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Psalms 119:141 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I am small and despised; [Yet] do I not forget thy precepts.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I [am] small and despised: [yet] do not I forget thy precepts.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— I am small and despised, [Yet] I do not forget Your precepts.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I [am] small and despised: [yet] I do not forget thy precepts.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— I am little and despised: thy precepts have I not forgotten.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Small, am I, and despised, Thy precepts, have I not forgotten.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Small I [am], and despised, Thy precepts I have not forgotten.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I am very young and despised; but I forget not thy justifications.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I [am] small and despised: [yet] doe not I forget thy precepts.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— I am young and despised: [yet] I have not forgotten thine ordinances.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— I [am] small and despised: [yet] do not I forget thy precepts.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I x595
(0595) Complement
A primitive pronoun; I.
[am] small 6810
{6810} Prime
From H6819; little; (in number) few; (in age) young, (in value) ignoble.
and despised: 959
{0959} Prime
A primitive root; to disesteem.
<8737> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 793
[yet] do not x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
I forget 7911
{7911} Prime
A primitive root; to mislay, that is, to be oblivious of, from want of memory or attention.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
thy precepts. 6490
{6490} Prime
From H6485; properly appointed, that is, a mandate (of God; plural only, collectively for the Law).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 119:141

_ _ The pious, however despised of men, are distinguished in God’s sight by a regard for His law.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Psalms 119:141

_ _ Here is, 1. David pious and yet poor. He was a man after God's own heart, one whom the King of kings did delight to honour, and yet small and despised in his own account and in the account of many others. Men's excellency cannot always secure them from contempt; nay, it often exposes them to the scorn of others and always makes them low in their own eyes. God has chosen the foolish things of the world, and it has been the common lot of his people to be a despised people. 2. David poor and yet pious, small and despised for his strict and serious godliness, yet his conscience can witness for him that he did not forget God's precepts. He would not throw off his religion, though it exposed him to contempt, for he knew that was designed to try his constancy. When we are small and despised we have the more need to remember God's precepts, that we may have them to support us under the pressures of a low condition.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 119:141

I [am] (c) small and despised: [yet] do not I forget thy precepts.

(c) This is the true trial to praise God in adversity.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 22:6 But I [am] a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
Psalms 40:17 But I [am] poor and needy; [yet] the Lord thinketh upon me: thou [art] my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.
Proverbs 15:16 Better [is] little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.
Proverbs 16:8 Better [is] a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.
Proverbs 19:1 Better [is] the poor that walketh in his integrity, than [he that is] perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were [our] faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Luke 6:20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed [be ye] poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
Luke 9:58 And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air [have] nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay [his] head.
2 Corinthians 8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
James 2:5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

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Psalms 119:109 My soul [is] continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law.
Psalms 119:176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.
Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
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Ps 22:6; 40:17; 119:109, 176. Pv 3:1; 15:16; 16:8; 19:1. Is 53:3. Lk 6:20; 9:58. 2Co 8:9. Jm 2:5.

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