Psalm 119:51

51 The arrogant mock me unmercifully, but I do not turn from your law.

Read Psalm 119:51 Using Other Translations

The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law.
The insolent utterly deride me, but I do not turn away from your law.
The proud hold me in utter contempt, but I do not turn away from your instructions.

What does Psalm 119:51 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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 ) .

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