Psalm 119:57
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English Standard Version
The LORD is my portion; I promise to keep your words.

King James Bible
CHETH. Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.

American Standard Version
HHETH. Jehovah is my portion: I have said that I would observe thy words.

Douay-Rheims Bible
[HETH] O Lord, my portion, I have said, I would keep the law.

English Revised Version
CHETH. The LORD is my portion: I have said that I would observe thy words.

Webster's Bible Translation
CHETH. Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.

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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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my portion

Psalm 16:5 The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: you maintain my lot.

Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart fails: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

Psalm 142:5 I cried to you, O LORD: I said, You are my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.

Jeremiah 10:16 The portion of Jacob is not like them: for he is the former of all things; and Israel is the rod of his inheritance...

Lamentations 3:24 The LORD is my portion, said my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

I have

Psalm 119:106,115 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep your righteous judgments...

Psalm 66:14 Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth has spoken, when I was in trouble.

Deuteronomy 26:17,18 You have avouched the LORD this day to be your God, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments...

Joshua 24:15,18,21,24-27 And if it seem evil to you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom you will serve...

Nehemiah 10:29 They joined to their brothers, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God's law...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 33:9
who said of his father and mother, 'I regard them not'; he disowned his brothers and ignored his children. For they observed your word and kept your covenant.

Psalm 16:5
The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.

Jeremiah 10:16
Not like these is he who is the portion of Jacob, for he is the one who formed all things, and Israel is the tribe of his inheritance; the LORD of hosts is his name.

Lamentations 3:24
"The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him."

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