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Chapter 119

Verse 1
ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.


A. M. 3560. B.C. 444. (Title.) This Psalm, which was probably composed by Ezra, is another of the alphabetical Psalms: it consists of twenty-two parts, answering to the number of the Hebrew letters; every part being divided into eight verses, and each verse beginning with that letter which forms the title of the part; that is, the first part of eight verses with [Aleph] the second with [BÍyth] etc. It is an elegant, important, and useful composition; the chief subjects of which are the excellence of God's laws, and the happiness of those who observe them. ALEPH
Blessed
1:1-3; 32:1,2; 112:1; 128:1; Matthew 5:3-12; Luke 11:28; John 13:17; James 1:25; Revelation 22:14
undefiled
or, perfect, or sincere.
2 Kings 20:3; 2 Chronicles 31:20,21; Job 1:1,8; John 1:47; Acts 24:16; 2 Corinthians 1:12; Titus 2:11,12
walk
Ezekiel 11:20; Hosea 14:9; Luke 1:6; 1 Thessalonians 4:1,2

Verse 2
Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
keep
22,146; 25:10; 105:45; Deuteronomy 6:17; 1 Kings 2:3; Proverbs 23:26; Ezekiel 36:27; John 14:23; 1 John 3:20
seek
10; Deuteronomy 4:29; 2 Chronicles 31:21; Jeremiah 29:13

Verse 3
They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
1 John 3:9; 5:18

Verse 4
Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
Deuteronomy 4:1,9; 5:29-33; 6:17; 11:13,22; 12:32; 28:1-14; 30:16; Joshua 1:7; Jeremiah 7:23; Matthew 28:20; John 14:15,21; Philippians 4:8,9; 1 John 5:3

Verse 5
O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
32,36,44,45,131,159,173; 51:10; Jeremiah 31:33; Romans 7:22-24; 2 Thessalonians 3:5; Hebrews 13:21

Verse 6
Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
shall I
31,80; Job 22:26; Daniel 12:2,3; 1 John 2:28; 3:20,21
I have
128; John 15:14; James 2:10

Verse 7
I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
I will
171; 9:1; 86:12,13; 1 Chronicles 29:13-17
when
12,18,19,27,33,34,64,73,124; 25:4,5,8-10; 143:10; Isaiah 48:17; John 6:45
thy righteous judgments
Heb. judgments of thy righteousness.

Verse 8
I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
I will
16,106,115; Joshua 24:15
O forsake
116,117,176; 38:21,22; 51:11; Philippians 4:13

Verse 9
BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
shall
25:7; 34:11; Job 1:5; 13:26; Proverbs 1:4,10; 4:1,10-17; 5:7-23; 6:20-35; Proverbs 7:7; Ecclesiastes 11:9,10; 12:1; Luke 15:13; 2 Timothy 2:22; Titus 2:4-6
by taking
11,97-105; 1:1-3; 19:7-11; 78:4-8; Deuteronomy 6:6-9; 17:18; Joshua 1:7; John 15:3; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; James 1:21-25

Verse 10
With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
my whole
2,34,58,69; 78:37; 1 Samuel 7:3; 2 Chronicles 15:15; Jeremiah 3:10; Hosea 10:2; Zephaniah 1:5,6; Matthew 6:24; Colossians 3:22; 1 John 2:15
O let me
21,118,133,176; 23:3; 125:5; 143:8-10; Proverbs 2:13; 21:16; Isaiah 35:8; Ezekiel 34:6; 2 Peter 2:15-22

Verse 11
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Thy word
97; 1:2; 37:31; 40:8; Job 22:22; Proverbs 2:1,10,11; Isaiah 51:7; Jeremiah 15:16; Luke 2:19,51; Colossians 3:16
that I
19:13

Verse 12
Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes.
Blessed
1 Timothy 1:11; 6:15
teach
26,27,33,64,66,68,71,72,108,124, 25:4,5; 86:11; 143:10; Luke 24:45; John 14:26; 1 John 2:27

Verse 13
With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.
I declared
46,172; 34:11; 37:30; 40:9,10; 71:15-18; 118:17; Matthew 10:27; 12:34; Acts 4:20

Verse 14
I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.
rejoiced
47,72,77,111,127,162; 19:9,10; 112:1; Job 23:12; Jeremiah 15:16; Matthew 13:44; Acts 2:41-47

Verse 15
I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.
meditate
23,48,78,97,131,148; 1:2; James 1:25
have respect
6,117

Verse 16
I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
delight
14,24,35,47,70,77,92; 40:8; Romans 7:22; Hebrews 10:16,17
not forget
11,83,93,109,141,176; Proverbs 3:1; James 1:23,24

Verse 17
GIMEL. Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.
Deal
Gemol, "reward" thy servant: let him have the return of his faith and prayers. From this word is derived the name of [GÓymel] gimmel, the third letter of the alphabet, which is prefixed to every verse in this part: this is a stroke of the Psalmist's art and ingenuity.
65,124,132; 13:6; 116:7; John 1:16; 2 Corinthians 9:7-11; Philippians 4:19
I may live
Romans 8:2-4; Ephesians 2:4,5,10; Titus 2:11,12; 1 John 2:29; 5:3,4

Verse 18
Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
Open
Heb. Reveal.
Isaiah 29:10-12,18; 32:3; 35:5; Matthew 13:13; 16:17; John 9:39; Acts 26:18; 2 Corinthians 3:14-18; 4:4-6; Ephesians 1:17,18; Revelation 3:18
wondrous
96; Hosea 8:12; 2 Corinthians 3:13; Hebrews 8:5; 10:1

Verse 19
I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.
a stranger
39:12; Genesis 47:9; 1 Chronicles 29:15; 2 Corinthians 5:6; Hebrews 11:13-16; 1 Peter 2:11
hide
10; Job 39:17; Isaiah 63:17; Luke 9:45; 24:45

