New American Standard Bible
How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
King James Bible
How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Darby Bible Translation
How sweet are thy �words unto my taste! more than honey to my mouth!
World English Bible
How sweet are your promises to my taste, more than honey to my mouth!
Young's Literal Translation
How sweet to my palate hath been Thy saying, Above honey to my mouth.
Psalm 119:103 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
How sweet are thy words unto my taste ... - Margin, as in Hebrew, "palate." The reference is to the taste, perhaps because the sense of taste was supposed to reside in the palate. The Hebrew word "may" include also the whole of the inside of the mouth. The word rendered "sweet" does not occur elsewhere. It properly means "to be smooth," and hence, is applied to kind or agreeable words. On the sentiment here, see the notes at Psalm 19:10.
LibraryA Cleansed Way
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word.'--PSALM cxix. 9. There are many questions about the future with which it is natural for you young people to occupy yourselves; but I am afraid that the most of you ask more anxiously 'How shall I make my way?' than 'How shall I cleanse it?' It is needful carefully to ponder the questions: 'How shall I get on in the world--be happy, fortunate?' and the like, and I suppose that that is the consideration …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
May the Fourth a Healthy Palate
The Christian Described
Excursus on the Choir Offices of the Early Church.
They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.
O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
"For wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her.
My son, eat honey, for it is good, Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste;
Know that wisdom is thus for your soul; If you find it, then there will be a future, And your hope will not be cut off.
Your words were found and I ate them, And Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; For I have been called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts.
He said to me, "Son of man, feed your stomach and fill your body with this scroll which I am giving you." Then I ate it, and it was sweet as honey in my mouth.
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