Let us be certain we have the Divine law for what we believe, and then let not scoffers prevail upon us to decline from it. 129 PE. My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word. 59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies. 5 Oh that my ways may r be steadfast. 1 Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD! Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} His truth or faithfulness; it is eternal truth, it shallendure for ever.1-8 This psalm may be considered as the statement of a believer's experience. 28 My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word. 132 Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name. 1 Aleph. He had a deep sense of unworthiness, and holy fear that his prayer should not come before God; Lord, what I pray for is, what thou hast promised. 1 ALEPH. The way of serious godliness is the way of truth; the only true way to happiness: we must always have actual regard to it. 4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. But the Spirit of revelation in the word will not suffice, unless we have the Spirit of wisdom in the heart. 88 Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth. A good hope of salvation will engage the heart in doing the commandments. Whatever obscurity may appear as to the faith of the Old Testament believers, their confidence at the throne of grace can only be explained by their having obtained more distinct views of gospel privileges, through the sacrifices and services of their law, than is generally imagined. 23 Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes. - Just as Psalm 119 is the longest chapter of the Bible, two Psalms just before, Psalm 117, is the shortest chapter of all. 21 Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments. Do we find the weight of the cross is above that we are able to bear? 7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments. The Lord will keep the man in peace, whose mind is stayed on him. 66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments. PS 119:3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. 10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. 112 I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end. 46 I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed. 15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. 50 This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me. If the heart be divided between him and the world, it is evil. 2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. 140 Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it. 92 Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction. 86 All thy commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me. 82 Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me? 36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness. 17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word. 111 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart. 14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. 129 Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them. King James Version (KJV), Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the, KJV, The King James Study Bible, Red Letter, Full-Color Edition: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Baby's First Bible, Hardcover, Multicolor: A special keepsake for your new arrival, KJV, Holy Bible, Larger Print, Paperback, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Vest Pocket New Testament & Psalms, Leathersoft, Black, Red Letter Version: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Word Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: 1,700 Key Words that Unlock the Meaning of the Bible, KJV Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Second Edition. 14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. His commandments; given with authority.5. 78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts. 116 Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope. Numberless are the snares laid by the wicked; and happy is that servant of God, whom they have not caused to err from his Master's precepts. 96 I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad. 143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights. Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word. 151 Thou art near, O Lord; and all thy commandments are truth. 89 LAMED. NUN. While his mother Mary was engaged to Joseph, but before they came together, 12 she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 22 Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies. Psalms 119: Scripture in the Bible. The believer could not live without the grace of God; but, supported by his hand, his spiritual life shall be maintained. 161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word. 88 Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.#undefiled: or, perfect, or, sincere Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. Quicken me in thy way; to redeem time, and to do every duty with liveliness of spirit. 165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them. 60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments. 176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments. Christians who enjoy health, should not suffer the early hours of the morning to glide away unimproved. 146 I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies. May we live the life of faith and grace here, and be removed to the life of glory hereafter.145-152 Supplications with the whole heart are presented only by those who desire God's salvation, and who love his commandments. Psalm 119 ALEPH. Not only consent to his law as good, but take pleasure in it as good for us. Another prominent theme in Psalm 119 is the profound truth that the Word of God is all-sufficient. 150 They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law. God's mercies are tender; they are a fountain that can never be exhausted. 111 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart. 120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments. The psalmist could go on in the way of his duty, and find comfort in it. 121 I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors. We must look for comfort only in the way of duty, and that duty must be done. There is something very remarkable in the variety-in-monotony of this, the longest of the psalms. 51 The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law. PS 119:2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Do we use it as pleas with Christ for what we need? The ruin of the young is either living by no rule at all, or choosing false rules: let them walk by Scripture rules. 30 I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me. The believer prays to be set free from sin.33-40 Teach me thy statutes, not the mere words, but the way of applying them to myself. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. He had known persecution (119:22-23), he had known deprivation and fear for his life (119:17), seasons when he seemed to get nothing from God's word (119:18), he had also known loneliness, rejection, and a sense of abandonment (119:19-20). Every man hates to have a lie told him, but we should more hate telling a lie; by the latter we give an affront to God. I will not only think of thy statutes, but do them with delight. It is hypocrisy to say we love God's commandments more than our worldly interests. Every sanctified soul hungers after the word of God, as food which there is no living without. Our holy security is grounded on Divine supports. The psalmist begs for God's reviving, quickening grace. 134 Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts. We ought to spend our lives in his service; we shall find true life in keeping his word. 2 Blessed are those who m keep his n testimonies, who o seek him with their whole heart, 3 who also p do no wrong, but walk in his ways! 4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. : Psa 119:5 141 I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts. 167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly. 114 Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word. There is a day coming which will put the wicked into everlasting fire, the fit place for the dross. God knows what we need and what is good for us, and will quicken us. 4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. 