New American Standard Bible
May those who fear You see me and be glad, Because I wait for Your word.
King James Bible
They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word.
Darby Bible Translation
They that fear thee will see me, and rejoice; because I have hoped in thy word.
World English Bible
Those who fear you will see me and be glad, because I have put my hope in your word.
Young's Literal Translation
Those fearing Thee see me and rejoice, Because for Thy word I have hoped.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They that fear thee - Those who worship thee; thy friends; the pious and the good.
Will be glad when they see me - They will welcome me to their society; they will regard and treat me as a friend and brother. It is implied here that he considered this to be an honor - a thing to be desired. He valued the friendship and affection of those who feared and served God, and he made it an object so to live as to be worthy of their affection. Wicked men - men of the world - do not value that. They are satisfied with the friendship of those who, like themselves, have no fear of God. To a truly pious mind, the friendship of those who love God is of more value than that of any others; though in the one case they are poor and despised, and though in the other they are rich and of exalted rank. See the notes at Psalm 119:63. "Because I have hoped in thy word." See the notes at Psalm 119:49.
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.
My soul will make its boast in the LORD; The humble will hear it and rejoice.
Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication; And let them say continually, "The LORD be magnified, Who delights in the prosperity of His servant."
The upright see it and are glad; But all unrighteousness shuts its mouth.
And do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, For I wait for Your ordinances.
You are my hiding place and my shield; I wait for Your word.
I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope.
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