Psalm 119:16
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English Standard Version
I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will think of thy justifications: I will not forget thy words.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Beth. Acting in accordance with the word of God, a young man walks blamelessly; the poet desires this, and supplicates God's gracious assistance in order to it. To purify or cleanse one's way or walk (זכּה, cf. Psalm 73:13; Proverbs 20:9) signifies to maintain it pure (זך, root זך, Arab. zk, to prick, to strike the eye, nitere;

(Note: The word receives the meaning of νικᾶν (vid., supra, p. 367), like Arab. ḏhr and bhr, from the signification of outshining equals overpowering.)

vid., Fleischer in Levy's Chaldisches Wrterbuch, i. 424) from the spotting of sin, or to free it from it. Psalm 119:9 is the answer to the question in Psalm 119:9; לשׁמר signifies custodiendo semetipsum, for שׁמר can also signify "to be on one's guard" without נפשׁו (Joshua 6:18). The old classic (e.g., Psalm 18:31) אמרתך alternates throughout with דּברך; both are intended collectively. One is said to hide (צפן) the word in one's heart when one has it continually present with him, not merely as an outward precept, but as an inward motive power in opposition to selfish action (Job 23:12). In Psalm 119:12 the poet makes his way through adoration to petition. ספּרתּי in Psalm 119:13 does not mean enumeration, but recounting, as in Deuteronomy 6:7. עדות is the plural to עדוּת; עדות, on the contrary, in Psalm 119:138 is the plural to עדה: both are used of God's attestation of Himself and of His will in the word of revelation. כּעל signifies, according to Psalm 119:162, "as over" (short for כּאשׁר על), not: as it were more than (Olshausen); the כּ would only be troublesome in connection with this interpretation. With reference to הון, which has occurred already in Psalm 44:13; Psalm 112:3 (from הון, Arab. hawn, to be light, levem), aisance, ease, opulence, and concrete, goods, property, vid., Fleischer in Levy's Chald. Wrterb. i. 423f. ארחתיך, Psalm 119:15, are the paths traced out in the word of God; these he will studiously keep in his eye.

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Psalm 119:14,24,35,47,70,77,92 I have rejoiced in the way of your testimonies, as much as in all riches...

Psalm 40:8 I delight to do your will, O my God: yes, your law is within my heart.

Romans 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

Hebrews 10:16,17 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, said the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts...

not forget

Psalm 119:11,83,93,109,141,176 Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you...

Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commandments:

James 1:23,24 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like to a man beholding his natural face in a glass...

Cross References
Psalm 1:2
but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.

Psalm 112:1
Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments!

Psalm 119:24
Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors.

Psalm 119:35
Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it.

Psalm 119:47
for I find my delight in your commandments, which I love.

Psalm 119:70
their heart is unfeeling like fat, but I delight in your law.

Psalm 119:77
Let your mercy come to me, that I may live; for your law is my delight.

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