Psalm 119:70
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English Standard Version
their heart is unfeeling like fat, but I delight in your law.

King James Bible
Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law.

American Standard Version
Their heart is as fat as grease; But I delight in thy law.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Their heart is curdled like milk: but I have meditated on thy law.

English Revised Version
Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law.

Webster's Bible Translation
Their heart is as gross as fat; but I delight in thy law.

Psalm 119:70 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Heth. To understand and to keep God's word is his portion, the object of his incessant praying and thanksgiving, the highest grace or favour that can come to him. According to Psalm 16:5; Psalm 73:26, the words חלקי ה belong together. Psalm 119:57 is an inference drawn from it (אמר ל as in Exodus 2:14, and frequently), and the existing division of the verse is verified. חלּה פּני, as in Psalm 45:13, is an expression of caressing, flattering entreaty; in Latin, caput mulcere (demulcere). His turning to the word of God the poet describes in Psalm 119:59 as a result of a careful trying of his actions. After that he quickly and cheerfully, Psalm 119:60, determined to keep it without any long deliberation with flesh and blood, although the snares of wicked men surround him. The meaning of חבלי is determined according to Psalm 119:110 : the pointing does not distinguish so sharply as one might have expected between חבלי, ὠδῖνας, and חבלי, snares, bonds (vid., Psalm 18:5.); but the plural nowhere, according to the usage of the language as we now have it, signifies bands (companies), from the singular in 1 Samuel 10:5 (Bttcher, 800). Thankfulness urges him to get up at midnight (acc. temp. as in Job 34:20) to prostrate himself before God and to pray. Accordingly he is on friendly terms with, he is closely connected with (Proverbs 28:24), all who fear God. Out of the fulness of the loving-kindness of God, which is nowhere unattested upon earth (Psalm 119:64 equals Psalm 33:5), he implores for himself the inward teaching concerning His word as the highest and most cherished of mercies.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

heart is as fat

Psalm 17:10 They are enclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.

Psalm 73:7 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.

Isaiah 6:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes...

Acts 28:27 For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed...

but I

Psalm 119:16,35 I will delight myself in your statutes: I will not forget your word...

Psalm 40:8 I delight to do your will, O my God: yes, your law is within my heart.

Romans 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

Cross References
Matthew 13:15
For this people's heart has grown dull, and with their ears they can barely hear, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them.'

Acts 28:27
For this people's heart has grown dull, and with their ears they can barely hear, and their eyes they have closed; lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them.'

Deuteronomy 32:15
"But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked; you grew fat, stout, and sleek; then he forsook God who made him and scoffed at the Rock of his salvation.

Job 15:27
because he has covered his face with his fat and gathered fat upon his waist

Psalm 17:10
They close their hearts to pity; with their mouths they speak arrogantly.

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

Isaiah 6:10
Make the heart of this people dull, and their ears heavy, and blind their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed."

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