Psalms 119 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Psalms 119


Psalms 119:1

Blessed are they that are perfect in the way, Who walk in the law of Jehovah.

Psalms 119:2

Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, That seek him with the whole heart.

Psalms 119:3

Yea, they do no unrighteousness; They walk in his ways.

Psalms 119:4

Thou hast commanded [us] thy precepts, That we should observe them diligently.

Psalms 119:5

Oh that my ways were established To observe thy statutes!

Psalms 119:6

Then shall I not be put to shame, When I have respect unto all thy commandments.

Psalms 119:7

I will give thanks unto thee with uprightness of heart, When I learn thy righteous judgments.

Psalms 119:8

I will observe thy statutes: Oh forsake me not utterly.

Psalms 119:9

Wherewith shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed [thereto] according to thy word.

Psalms 119:10

With my whole heart have I sought thee: Oh let me not wander from thy commandments.

Psalms 119:11

Thy word have I laid up in my heart, That I might not sin against thee.

Psalms 119:12

Blessed art thou, O Jehovah: Teach me thy statutes.

Psalms 119:13

With my lips have I declared All the ordinances of thy mouth.

Psalms 119:14

I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, As much as in all riches.

Psalms 119:15

I will meditate on thy precepts, And have respect unto thy ways.

Psalms 119:16

I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.

Psalms 119:17

Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live; So will I observe thy word.

Psalms 119:18

Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold Wondrous things out of thy law.

Psalms 119:19

I am a sojourner in the earth: Hide not thy commandments from me.

Psalms 119:20

My soul breaketh for the longing That it hath unto thine ordinances at all times.

Psalms 119:21

Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, That do wander from thy commandments.

Psalms 119:22

Take away from me reproach and contempt; For I have kept thy testimonies.

Psalms 119:23

Princes also sat and talked against me; [But] thy servant did meditate on thy statutes.

Psalms 119:24

Thy testimonies also are my delight [And] my counsellors.

Psalms 119:25

My soul cleaveth unto the dust: Quicken thou me according to thy word.

Psalms 119:26

I declared my ways, and thou answeredst me: Teach me thy statutes.

Psalms 119:27

Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: So shall I meditate on thy wondrous works.

Psalms 119:28

My soul melteth for heaviness: Strengthen thou me according unto thy word.

Psalms 119:29

Remove from me the way of falsehood; And grant me thy law graciously.

Psalms 119:30

I have chosen the way of faithfulness: Thine ordinances have I set [before me].

Psalms 119:31

I cleave unto thy testimonies: O Jehovah, put me not to shame.

Psalms 119:32

I will run the way of thy commandments, When thou shalt enlarge my heart.

Psalms 119:33

Teach me, O Jehovah, the way of thy statutes; And I shall keep it unto the end.

Psalms 119:34

Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; Yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

Psalms 119:35

Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; For therein do I delight.

Psalms 119:36

Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, And not to covetousness.

Psalms 119:37

Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity, And quicken me in thy ways.

Psalms 119:38

Confirm unto thy servant thy word, Which [is in order] unto the fear of thee.

Psalms 119:39

Turn away my reproach whereof I am afraid; For thine ordinances are good.

Psalms 119:40

Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: Quicken me in thy righteousness.

Psalms 119:41

Let thy lovingkindnesses also come unto me, O Jehovah, Even thy salvation, according to thy word.

Psalms 119:42

So shall I have an answer for him that reproacheth me; For I trust in thy word.

Psalms 119:43

And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; For I have hoped in thine ordinances.

Psalms 119:44

So shall I observe thy law continually For ever and ever.

Psalms 119:45

And I shall walk at liberty; For I have sought thy precepts.

Psalms 119:46

I will also speak of thy testimonies before kings, And shall not be put to shame.

Psalms 119:47

And I will delight myself in thy commandments, Which I have loved.

Psalms 119:48

I will lift up my hands also unto thy commandments, which I have loved; And I will meditate on thy statutes.

Psalms 119:49

Remember the word unto thy servant, Because thou hast made me to hope.

Psalms 119:50

This is my comfort in my affliction; For thy word hath quickened me.

Psalms 119:51

The proud have had me greatly in derision: [Yet] have I not swerved from thy law.

Psalms 119:52

I have remembered thine ordinances of old, O Jehovah, And have comforted myself.

Psalms 119:53

Hot indignation hath taken hold upon me, Because of the wicked that forsake thy law.

Psalms 119:54

Thy statutes have been my songs In the house of my pilgrimage.

Psalms 119:55

I have remembered thy name, O Jehovah, in the night, And have observed thy law.

Psalms 119:56

This I have had, Because I have kept thy precepts.

Psalms 119:57

Jehovah is my portion: I have said that I would observe thy words.

Psalms 119:58

I entreated thy favor with my whole heart: Be merciful unto me according to thy word.

Psalms 119:59

I thought on my ways, And turned my feet unto thy testimonies.

Psalms 119:60

I made haste, and delayed not, To observe thy commandments.