Verse 20
My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.
soul
40,131,174; 42:1; 63:1; 84:2; Proverbs 13:12; Song of Solomon 5:8; Revelation 3:15,16
at all times
106:3; Job 23:11,12; 27:10; Proverbs 17:17

Verse 21
Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments.
rebuked
78; 138:6; Exodus 10:3; 18:11; Job 40:11,12; Isaiah 2:11,12; 10:12; Ezekiel 28:2-10; Daniel 4:37; 5:22-24; Malachi 4:1; Luke 14:11; 18:14; James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5
cursed
10,110,118; Deuteronomy 27:15-26; 28:15; 30:19; Nehemiah 9:16,29; Isaiah 42:24; Isaiah 43:28; Jeremiah 44:9-11,16,28,29; Galatians 3:13

Verse 22
Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies.
Remove
39,42; 39:8; 42:10; 68:9-11,19,20; 123:3,4; 1 Samuel 25:10,39; 2 Samuel 16:7,8; Job 16:20; 19:2,3; Hebrews 13:13
for I have
37:3,6; 1 Peter 2:20; 3:16,17; 4:14-16

Verse 23
Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.
Princes
2:1,2; 1 Samuel 20:31; 22:7-13; Luke 22:66; 23:1,2,10,11
thy servant

Verse 24
Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors.
testimonies
16,77,92,143,162; Job 27:10; Jeremiah 6:10
my counsellors
Heb. men of my counsel.
97-100,104,105; 19:11; Deuteronomy 17:18-20; Joshua 1:8; Proverbs 6:20-23; Isaiah 8:20; Colossians 3:16; 2 Timothy 3:15-17

Verse 25
DALETH. My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.
soul
22:15; 44:25; Isaiah 65:25; Matthew 16:23; Romans 7:22-24; Philippians 3:19; Colossians 3:2
quicken
37,40,88,93,107,149,156,159; 71:20; 80:18; 143:11; Romans 8:2,3
according
Deuteronomy 30:6; 2 Samuel 7:27-29

Verse 26
I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes.
declared
106; 32:5; 38:18; 51:1-19; Proverbs 28:13
teach
12; 25:4,8,9; 27:11; 86:11; 143:8-10; 1 Kings 8:36

Verse 27
Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
so shall I talk
71:17; 78:4; 105:2; 111:4; 145:5,6; Exodus 13:14,15; Joshua 4:6,7; Acts 2:11; Revelation 15:3

Verse 28
My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.
soul
22:14; 107:26; Joshua 2:11,24
melteth
Heb. droppeth. strengthen.
27:14; 29:11; Deuteronomy 33:25; Isaiah 40:29,31; Zechariah 10:12; Ephesians 3:16; Philippians 4:13

Verse 29
Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously.
Remove
37,104,128,163; 141:3,4; Proverbs 30:8; Isaiah 44:20; Jeremiah 16:19; Jonah 2:8; Ephesians 4:22-25; 1 John 1:8; 2:4; Revelation 22:15
grant me
5; Jeremiah 31:33,34; Hebrews 8:10,11

Verse 30
I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.
chosen
29,111,173; Joshua 24:15; Proverbs 1:29; Luke 10:42; John 3:19-21; 8:45; 1 Peter 2:2; 2 John 1:4
thy judgments
24,52; Deuteronomy 11:18-20

Verse 31
I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame.
stuck
48,115; Deuteronomy 4:4; 10:20; Proverbs 23:23; John 8:31; Acts 11:23
put me
6,80; 25:2,20; Isaiah 45:17; 49:23; Jeremiah 17:18; Romans 5:5; 1 John 2:28

Verse 32
I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.
run
Song of Solomon 1:4; Isaiah 40:31; 1 Corinthians 9:24-26; Hebrews 12:1
enlarge
45; 18:36; 1 Kings 4:29; Job 36:15,16; Isaiah 60:5; 61:1; Luke 1:74,75; John 8:32,36; 2 Corinthians 3:17; 6:11; 1 Peter 2:16

Verse 33
HE. Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.
Teach
12,26,27; Isaiah 54:13; John 6:45
I shall keep
8,112; Matthew 10:22; 24:13; 1 Corinthians 1:7,8; Philippians 1:6; 1 John 2:19,20,27; Revelation 2:26

Verse 34
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
Give me
73; 111:10; Job 28:28; Proverbs 2:5,6; John 7:17; James 1:5; 3:13-18
I shall
Deuteronomy 4:6; Matthew 5:19; 7:24; James 1:25; 2:8-12; 4:11
observe
10,58,69

Verse 35
Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.
Make me
27,36,173; Ezekiel 36:26,27; Philippians 2:13; Hebrews 13:21
the path
23:3; Proverbs 3:17; 4:11,18; 8:20; Isaiah 2:3; 48:17
therein
16; Isaiah 58:13,14; Romans 7:22; 1 John 5:3

Verse 36
Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.
Incline
51:10; 141:4; 1 Kings 8:58; Jeremiah 32:39; Ezekiel 11:19,20
and not to
10:3; Exodus 18:21; Ezekiel 33:31; Habakkuk 2:9; Mark 7:21,22; Luke 12:15; 16:14; Ephesians 5:3; Colossians 3:5; 1 Timothy 6:9,10,17; Hebrews 13:5; 2 Peter 2:3,14

Verse 37
Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.
Turn
Heb. Make to pass.
Numbers 15:39; Joshua 7:21; 2 Samuel 11:2; Job 31:1; Proverbs 4:25; 23:5; Isaiah 33:15; Matthew 5:28; 1 John 2:16
quicken
25,40

