Psalm 119:56
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English Standard Version
This blessing has fallen to me, that I have kept your precepts.

King James Bible
This I had, because I kept thy precepts.

American Standard Version
This I have had, Because I have kept thy precepts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
This happened to me: because I sought after thy justifications.

English Revised Version
This I have had, because I kept thy precepts.

Webster's Bible Translation
This I had, because I kept thy precepts.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Zajin. God's word is his hope and his trust amidst all derision; and when he burns with indignation at the apostates, God's word is his solace. Since in Psalm 119:49 the expression is not דּברך but דּבר, it is not to be interpreted according to Psalm 98:3; Psalm 106:45, but: remember the word addressed to Thy servant, because Thou hast made me hope (Piel causat. as e.g., נשּׁה, to cause to forget, Genesis 41:51), i.e., hast comforted me by promising me a blessed issue, and hast directed my expectation thereunto. This is his comfort in his dejected condition, that God's promissory declaration has quickened him and proved its reviving power in his case. In הליצוּני (הליצוּני), ludificantur, it is implied that the זדים eht taht d are just לצים, frivolous persons, libertines, free-thinkers (Proverbs 21:24). משׁפּטיך, Psalm 119:52, are the valid, verified decisions (judgments) of God revealed from the veriest olden times. In the remembrance of these, which determine the lot of a man according to the relation he holds towards them, the poet found comfort. It can be rendered: then I comforted myself; or according to a later usage of the Hithpa.: I was comforted. Concerning זלעפה, aestus, vid., Psalm 11:6, and on the subject-matter, Psalm 119:21, Psalm 119:104. The poet calls his earthly life "the house of his pilgrimage;" for it is true the earth is man's (Psalm 115:16), but he has no abiding resting-place there (1 Chronicles 29:15), his בּית עולם (Ecclesiastes 12:5) is elsewhere (vid., supra, Psalm 119:19, Psalm 39:13). God's statutes are here his "songs," which give him spiritual refreshing, sweeten the hardships of the pilgrimage, and measure and hasten his steps. The Name of God has been in his mind hitherto, not merely by day, but also by night; and in consequence of this he has kept God's law (ואשׁמרה, as five times besides in this Psalm, cf. Psalm 3:6, and to be distinguished from ואשׁמרה, Psalm 119:44). Just this, that he keeps (observat) God's precepts, has fallen to his lot. To others something else is allotted (Psalm 4:8), to him this one most needful thing.

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Psalm 119:165 Great peace have they which love your law: and nothing shall offend them.

Psalm 18:18-22 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay...

1 John 3:19-24 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him...

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Psalm 119:22
Take away from me scorn and contempt, for I have kept your testimonies.

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

Psalm 119:100
I understand more than the aged, for I keep your precepts.

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