; a rope
), especially a measuring line
; by implication a district
); or a noose
(as of cords
); figuratively a company
(as if tied
together); also a throe
(especially of parturition); also ruin
of the wicked
; morally wrong
; concretely an (actively) bad
A primitive root; to duplicate
; by implication to protest
(as by reiteration); intensively to encompass
(as a sort of reduplication).
Stem - Piel (See H8840
Mood - Perfect (See H8816
Count - 2121
] I have not
; a primitive particle; not
(the simple or abstract negation); by implication no
; often used with other particles.
A primitive root; to mislay
, that is, to be oblivious
of, from want of memory or attention.
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Perfect (See H8816
Count - 12562
; a precept
, especially the Decalogue
_ _ This the more, if opposition of enemies, or love of ease is overcome in thus honoring God’s law.
_ _ have robbed me better, surrounded me, either as forcible constraints like fetters, or as the cords of their nets. Hengstenberg translates, “snares.”
_ _ Here is, 1. The malice of David's enemies against him. They were wicked men, who hated him for his godliness. There were bands or troops of them confederate against him. They did him all the mischief they could; they robbed him; having endeavoured to take away his good name (Psalms 119:51), they set upon his goods, and spoiled him of them, either by plunder in time of war or by fines and confiscations under colour of law. Saul (it is likely) seized his effects, Absalom his palace, and the Amalekites rifled Ziklag. Worldly wealth is what we may be robbed of. David, though a man of war, could not keep his own. Thieves break through and steal. 2. The testimony of David's conscience for him that he had held fast his religion when he was stripped of every thing else, as Job did when the bands of the Chaldeans and Sabeans had robbed him: But I have not forgotten thy law. No care nor grief should drive God's word out of our minds, or hinder our comfortable relish of it and converse with it. Nor must we ever think the worse of the ways of God for any trouble we meet with in those ways, nor fear being losers by our religion at last, however we may be losers for it now.
Robbed Done me many injuries, for my respect to thy law.
The bands of the wicked have (c) robbed me: [but] I have not forgotten thy law.
(c) They have gone about to draw me into their company.
- The bands:
- or, The companies,
Psalms 119:95 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: [but] I will consider thy testimonies.
Psalms 3:1 [[A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.]] LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many [are] they that rise up against me.
1 Samuel 30:3-5 So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, [it was] burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives. ... And David's two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.
Job 1:17 While he [was] yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
Hosea 6:9 And as troops of robbers wait for a man, [so] the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.
- but I:
Psalms 119:176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.
1 Samuel 24:9-11 And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearest thou men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt? ... Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not, know thou and see that [there is] neither evil nor transgression in mine hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou huntest my soul to take it.
1 Samuel 26:9-11 And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not: for who can stretch forth his hand against the LORD'S anointed, and be guiltless? ... The LORD forbid that I should stretch forth mine hand against the LORD'S anointed: but, I pray thee, take thou now the spear that [is] at his bolster, and the cruse of water, and let us go.
Proverbs 24:29 Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.
Romans 12:17-21 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. ... Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
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