Psalm 119:57
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New International Version
You are my portion, LORD; I have promised to obey your words.

King James Bible
CHETH. Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.

Darby Bible Translation
CHETH. My portion, O Jehovah, I have said, is to keep thy words.

World English Bible
Yahweh is my portion. I promised to obey your words.

Young's Literal Translation
Cheth. My portion is Jehovah; I have said -- to keep Thy words,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou art my portion, O Lord - From the fifty-seventh to the sixtieth verse may be seen the progress of the work of grace on the human heart, from the first dawn of heavenly light till the soul is filled with the fullness of God. But as I consider this Psalm as notes selected from diaries of past experience, formed at different times; and that the author has been obliged, for the support of his acrostic plan, to interchange circumstances, putting that sometimes behind which in the order of grace comes before; because, to put it in its right place, the letters would not accord with the alphabetical arrangement; I shall therefore follow what I conceive to be its order in the connection of grace, and not in the order in which the words are here laid down.

Psalm 119:57Sixthly. To keep himself firm in his present resolutions, he binds himself unto the Lord. "I have said that I would keep thy words." Thy vows are upon me, and I must not add to my guilt by breaking them.

Seventhly. He did not seek in vain; God reveals himself in the fullness of blessedness to him, so that he is enabled to exclaim, Thou art my portion, O Lord! My whole soul trusts in thee, my spirit rests supremely satisfied with thee. I have no other inheritance, nor do I desire any. Here then is the way to seek, the way to find, and the way to be happy. Other effects of this conversion may be seen below.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

my portion

Psalm 16:5 The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: you maintain my lot.

Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart fails: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

Psalm 142:5 I cried to you, O LORD: I said, You are my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.

Jeremiah 10:16 The portion of Jacob is not like them: for he is the former of all things; and Israel is the rod of his inheritance...

Lamentations 3:24 The LORD is my portion, said my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

I have

Psalm 119:106,115 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep your righteous judgments...

Psalm 66:14 Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth has spoken, when I was in trouble.

Deuteronomy 26:17,18 You have avouched the LORD this day to be your God, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments...

Joshua 24:15,18,21,24-27 And if it seem evil to you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom you will serve...

Nehemiah 10:29 They joined to their brothers, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God's law...

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
Deuteronomy 33:9
He said of his father and mother, 'I have no regard for them.' He did not recognize his brothers or acknowledge his own children, but he watched over your word and guarded your covenant.

Psalm 16:5
LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.

Jeremiah 10:16
He who is the Portion of Jacob is not like these, for he is the Maker of all things, including Israel, the people of his inheritance-- the LORD Almighty is his name.

Lamentations 3:24
I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him."

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