Verse 38
Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.
Stablish
49; 2 Samuel 7:25-29; 2 Corinthians 1:20
who is devoted
103:11,13,17; 145:19; 147:11; Jeremiah 32:39-41

Verse 39
Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good.
Turn
22,31; 39:8; 57:3; 2 Samuel 12:14; 1 Timothy 3:7; 5:14; Titus 2:8
for thy
20,43,75,123,131; 19:9; Deuteronomy 4:8; Isaiah 26:8; Romans 2:2; Revelation 19:2

Verse 40
Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.
I have
5,20; Matthew 26:41; Romans 7:24; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Galatians 5:17; Philippians 3:13,14
quicken
25,37,88,107,149,156,159; Mark 9:24; John 5:21; 10:10; 1 Corinthians 15:45; Ephesians 2:5; 3 John 1:2

Verse 41
VAU. Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word.
58,76,77,132; 69:16; 106:4,5; Luke 2:28-32

Verse 42
So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.
So shall
3:2; 42:10; 71:10,11; 109:25; Matthew 27:40-43,63
have wherewith, etc
or, answer him that reproacheth me in a thing.
2 Samuel 16:7,8; 19:18-20
for I trust
49,74,81; 56:4,10,11; 89:19-37; 2 Samuel 7:12-16; 1 Chronicles 28:3-6; Acts 27:25

Verse 43
And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.
take not
13; 50:16; 51:14,15; 71:17,18; Isaiah 59:21; Ephesians 1:13; James 1:18
for I have
52,120,175; 7:6-9; 9:4,16; 43:1; 1 Peter 2:23

Verse 44
So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever.
So shall
The language of this verse is very emphatic. Perfect obedience will constitute a large proportion of heavenly happiness to all eternity; and the nearer we approach to it on earth, the more we anticipate the felicity of heaven.
keep
33,34; Revelation 7:15; 22:11

Verse 45
And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.
And I will
133; Luke 4:18; John 8:30-36; James 1:25; 2:12; 2 Peter 2:19
at liberty
Heb. at large.
for I seek
19,71,94,148,162; Proverbs 2:4,5; 18:1; Ecclesiastes 1:13; John 5:39; Ephesians 5:17

Verse 46
I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.
speak
138:1; Daniel 3:16-18; 4:1-3,25-27; Matthew 10:18,19; Acts 26:1,2,24-29
will not
Mark 8:38; Romans 1:16; Philippians 1:20; 2 Timothy 1:8,16; 1 Peter 4:14-16; 1 John 2:28

Verse 47
And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.
I will delight
16,24; 112:1; John 4:34; Philippians 2:5; 1 Peter 2:21
which
48,97,127,140,167,174; 19:7-10; Job 23:11,12; Romans 7:12,16,22

Verse 48
My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.
hands
10:12; Ezekiel 44:12; Micah 5:9
unto thy
Matthew 7:21; John 13:17; 15:14; James 1:22-25
and I will
15; 1:2

Verse 49
ZAIN. Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.
Remember
105:2,42; 106:4,45; Genesis 8:1; 32:9; Job 7:7; Isaiah 62:6; *marg:
upon which
43,74,81,147; 71:14; 2 Samuel 5:2; 7:25; Romans 15:13; 1 Peter 1:13,21

Verse 50
This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.
This
27:13; 28:7; 42:8,11; 94:19; Jeremiah 15:16; Romans 5:3-5; 15:4; Hebrews 6:17-19; Hebrews 12:11,12
for thy
25; Ezekiel 37:10; John 6:63; James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:3; 2:2

Verse 51
The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law.
proud
21,69; 123:3,4; Jeremiah 20:7; Luke 16:14,15; 23:35
yet have
31,157; 44:18; Job 23:11; Isaiah 38:3; 42:4; Acts 20:23,24; Hebrews 12:1-3

Verse 52
I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself.
remembered
77:5,11,12; 105:5; 143:5; Exodus 14:29,30; Numbers 16:3-35; Deuteronomy 1:35,36; Deuteronomy 4:3,4; 2 Peter 2:4-9

Verse 53
Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.
horror
Zil‚phah properly signifies the pestilential burning wind called by the Arabs Simoom, (see Ps 11:6.) It is here used in a figurative sense for the most horrid mental distress; and strongly marks the idea the Psalmist had of the corrupting, pestilential, and destructive nature of sin.
136,158; Ezra 9:3,14; 10:6; Jeremiah 13:17; Daniel 4:19; Habakkuk 3:16; Luke 19:41,42; Romans 9:1-3; 2 Corinthians 12:21; Philippians 3:18

Verse 54
Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
89:1; 10:1; Genesis 47:9; Hebrews 11:13-16

Verse 55
I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.
night
42:8; 63:6; 77:6; 139:18; Genesis 32:24-28; Job 35:9,10; Isaiah 26:9; Luke 6:12; Acts 16:25
kept
17,34; John 14:21; 15:10

Verse 56
This I had, because I kept thy precepts.
because
165; 18:18-22; 1 John 3:19-24

Verse 57
CHETH. Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.
my portion
16:5; 73:26; 142:5; Jeremiah 10:16; Lamentations 3:24
I have
106,115; 66:14; Deuteronomy 26:17,18; Joshua 24:15,18,21,24-27; Nehemiah 10:29-39

Verse 58
I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.
I intreated
10; 4:6; 51:1-3; 86:1-3; Hosea 7:14; Hebrews 10:22
favour
Heb. face.
27:8; Job 11:19; *marg:
be merciful
41,65,76,170; 56:4,10; 138:2; Matthew 24:35

Verse 59
I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
thought
Lamentations 3:40; Ezekiel 18:28,30; Haggai 1:5,7; Luke 15:17-20; 2 Corinthians 13:5
turned
Deuteronomy 4:30,31; Jeremiah 8:4-6; 31:18,19; Ezekiel 33:14-16,19; Joel 2:13; 2 Corinthians 12:21

