Psalms 119:87

“They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

They had almost consumed mee vpon earth: but I forsooke not thy precepts.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They almost destroyed me on earth, But as for me, I did not forsake Your precepts.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They had almost consumed me upon earth; But I forsook not thy precepts.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They had almost put an end to me on earth; but I did not give up your orders.
- Basic English Bible

They had almost consumed me upon the earth; but as for me, I forsook not thy precepts.
- Darby Bible

They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.
- Webster's Bible

They had almost wiped me from the earth, but I didn't forsake your precepts.
- World English Bible

Almost consumed me on earth have they, And I -- I have not forsaken Thy precepts.
- Youngs Literal Bible

They had almost consumed me upon earth; but as for me, I forsook not Thy precepts.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Psalms 119:87

  • There are several verses leading up to this one where we see David undergoing severe testing that has literally drained him. He has called on the Lord however in the Lord 's sovereignty he has found no relief. That being said, David has not lost faith, but on the contrary his faith is strengthening. Persecution or hard times are healthy in our lives because the genuineness of our faith not only becomes clear to us but to others around us. David ends this verse saying, " I have not forsaken your precepts. " Understanding where he is at in the struggle makes this an significant statement. This can only be produced by a genuine faith.

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