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

King James Bible
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

American Standard Version
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; Yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Give me understanding, and I will search thy law ; and I will keep it with my whole heart.

English Revised Version
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

Webster's Bible Translation
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yes, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

Psalm 119:34 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Daleth. He is in deep trouble, and prays for consolation and strengthening by means of God's word, to which he resigns himself. His soul is fixed to the dust (Psalm 44:26) in connection with such non-recognition and proscription, and is incapable of raising itself. In Psalm 119:25 he implores new strength and spirits (חיּה as in Psalm 71:20; Psalm 85:7) from God, in conformity with and by reason of His word. He has rehearsed his walk in every detail to God, and has not been left without an answer, which has assured him of His good pleasure: may He then be pleased to advance him ever further and further in the understanding of His word, in order that, though men are against him, he may nevertheless have God on his side, Psalm 119:26-27. The complaint and request expressed in Psalm 119:25 are renewed in Psalm 119:28. דּלף refers to the soul, which is as it were melting away in the trickling down of tears; קיּם is a Piel of Aramaic formation belonging to the later language. In Psalm 119:29-30 the way of lies or of treachery, and the way of faithfulness or of perseverance in the truth, stand in opposition to one another. חנן is construed with a double accusative, inasmuch as תּורה has not the rigid notion of a fixed teaching, but of living empirical instruction. שׁוּה (short for שׁוה לנגד, Psalm 16:8) signifies to put or set, viz., as a norma normans that stands before one's eyes. He cleaves to the testimonies of God; may Jahve not disappoint the hope which to him springs up out of them, according to the promise, Psalm 119:31. He runs, i.e., walks vigorously and cheerfully, in the way of God's commandments, for He has widened his heart, by granting and preserving to the persecuted one the joyfulness of confession and the confidence of hope.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

give me

Psalm 119:73 Your hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments.

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments...

Job 28:28 And to man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Proverbs 2:5,6 Then shall you understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God...

John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraides not; and it shall be given him.

James 3:13-18 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom...

I shall

Deuteronomy 4:6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations...

Matthew 5:19 Whoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so...

Matthew 7:24 Therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, which built his house on a rock:

James 1:25 But whoever looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work...

James 2:8-12 If you fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, You shall love your neighbor as yourself, you do well...

James 4:11 Speak not evil one of another, brothers. He that speaks evil of his brother, and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law...

observe

Psalm 119:10,58,69 With my whole heart have I sought you: O let me not wander from your commandments...

Cross References
1 Chronicles 22:12
Only, may the LORD grant you discretion and understanding, that when he gives you charge over Israel you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

Psalm 119:2
Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart,

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

Psalm 119:69
The insolent smear me with lies, but with my whole heart I keep your precepts;

Psalm 119:73
Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.

Ezekiel 44:24
In a dispute, they shall act as judges, and they shall judge it according to my judgments. They shall keep my laws and my statutes in all my appointed feasts, and they shall keep my Sabbaths holy.

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