New International Version
Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.
King James Bible
Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
Darby Bible Translation
For thy loving-kindness is better than life: my lips shall praise thee.
World English Bible
Because your loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise you.
Young's Literal Translation
Because better is Thy kindness than life, My lips do praise Thee.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thy loving-kindness is better than life - This is the language of every regenerate soul. But O how few prefer the approbation of God to the blessings of life, or even to life itself in any circumstances! But the psalmist says, Thy loving-kindness, חסדך chasdecha, thy effusive mercy, is better מחיים mechaiyim, than Lives: it is better than, or good beyond, countless ages of human existence.
My lips shall praise thee - Men praise, or speak well, of power, glory, honor, riches, worldly prospects and pleasures; but the truly religious speak well of God, in whom they find infinitely more satisfaction and happiness than worldly men can find in the possession of all earthly good.
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'My soul thirsteth for Thee.... 5. My soul shall be satisfied.... 8. My soul followeth hard after Thee.'--PSALM lxiii. 1, 5, 8. It is a wise advice which bids us regard rather what is said than who says it, and there are few regions in which the counsel is more salutary than at present in the study of the Old Testament, and especially the Psalms. This authorship has become a burning question which is only too apt to shut out far more important things. Whoever poured out this sweet meditation in the …
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Answer me, LORD, out of the goodness of your love; in your great mercy turn to me.
May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees.
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