Verse 60
I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.
made
95:7,8; Ezekiel 10:6-8; Proverbs 27:1; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Galatians 1:16

Verse 61
The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.
The bands
or, The companies.
95; 3:1; 1 Samuel 30:3-5; Job 1:17; Hosea 6:9
but I
176; 1 Samuel 24:9-11; 26:9-11; Proverbs 24:29; Romans 12:17-21

Verse 62
At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.
midnight
147,164; 42:8; Mark 1:35; Acts 16:25
thy
7,75,106,137; 19:9; Deuteronomy 4:8; Romans 7:12

Verse 63
I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.
a companion
79,115; 16:3; 101:6; 142:7; Proverbs 13:20; Malachi 3:16-18; 2 Corinthians 6:14-17; 1 John 1:3; 3:14

Verse 64
The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.
earth
33:5; 104:13; 145:9
teach
12,26; 27:11; Isaiah 2:3; 48:17,18; Matthew 11:29

Verse 65
TETH. Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word.
dealt well
17; 13:6; 16:5,6; 18:35; 23:5,6; 30:11; 116:7; 1 Chronicles 29:14

Verse 66
Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.
Teach me
34; 72:1,2; 1 Kings 3:9,28; Proverbs 2:1-9; 8:20; Isaiah 11:2-4; Judges 3:15; Matthew 13:11; Philippians 1:9; James 3:13-18
I Have
128,160,172; Nehemiah 9:13,14

Verse 67
Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.
Before
176; 73:5-28; Deuteronomy 32:15; 2 Samuel 10:19; 11:2-27; 2 Chronicles 33:9-13; Proverbs 1:32; Jeremiah 22:21
but now
71,75; Jeremiah 31:18,19; Hosea 2:6,7; 5:15; 6:1; Hebrews 12:10,11; Revelation 3:10

Verse 68
Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.
good
86:5; 106:1; 107:1; 145:7-9; Exodus 33:18,19; 34:6,7; Isaiah 63:7; Matthew 5:45; Matthew 19:17; Mark 10:18; Luke 18:19
teach
12,26; 25:8,9

Verse 69
The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.
proud
35:11; 109:2,3; Job 13:4; Jeremiah 43:2,3; Matthew 5:11,12; 26:59-68; Acts 24:5,13
I will
51,157
with my whole
34,58; Matthew 6:24; James 1:8

Verse 70
Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law.
heart is as fat
17:10; 73:7; Isaiah 6:10; Acts 28:27
but I
16,35; 40:8; Romans 7:22

Verse 71
It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
good
67; 94:12,13; Isaiah 27:9; 1 Corinthians 11:32; Hebrews 12:10,11

Verse 72
The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.
better
14,111,127,162; 19:10; Proverbs 3:14,15; 8:10,11,19; 16:16; Matthew 13:44-46

Verse 73
JOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
Thy hands
100:3; 111:10; 138:8; 139:14-16; Job 10:8-11
give me
34,125,144,169; 1 Chronicles 22:12; 2 Chronicles 2:12; Job 32:8; 2 Timothy 2:7; 1 John 5:20
that I may
111:10; James 3:18

Verse 74
They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word.
fear thee
79; 34:2-6; 66:16; Malachi 3:16
I have
42,147; 108:7; Genesis 32:11,12; Luke 21:33

Verse 75
I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.
I know
7,62,128,160; Deuteronomy 32:4; Job 34:23; Jeremiah 12:1
right
Heb. righteousness.
Genesis 18:25; Romans 3:4,5
thou in
25:10; 89:30-33; Hebrews 12:10,11; Revelation 3:19

Verse 76
Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.
merciful
86:5; 106:4,5; 2 Corinthians 1:3-5
for my comfort
Heb. to comfort me.

Verse 77
Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.
thy tender
41; 51:1-3; Lamentations 3:22,23; Daniel 9:18
for thy
24,47,174; 1:2; Hebrews 8:10-12

Verse 78
Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.
the proud
21,51,85; 35:26
without
86; 7:3-5; 25:3; 35:7; 69:4; 109:3; 1 Samuel 24:10-12,17; 26:18; John 15:25; 1 Peter 2:20
but I will
23; 1:2

Verse 79
Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies.
Let those
63,74; 7:7; 142:7

Verse 80
Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.
sound
25:21; 32:2; Deuteronomy 26:16; 2 Chronicles 12:14; 15:17; 25:2; 31:20,21; Proverbs 4:23; Ezekiel 11:9; John 1:47; 2 Corinthians 1:12
that I be
6; 25:2,3; 1 John 2:28

Verse 81
CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.
fainteth
20,40; 42:1,2; 73:26; 84:2; Song of Solomon 5:8; Revelation 3:15,16
but I
42,74,77,114

Verse 82
Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?
eyes
123; 69:3; Deuteronomy 28:32; Proverbs 13:12; Isaiah 38:11
When wilt
86:17; 90:13-15

Verse 83
For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes.
like a bottle in the smoke
As the bottles in the East are made of skin, it is evident that one of these hung up in the smoke must soon be parched, shrivelled up, lose all its strength, and become unsightly and useless. Thus the Psalmist appeared to himself to have become useless and despicable, through the exhausted state of his body and mind, by long bodily afflictions and mental distress.
22:15; 102:3,4; Job 30:30
yet do I
16,61,176

Verse 84
How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?
How
39:4,5; 89:47,48; 90:12; Job 7:6-8
when
7:6; Revelation 6:10,11

Verse 85
The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.
The proud
This metaphor is taken from the mode in which wild beasts are caught in the East: deep pits are dug in the earth, and slightly covered over with reeds, turf, etc., so as not to be discerned from the solid ground; and the animals attempting to walk over them, the surface breaks, they fall in, and are taken alive. Thus the Psalmist's enemies employed craft as well as power in order to effect his ruin.
78; 7:15; 35:7; 36:11; Proverbs 16:27; Jeremiah 18:20
which
58:1,2

