New International Version
Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands.
King James Bible
JOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
Darby Bible Translation
YOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, and I will learn thy commandments.
World English Bible
Your hands have made me and formed me. Give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments.
Young's Literal Translation
Yod. Thy hands made me and establish me, Cause me to understand, and I learn Thy commands.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thy hands have made me - Thou hast formed the mass out of which I was made; and fashioned me - thou hast given me that particular form that distinguishes me from all thy other creatures.
Give me understanding - As thou hast raised me above the beasts that perish in my form and mode of life, teach me that I may live for a higher and nobler end, in loving, serving, and enjoying thee for ever. Show me that I was made for heaven, not for earth.
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LibraryNotes 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 …
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"Your hands shaped me and made me. Will you now turn and destroy me?
Did not he who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same one form us both within our mothers?
he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.
Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart.
The LORD will vindicate me; your love, LORD, endures forever-- do not abandon the works of your hands.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
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