Psalm 119:111
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New International Version
Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.

New Living Translation
Your laws are my treasure; they are my heart's delight.

English Standard Version
Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart.

New American Standard Bible
I have inherited Your testimonies forever, For they are the joy of my heart.

King James Bible
Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have Your decrees as a heritage forever; indeed, they are the joy of my heart.

International Standard Version
I have inherited your decrees forever, because they are the joy of my heart.

NET Bible
I claim your rules as my permanent possession, for they give me joy.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have inherited your testimonies for eternity, therefore my heart has gladness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your written instructions are mine forever. They are the joy of my heart.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have taken thy testimonies as a heritage for ever; for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

King James 2000 Bible
Your testimonies have I taken as a heritage forever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

American King James Version
Your testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

American Standard Version
Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage for ever; For they are the rejoicing of my heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have purchased thy testimonies for an inheritance for ever: because they are a joy to my heart.

Darby Bible Translation
Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage for ever; for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

English Revised Version
Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever; for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

World English Bible
I have taken your testimonies as a heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart.

Young's Literal Translation
I have inherited Thy testimonies to the age, For the joy of my heart are they.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

119:105-112 The word of God directs us in our work and way, and a dark place indeed the world would be without it. The commandment is a lamp kept burning with the oil of the Spirit, as a light to direct us in the choice of our way, and the steps we take in that way. The keeping of God's commands here meant, was that of a sinner under a dispensation of mercy, of a believer having part in the covenant of grace. The psalmist is often afflicted; but with longing desires to become more holy, offers up daily prayers for quickening grace. We cannot offer any thing to God, that he will accept but what he is pleased to teach us to do. To have our soul or life continually in our hands, implies constant danger of life; yet he did not forget God's promises nor his precepts. Numberless are the snares laid by the wicked; and happy is that servant of God, whom they have not caused to err from his Master's precepts. Heavenly treasures are a heritage for ever; all the saints accept them as such, therefore they can be content with little of this world. We must look for comfort only in the way of duty, and that duty must be done. A good man, by the grace of God, brings his heart to his work, then it is done well.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 111. - Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage forever. I regard thy Law as my best and most valuable inheritance - one with which I am resolved never to part. For they are the rejoicing of my heart. My chief joy and delight (comp. vers. 16, 24, 35, 47, etc.).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever,.... The Scriptures, which testify of Christ and of his grace, and of the mind and will of God, are a portion of themselves; and a goodly heritage they are, better than thousands of gold and silver, preferable to all worldly inheritances; as they have been to many, who have forsaken all for Christ and his Gospel. These, like an inheritance, have been transmitted from father to son, from one age of the church to another, in successive generations; nor shall they depart from her, nor from her seed and seed's seed, from henceforth and for ever; they are an inheritance which will continue for ever, Deuteronomy 33:4. These David chose and took, as for his counsellors, so for his portion and inheritance; and a wise and good choice he made; he chose the good part that should never be taken away; his reason for it follows:

for they are the rejoicing of my heart; the doctrines in them, the promises of them, when read or heard explained, gave him a sensible pleasure; revived his heart, and cheered his spirits, supported him under all his troubles, and caused him to go on his way rejoicing; see Jeremiah 15:16.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

111, 112. These he joyfully takes as his perpetual heritage, to perform the duties and receive the comforts they teach, evermore.

Psalm 119:111 Additional Commentaries
Context
Thy Word
110The wicked have laid a snare for me, Yet I have not gone astray from Your precepts. 111I have inherited Your testimonies forever, For they are the joy of my heart. 112I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes Forever, even to the end. Samekh.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 33:4
the law that Moses gave us, the possession of the assembly of Jacob.

Psalm 119:14
I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.

Psalm 119:162
I rejoice in your promise like one who finds great spoil.
Treasury of Scripture

Your testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

thy testimonies

Psalm 119:14,127,162 I have rejoiced in the way of your testimonies, as much as in all riches…

Psalm 16:5 The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: you maintain my lot.

Deuteronomy 33:4 Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.

Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue …

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and …

Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks to the Father, which has made us meet to be partakers …

Hebrews 9:15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that …

1 Peter 1:4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fades not …

for they

Psalm 119:74,92,174 They that fear you will be glad when they see me; because I have …

Psalm 19:8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment …

Jeremiah 15:16 Your words were found, and I did eat them; and your word was to me …

1 Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see him not, …

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