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

King James Bible
And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.

American Standard Version
And I will delight myself in thy commandments, Which I have loved.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I meditated also on thy commandments, which I loved.

English Revised Version
And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.

Psalm 119:47 Parallel
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Vav. He prays for the grace of true and fearlessly joyous confession. The lxx renders Psalm 119:41: καὶ ἔλθοι ἐπ ̓ ἐμε ̓ τὸ ἔλεός σου; but the Targum and Jerome rightly (cf. Psalm 119:77, Isaiah 63:7) have the plural: God's proofs of loving-kindness in accordance with His promises will put him in the position that he will not be obliged to be dumb in the presence of him who reproaches him (חרף, prop. a plucker, cf. Arab. charûf, a lamb equals a plucker of leaves or grass), but will be able to answer him on the ground of his own experience. The verb ענה, which in itself has many meanings, acquires the signification "to give an answer" through the word, דּבר, that is added (synon. השׁיב דּבר). Psalm 119:43 also refers to the duty of confessing God. The meaning of the prayer is, that God may not suffer him to come to such a pass that he will be utterly unable to witness for the truth; for language dies away in the mouth of him who is unworthy of its before God. The writer has no fear of this for himself, for his hope is set towards God's judgments (למשׁפּטך, defective plural, as also in Psalm 119:149; in proof of which, compare Psalm 119:156 and Psalm 119:175), his confidence takes its stand upon them. The futures which follow from Psalm 119:44 to Psalm 119:48 declare that what he would willingly do by the grace of God, and strives to do, is to walk בּרחבה, in a broad space (elsewhere בּמּרחב), therefore unstraitened, which in this instance is not equivalent to happily, but courageously and unconstrainedly, without allowing myself to be intimidated, and said of inward freedom which makes itself known outwardly. In Psalm 119:46 the Vulgate renders: Et loquebar de (in) testimoniis tuis in conspectu regum et non confundebar - the motto of the Augsburg Confession, to which it was adapted especially in connection with this historical interpretation of the two verbs, which does not correspond to the original text. The lifting up of the hands in Psalm 119:48 is an expression of fervent longing desire, as in connection with prayer, Psalm 28:2; Psalm 63:5; Psalm 134:2; Psalm 141:2, and frequently. The second אשׁר אהבתי is open to the suspicion of being an inadvertent repetition. שׂיח בּ (synon. בּ הגה) signifies a still or audible meditating that is absorbed in the object.

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I will delight

Psalm 119:16,24 I will delight myself in your statutes: I will not forget your word...

Psalm 112:1 Praise you the LORD. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, that delights greatly in his commandments.

John 4:34 Jesus said to them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

1 Peter 2:21 For even hereunto were you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps:


Psalm 119:48,97,127,140,167,174 My hands also will I lift up to your commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in your statutes...

Psalm 19:7-10 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple...

Job 23:11,12 My foot has held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined...

Romans 7:12,16,22 Why the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good...

Cross References
Psalm 119:16
I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.

Psalm 119:97
Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.

Psalm 119:113
I hate the double-minded, but I love your law.

Psalm 119:119
All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross, therefore I love your testimonies.

Psalm 119:127
Therefore I love your commandments above gold, above fine gold.

Psalm 119:140
Your promise is well tried, and your servant loves it.

Psalm 119:159
Consider how I love your precepts! Give me life according to your steadfast love.

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