New International Version
Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.
King James Bible
Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
Darby Bible Translation
Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage for ever; for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
World English Bible
I have taken your testimonies as a heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart.
Young's Literal Translation
I have inherited Thy testimonies to the age, For the joy of my heart are they.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
As a heritage - In Psalm 119:57 he says, God is my portion, חלקי chelki. In this he says, Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage, נחל nachal. To these he was heir; he had inherited them from his fathers, and he was determined to leave them to his family for ever. If a man can leave nothing to his child but a Bible, in that he bequeaths him the greatest treasure in the universe.
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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 …
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the law that Moses gave us, the possession of the assembly of Jacob.
I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.
I rejoice in your promise like one who finds great spoil.
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