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Psalms 119:143 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me; [Yet] thy commandments are my delight.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: [yet] thy commandments [are] my delights.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Trouble and anguish have come upon me, [Yet] Your commandments are my delight.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: [yet] thy commandments [are] my delights.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Trouble and anguish have taken hold upon me: thy commandments are my delights.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Straitness and distress, have befallen me, Thy commandments, are my dear delights.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Adversity and distress have found me, Thy commands [are] my delights.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Trouble and anguish have found me: thy commandments are my meditation.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Trouble and anguish haue taken hold on me: [yet] thy commaundements [are] my delights.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Afflictions and distresses found me: [but] thy commandments [were] my meditation.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: [yet] thy commandments [are] my delights.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Trouble 6862
{6862} Prime
From H6887; narrow; (as a noun) a tight place (usually figuratively, that is, trouble); also a pebble (as in H6864); (transitively) an opponent (as crowding).
and anguish 4689
{4689} Prime
From H6693; a narrow place, that is, (abstractly and figuratively) confinement or disability.
have taken hold y4672
[4672] Standard
A primitive root; properly to come forth to, that is, appear or exist; transitively to attain, that is, find or acquire; figuratively to occur, meet or be present.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
on x4672
(4672) Complement
A primitive root; properly to come forth to, that is, appear or exist; transitively to attain, that is, find or acquire; figuratively to occur, meet or be present.
me: [yet] thy commandments 4687
{4687} Prime
From H6680; a command, whether human or divine (collectively the Law).
[are] my delights. 8191
{8191} Prime
From H8173; enjoyment.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

Psalms 119:143-144

_ _ These two verses are almost a repetition of the two foregoing verses, but with improvement. 1. David again professes his constant adherence to God and his duty, notwithstanding the many difficulties and discouragements he met with. He had said (Psalms 119:14), I am small and despised, and yet adhere to my duty. Here he finds himself not only mean, but miserable, as far as this world could make him so: Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me — trouble without, anguish within; they surprised him, they seized him, they held him. Sorrows are often the lot of saints in this vale of tears; they are in heaviness through manifold temptations. There he had said, Yet do I not forget thy precepts; here he carries his constancy much higher: Yet thy commandments are my delights. All this trouble and anguish did not put his mouth out of taste for the comforts of the word of God, but he could still relish them and find that peace and pleasure in them which all the calamities of this present time could not deprive him of. There are delights, variety of delights, in the word of God, which the saints have often the sweetest enjoyment of when they are in trouble and anguish, 2 Corinthians 1:5. 2. He again acknowledges the everlasting righteousness of God's word as before (Psalms 119:142): The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting and cannot be altered; and, when it is admitted in its power into a soul, it is there an abiding principle, a well of living water, John 4:14. We ought to meditate much and often upon the equity and the eternity of the word of God. Here he adds, by way of inference, (1.) His prayer for grace: Give me understanding. Those that know much of the word of God should still covet to know more; for there is more to be known. He does not say, “Give me a further revelation,” but, Give me a further understanding; what is revealed we should desire to understand, and what we know to know better; and we must go to God for a heart to know. (2.) His hope of glory: “Give me this renewed understanding, and then I shall live, shall live for ever, shall be eternally happy, and shall be comforted, for the present, in the prospect of it.” This is life eternal, to know God, John 17:3.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 119:143

Trouble — Outward troubles and anguish of spirit.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 119:107 I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word.
Psalms 18:4-5 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. ... The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.
Psalms 88:3-18 For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave. ... Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, [and] mine acquaintance into darkness.
Psalms 116:3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.
Psalms 130:1 [[A Song of degrees.]] Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD.
Mark 14:33-34 And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy; ... And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch.

taken hold on me:
Heb. found me

yet thy:

Psalms 119:16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
Psalms 119:47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.
Psalms 119:77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law [is] my delight.
Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary [food].
John 4:34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
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Dear Salvador, David looked Goliath in the eye! Meaning you need to confess this to the Lord ( acknowledge it) And He will show you the root where this behavior comes from. We can break every curse and demon. But it starts with our own honesty to the Lord! David killed Goliath and this represents for us, that we can kill our problem with the word of our Lord! Listen to Him and He will show you the way to kill your Goliath! Look your problem straight in the eye! The Lord is cleaning us and purifying us, so He can come back for a Bride without blemish spot and wrinkle! Bless you my brother!
- Catharina (10/9/2015 4:45:02 AM)
Salvador - Cry out to Father God for help and deliverance from those thoughts (they're demons sent to kill, steal and destroy). David is a great example that when the enemy came against him, he ran to God and worshipped Him. Worship breaks the grip of the enemy.

Father, I place the Blood of Yeshua over Salvador right now. Protect him from the enemy. I break that Python stronghold off him NOW in the Name of Yeshua. I declare freedom in his mind! Freedom from these thoughts. Freedom to worship You!
- ASF (10/9/2015 4:31:46 AM)
I have these disturbing thouchts of hurting pople
- salvador (10/5/2015 2:55:36 PM)
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