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.
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.
Psalm 119:173 Parallel
CommentaryKeil 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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but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her."
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."
though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand.
Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand.
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