Psalms 119:141

141 I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.

Psalms 119:141 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:141

I [am] small and despised
Or, "I have been" F24. Some versions render it "young" F25; as if it had respect to the time of his anointing by Samuel, when he was overlooked and despised in his father's family, ( 1 Samuel 16:11 ) ( 17:28 ) ; but the word here used is not expressive of age, but of state, condition, and circumstances; and the meaning is, that he was little in his own esteem, and in the esteem of men, and was despised; and that on account of religion, in which he was a type of Christ, ( Psalms 22:6 ) ( Isaiah 53:3 ) ; and which is the common lot of good men, who are treated by the world as the faith of it, and the offscouring of all things;

[yet] do not I forget thy precepts;
to observe and keep them: the ill treatment of men on account of religion did not cause him to forsake it, or to leave the ways, word, and worship of God; see ( Psalms 119:83 Psalms 119:109 ) ( 44:17 ) .


F24 (ykna) "ego fui, et adhuc sum", Michaelis.
F25 (ryeu) (newterov) , Sept. "adolescentulus", V. L.

Psalms 119:141 In-Context

139 My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.
140 Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.
141 I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.
142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.
143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.