New American Standard Bible
Let my lips utter praise, For You teach me Your statutes.
King James Bible
My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes.
Darby Bible Translation
My lips shall pour forth praise when thou hast taught me thy statutes.
World English Bible
Let my lips utter praise, for you teach me your statutes.
Young's Literal Translation
My lips do utter praise, For Thou dost teach me Thy statutes.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes - The sentiment here is the same as in Psalm 119:7. The language is varied, but the meaning here, as in that verse, is, I will praise thee in proportion as I learn thy precepts or thy law. The more I learn of thy will, the more I will praise thee. I shall see more for which to offer praise and adoration, and I shall be more and more inclined to praise and adore time. Each new degree of knowledge will excite a corresponding desire to praise thee. This will be true of all who love God, while this life lasts, and forever. The ever-increasing knowledge of God will excite ever-increasing praise; and as God is infinite and eternal, it follows that the increase of knowledge and of happiness, in those who are saved, will be eternal. These things will go hand in hand forever and ever.
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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O Lord, open my lips, That my mouth may declare Your praise.
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips will praise You.
Blessed is the man whom You chasten, O LORD, And whom You teach out of Your law;
Blessed are You, O LORD; Teach me Your statutes.
And many peoples will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; That He may teach us concerning His ways And that we may walk in His paths." For the law will go forth from Zion And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Many nations will come and say, "Come and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD And to the house of the God of Jacob, That He may teach us about His ways And that we may walk in His paths." For from Zion will go forth the law, Even the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
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