Psalm 119:86

86 All your commands are trustworthy; help me, for I am being persecuted without cause.

Read Psalm 119:86 Using Other Translations

All thy commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.
All your commandments are sure; they persecute me with falsehood; help me!
All your commands are trustworthy. Protect me from those who hunt me down without cause.

What does Psalm 119:86 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 119:86

All thy commandments [are] faithful
Or, "faithfulness"


F24 they are made by a faithful God, who is holy, just, and true; they command faithfulness, sincerity, and uprightness; and require men to love their neighbours as themselves, and to do all they do faithfully, cordially, and affectionately; they are to be done in truth and faithfulness, in charity, out of a pure heart, and faith unfeigned; and therefore to dig pits for men must not be after, but contrary, to the law of God;

they persecute me wrongfully;
without a cause, purely out of ill will and for religion's sake; which, as it is an argument with the saints to bear persecution patiently, it is used as an argument with the Lord, to arise and appear on the behalf of his persecuted ones, as follows:

help thou me;
against my persecutors, and out of their hands: God is able to help his people; he has promised to do it; it may be expected from him; and he is a present help in time of trouble. This is a suitable petition in the mouths of God's people, and should be a prayer of faith.

F24 (hnwma) "fides", Tigurine version, Piscator; "veritas et fidelitas", Michaelis; so Ainsworth.

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