New American Standard Bible
Your testimonies are wonderful; Therefore my soul observes them.
King James Bible
PE. Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them.
Darby Bible Translation
PE. Thy testimonies are wonderful; therefore doth my soul observe them.
World English Bible
Your testimonies are wonderful, therefore my soul keeps them.
Young's Literal Translation
Pe. Wonderful are Thy testimonies, Therefore hath my soul kept them.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Thy testimonies are wonderful - This commences a new division of the psalm, indicated by the Hebrew letter Pe (פ p), corresponding to our "p." The meaning of the expression here is, that the laws of God - the revelations of his will - are adapted to fill the mind with wonder. The mind is awed by their wisdom; their comprehensiveness; their extent; their spirituality; their benevolence: by the fact that laws are framed, so perfectly adapted to the end; so well suited to secure order, and to promote happiness.
Therefore doth my soul keep them - Because they are so surpassingly wise and benevolent; because they are so manifestly the work of wisdom and goodness.
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.
Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law.
Take away reproach and contempt from me, For I observe Your testimonies.
My soul keeps Your testimonies, And I love them exceedingly.
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