New American Standard Bible
And do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, For I wait for Your ordinances.
King James Bible
And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.
Darby Bible Translation
And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; because I have hoped in thy judgments.
World English Bible
Don't snatch the word of truth out of my mouth, for I put my hope in your ordinances.
Young's Literal Translation
And Thou takest not utterly away From my mouth the word of truth, Because for Thy judgment I have hoped.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth - Do not take it entirely or altogether from me. Let me not be utterly hopeless; let me be at no time without some evidence that thy word dwells in me with sustaining and sanctifying power. The prayer seems to have been offered when the mind was troubled and in doubt, and when it seemed as if all hope and all trust in the truth of God would vanish. The words rendered "utterly" mean "to very much;" that is, altogether or entirely. Let it not be done until the extreme shall be reached.
For I have hoped in thy judgments - I do trust in thy word, and it is my only trust. If that is gone, all is gone. As long as I can hold on to that, even in the slightest degree, I am safe. When all else fails, if that has not utterly failed me, I shall be secure.
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.
Remember the word to Your servant, In which You have made me hope.
May those who fear You see me and be glad, Because I wait for Your word.
My soul languishes for Your salvation; I wait for Your word.
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