Psalms 119:61

The cords of the wicked have wrapped me round; [But] I have not forgotten thy law.

Psalms 119:62

At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee Because of thy righteous ordinances.

Psalms 119:63

I am a companion of all them that fear thee, And of them that observe thy precepts.

Psalms 119:64

The earth, O Jehovah, is full of thy lovingkindness: Teach me thy statutes.

Psalms 119:65

Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O Jehovah, according unto thy word.

Psalms 119:66

Teach me good judgment and knowledge; For I have believed in thy commandments.

Psalms 119:67

Before I was afflicted I went astray; But now I observe thy word.

Psalms 119:68

Thou art good, and doest good; Teach me thy statutes.

Psalms 119:69

The proud have forged a lie against me: With my whole heart will I keep thy precepts.

Psalms 119:70

Their heart is as fat as grease; But I delight in thy law.

Psalms 119:71

It is good for me that I have been afflicted; That I may learn thy statutes.

Psalms 119:72

The law of thy mouth is better unto me Than thousands of gold and silver.

Psalms 119:73

Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: Give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

Psalms 119:74

They that fear thee shall see me and be glad, Because I have hoped in thy word.

Psalms 119:75

I know, O Jehovah, that thy judgments are righteous, And that in faithfulness thou hast afflicted me.

Psalms 119:76

Let, I pray thee, thy lovingkindness be for my comfort, According to thy word unto thy servant.

Psalms 119:77

Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live; For thy law is my delight.

Psalms 119:78

Let the proud be put to shame; For they have overthrown me wrongfully: [But] I will meditate on thy precepts.

Psalms 119:79

Let those that fear thee turn unto me; And they shall know thy testimonies.

Psalms 119:80

Let my heart be perfect in thy statutes, That I be not put to shame.

Psalms 119:81

My soul fainteth for thy salvation; [But] I hope in thy word.

Psalms 119:82

Mine eyes fail for thy word, While I say, When wilt thou comfort me?

Psalms 119:83

For I am become like a wine-skin in the smoke; Yet do I not forget thy statutes.

Psalms 119:84

How many are the days of thy servant? When wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?

Psalms 119:85

The proud have digged pits for me, Who are not according to thy law.

Psalms 119:86

All thy commandments are faithful: They persecute me wrongfully; Help thou me.

Psalms 119:87

They had almost consumed me upon earth; But I forsook not thy precepts.

Psalms 119:88

Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; So shall I observe the testimony of thy mouth.

Psalms 119:89

For ever, O Jehovah, Thy word is settled in heaven.

Psalms 119:90

Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: Thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.

Psalms 119:91

They abide this day according to thine ordinances; For all things are thy servants.

Psalms 119:92

Unless thy law had been my delight, I should then have perished in mine affliction.

Psalms 119:93

I will never forget thy precepts; For with them thou hast quickened me.

Psalms 119:94

I am thine, save me; For I have sought thy precepts.

Psalms 119:95

The wicked have waited for me, to destroy me; [But] I will consider thy testimonies.

Psalms 119:96

I have seen an end of all perfection; [But] thy commandment is exceeding broad.

Psalms 119:97

Oh how love I thy law! It is my meditation all the day.

Psalms 119:98

Thy commandments make me wiser than mine enemies; For they are ever with me.

Psalms 119:99

I have more understanding than all my teachers; For thy testimonies are my meditation.

Psalms 119:100

I understand more than the aged, Because I have kept thy precepts.

Psalms 119:101

I have refrained my feet from every evil way, That I might observe thy word.

Psalms 119:102

I have not turned aside from thine ordinances; For thou hast taught me.

Psalms 119:103

How sweet are thy words unto my taste! [Yea, sweeter] than honey to my mouth!

Psalms 119:104

Through thy precepts I get understanding: Therefore I hate every false way.

Psalms 119:105

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, And light unto my path.

Psalms 119:106

I have sworn, and have confirmed it, That I will observe thy righteous ordinances.

Psalms 119:107

I am afflicted very much: Quicken me, O Jehovah, according unto thy word.

Psalms 119:108

Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill-offerings of my mouth, O Jehovah, And teach me thine ordinances.

Psalms 119:109

My soul is continually in my hand; Yet do I not forget thy law.

Psalms 119:110

The wicked have laid a snare for me; Yet have I not gone astray from thy precepts.

Psalms 119:111

Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage for ever; For they are the rejoicing of my heart.

Psalms 119:112

I have inclined my heart to perform thy statutes For ever, even unto the end.

Psalms 119:113

I hate them that are of a double mind; But thy law do I love.

Psalms 119:114

Thou art my hiding-place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

Psalms 119:115

Depart from me, ye evil-doers, That I may keep the commandments of my God.

Psalms 119:116

Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live; And let me not be ashamed of my hope.

Psalms 119:117

Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe, And shall have respect unto thy statutes continually.

Psalms 119:118

Thou hast set at nought all them that err from thy statutes; For their deceit is falsehood.

