New American Standard Bible
Those who love Your law have great peace, And nothing causes them to stumble.
King James Bible
Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
Darby Bible Translation
Great peace have they that love thy law, and nothing doth stumble them.
World English Bible
Those who love your law have great peace. Nothing causes them to stumble.
Young's Literal Translation
Abundant peace have those loving Thy law, And they have no stumbling-block.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Great peace have they - See the notes at Isaiah 26:3; compare the notes at Philippians 4:6-7. They have great calmness of mind. They are not troubled and anxious. They believe and feel that all things are well-ordered by thee, and will be conducted to the best result. They, therefore, calmly leave all with thee. As a matter of fact, the friends of God have peace and calmness in their minds, even amidst the troubles, the disappointments, and the reverses of life. The love of God is the best - the only - way to secure permanent peace in the soul.
Which love thy law - It is the love of law, and the belief that the law of God is in accordance with justice, that gives peace to their minds. God's government is a government of law, and therefore it is loved.
And nothing shall offend them - Margin, "They shall have no stumbling-block." "Hebrew, "And to them no stumbling," or stumbling-block. See the notes at Matthew 5:29-30; notes at Matthew 18:6; notes at Matthew 16:23; notes at 1 Peter 2:8; notes at James 2:10. The meaning here is, that they would not fall into sin; they would be kept safe; they would be preserved from the power of temptation. The meaning is not, as it would seem to be in our version, that nothing would pain, grieve, or irritate them; but, as above, that as long as they were obedient to the law, and disposed to obey it, they would be safe from the power of temptation.
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 …
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Excursus on the Choir Offices of the Early Church.
1 John 2:10
The one who loves his brother abides in the Light and there is no cause for stumbling in him.
But the humble will inherit the land And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity.
For length of days and years of life And peace they will add to you.
Her ways are pleasant ways And all her paths are peace.
Then you will walk in your way securely And your foot will not stumble.
"The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You.
And the work of righteousness will be peace, And the service of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever.
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