Psalms 119:51

51 The insolent ridicule me without mercy, but I don't budge from your revelation.

Psalms 119:51 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:51

The proud have had me greatly in derision
Profane sinners, proud and haughty scorners, that make a jest of religion, and scoff at everything serious and good: these derided the psalmist for his piety and religion, his principles and practices; in which he was a type of Christ, who was both the song of the drunkards, and was derided by the proud and haughty Scribes and Pharisees; as all self-righteous persons are, they who trust in themselves, and despise others, ( Psalms 69:11 Psalms 69:12 ) ( Luke 16:14 ) ( 18:9 ) ; [yet] have I not declined from thy law;
from walking according to it, as a rule of life and conversation; from professing and maintaining the doctrine of the word, the truths of the Gospel, he had knowledge and experience of; and from going on in the ways of God and true religion he was directed in; and this testimony the Lord himself gave of him, ( 1 Kings 14:8 ) ( 15:5 ) see ( Psalms 44:19 ) .

Psalms 119:51 In-Context

49 Remember what you said to me, your servant - I hang on to these words for dear life!
50 These words hold me up in bad times; yes, your promises rejuvenate me.
51 The insolent ridicule me without mercy, but I don't budge from your revelation.
52 I watch for your ancient landmark words, and know I'm on the right track.
53 But when I see the wicked ignore your directions, I'm beside myself with anger.