152 Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever. 119:4 Thou hast commanded 6680 8765 [us] to keep 8104 8800 thy precepts 6490 diligently 3966. 174 I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight. 20 My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times. Turn me, and I shall be turned. 115 Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God. The commandments of God are true and faithful guides in the path of peace and safety. 44 So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever. 136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law. Those who were quickened by his Spirit and grace, when they were dead in trespasses and sins, often need to have the work of grace revived in them, according to the word of promise. We can talk of the wonders of redeeming love, when we understand the way of God's precepts, and walk in that way. It was Divine grace in his heart, that enabled the psalmist to receive these instructions. 47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved. 83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes. The word of the Lord reaches to all cases, to all times. 3 They also do no iniquity; They walk in His ways. 20 My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times. 64 The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes. 80 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed. 99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. 144 The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live. 16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word. 98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me. His righteousness; it is the rule and standard of what is right.9. 38 Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear. 3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. Psalms 119 PS 119:1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. 169 TAU. 162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil. We cannot, with any comfort or boldness, attend God in holy duties, while under guilt, or in any by-way. No care or grief should take away God's word out of our minds, or hinder the comfort it bestows. 137 TZADDI. 131 I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments. 79 Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies. 55 I have remembered thy name, O Lord, in the night, and have kept thy law. It is referred to in almost every verse. 84 How many are the days of thy servant? 4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. There is an eternal salvation all the saints long for, and therefore they pray that God would help their way to it. Psalms 119:4 Context. 17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word. All true wisdom is from God. The glory of man is but as the flower of the grass. The general scope and design of this psalm is to magnify the Divine law, and make it honourable. 104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. O how love I thy law! I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes. Their cunning is falsehood. 147 I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word. All supports under affliction must come from mercy and compassion. The Authorized Version or King James Version (KJV), 1611, 1769. Wicked men may almost consume the believer upon earth, but he would sooner forsake all than forsake the word of the Lord. How blessed are those whose way is blameless, Who walk in the law of the LORD. If any man resolve to do God's will as his servant, he shall be made to know his testimonies. 73 Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments. God's judgments of old comfort and encourage us, for he is still the same. 122 Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me. 43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments. When we enjoy the sweetness of God's precepts, it will make us long for more acquaintance with them. Psalm 119 Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet. Many have knowledge, but little judgment; those who have both, are fortified against the snares of Satan, and furnished for the service of God. 54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. We deserve no favour form God; we are most easy when we cast ourselves upon God's mercy, and refer ourselves to it. We must beg that the Holy Spirit would order our steps. 84 How many are the days of thy servant? 119 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. The dominion of sin is to be dreaded and prayed against by every one. Psalm 119 is an expansion of Psalm 19:7–9: “The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. 53 Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law. 2 Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, Who seek Him with the whole heart! ii. We must do what we can for the support of religion, and, after all, must beg of God to take the work into his own hands. 95 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies. 32 I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart. 98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me. His testimonies; they are solemnly declared to the world.4. 155 Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes. The way of sin is a wrong way; and the more understanding we get by the precepts of God, the more rooted will be our hatred of sin; and the more ready we are in the Scriptures, the better furnished we are with answers to temptation.105-112 The word of God directs us in our work and way, and a dark place indeed the world would be without it. 110 The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts. This section of the Psalm shows us that the author was a man who had suffered deeply. We are most apt to wander from God, when we are easy in the world. 23 Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes. 18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. 108 Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Lord, and teach me thy judgments. 105 NUN. 1 . Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. 58 I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word. 5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes! Our obedience is only pleasing to God, and pleasant to ourselves, when it comes from a principle of love. The psalmist expects the word of God's righteousness, and no other salvation than what is secured by that word, which cannot fall to the ground. We have learned nothing to purpose, if we have not learned to praise God. Those who know and love the law of the Lord, desire to know it more, and love it better. Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word. 5 Oh, that my ways were directed To keep Your statutes! We ought, therefore, continually to beseech him, by his Holy Spirit, to give us understanding. They come to us when we are not able to go to them. Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them. Our relish for the word of God will be greatest, when that for the world and the flesh is least. Let this be our plea with Him to teach us his statutes, that, being partakers of his holiness, we may also partake of his blessedness. 58 I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word. Psalms 119:1-8. 69 The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart. 55 I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law. 113 SAMECH. 121 AIN. 130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. 26 I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes. 69 The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart. 81 CAPH. 119 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. 48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes. 53 Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law. In the mean time, the statutes of the Lord supply subjects for grateful praise. 49 Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope. 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