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Psalms 119:87

    Psalms 119:87 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They had almost consumed me on earth; but I forsook not your precepts.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They had almost consumed me upon earth; But I forsook not thy precepts.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    They had almost put an end to me on earth; but I did not give up your orders.

    Webster's Revision

    They had almost consumed me upon earth; But I forsook not thy precepts.

    World English Bible

    They had almost wiped me from the earth, but I didn't forsake your precepts.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.

    Definitions for Psalms 119:87

    Forsook - To have left in an abandoned condition.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:87

    They had almost consumed me - Had it not been for thy mercy, we had all been destroyed under this oppressive captivity.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:87

    They had almost consumed me upon earth - The word which is here translated "consumed" is the same which is used in Psalm 119:81, and there rendered "fainteth." See the notes at that verse. The idea is, that their persecutions had been so severe, and so long continued, that his strength was almost exhausted; he was ready to faint and to die.

    But I forsook not thy precepts - I still adhered to thee, even in the extremity of my suffering. The effect of persecution was not to drive me from thee, or to lead me to abandon thee. See Psalm 119:61, note; Psalm 119:69, note.