Psalm 119:1
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New International Version
Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD.

King James Bible
ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.

Darby Bible Translation
ALEPH. Blessed are the perfect in the way, who walk in the law of Jehovah.

World English Bible
Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to Yahweh's law.

Young's Literal Translation
Aleph. O the happiness of those perfect in the way, They are walking in the law of Jehovah,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Blessed are the undefiled in the way - אשרי תמימי דרך ashrey temimey darech, "O the blessedness of the perfect ones in the way." This Psalm begins something like the first, where see the notes Psalm 1:1-6 (note). By the perfect, which is the proper meaning of the original word, we are to undertsand those who sincerely believe what God has spoken, religiously observe all the rules and ceremonies of his religion, and have their lives and hearts regulated by the spirit of love, fear, and obedience. This is farther stated in the second verse.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

A.M.

3560. B.C.

444. This Psalm, which was probably composed by Ezra, is another of the alphabetical Psalm: it consists of twenty-two parts, answering to the number of the Hebrew letters; every part being divided into eight verses, and each verse beginning with that letter which forms the title of the part; that is, the first part of eight verses. It is an elegant important, and useful composition; the chief subjects of which are the excellence of God's laws, and the happiness of those who observe them.

blessed

Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners...

Psalm 32:1,2 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered...

Psalm 112:1 Praise you the LORD. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, that delights greatly in his commandments.

Psalm 128:1 Blessed is every one that fears the LORD; that walks in his ways.

Matthew 5:3-12 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven...

Luke 11:28 But he said, Yes rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

John 13:17 If you know these things, happy are you if you do them.

James 1:25 But whoever looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work...

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life...

undefiled, or, perfect, or sincere

2 Kings 20:3 I beseech you, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before you in truth and with a perfect heart...

2 Chronicles 31:20,21 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and worked that which was good and right and truth before the LORD his God...

Job 1:1,8 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God...

John 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

Acts 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void to offense toward God, and toward men.

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom...

Titus 2:11,12 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men...

walk

Ezekiel 11:20 That they may walk in my statutes, and keep my ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.

Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right...

Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

1 Thessalonians 4:1,2 Furthermore then we beseech you, brothers, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus...

Library
Notes on the First Century:
Page 1. Line 1. An empty book is like an infant's soul.' Here Traherne may possibly have had in his mind a passage in Bishop Earle's "Microcosmography." In delineating the character of a child, Earle says: "His soul is yet a white paper unscribbled with observations of the world, wherewith at length it becomes a blurred note-book," Page 14. Line 25. The entrance of his words. This sentence is from Psalm cxix. 130. Page 15. Last line of Med. 21. "Insatiableness." This word in Traherne's time was often
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations

'Time for Thee to Work'
'It is time for Thee, Lord, to work; for they have made void Thy Law. 127. Therefore I love Thy commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold. 128. Therefore I esteem all Thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.' --PSALM cxix. 126-128. If much that we hear be true, a society to circulate Bibles is a most irrational and wasteful expenditure of energy and money. We cannot ignore the extent and severity of the opposition to the very idea of revelation, even if we would;
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

And in Jeremiah He Thus Declares his Death and Descent into Hell...
And in Jeremiah He thus declares His death and descent into hell, saying: And the Lord the Holy One of Israel, remembered his dead, which aforetime fell asleep in the dust of the earth; and he went down unto them, to bring the tidings of his salvation, to deliver them. [255] In this place He also renders the cause of His death: for His descent into hell was the salvation of them that had passed away. And, again, concerning His cross Isaiah says thus: I have stretched out my hands all the day long
Irenæus—The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching

Progress of Reform in Germany
Luther's mysterious disappearance excited consternation throughout all Germany. Inquiries concerning him were heard everywhere. The wildest rumors were circulated, and many believed that he had been murdered. There was great lamentation, not only by his avowed friends, but by thousands who had not openly taken their stand with the Reformation. Many bound themselves by a solemn oath to avenge his death. The Romish leaders saw with terror to what a pitch had risen the feeling against them. Though at
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
Psalm 78:10
they did not keep God's covenant and refused to live by his law.

Psalm 101:2
I will be careful to lead a blameless life-- when will you come to me? I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart.

Psalm 101:6
My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; the one whose walk is blameless will minister to me.

Psalm 119:80
May I wholeheartedly follow your decrees, that I may not be put to shame.

Psalm 128:1
A song of ascents. Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in obedience to him.

Proverbs 8:32
"Now then, my children, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways.

Proverbs 11:20
The LORD detests those whose hearts are perverse, but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.

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