Psalms 119:95

95 The wicked are waiting to destroy me, but I will ponder your statutes.

Psalms 119:95 in Other Translations

KJV
95 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.
ESV
95 The wicked lie in wait to destroy me, but I consider your testimonies.
NLT
95 Though the wicked hide along the way to kill me, I will quietly keep my mind on your laws.
MSG
95 The wicked lie in ambush to destroy me, but I'm only concerned with your plans for me.
CSB
95 The wicked hope to destroy me, but I contemplate Your decrees.

Psalms 119:95 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:95

The wicked have waited for me to destroy me
This is another reason why he desires the Lord would save him; because wicked men, such who feared not God, nor regarded men, sons of Belial; such as Saul's courtiers and the conspirators with Absalom were, had laid wait and were waiting an opportunity, and were hoping and expecting to have one, that they might take away his life; destroy him out of the world, as Kimchi; or eternally, as Aben Ezra thinks; by endeavouring to draw him out of the right ways of religion and godliness, into the ways of sin and wickedness, and so ruin him for ever;

[but] I will consider thy testimonies;
the word of God, which testified of his power and providence, employed in the protection of his people, and so an encouragement to put trust and confidence in him; and of his mind and will, with respect to the way in which he should walk; and so making these his counsellors, as he did, ( Psalms 119:24 ) ; and well weighing and considering in his mind what they dictated to him, he was preserved from the attempts of his enemies to destroy him, either temporally or spiritually.

Psalms 119:95 In-Context

93 I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.
94 Save me, for I am yours; I have sought out your precepts.
95 The wicked are waiting to destroy me, but I will ponder your statutes.
96 To all perfection I see a limit, but your commands are boundless.
97 Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.

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