New International Version
I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart."
King James Bible
I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
Darby Bible Translation
To do thy good pleasure, my God, is my delight, and thy law is within my heart.
World English Bible
I delight to do your will, my God. Yes, your law is within my heart."
Young's Literal Translation
To do Thy pleasure, my God, I have delighted, And Thy law is within my heart.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
To do thy will - God willed not the sacrifices under the law, but he willed that a human victim of infinite merit should be offered for the redemption of mankind. That there might be such a victim, a body was prepared for the eternal Logos, and in that body he came to do the will of God; that is, to suffer and die for the sins of the world.
1. Hence we see that the sovereign Will of God is that Jesus should be incarnated; that he should suffer and die; or, in the apostle's words, taste death for every man; that all should believe on him, and be saved from their sins; for this is the Will of God, our sanctification.
2. And as the apostle grounds this on the words of the Psalm, we see that it is the Will of God that that system shall end; for as the essence of it is contained in its sacrifices, and God says he will not have these, and has appointed the Messiah to do his will, i.e., to die for men, hence it necessarily follows, from the psalmist himself, that the introduction of the Messiah into the world is the abolition of the law; and that his sacrifice is that which shall last for ever.
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within my heart [heb.] in the midst of my bowels
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'Many, O Lord my God, are Thy wonderful works which Thou hast done, and Thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto Thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered ... 12. Innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head; therefore my heart faileth me.'--PSALMS xl. 5, 12. So then, there are two series of things which cannot be …
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Jesus replied, "Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness." Then John consented.
"My food," said Jesus, "is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.
2 Corinthians 3:3
You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
Then I said, 'Here I am--it is written about me in the scroll-- I have come to do your will, my God.'"
Then he said, "Here I am, I have come to do your will." He sets aside the first to establish the second.
The law of their God is in their hearts; their feet do not slip.
Then I said, "Here I am, I have come-- it is written about me in the scroll.
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