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Psalms 119:98

    Psalms 119:98 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You through your commandments have made me wiser than my enemies: for they are ever with me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thy commandments make me wiser than mine enemies; For they are ever with me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Your teaching has made me wiser than my haters: for it is mine for ever.

    Webster's Revision

    Thy commandments make me wiser than mine enemies; For they are ever with me.

    World English Bible

    Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies, for your commandments are always with me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thy commandments make me wiser than mine enemies; for they are ever with me.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:98

    Wiser than mine enemies - Some have thought that this Psalm was composed by Daniel, and that he speaks of himself in these verses. Being instructed by God, he was found to have more knowledge than any of the Chaldeans, magicians, soothsayers, etc., etc.; and his wisdom soon appeared to the whole nation vastly superior to theirs.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:98

    Thou, through thy commandments - By the teaching and power of thy law.

    Hast made me wiser than mine enemies - I have a better understanding of thee, of thy law, of the duties of this life, and in regard to the life to come, than my enemies have - not because I am naturally better, or because I have higher endowments by nature, but because thou hast made me wiser than they are. The rendering of this first clause of the verse now most approved by interpreters is, "Thy commandments make me more wise than my enemies are," though this requires a singular verb to be construed with a plural noun (Professor Alexander). So DeWette renders it.

    For they are ever with me - Margin, as in Hebrew, "it is ever with me." The reference is to the law or commandments of God. The meaning is, that that law was never out of his mind; that he was constantly thinking about it; and that it unfolded such wisdom to him as to make him superior to all his foes; to give him a better understanding of life, its design, its duties, and its obligations, than his enemies had. The best instructor in true wisdom is the revealed word of God - the Bible.