Psalms 119:153

153 Look on my suffering and deliver me, for I have not forgotten your law.

Psalms 119:153 in Other Translations

153 RESH. Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law.
153 Look on my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law.
153 Look upon my suffering and rescue me, for I have not forgotten your instructions.
153 Take a good look at my trouble, and help me - I haven't forgotten your revelation.
153 Consider my affliction and rescue me, for I have not forgotten Your instruction.

Psalms 119:153 Meaning and Commentary

(r) , RESH.--The Twentieth Part.

Psalms 119:153

RESH. Consider mine affliction, and deliver me
Or, "look upon mine affliction" F5; as in ( Psalms 25:18 ) . The Lord seems as if he did not, when he does not grant his gracious presence to his people; or does not arise to the help and deliverance of them so soon as they desire and expect: but he always sees and beholds their afflictions; he cannot do otherwise, since he is the omniscient God; and not only so, but he is the author, appointer, and orderer of them; yea, he looks upon them with an eye of pity and compassion, which is what is here prayed for: he sympathizes with his people in all their afflictions, supports them under them, pays kind visits to them, sanctifies his hand, and in his own time delivers them out of all; which none else can but himself, and he has power to do it, and has promised it, and does perform: see ( Psalms 50:15 ) ( 34:19 ) ;

for I do not forget thy law:
the precepts of it; to observe it as a rule of walk and conversation, as a lamp to the feet, and a light to the path, as a directory of the good and perfect will of God: or, "thy doctrine"; the doctrine of the word, the precious truths of it, which were his support under afflictions; and when either of them have a place in the heart, and are written there, they cannot easily be forgotten. This the psalmist mentions, not as if his not forgetting the law or doctrine of God was meritorious of deliverance from affliction, but as a descriptive character of such the Lord does deliver.


F5 (har) "vide", Pagninus, Montanus, Musculus, Cocceius; "intuere", Gejerus.

Psalms 119:153 In-Context

151 Yet you are near, LORD, and all your commands are true.
152 Long ago I learned from your statutes that you established them to last forever.
153 Look on my suffering and deliver me, for I have not forgotten your law.
154 Defend my cause and redeem me; preserve my life according to your promise.
155 Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out your decrees.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Psalms 13:3; Lamentations 5:1
  • 2. S Psalms 3:7
  • 3. S Psalms 44:17; Proverbs 3:1
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