Verse 86
All thy commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.
All thy
128,138,142,151; 19:9; Romans 7:12
faithful
Heb. faithfulness. they.
78; 7:1-5; 35:7,19; 38:19; 59:3,4; Jeremiah 18:20
help
70:5; 142:4-6; 143:9

Verse 87
They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.
almost
1 Samuel 20:3; 23:26,27; 2 Samuel 17:16; Matthew 10:28
but I forsook
51,61; 1 Samuel 24:6,7; 26:9,24

Verse 88
Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.
Quicken
25,40,159
so shall I
2,146; 25:10; 78:5; 132:12

Verse 89
LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
For ever
152,160; 89:2; Matthew 5:18; 24:34,35; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 3:13

Verse 90
Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.
faithfulness
Deuteronomy 7:9; Micah 7:20
unto all generations
Heb. to generation and generation.
89:1,2; 100:5; 89:11; 93:1; 104:5; Job 38:4-7; 2 Peter 3:5-7
abideth
Heb. standeth.

Verse 91
They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants.
They continue this
148:5,6; Genesis 8:22; Isaiah 48:13; Jeremiah 33:25
all are
Deuteronomy 4:19; Joshua 10:12,13; Judges 5:20; Matthew 5:45; 8:9

Verse 92
Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
thy law
24,77,143; Romans 15:4
I should
27:13; 94:18,19; Proverbs 6:22,23

Verse 93
I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.
will never
16,50; John 6:63; 1 Peter 1:23

Verse 94
I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts.
I am thine
86:2; Joshua 10:4-6; Isaiah 41:8-10; 44:2,5; 64:8-10; Zephaniah 3:17; Acts 27:23,24
for I have
27,40,173

Verse 95
The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.
wicked
61,69,85-87; 10:8-10; 27:2; 37:32; 38:12; 1 Samuel 23:20-23; 2 Samuel 17:1-4; Matthew 26:3-5; Acts 12:11; 23:21; 25:3
but I
24,31,111,125,129,167

Verse 96
I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.
I have seen
That is, I have seen that all human wisdom or knowledge, however extensive, noble, and excellent, has it bounds, and limits, and end; but Thy law, a transcript of Thine own mind, is infinite, and extends to eternity.
39:5,6; 1 Samuel 9:2; 17:8,49-51; 31:4,5; 2 Samuel 14:25; 16:23; 17:23; 2 Samuel 18:14,17; Ecclesiastes 1:2,3; 2:11; 7:20; 12:8; Matthew 5:18; 24:35
but thy
19:7,8; Matthew 5:28; 22:37-40; Mark 12:29-34; Romans 7:7-12,14; Hebrews 4:12,13

Verse 97
MEM. O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
O how
48,113,127,159,165,167; 1:2; Deuteronomy 6:6-9; 17:19; Joshua 1:8; Proverbs 2:10; Proverbs 18:1

Verse 98
Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.
through
104; Deuteronomy 4:6,8; 1 Samuel 18:5,14,30; Proverbs 2:6; Colossians 3:16
they are ever
Heb. it is ever.
11,30,105; James 1:25

Verse 99
I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.
than all
Deuteronomy 4:6-8; 2 Samuel 15:24-26; 1 Chronicles 15:11-13; 2 Chronicles 29:15-36; 30:22; Jeremiah 2:8; Jeremiah 8:8,9; Matthew 11:25; 13:11; 15:6-9,14; 23:24-36; Hebrews 5:12
for thy
24; 2 Timothy 3:15-17

Verse 100
I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.
understand
1 Kings 12:6-15; Job 12:12; 15:9,10; 32:4,10
because
111:10; Job 28:28; Jeremiah 8:8,9; Matthew 7:24; James 3:13

Verse 101
I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.
refrained
59,60,104,126; 18:23; Proverbs 1:15; Isaiah 53:6; 55:7; Jeremiah 2:36; Titus 2:11,12; 1 Peter 2:1,2; 3:10,11

Verse 102
I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.
departed
18:21; Proverbs 5:7; Jeremiah 32:40
for thou
Ephesians 4:20-24; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 John 2:19,27

Verse 103
How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
sweet
19:10; 63:5; Job 23:12; Proverbs 3:17; 8:11; 24:13,14; Song of Solomon 1:2-4; 5:1
taste
Heb. palate.

Verse 104
Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.
Through
98,100
therefore
128; 36:4; 97:10; 101:3; Proverbs 8:13; Amos 5:15; Romans 12:9
false way
29,30; Proverbs 14:12; Matthew 7:13

Verse 105
NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
word
19:8; 43:3; Proverbs 6:23; Ephesians 5:13; 2 Peter 1:19
lamp
or, candle.
18:28; Job 29:3

Verse 106
I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.
sworn
56:12; 66:13,14; 2 Chronicles 15:13,14; Nehemiah 10:29; Ecclesiastes 5:4,5; Matthew 5:33; 2 Corinthians 8:5
that I will
115; 2 Kings 23:3

Verse 107
I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word.
afflicted
6:1; 22:14-18; 34:19
quicken
25,88; 143:11

Verse 108
Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments.
Accept
Numbers 29:39; Hosea 14:2; Hebrews 13:15
teach
12,26,130,169

Verse 109
My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law.
My soul
Rather, "My life naphshee is continually in my hand;" i.e., it is in constant danger; every hour I am on the confines of death. The LXX., Syriac, and Ethiopic read, "in thy hand;" but this is a conjectural and useless alteration.
Judges 12:3; 1 Samuel 19:5; 20:3; Job 13:14; Romans 8:36; 1 Corinthians 15:31; 2 Corinthians 11:23
yet do I not
83,117,152

