Psalms 119:157

157 Many persecute and trouble me, yet I have not swerved from your laws.

Psalms 119:157 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:157

Many [are] my persecutors and mine enemies
Because they were his enemies, therefore they were his persecutors; and they became enemies to him, or hated him, because of his religion, and on that account persecuted him: and this has always been the lot and case of God's people in all ages; and whose persecutors are many, even the whole world, as well as fierce and furious;

[yet] do I not decline from thy testimonies;
from reading and hearing the word of God; and from embracing and professing the doctrines contained in it; and from the worship of God according to it, for which he was hated and persecuted: yet none of these things moved him from them, which showed that his heart was principled with the grace of God; for otherwise, when persecution arises because of the word, carnal professors are offended, and apostatize from it; see ( Matthew 13:22 ) ( Acts 24:23 Acts 24:24 ) .

Psalms 119:157 In-Context

155 The wicked are far from rescue, for they do not bother with your decrees.
156 LORD, how great is your mercy; let me be revived by following your regulations.
157 Many persecute and trouble me, yet I have not swerved from your laws.
158 Seeing these traitors makes me sick at heart, because they care nothing for your word.
159 See how I love your commandments, LORD . Give back my life because of your unfailing love.
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