Psalms 119:22

22 Take away from me 1scorn and contempt, 2for I have kept your testimonies.

Psalms 119:22 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:22

Remove from me reproach and contempt
Or, "roll [it] from me" F21. It lay as a load, as a heavy burden upon him, which pressed him sore; and he therefore desired ease from it, being probably in a low frame of soul; otherwise saints do and should rejoice when reproached for Christ's sake; and esteem it, with Moses, more than all the treasures in Egypt, being what is common to them with their Lord;

for I have kept that testimonies;
which was the reason why he was reproached and despised; for having a regard to the word of God, and embracing and professing the doctrines of it. Thus the word of the Lord was made a reproach to Jeremiah, or he was reproached for delivering it; as many good men have been vilified, and have suffered for the testimony of Jesus, ( Jeremiah 20:8 ) ( Revelation 1:9 ) ; and for walking according to the directions, of it; wicked men thinking it strange they do not run into the same excess of not with them, and therefore speak evil of them, ( 1 Peter 4:3 1 Peter 4:4 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F21 (ylem lg) "devolve a me", Pagninus, Montanus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator.

Psalms 119:22 In-Context

20 My soul is consumed with longing for your rules at all times.
21 You rebuke the insolent, accursed ones, who wander from your commandments.
22 Take away from me scorn and contempt, for I have kept your testimonies.
23 Even though princes sit plotting against me, your servant will meditate on your statutes.
24 Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors.

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