Psalm 119:103
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New International Version
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

New Living Translation
How sweet your words taste to me; they are sweeter than honey.

English Standard Version
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

New American Standard Bible
How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

King James Bible
How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How sweet Your word is to my taste-- sweeter than honey in my mouth.

International Standard Version
How pleasing is what you have to say to me— tasting better than honey.

NET Bible
Your words are sweeter in my mouth than honey!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Your words are sweet to the roof of my palate, better than honey to my mouth!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How sweet the taste of your promise is! It tastes sweeter than honey.

Jubilee Bible 2000
How sweet have been thy spoken words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

King James 2000 Bible
How sweet are your words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

American King James Version
How sweet are your words to my taste! yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

American Standard Version
How sweet are thy words unto my taste! Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Douay-Rheims Bible
How sweet are thy words to my palate! more than honey to my mouth.

Darby Bible Translation
How sweet are thy words unto my taste! more than honey to my mouth!

English Revised Version
How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Webster's Bible Translation
How sweet are thy words to my taste! yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

World English Bible
How sweet are your promises to my taste, more than honey to my mouth!

Young's Literal Translation
How sweet to my palate hath been Thy saying, Above honey to my mouth.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

119:97-104 What we love, we love to think of. All true wisdom is from God. A good man carries his Bible with him, if not in his hands, yet in his head and in his heart. By meditation on God's testimonies we understand more than our teachers, when we understand our own hearts. The written word is a more sure guide to heaven, than all the fathers, the teachers, and ancients of the church. We cannot, with any comfort or boldness, attend God in holy duties, while under guilt, or in any by-way. It was Divine grace in his heart, that enabled the psalmist to receive these instructions. The soul has its tastes as well as the body. Our relish for the word of God will be greatest, when that for the world and the flesh is least. The way of sin is a wrong way; and the more understanding we get by the precepts of God, the more rooted will be our hatred of sin; and the more ready we are in the Scriptures, the better furnished we are with answers to temptation.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 103. - How sweet are thy words unto my taste! (comp. vers. 14, 16, 40, 47, etc.). The metaphor is new, but the sentiment one which pervades the psalm. Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth. So David, in the nineteenth psalm, speaking of the judgments of God, says that they are "sweeter than honey and the honeycomb."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

How sweet are thy words unto my taste!.... Who had a spiritual one; and could discern perverse things, and could taste how good and gracious the Lord is: and so his words were sweet unto him; the doctrines of grace, the truths of the Gospel, were delightful and pleasant to him; like unadulterated milk, desirable by him: like good wine, that goes down sweetly; like good food, that is exceeding palatable; or like honey, and even sweeter than that, as follows. And that words "may be tasted and eaten", is not only agreeable to Scripture language, Jeremiah 15:16; but to classical writers (g);

yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth; not only had they the nourishing nature and the refreshing virtue of honey, but the sweetness of it; yea, exceeded it in sweetness; see Psalm 19:10.

(g) "Mea dicta devorato", Plauti Asinaria, Acts 3. Sc. 3. v. 59. "Edi sermonem tuum", ib. Aulularia, Acts 3. Sc. 6. v. 1. "Gustare ego ejus sermonem volo", ib. Mostellaria, Acts 5. Sc. 1. v. 15.



Psalm 119:103 Additional Commentaries
Context
Thy Word
102I have not turned aside from Your ordinances, For You Yourself have taught me. 103How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth! 104From Your precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way. Nun.…
Cross References
Psalm 19:10
They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.

Psalm 34:8
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

Proverbs 8:11
for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.

Proverbs 24:13
Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.

Proverbs 24:14
Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.

Jeremiah 15:16
When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart's delight, for I bear your name, LORD God Almighty.

Ezekiel 3:3
Then he said to me, "Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you and fill your stomach with it." So I ate it, and it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth.
Treasury of Scripture

How sweet are your words to my taste! yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

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Psalm 63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth …

Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have …

Proverbs 3:17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

Proverbs 8:11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be …

Proverbs 24:13,14 My son, eat you honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which …

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taste. Heb. palate

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