Psalms 119:87

87 They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts.

Psalms 119:87 in Other Translations

87 They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.
87 They have almost made an end of me on earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts.
87 They almost finished me off, but I refused to abandon your commandments.
87 They've pushed and pushed - they never let up - but I haven't relaxed my grip on your counsel.
87 They almost ended my life on earth, but I did not abandon Your precepts.

Psalms 119:87 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:87

They had almost consumed me upon earth
Almost destroyed his good name, wasted his substance, took away his crown and kingdom, and even his life; it was within a little of it, his soul had almost dwelt in silence; they had almost cast him down to the ground, and left him there. But all this was only on earth; they could not reach any thing that belonged to him in heaven; not his name, which was written there in the Lamb's book of life; nor his riches and inheritance there, the never fading crown of glory laid up for him there; or that eternal life, which is hid with Christ in God for him;

but I forsook not thy precepts;
did not decline the service and worship of God, nor neglect his word and ordinances, though thus persecuted, and all these things came upon him for the sake of religion; see ( Psalms 44:17 ) .

Psalms 119:87 In-Context

85 The arrogant dig pits to trap me, contrary to your law.
86 All your commands are trustworthy; help me, for I am being persecuted without cause.
87 They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts.
88 In your unfailing love preserve my life, that I may obey the statutes of your mouth.
89 Your word, LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 150; Isaiah 1:4,28; Isaiah 58:2; Isaiah 59:13
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