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

King James Bible
JOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

American Standard Version
YODH. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: Give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

Douay-Rheims Bible
[JOD] Thy hands have made me and formed me: give me understanding, and I will learn thy commandments.

English Revised Version
JOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

Webster's Bible Translation
JOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Teth. The good word of the gracious God is the fountain of all good; and it is learned in the way of lowliness. He reviews his life, and sees in everything that has befallen him the good and well-meaning appointment of the God of salvation in accordance with the plan and order of salvation of His word. The form עבדּך, which is the form out of pause, is retained in Psalm 119:65 beside Athnach, although not preceded by Olewejored (cf. Psalm 35:19; Psalm 48:11; Proverbs 30:21). Clinging believingly to the commandments of God, he is able confidently to pray that He would teach him "good discernment" and "knowledge." טעם is ethically the capacity of distinguishing between good and evil, and of discovering the latter as it were by touch; טוּב טעם, good discernment, is a coupling of words like טוּב לב, a happy disposition, cheerfulness. God has brought him into this relationship to His word by humbling him, and thus setting him right out of his having gone astray. אמרה in Psalm 119:67, as in Psalm 119:11, is not God's utterance conveying a promise, but imposing a duty. God is called טּוב as He who is graciously disposed towards man, and מתיב as He who acts out this disposition; this loving and gracious God he implores to become his Teacher. In his fidelity to God's word he does not allow himself to be led astray by any of the lies which the proud try to impose upon him (Bttcher), or better absolutely (cf. Job 13:4): to patch together over him, making the true nature unrecognisable as it were by means of false plaster or whitewash (טפל, to smear over, bedaub, as the Targumic, Talmudic, and Syriac show). If the heart of these men, who by slander make him into a caricature of himself, is covered as it were with thick fat (a figure of insensibility and obduracy, Psalm 17:10; Psalm 73:7; Isaiah 6:10, lxx ἐτυρώθη, Aquila ἐλιπάνθη, Symmachus ἐμυαλώθη) against all the impressions of the word of God, he, on the other hand, has his delight in the law of God (שׁעשׁע with an accusative of the object, not of that which is delighted, Psalm 94:19, but of that which delights). How beneficial has the school of affliction through which he has attained to this, been to him! The word proceeding from the mouth of God is now more precious to him than the greatest earthly riches.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

thy hands

Psalm 100:3 Know you that the LORD he is God: it is he that has made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

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

Psalm 138:8 The LORD will perfect that which concerns me: your mercy, O LORD, endures for ever: forsake not the works of your own hands.

Psalm 139:14-16 I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are your works; and that my soul knows right well...

Job 10:8-11 Your hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; yet you do destroy me...

give me

Psalm 119:34,125,144,169 Give me understanding, and I shall keep your law; yes, I shall observe it with my whole heart...

1 Chronicles 22:12 Only the LORD give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge concerning Israel, that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

2 Chronicles 2:12 Huram said moreover, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who has given to David the king a wise son...

Job 32:8 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty gives them understanding.

2 Timothy 2:7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give you understanding in all things.

1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true...

that I may

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

James 3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

Cross References
Job 10:8
Your hands fashioned and made me, and now you have destroyed me altogether.

Job 31:15
Did not he who made me in the womb make him? And did not one fashion us in the womb?

Psalm 33:15
he who fashions the hearts of them all and observes all their deeds.

Psalm 100:3
Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

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

Psalm 138:8
The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.

Psalm 139:13
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb.

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