Psalm 119:127
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New International Version
Because I love your commands more than gold, more than pure gold,

King James Bible
Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore I love thy commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold.

World English Bible
Therefore I love your commandments more than gold, yes, more than pure gold.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore I have loved Thy commands Above gold -- even fine gold.

Psalm 119:127 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Therefore I love thy commandments - I see thou wilt do all things well. I will trust in thee.

Above gold - מזהב mizzahab, more than resplendent gold; gold without any stain or rust.

Yea, above fine gold - ומפז umippaz, above solid gold; gold separated from the dross, perfectly refined.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I love

Psalm 119:72 The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver.

Psalm 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yes, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

Proverbs 3:13-18 Happy is the man that finds wisdom, and the man that gets understanding...

Proverbs 8:11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

Proverbs 16:16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

Matthew 13:45,46 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls...

Ephesians 3:8 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given...

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 19:10
They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.

Psalm 119:47
for I delight in your commands because I love them.

Psalm 119:48
I reach out for your commands, which I love, that I may meditate on your decrees.

Psalm 119:72
The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.

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