Psalm 119:173
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English Standard Version
Let your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts.

King James Bible
Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let thy hand be with me to save me; for I have chosen thy precepts.

English Revised Version
Let thine hand be ready to help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let thy hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold ש (both Shin and Sin)

(Note: Whilst even in the oldest alphabetical Pijutim the Sin perhaps represents the Samech as well, but never the Shin, it is the reverse in the Biblical alphabetical pieces. Here Sin and Shin coincide, and Samech is specially represented.)).

In the midst of persecution God's word was still his fear, his joy, and his love, the object of his thanksgiving, and the ground of his hope. Princes persecute him without adequate cause, but his heart does not fear before them, but before God's words (the Ker likes the singular, as in Psalm 119:147), to deny which would be to him the greatest possible evil. It is, however, a fear that is associated with heartfelt joy (Psalm 119:111). It is the joy of a conflict that is rewarded by rich spoil (Judges 5:30, Isaiah 9:3). Not merely morning and evening, not merely three times a day (Psalm 55:18), but seven times (שׁבע as in Leviticus 26:18; Proverbs 24:16), i.e., ever again and again, availing himself of every prayerful impulse, he gives thanks to God for His word, which so righteously decides and so correctly guides, is a source of transcendent peace to all who love it, and beside which one is not exposed to any danger of stumbling (מכשׁול, lxx σκάνδαλον, cf. 1 John 2:10) without some effectual counter-working. In Psalm 119:166 he speaks like Jacob in Genesis 49:18, and can speak thus, inasmuch as he has followed earnestly and untiringly after sanctification. He endeavours to keep God's law most conscientiously, in proof of which he is able to appeal to God the Omniscient One. שׁמרה is here the 3rd praet., whereas in Psalm 86:2 it is imperat. The future of אהב is both אהב and אהב, just as of אחז both אחז and אאחז.

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Psalm 119:94,117 I am yours, save me: for I have sought your precepts...

Isaiah 41:10-14 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you...

Mark 9:24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help you my unbelief.

2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness...

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.


Psalm 119:30,35,40,111 I have chosen the way of truth: your judgments have I laid before me...

Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing...

Joshua 24:15,22 And if it seem evil to you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom you will serve...

1 Kings 3:11,12 And God said to him, Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked for yourself long life...

Proverbs 1:29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

Luke 10:42 But one thing is needful: and Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

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Luke 10:42
but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her."

Joshua 24:22
Then Joshua said to the people, "You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen the LORD, to serve him." And they said, "We are witnesses."

Psalm 37:24
though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand.

Psalm 73:23
Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand.

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