Psalm 119:143

143 Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands give me delight.

Read Psalm 119:143 Using Other Translations

Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.
Trouble and anguish have found me out, but your commandments are my delight.
As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands.

What does Psalm 119:143 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 119:143

Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me
Or, "found me" F1. Outward troubles and inward distress; troubles arising from his enemies, the men of the world, that hated and persecuted him; and from a body of sin and death, from the temptations of Satan, and divine desertions; some from without, and others from within; troubles both of body and mind, which is what all good men are liable to;

[yet] thy commandments [are] my delights;
so far from being grievous, that they were a pleasure to him; yea, exceedingly delighted him, and cheered and refreshed his spirits amidst all his troubles.


FOOTNOTES:

F1 (ynwaum) "invenerunt me", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus, Musculus, Gejerus, Michaelis.
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