Verse 110
The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.
wicked
85; 10:8-18; 124:6,7; 140:5; 141:9; Proverbs 1:11,12; Jeremiah 18:22
yet I erred
10,21,51,87,95; Daniel 6:10; Luke 20:19-26

Verse 111
Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
Thy testimonies
14,127,162; 16:5; Deuteronomy 33:4; Isaiah 54:17; Acts 26:18; Colossians 1:12; Hebrews 9:15; 1 Peter 1:4
for they
74,92,174; 19:8; Jeremiah 15:16; 1 Peter 1:8

Verse 112
I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end.
inclined
36; 141:4; Joshua 24:23; 1 Kings 8:58; 2 Chronicles 19:3; Philippians 2:13
perform
Heb. do. the end.
33,44; 1 Peter 1:13; Revelation 2:10

Verse 113
SAMECH. I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.
hate
94:11; Isaiah 55:7; Jeremiah 4:14; Mark 7:21; 2 Corinthians 10:5
vain thoughts
Or, "divided thoughts," sai‚phim, or, as Gesenius renders, bie Bneybeutigen (in ber Religion) "ambiguities (or indecisions) in Religion;" Luther, Flattergeister, "inconstant fellows;" LXX. [paranomoi] "transgressors," Vulgate iniqui, "iniquitous," and Jerome, tumultuosos, "tumultuous."
thy law
97,103

Verse 114
Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.
my hiding
32:7; 91:1,2; Isaiah 32:2
my shield
3:3; 84:11
I hope
81; 130:5,6

Verse 115
Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.
Depart
6:8; 26:5,9; 139:19; Matthew 7:23; 25:41; 1 Corinthians 15:33
for I will
106; Joshua 24:15

Verse 116
Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
Uphold
37:17,24; 41:12; 63:8; 94:18; Isaiah 41:10; 42:1
and let me
25:2; Isaiah 45:17; Romans 5:5; 9:32; 10:11; 1 Peter 2:6

Verse 117
Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.
Hold
17:5; 71:6; 73:23; 139:10; Isaiah 41:13; John 10:28,29; Romans 14:4; 1 Peter 1:5; Jude 1:24
and I will
6,48,111,112

Verse 118
Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.
trodden
Isaiah 25:10; 63:3; Malachi 4:3; Luke 21:24; Revelation 14:20
err
10,21; 95:10
their deceit
29; 78:36,37,57; Isaiah 44:20; Ephesians 4:22; 5:6; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11; 2 Timothy 3:13; 1 John 2:21; Revelation 18:23

Verse 119
Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.
Thou
When Thou triest them in the refining fire, they are burnt up, fly off in fumes, or in scoriś, which Thou sweepest away.
puttest away
Heb. causest to cease.
1 Samuel 15:23; Jeremiah 6:30; Ezekiel 22:18-22; Malachi 3:2,3; Matthew 3:12; 7:23; Matthew 13:40-42,49,50
therefore
111,126-128

Verse 120
My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.
My flesh
53; Leviticus 10:1-3; 1 Samuel 6:20; 2 Samuel 6:8,9; 1 Chronicles 24:16,17,30; 2 Chronicles 34:21,27; Isaiah 66:2; Daniel 10:8-11; Habakkuk 3:16; Philippians 2:12; Hebrews 12:21,28,29; Revelation 1:17,18

Verse 121
AIN. I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.
I have
7:3-5; 18:20-24; 75:2; 1 Samuel 24:11-15; 25:28; 2 Samuel 8:15; Acts 21:16; Acts 25:10,11; 2 Corinthians 1:12
leave me
37:33; 57:3,4; 2 Peter 2:9

Verse 122
Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.
surety
Genesis 43:9; Proverbs 22:26,27; Isaiah 38:14; Philemon 1:18,19; Hebrews 7:22
let not
21; 36:11

Verse 123
Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness.
81,82; 69:3; 130:6; 143:7; Lamentations 4:17

Verse 124
Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.
Deal
41,76,77,132; 51:1; 69:13,16; 79:8; 103:10; 130:3,4,7; Daniel 9:18; Luke 18:13; 2 Timothy 1:16-18
teach
12,26; 143:10-12; Nehemiah 9:20

Verse 125
I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.
I am thy
94; 86:16; 116:16; Romans 6:22
give
34,66; 2 Chronicles 1:7-10; 2 Corinthians 3:5,6; 2 Timothy 2:7; James 1:5; 3:13-17
that I
11,18,19,29; Proverbs 9:10; 14:8

Verse 126
It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law.
time
9:19; 102:13; Genesis 22:10,11,14; Deuteronomy 32:36; Isaiah 42:14
to work
That is, "to take vengeance," as ‚sah signifies, Jer 18:23; Mal 3:17, by an ellipsis of the noun. When infidels, profligates, and Pharisees, "make void the law of God," generally, then it is time for God to arise to vindicate His own honour and maintain His cause among men.
they
Jeremiah 8:8; Habakkuk 1:4; Malachi 2:8; Matthew 15:6; Romans 3:31; 4:14

Verse 127
Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.
I love
72; 19:10; Proverbs 3:13-18; 8:11; 16:16; Matthew 13:45,46; Ephesians 3:8

Verse 128
Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.
I esteem
6; 19:7,8; Deuteronomy 4:8; Job 33:27; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 7:12,14,16,22
all things
Kol, "all" seems to have been omitted by all the versions, except the Chaldee; which reads simply, "all thy precepts;" and this renders the text more perspicuous and unembarrassed.
and I
104,118

Verse 129
PE. Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them.
testimonies
18; 139:6; Isaiah 9:6; 25:1; Revelation 19:10
doth
2,31,146; 25:10

