Psalms 119:46

46 I will speak of your statutes before kings and will not be put to shame,

Psalms 119:46 in Other Translations

KJV
46 I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.
ESV
46 I will also speak of your testimonies before kings and shall not be put to shame,
NLT
46 I will speak to kings about your laws, and I will not be ashamed.
MSG
46 Then I'll tell the world what I find, speak out boldly in public, unembarrassed.
CSB
46 I will speak of Your decrees before kings and not be ashamed.

Psalms 119:46 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:46

I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings
As very likely he did before Saul and his courtiers, before the king of Achish and the princes of the Philistines, when as yet he was not a king himself; and when he was come to the throne, such kings as came to visit him, instead of talking with them about affairs of state, he spoke of the Scriptures, and of the excellent things they bear witness of; and such a practice he determined to pursue and continue in;

and will not be ashamed;
of the testimonies of God, and of the truths contained in them; and of speaking of them and for them; or of being reproached and vilified on that account. So the Apostle Paul was a chosen vessel to bear the name of Christ before kings; nor was he ashamed to speak of him and of his Gospel before Nero the Roman emperor, Agrippa king of the Jews, and before Felix and Festus, Roman governors; nor ashamed of the reproaches and afflictions he endured on that account.

Psalms 119:46 In-Context

44 I will always obey your law, for ever and ever.
45 I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.
46 I will speak of your statutes before kings and will not be put to shame,
47 for I delight in your commands because I love them.
48 I reach out for your commands, which I love, that I may meditate on your decrees.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Matthew 10:18; Acts 26:1-2
  • 2. S ver 6