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Psalms 119:78

    Psalms 119:78 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in your precepts.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Let the proud be put to shame; For they have overthrown me wrongfully: But I will meditate on thy precepts.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let the men of pride be shamed; because they have falsely given decision against me; but I will give thought to your orders.

    Webster's Revision

    Let the proud be put to shame; For they have overthrown me wrongfully: But I will meditate on thy precepts.

    World English Bible

    Let the proud be disappointed, for they have overthrown me wrongfully. I will meditate on your precepts.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Let the proud be ashamed; for they have overthrown me wrongfully: but I will meditate in thy precepts.

    Definitions for Psalms 119:78

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.
    Without - Outside.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:78

    Let the proud be ashamed - To reduce a proud man to shame, is to humble him indeed. Let them be confounded. Without cause - without any colourable pretext, have they persecuted me.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:78

    Let the proud be ashamed - Referring here to his enemies, who appear to have been in the higher ranks of life, or to have been those who prided themselves on their wealth, their station, or their influence. See the notes at Psalm 119:51. The psalmist asks here that they might be confounded or put to shame; that is, that they might fail of accomplishing their purposes in regard to him. See Psalm 25:2-3, notes; Job 6:20, note.

    For they dealt perversely with me - They were not honest; they deceived me; they took advantage of me; they were not true to their professions of friendship. Compare the notes at Isaiah 59:3; notes at Job 8:3; notes at Job 34:12.

    Without a cause - Hebrew, "by a lie." That is, They have been guilty of falsehood in their charges or accusations against me. I have given them no occasion for such treatment, and their conduct is based on an entire misrepresentation. See the notes at John 15:25.

    But I will meditate in thy precepts - See the notes at Psalm 1:2. I will not be diverted from thee, from thy law, from thy service, by all that man can do to me; by all the false charges which the enemies of religion may bring against me; by all the contempt or persecution that I may suffer for my attachment to thee. See Psalm 119:23, note; Psalm 119:69, note.