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Psalms 119:116 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live; And let me not be ashamed of my hope.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Sustain me according to Your word, that I may live; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Uphold me according to thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Uphold me according to thy *word, that I may live; and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Uphold me according to thy word, that I may live, and do not shame me out of my hope!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Sustain me according to Thy saying, And I live, and Thou puttest me not to shame Because of my hope.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Uphold me according to thy word, and I shall live: and let me not be confounded in my expectation.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Uphold mee according vnto thy word, that I may liue: and let mee not be ashamed of my hope.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Uphold me according to thy word, and quicken me; and make me not ashamed of my expectation.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Uphold 5564
{5564} Prime
A primitive root; to prop (literally or figuratively); reflexively to lean upon or take hold of (in a favorable or unfavorable sense).
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
me according unto thy word, 565
{0565} Prime
The second form is the feminine of H0561, and meaning the same.
that I may live: 2421
{2421} Prime
A prim root (compare H2331, H2424); to live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively to revive.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and let me not x408
(0408) Complement
A negative particle (akin to H3808); not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing.
be ashamed 954
{0954} Prime
A primitive root; properly to pale, that is, by implication to be ashamed; also (by implication) to be disappointed, or delayed.
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
of my hope. 7664
{7664} Prime
From H7663; expectation.
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

Psalms 119:116-117

_ _ Here, 1. David prays for sustaining grace; for this grace sufficient he besought the Lord twice: Uphold me; and again, Hold thou me up. He sees himself not only unable to go on in his duty by any strength of his own, but in danger of falling into sin unless he was prevented by divine grace; and therefore he is thus earnest for that grace to uphold him in his integrity (Psalms 41:12), to keep him from falling and to keep him from tiring, that he might neither turn aside to evil-doing nor be weary of well-doing. We stand no longer than God holds us and go no further than he carries us. 2. He pleads earnestly for this grace. (1.) He pleads the promise of God, his dependence upon the promise, and his expectation from it: “Uphold me, according to thy word, which word I hope in; and, if it be not performed, I shall be made ashamed of my hope, and be called a fool for my credulity.” But those that hope in God's word may be sure that the word will not fail them, and therefore their hope will not make them ashamed. (2.) He pleads the great need he had of God's grace and the great advantage it would be of to him: Uphold me, that I may live, intimating that he could not live without the grace of God; he should fall into sin, into death, into hell, if God did not hold him up; but, supported by his hand, he shall live; his spiritual life shall be maintained and be an earnest of eternal life. Hold me up, and I shall be safe, out of danger and out of the fear of danger. Our holy security is grounded on divine supports. (3.) He pleads his resolution, in the strength of this grace, to proceed in his duty: “Hold me up, and then I will have respect unto thy statutes continually and never turn my eyes or feet aside from them.” I will employ myself (so some), I will delight myself (so others) in thy statutes. If God's right hand uphold us, we must, in his strength, go on in our duty both with diligence and pleasure.

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 37:17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.
Psalms 37:24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth [him with] his hand.
Psalms 41:12 And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.
Psalms 63:8 My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
Psalms 94:18 When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.
Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, [in whom] my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.

and let me:

Psalms 25:2 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.
Isaiah 45:17 [But] Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.
Romans 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
Romans 9:32 Wherefore? Because [they sought it] not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;
Romans 10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
1 Peter 2:6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
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Ps 25:2; 37:17, 24; 41:12; 63:8; 94:18. Is 41:10; 42:1; 45:17. Ro 5:5; 9:32; 10:11. 1P 2:6.

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