Psalm 119:97
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New International Version
Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.

King James Bible
MEM. O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.

Darby Bible Translation
MEM. Oh how I love thy law! it is my meditation all the day.

World English Bible
How I love your law! It is my meditation all day.

Young's Literal Translation
Mem. O how I have loved Thy law! All the day it is my meditation.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

O how love I thy law - This is one of the strongest marks of a gracious and pious heart, cast in the mould of obedience. Such love the precepts of Christ: in his commandments they delight; and this delight is shown by their making them frequent subjects of their meditation.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

O how

Psalm 119:48,113,127,159,165,167 My hands also will I lift up to your commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in your statutes...

Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law does he meditate day and night.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart...

Deuteronomy 17:19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God...

Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; but you shall meditate therein day and night...

Proverbs 2:10 When wisdom enters into your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul;

Proverbs 18:1 Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeks and intermeddles with all wisdom.

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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 1:2
but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night.

Psalm 119:15
I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.

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 119:96
To all perfection I see a limit, but your commands are boundless.

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