Psalm 119:125
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English Standard Version
I am your servant; give me understanding, that I may know your testimonies!

King James Bible
I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.

American Standard Version
I am thy servant; give me understanding, That I may know thy testimonies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I am thy servant: give me understanding that I may know thy testimonies.

English Revised Version
I am thy servant, give me understanding; that I may know thy testimonies.

Webster's Bible Translation
I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.

Psalm 119:125 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Samech. His hope rests on God's word, without allowing itself to be led astray by doubters and apostates. סעפים (the form of nouns which indicate defects or failings) are those inwardly divided, halting between two opinions (סעפּים), 1 Kings 18:21, who do homage partly to the worship of Jahve, partly to heathenism, and therefore are trying to combine faith and naturalism. In contrast to such, the poet's love, faith, and hope are devoted entirely to the God of revelation; and to all those who are desirous of drawing him away he addresses in Psalm 119:115 (cf. Psalm 6:9) an indignant "depart." He, however, stands in need of grace in order to persevere and to conquer. For this he prays in Psalm 119:116-117. The מן in משּׁברי is the same as in בּושׁ מן. The ah of ואשׁעה is the intentional ah (Ew. 228, c), as in Isaiah 41:23. The statement of the ground of the סלית, vilipendis, does not mean: unsuccessful is their deceit (Hengstenberg, Olshausen), but falsehood without the consistency of truth is their self-deceptive and seductive tendency. The lxx and Syriac read תּרעיתם, "their sentiment;" but this is an Aramaic word that is unintelligible in Hebrew, which the old translators have conjured into the text only on account of an apparent tautology. The reading השּׁבתּ or חשׁבתּ (Aquila, Symmachus, and Jerome; lxx ἐλογισάμην, therefore חשׁבתי) instead of חשׁבתּ might more readily be justified in Psalm 119:119; but the former gives too narrow a meaning, and the reading rests on a mistaking of the construction of השׁבית with an accusative of the object and of the effect: all the wicked, as many of them as are on the earth, dost Thou put away as dross (סגים( ssor). Accordingly משׁפטיך in Psalm 119:120 are God's punitive judgments, or rather (cf. Psalm 119:91) God's laws (judgments) according to which He judges. What is meant are sentences of punishment, as in Leviticus 26, Deuteronomy 28. Of these the poet is afraid, for omnipotence can change words into deeds forthwith. In fear of the God who has attested Himself in Exodus 34:7 and elsewhere, his skin shudders and his hair stands on end.

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I am thy

Psalm 119:94 I am yours, save me: for I have sought your precepts.

Psalm 86:16 O turn to me, and have mercy on me; give your strength to your servant, and save the son of your handmaid.

Psalm 116:16 O LORD, truly I am your servant; I am your servant, and the son of your handmaid: you have loosed my bonds.

Romans 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end everlasting life.

give

Psalm 119:34,66 Give me understanding, and I shall keep your law; yes, I shall observe it with my whole heart...

2 Chronicles 1:7-10 In that night did God appear to Solomon, and said to him, Ask what I shall give you...

2 Corinthians 3:5,6 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God...

2 Timothy 2:7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give you understanding in all things.

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraides not; and it shall be given him.

James 3:13-17 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom...

that I

Psalm 119:11,18,19,29 Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you...

Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

Cross References
Psalm 116:16
O LORD, I am your servant; I am your servant, the son of your maidservant. You have loosed my bonds.

Psalm 119:27
Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works.

Psalm 119:152
Long have I known from your testimonies that you have founded them forever.

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