Psalm 119:34
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New International Version
Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart.

King James Bible
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

Darby Bible Translation
Give me understanding, and I will observe thy law; and I will keep it with [my] whole heart.

World English Bible
Give me understanding, and I will keep your law. Yes, I will obey it with my whole heart.

Young's Literal Translation
Cause me to understand, and I keep Thy law, And observe it with the whole heart.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

With my whole heart - I will not trifle with my God, I will not divide my affections with the world; God shall have all.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

give me

Psalm 119:73 Your hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments.

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments...

Job 28:28 And to man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Proverbs 2:5,6 Then shall you understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God...

John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraides not; and it shall be given him.

James 3:13-18 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom...

I shall

Deuteronomy 4:6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations...

Matthew 5:19 Whoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so...

Matthew 7:24 Therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, which built his house on a rock:

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...

James 2:8-12 If you fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, You shall love your neighbor as yourself, you do well...

James 4:11 Speak not evil one of another, brothers. He that speaks evil of his brother, and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law...

observe

Psalm 119:10,58,69 With my whole heart have I sought you: O let me not wander from your commandments...

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
1 Chronicles 22:12
May the LORD give you discretion and understanding when he puts you in command over Israel, so that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

Psalm 119:2
Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart--

Psalm 119:27
Cause me to understand the way of your precepts, that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds.

Psalm 119:69
Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies, I keep your precepts with all my heart.

Psalm 119:73
Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands.

Ezekiel 44:24
"'In any dispute, the priests are to serve as judges and decide it according to my ordinances. They are to keep my laws and my decrees for all my appointed festivals, and they are to keep my Sabbaths holy.

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