Cheth. My portion is Jehovah; I have said -- to keep Thy words,
Psalm 119:57 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou art my portion, O Lord - From the fifty-seventh to the sixtieth verse may be seen the progress of the work of grace on the human heart, from the first dawn of heavenly light till the soul is filled with the fullness of God. But as I consider this Psalm as notes selected from diaries of past experience, formed at different times; and that the author has been obliged, for the support of his acrostic plan, to interchange circumstances, putting that sometimes behind which in the order of grace comes before; because, to put it in its right place, the letters would not accord with the alphabetical arrangement; I shall therefore follow what I conceive to be its order in the connection of grace, and not in the order in which the words are here laid down.
Psalm 119:57Sixthly. To keep himself firm in his present resolutions, he binds himself unto the Lord. "I have said that I would keep thy words." Thy vows are upon me, and I must not add to my guilt by breaking them.
Seventhly. He did not seek in vain; God reveals himself in the fullness of blessedness to him, so that he is enabled to exclaim, Thou art my portion, O Lord! My whole soul trusts in thee, my spirit rests supremely satisfied with thee. I have no other inheritance, nor do I desire any. Here then is the way to seek, the way to find, and the way to be happy. Other effects of this conversion may be seen below.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalm 16:5 The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: you maintain my lot.
Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart fails: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
Psalm 142:5 I cried to you, O LORD: I said, You are my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.
Jeremiah 10:16 The portion of Jacob is not like them: for he is the former of all things; and Israel is the rod of his inheritance...
Lamentations 3:24 The LORD is my portion, said my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
Psalm 119:106,115 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep your righteous judgments...
Psalm 66:14 Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth has spoken, when I was in trouble.
Deuteronomy 26:17,18 You have avouched the LORD this day to be your God, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments...
Joshua 24:15,18,21,24-27 And if it seem evil to you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom you will serve...
Nehemiah 10:29 They joined to their brothers, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God's law...
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