Psalm 119:91
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English Standard Version
By your appointment they stand this day, for all things are your servants.

King James Bible
They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants.

American Standard Version
They abide this day according to thine ordinances; For all things are thy servants.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By thy ordinance the day goeth on: for all things serve thee.

English Revised Version
They abide this day according to thine ordinances; for all things are thy servants.

Webster's Bible Translation
They continue this day according to thy ordinances: for all are thy servants.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Kaph. This strengthening according to God's promise is his earnest desire (כּלה) now, when within a very little his enemies have compassed his ruin (כּלּה). His soul and eyes languish (כּלה as in Psalm 69:4; Psalm 84:3, cf. Job 19:27) for God's salvation, that it may be unto him according to God's word or promise, that this word may be fulfilled. In Psalm 119:83 כּי is hypothetical, as in Psalm 21:12 and frequently; here, as perhaps also in Psalm 27:10, in the sense of "although" (Ew. ֗362, b). He does not suffer anything to drive God's word out of his mind, although he is already become like a leathern bottle blackened and shrivelled up in the smoke. The custom of the ancients of placing jars with wine over the smoke in order to make the wine prematurely old, i.e., to mellow it (vid., Rosenm׬ller), does not yield anything towards the understanding of this passage: the skin-bottle that is not intended for present use is hung up on high; and the fact that it had to withstand the upward ascending smoke is intelligible, notwithstanding the absence of any mention of the chimney. The point of comparison, in which we agree for the most part with Hitzig, is the removal of him who in his dungeon is continually exposed to the drudgery of his persecutors. כּמּה in Psalm 119:84 is equivalent to "how few." Our life here below is short, so also is the period within which the divine righteousness can reveal itself. שׁיחות (instead of which the lxx erroneously reads שׂיחות), pits, is an old word, Psalm 57:7. The relative clause, Psalm 119:85, describes the "proud" as being a contradiction to the revealed law; for there was no necessity for saying that to dig a pit for others is not in accordance with this law. All God's commandments are an emanation of His faithfulness, and therefore too demand faithfulness; but it is just this faithfulness that makes the poet an object of deadly hatred. They have already almost destroyed him"in the land." It is generally rendered "on earth;" but "in heaven" at the beginning of the following octonary is too far removed to be an antithesis to it, nor does it sound like one (cf. on the other hand ἐν τοῖς ouranoi's, Matthew 5:12). It is therefore: in the land (cf. Psalm 58:3; Psalm 73:9), where they think they are the only ones who have any right there, they have almost destroyed him, without shaking the constancy of his faith. But he stands in need of fresh grace in order that he may not, however, at last succumb.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

they continue this

Psalm 148:5,6 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created...

Genesis 8:22 While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

Isaiah 48:13 My hand also has laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand has spanned the heavens: when I call to them...

Jeremiah 33:25 Thus said the LORD; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth;

all are

Deuteronomy 4:19 And lest you lift up your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven...

Joshua 10:12,13 Then spoke Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel...

Judges 5:20 They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.

Matthew 5:45 That you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good...

Matthew 8:9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come...

Cross References
Psalm 104:2
covering yourself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent.

Jeremiah 31:35
Thus says the LORD, who gives the sun for light by day and the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar-- the LORD of hosts is his name:

Jeremiah 33:25
Thus says the LORD: If I have not established my covenant with day and night and the fixed order of heaven and earth,

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