Psalm 119:27
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English Standard Version
Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works.

King James Bible
Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Make me to understand the way of thy justifications: and I shall be exercised in thy wondrous works.

English Revised Version
Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I meditate of thy wondrous works.

Webster's Bible Translation
Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Gimel. This is his life's aim: he will do it under fear of the curse of apostasy; he will do it also though he suffer persecution on account of it. In Psalm 119:17 the expression is only אחיה as Psalm 118:19, not ואחיה as in Psalm 119:77, Psalm 119:116, Psalm 119:144 : the apodosis imper. only begins with ואשׁמרה, whereas אחיה is the good itself for the bestowment of which the poet prays. גּל in Psalm 119:18 is imper. apoc. Piel for גּלּה, like גס in Daniel 1:12. נפלאות is the expression for everything supernatural and mysterious which is incomprehensible to the ordinary understanding and is left to the perception of faith. The Tפra beneath the surface of its letter contains an abundance of such "wondrous things," into which only eyes from which God has removed the covering of natural short-sightedness penetrate; hence the prayer in Psalm 119:18. Upon earth we have no abiding resting-place, we sojourn here as in a strange land (Psalm 119:19, Psalm 39:13; 1 Chronicles 29:15). Hence the poet prays in Psalm 119:19 that God would keep His commandments, these rules of conduct for the journey of life, in living consciousness for him. Towards this, according to Psalm 119:20, his longing tends. גּרס (Hiph. in Lamentations 3:16) signifies to crush in pieces, Arab. jrš, and here, like the Aramaic גּרס, גּרס, to be crushed, broken in pieces. לתאבה (from תּאב, Psalm 119:40, Psalm 119:174, a secondary form of אבה) states the bias of mind in or at which the soul feels itself thus overpowered even to being crushed: it is crushing form longing after God's judgment, viz., after a more and more thorough knowledge of them. In Psalm 119:21 the lxx has probably caught the meaning of the poet better than the pointing has done, inasmuch as it draws ἐπικατάρατοι to Psalm 119:21, so that Psalm 119:21 consists of two words, just like Psalm 119:59, Psalm 119:89; and Kamphausen also follows this in his rendering. For ארוּרים as an attribute is unpoetical, and as an accusative of the predicate far-fetched; whereas it comes in naturally as a predicate before השּׁגים ממּצותיך: cursed (ארר equals Arab. harra, detestari), viz., by God. Instead of גּל, "roll" (from גּלל, Joshua 5:9), it is pointed in Psalm 119:22 (מעל) גּל, "uncover" equals גּלּה, as in Psalm 119:18, reproach being conceived of as a covering or veil (as e.g., in Psalm 69:8), cf. Isaiah 22:8 (perhaps also Lamentations 2:14; Lamentations 4:22, if גּלּה על there signifies "to remove the covering upon anything"). גּם in Psalm 119:23, as in Jeremiah 36:25, has the sense of גּם־כּי, etiamsi; and גּם in Psalm 119:24 the sense of nevertheless, ὅμως, Ew. 354, a. On נדבּר בּ (reciprocal), cf. Ezekiel 33:30. As in a criminal tribunal, princes sit and deliberate how they may be able to render him harmless.

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so shall I talk

Psalm 71:17 O God, you have taught me from my youth: and till now have I declared your wondrous works.

Psalm 78:4 We will not hide them from their children, showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength...

Psalm 105:2 Sing to him, sing psalms to him: talk you of all his wondrous works.

Psalm 111:4 He has made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.

Psalm 145:5,6 I will speak of the glorious honor of your majesty, and of your wondrous works...

Exodus 13:14,15 And it shall be when your son asks you in time to come, saying, What is this? that you shall say to him...

Joshua 4:6,7 That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean you by these stones...

Acts 2:11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

Revelation 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are your works...

Cross References
Genesis 24:63
And Isaac went out to meditate in the field toward evening. And he lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, there were camels coming.

Psalm 71:17
O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds.

Psalm 105:2
Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!

Psalm 119:34
Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart.

Psalm 119:125
I am your servant; give me understanding, that I may know your testimonies!

Psalm 119:144
Your testimonies are righteous forever; give me understanding that I may live.

Psalm 119:169
Let my cry come before you, O LORD; give me understanding according to your word!

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