Psalms 119:119

Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: Therefore I love thy testimonies.

Psalms 119:120

My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; And I am afraid of thy judgments.

Psalms 119:121

I have done justice and righteousness: Leave me not to mine oppressors.

Psalms 119:122

Be surety for thy servant for good: Let not the proud oppress me.

Psalms 119:123

Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, And for thy righteous word.

Psalms 119:124

Deal with thy servant according unto thy lovingkindness, And teach me thy statutes.

Psalms 119:125

I am thy servant; Give me understanding, That I may know thy testimonies.

Psalms 119:126

It is time for Jehovah to work; [For] they have made void thy law.

Psalms 119:127

Therefore I love thy commandments Above gold, yea, above fine gold.

Psalms 119:128

Therefore I esteem all [thy] precepts concerning all [things] to be right; [And] I hate every false way.

Psalms 119:129

Thy testimonies are wonderful; Therefore doth my soul keep them.

Psalms 119:130

The opening of thy words giveth light; It giveth understanding unto the simple.

Psalms 119:131

I opened wide my mouth, and panted; For I longed for thy commandments.

Psalms 119:132

Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me, As thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.

Psalms 119:133

Establish my footsteps in thy word; And let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

Psalms 119:134

Redeem me from the oppression of man: So will I observe thy precepts.

Psalms 119:135

Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; And teach me thy statutes.

Psalms 119:136

Streams of water run down mine eyes, Because they observe not thy law.

Psalms 119:137

Righteous art thou, O Jehovah, And upright are thy judgments.

Psalms 119:138

Thou hast commanded thy testimonies in righteousness And very faithfulness.

Psalms 119:139

My zeal hath consumed me, Because mine adversaries have forgotten thy words.

Psalms 119:140

Thy word is very pure; Therefore thy servant loveth it.

Psalms 119:141

I am small and despised; [Yet] do I not forget thy precepts.

Psalms 119:142

Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And thy law is truth.

Psalms 119:143

Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me; [Yet] thy commandments are my delight.

Psalms 119:144

Thy testimonies are righteous for ever: Give me understanding, and I shall live.

Psalms 119:145

I have called with my whole heart; Answer me, O Jehovah: I will keep thy statutes.

Psalms 119:146

I have called unto thee; Save me, And I shall observe thy testimonies.

Psalms 119:147

I anticipated the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy words.

Psalms 119:148

Mine eyes anticipated the night-watches, That I might meditate on thy word.

Psalms 119:149

Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: Quicken me, O Jehovah, according to thine ordinances.

Psalms 119:150

They draw nigh that follow after wickedness; They are far from thy law.

Psalms 119:151

Thou art nigh, O Jehovah; And all thy commandments are truth.

Psalms 119:152

Of old have I known from thy testimonies, That thou hast founded them for ever.

Psalms 119:153

Consider mine affliction, and deliver me; For I do not forget thy law.

Psalms 119:154

Plead thou my cause, and redeem me: Quicken me according to thy word.

Psalms 119:155

Salvation is far from the wicked; For they seek not thy statutes.

Psalms 119:156

Great are thy tender mercies, O Jehovah: Quicken me according to thine ordinances.

Psalms 119:157

Many are my persecutors and mine adversaries; [Yet] have I not swerved from thy testimonies.

Psalms 119:158

I beheld the treacherous, and was grieved, Because they observe not thy word.

Psalms 119:159

Consider how I love thy precepts: Quicken me, O Jehovah, according to thy lovingkindness.

Psalms 119:160

The sum of thy word is truth; And every one of thy righteous ordinances [endureth] for ever.

Psalms 119:161

Princes have persecuted me without a cause; But my heart standeth in awe of thy words.

Psalms 119:162

I rejoice at thy word, As one that findeth great spoil.

Psalms 119:163

I hate and abhor falsehood; [But] thy law do I love.

Psalms 119:164

Seven times a day do I praise thee, Because of thy righteous ordinances.

Psalms 119:165

Great peace have they that love thy law; And they have no occasion of stumbling.

Psalms 119:166

I have hoped for thy salvation, O Jehovah, And have done thy commandments.

Psalms 119:167

My soul hath observed thy testimonies; And I love them exceedingly.

Psalms 119:168

I have observed thy precepts and thy testimonies; For all my ways are before thee.

Psalms 119:169

Let my cry come near before thee, O Jehovah: Give me understanding according to thy word.

Psalms 119:170

Let my supplication come before thee: Deliver me according to thy word.

Psalms 119:171

Let my lips utter praise; For thou teachest me thy statutes.

Psalms 119:172

Let my tongue sing of thy word; For all thy commandments are righteousness.

Psalms 119:173

Let thy hand be ready to help me; For I have chosen thy precepts.

Psalms 119:174

I have longed for thy salvation, O Jehovah; And thy law is my delight.

Psalms 119:175

Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; And let thine ordinances help me.

Psalms 119:176

I have gone astray like a lost sheep; Seek thy servant; For I do not forget thy commandments.

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