Psalms 119:31

31 I cling to Your decrees; Lord, do not put me to shame.

Psalms 119:31 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:31

I have stuck unto thy testimonies
The word of God, the Scriptures of truth, and the doctrines contained in them. These he closely adhered to, was glued unto them as it were; having firmly believed them, he steadfastly professed them; nor could he be moved from them by any temptations whatever, notwithstanding the reproach cast upon them and him for their sake, or the opposition made unto them;

O Lord, put me not to shame:
or let me not be ashamed of the choice I have made, of the testimonies I adhere unto, of my hope and confidence in the Lord and his word; or suffer me not to do anything, any sinful action, that may expose me to shame and contempt.

Psalms 119:31 In-Context

29 Keep me from the way of deceit, and graciously give me Your instruction.
30 I have chosen the way of truth; I have set Your ordinances [before me].
31 I cling to Your decrees; Lord, do not put me to shame.
32 I pursue the way of Your commands, for You broaden my understanding.
33 Teach me, Lord, the meaning of Your statutes, and I will always keep them.