New American Standard Bible
I have inherited Your testimonies forever, For they are the joy of my heart.
King James Bible
Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
Darby Bible Translation
Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage for ever; for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
World English Bible
I have taken your testimonies as a heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart.
Young's Literal Translation
I have inherited Thy testimonies to the age, For the joy of my heart are they.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Thy testimonies - Thy law; thy revealed will; the revelation which thou hast given considered as thy solemn "testimony" as to what is true and right.
Have I taken as an heritage for ever - As my inheritance; as my property; as that which I consider to be of real and permanent value. The Hebrew word used here - נחל nachal - means to receive as a possession; to acquire; to possess as wealth; and then, to inherit. It is usually applied to the possession of the promised land as an inheritance. Here it means that the law of God was to him as such a possession. He regarded it as one does a rich inheritance. He chose it as his portion above all things else.
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.
"Moses charged us with a law, A possession for the assembly of Jacob.
I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, As much as in all riches.
I rejoice at Your word, As one who finds great spoil.
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