Verse 130
The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
entrance
Or, "opening;" paithach: the Scriptures give satisfactory light to the mind upon every subject of which they treat; and speedily communicate more useful knowledge to the simplest believer, upon the most important topics, than the acutest philosophers have been able to develop through successive ages.
105; Proverbs 6:23; Isaiah 8:20; Luke 1:77-79; Acts 26:18; 2 Corinthians 4:4,6; Ephesians 5:13,14; 2 Peter 1:19
it giveth
19:7; Proverbs 1:4,22,23; 9:4-6; Romans 16:18,19; 2 Timothy 3:15-17

Verse 131
I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.
opened
20; 42:1; Isaiah 26:8,9; 1 Peter 2:2
I longed
40,162,174; Hebrews 12:14

Verse 132
Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.
Look
124; 25:18; Exodus 4:31; 1 Samuel 1:11; 2 Samuel 16:12; Isaiah 63:7-9
as thou usest to do unto those
Heb. according to the custom toward those.
106:4; 2 Thessalonians 1:6,7

Verse 133
Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
Order
116; 17:5; 32:8; 121:3; 1 Samuel 2:9
let not
19:13; Romans 6:12-14; 7:23,24

Verse 134
Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts.
122; 56:1,2,13; 105:43-45; Ezekiel 11:17-20; 36:24-27; Luke 1:74,75; Acts 9:31

Verse 135
Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes.
Make
4:6; 80:1,3,7,19; Numbers 6:25,26; Job 33:26; Revelation 22:4,5
and teach
12,26; Job 34:32; 35:11; 36:22; Luke 24:45

Verse 136
Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.
53,158; 1 Samuel 15:11; Jeremiah 9:1,18; 13:17; 14:17; Ezekiel 9:4; Luke 19:41; Romans 9:2,3

Verse 137
TZADDI. Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments.
99:4; 103:6; 145:17; Deuteronomy 32:4; Ezra 9:15; Nehemiah 9:33; Jeremiah 12:1; Daniel 9:7,14; Romans 2:5; 3:5,6; 9:14; Revelation 15:3,4; 16:7; 19:2

Verse 138
Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful.
testimonies
86,144; 19:7-9; Deuteronomy 4:8,45
righteous
Heb. righteousness. faithful. Heb. faithfulness.

Verse 139
My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.
zeal
69:9; 1 Kings 19:10,14; John 2:17
consumed me
or, cut me off. because.
53:4; Matthew 9:13; 12:3-5; 15:4-6; 21:13,16,42; 22:29; Acts 13:27; Acts 28:23-27

Verse 140
Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.
Thy word
Gold has need to be refined; but thy word is purity itself, reflecting the holiness of Jehovah's character and government, and requiring and leading to purity of heart and life.
pure
Heb. tried, or refined.
128; 12:6; 18:30; 19:8; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 7:12,16,22; 1 Peter 2:2; 2 Peter 1:21

Verse 141
I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.
small
22:6; 40:17; Proverbs 15:16; 16:8; 19:1; Isaiah 53:3; Luke 6:20; 9:58; 2 Corinthians 8:9; James 2:5
yet do
109,176; Proverbs 3:1

Verse 142
Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.
Thy righteousness
Men, as Bp. Horne observes, may decree wickedness by a law; or they may change their decrees, and with them what is right to-day may be wrong to-morrow; but the law of God is righteousness, and it is truth, to-day and for ever.
an everlasting
144; 36:6; Isaiah 51:6,8; Daniel 9:24; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10
and thy
151; 19:9; John 17:17; Ephesians 4:21

Verse 143
Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.
Trouble
107; 18:4,5; 88:3-18; 116:3; 130:1; Mark 14:33,34
taken hold on me
Heb. found me. yet thy.
16,47,77; Job 23:12; John 4:34

Verse 144
The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.
righteousness
138,152; Matthew 5:18; 1 Peter 1:23-25
give me
34,66,73,169; 2 Corinthians 4:6; 1 John 5:20,21
understanding
Proverbs 10:21; Isaiah 6:9,10; 27:11; Jeremiah 4:22; Daniel 12:10; Hosea 4:6; Matthew 13:19; John 17:3

Verse 145
KOPH. I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes.
cried
10; 61:1,2; 62:8; 86:4; 102:1; *title; 142:1,2; 1 Samuel 1:10,15; Jeremiah 29:13
I will
44,106,115

Verse 146
I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.
and I shall keep
or, that I may keep.
134; Judges 10:15,16; Matthew 1:21; Titus 2:14; 3:4-8

Verse 147
I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.
I prevented
That is, I anticipated, or rose before, the morning dawn; and was before hand with the light itself.
5:3; 21:3; 42:8; 88:13; 130:6; Isaiah 26:9; Mark 1:35
hoped
74,81; 56:4; 130:5; Hebrews 6:17-19

Verse 148
Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.
eyes
62; 63:1,6; 139:17,18; Lamentations 2:19; Luke 6:12
the night watches
The ancient Jews divided the night into three watches of four hours each, beginning at six o'clock in the evening; before the last of which, "the day break," or "morning watch," as the LXX. and Vulgate read, the Psalmist was awake.

