New American Standard Bible
I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart."
King James Bible
I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
Darby Bible Translation
To do thy good pleasure, my God, is my delight, and thy law is within my heart.
World English Bible
I delight to do your will, my God. Yes, your law is within my heart."
Young's Literal Translation
To do Thy pleasure, my God, I have delighted, And Thy law is within my heart.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I delight to do thy will, O my God - To wit, in obeying the law; in submitting to all the trials appointed to me; in making an atonement for the sins of men. See the notes at Hebrews 10:7. Compare Philippians 2:8; Matthew 26:39.
Yea, thy law is within my heart - Margin, "In the midst of my bowels." So the Hebrew. The idea is, that the law of God was within him. His obedience was not external, but proceeded from the heart. How true this was of the Redeemer it is not necessary here to say.
LibraryThe Master's Profession --The Disciple's Pursuit
WHO IS THE SPEAKER that gives utterance to these marvellous words? In the first instance they must be understood to proceed from our Lord Jesus Christ. By the Spirit of prophecy in the Old Testament they were spoken of him, and by the Spirit of interpretation in the New Testament they have been applied to him. Mark, then, how vehemently he here declares that he has fully discharged the work which he was sent to accomplish. When, in the days of his flesh, he was crying to his Father for preservation …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
"Lo, I Come": Exposition
Eligius, Bishop of Noyon.
The Lamb of God, the Great Atonement
But Jesus answering said to him, "Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he permitted Him.
Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.
2 Corinthians 3:3
being manifested that you are a letter of Christ, cared for by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
"THEN I SAID, 'BEHOLD, I HAVE COME (IN THE SCROLL OF THE BOOK IT IS WRITTEN OF ME) TO DO YOUR WILL, O GOD.'"
then He said, "BEHOLD, I HAVE COME TO DO YOUR WILL." He takes away the first in order to establish the second.
The law of his God is in his heart; His steps do not slip.
Then I said, "Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me.
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