

    World English Bible

    The arrogant mock me excessively, but I don't swerve from your law.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not swerved from thy law.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:51

    The proud have had me - We have been treated, not only with oppressive cruelty, but also with contempt, because we still professed to trust in thee, the living God, who because of our transgressions hadst been greatly displeased with us; jet we have not declined from thy law.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:51

    The proud have had me greatly in derision - Those of rank; those in high life: perhaps, as we should say, the frivolous and fashionable world. They have ridiculed me; they have held me up to contempt for my scruples, my seriousness, my conscientiousness, my unwillingness to mingle with them in the pursuits, the pastimes, the frivolities of life. It is now no new thing to be held in contempt by the "proud" and the frivolous, on account of serious piety; to be thus held in contempt has been rather the rule than the exception in the treatment which the friends of religion have received from the world.

    Yet have I not declined from thy law - I have not been deterred from the avowal of my religious belief; I have not turned away from the duties of piety on account of the ridicule and scorn to which I have been exposed. Compare Psalm 44:17-19.