Verse 149
Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment.
Hear
5:2,3; 55:2; 64:1
according unto
51:1; 69:16; 109:21; Isaiah 63:7
quicken me
25,40,154,156

Verse 150
They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.
draw nigh
22:11-13,16; 27:2; 1 Samuel 23:16; 2 Samuel 17:16; Matthew 26:46,47
for from
50:17; Job 21:14; Proverbs 1:7,22; 28:9; Ephesians 2:13,14

Verse 151
Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.
near
46:1; 75:1; 139:2; 145:18; Deuteronomy 4:7; Matthew 1:23
all
138,142

Verse 152
Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.
thy testimonies
144,160; 89:34-37; 111:7,8; Ecclesiastes 3:14; Luke 21:33

Verse 153
RESH. Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law.
Consider
159; 9:13; 13:3,4; 25:19; Exodus 3:7,8; Nehemiah 9:32; Lamentations 2:20; 5:1
for I
16,98,109,141,176

Verse 154
Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.
Plead
35:1; 43:1; 1 Samuel 24:15; Job 5:8; Proverbs 22:23; Jeremiah 11:20; 50:34; 51:36; Micah 7:9; 1 John 2:1
quicken
25,40

Verse 155
Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes.
Salvation
18:27; Job 5:4; Isaiah 46:12; 57:19; Ephesians 2:17,18
for they
10:4; Job 21:14,15; Proverbs 1:7; Luke 16:24; Romans 3:11

Verse 156
Great are thy tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to thy judgments.
Great
Heb. Many. are thy.
51:1; 86:5,13,15; 1 Chronicles 21:13; Isaiah 55:7; 63:7
quicken

Verse 157
Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies.
Many
3:1,2; 22:12,16; 25:19; 56:2; 118:10-12; Matthew 24:9; 26:47; Acts 4:27
yet do I
51,110; 44:17; Job 17:9; 23:11; Isaiah 42:4; Acts 20:23,24; 1 Corinthians 15:58

Verse 158
I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word.
53,136; Ezekiel 9:4; Mark 3:5

Verse 159
Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness.
Consider
97,153; 2 Kings 20:3; Nehemiah 5:19; 13:22
quicken

Verse 160
Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
Thy word is true from the beginning
Heb. The beginning of the word is true.
86,138; Proverbs 30:5; 2 Timothy 3:16
and every one
75,142,144,152; Ecclesiastes 3:14; Matthew 5:18

Verse 161
SCHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
Princes
23,157; 1 Samuel 21:15; 24:9-15; 26:18; John 15:25
my heart
4:4; Genesis 39:9; 42:18; 2 Kings 22:19; Nehemiah 5:15; Job 31:23; Isaiah 66:2; Jeremiah 36:23-25

Verse 162
I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
rejoice
72,111; Jeremiah 15:16
as one
1 Samuel 30:16; Proverbs 16:19; Isaiah 9:3

Verse 163
I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.
hate
29,113,128; 101:7; Proverbs 6:16-19; 30:8; Amos 5:15; Romans 12:9; Ephesians 4:25; Revelation 22:15

Verse 164
Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.
Seven times
That is, probably many times, or frequently, as the term seven frequently denotes; but Rabbi Solomon says that this is to be understood literally; for they praised God twice in the morning before reading the decalogue, and once after; twice in the evening before the same reading, and twice after; making in the whole seven times.
62; 55:17
because
48:11; 97:8; Revelation 19:2

Verse 165
Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
Great
Proverbs 3:1,2,17; Isaiah 32:17; 57:21; John 14:27; Galatians 5:22,23; 6:15,16; Philippians 4:7
nothing shall offend them
Heb. they shall have no stumbling block.
Isaiah 8:13-15; 28:13; 57:14; Matthew 13:21; 24:24; 1 Peter 2:6-8

Verse 166
LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.
Lord
81,174; 130:5-7; Genesis 49:18
and done
4:5; 24:3-5; 50:23; John 7:17; 1 John 2:3,4

Verse 167
My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.
soul
6-8,97,111,159; John 14:21-24; 15:9,10; Hebrews 10:16
and I love
40:8; Romans 7:22

Verse 168
I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.
for all my
44:20,21; 98:8; 139:3; Job 34:21; Proverbs 5:21; Jeremiah 23:24; Hebrews 4:13; Revelation 2:23

Verse 169
TAU. Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.
Let my cry
145; 18:6; 2 Chronicles 30:27
give me
144; 1 Chronicles 22:12; 2 Chronicles 1:10; Proverbs 2:3-5; Daniel 2:21; James 1:5

Verse 170
Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word.
deliver me
41; 89:20-25; Genesis 32:9-12; 2 Samuel 7:25

Verse 171
My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes.
my lips, etc
Or, more literally, and accordant with the context. "My lips shall pour forth (tabb‚nah) praise; for (kee) thou hast taught me thy statues."
7; 50:23; 71:17,23,24

Verse 172
My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.
tongue
13,46; 37:30; 40:9,10; 78:4; Deuteronomy 6:7; Matthew 12:34,35; Ephesians 4:29; Colossians 4:6
for all thy
86,138,142; Romans 7:12,14

Verse 173
Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.
Let
94,117; Isaiah 41:10-14; Mark 9:24; 2 Corinthians 12:9; Ephesians 6:10-20; Philippians 4:13
for
30,35,40,111; Deuteronomy 30:19; Joshua 24:15,22; 1 Kings 3:11,12; Proverbs 1:29; Luke 10:42

Verse 174
I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight.
longed
81,166; Genesis 49:18; 2 Samuel 23:5; Proverbs 13:12; Song of Solomon 5:8; Romans 7:22-25; 8:23-25; Philippians 1:23
and thy law
16,24,47,77,111,162,167; 1:2

Verse 175
Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me.
Let my
9:13,14; 30:9; 51:14,15; 118:18,19; Isaiah 38:19
and let thy
75; Isaiah 26:8,9; Romans 8:28; 1 Corinthians 11:31,32; 2 Corinthians 4:17

Verse 176
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.
gone astray
Isaiah 53:6; Ezekiel 34:6,16; Matthew 10:6; 15:24; 18:12,13; Luke 15:4-7; John 10:16; 1 Peter 2:25
seek
Song of Solomon 1:4; Jeremiah 31:18; Luke 19:10; Galatians 4:9; Philippians 2:13; James 1:17
for I do
61,93; Hosea 4:6


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