Psalm 119:16
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New Living Translation
I will delight in your decrees and not forget your word.

King James Bible
I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.

Darby Bible Translation
I delight myself in thy statutes; I will not forget thy word.

World English Bible
I will delight myself in your statutes. I will not forget your word. GIMEL

Young's Literal Translation
In Thy statutes I delight myself, I do not forget Thy word.

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Psalm 119:16 Parallel Commentaries
Inward Witness to the Truth of the Gospel.
"I have more understanding than my teachers, for Thy testimonies are my study; I am wiser than the aged, because I keep Thy commandments."--Psalm cxix. 99, 100. In these words the Psalmist declares, that in consequence of having obeyed God's commandments he had obtained more wisdom and understanding than those who had first enlightened his ignorance, and were once more enlightened than he. As if he said, "When I was a child, I was instructed in religious knowledge by kind and pious friends, who
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII

A Bottle in the Smoke
First, God's people have their trials--they get put in the smoke; secondly, God's people feel their trials--they "become like a bottle in the smoke;" thirdly, God's people do not forget God's statutes in their trials--"I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes." I. GOD'S PEOPLE HAVE THEIR TRIALS. This is an old truth, as old as the everlasting hills, because trials were in the covenant, and certainly the covenant is as old as the eternal mountains. It was never designed
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2: 1856

The Dryness of Preachers, and the Various Evils which Arise from their Failing to Teach Heart-Prayer --Exhortation to Pastors to Lead People Towards this Form Of
If all those who are working for the conquest of souls sought to win them by the heart, leading them first of all to prayer and to the inner life, they would see many and lasting conversions. But so long as they only address themselves to the outside, and instead of drawing people to Christ by occupying their hearts with Him, they only give them a thousand precepts for outward observances, they will see but little fruit, and that will not be lasting. When once the heart is won, other defects are
Jeanne Marie Bouvières—A Short Method Of Prayer And Spiritual Torrents

Of Deeper Matters, and God's Hidden Judgments which are not to be Inquired Into
"My Son, beware thou dispute not of high matters and of the hidden judgments of God; why this man is thus left, and that man is taken into so great favour; why also this man is so greatly afflicted, and that so highly exalted. These things pass all man's power of judging, neither may any reasoning or disputation have power to search out the divine judgments. When therefore the enemy suggesteth these things to thee, or when any curious people ask such questions, answer with that word of the Prophet,
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
Psalm 1:2
But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night.

Psalm 112:1
Praise the LORD! How joyful are those who fear the LORD and delight in obeying his commands.

Psalm 119:24
Your laws please me; they give me wise advice.

Psalm 119:35
Make me walk along the path of your commands, for that is where my happiness is found.

Psalm 119:47
How I delight in your commands! How I love them!

Psalm 119:70
Their hearts are dull and stupid, but I delight in your instructions.

Psalm 119:77
Surround me with your tender mercies so I may live, for your instructions are my delight.

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