Psalm 119:140
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New International Version
Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them.

New Living Translation
Your promises have been thoroughly tested; that is why I love them so much.

English Standard Version
Your promise is well tried, and your servant loves it.

New American Standard Bible
Your word is very pure, Therefore Your servant loves it.

King James Bible
Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your word is completely pure, and Your servant loves it.

International Standard Version
Your word is very pure, and your servant loves it.

NET Bible
Your word is absolutely pure, and your servant loves it!

New Heart English Bible
Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Your word is very precious and your Servant has loved it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your promise has been thoroughly tested, and I love it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thy word is tried to the uttermost, And Thy servant loveth it.

New American Standard 1977
Thy word is very pure,
            Therefore Thy servant loves it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thy word is very pure; therefore thy slave loves it.

King James 2000 Bible
Your word is very pure: therefore your servant loves it.

American King James Version
Your word is very pure: therefore your servant loves it.

American Standard Version
Thy word is very pure; Therefore thy servant loveth it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thy word is exceedingly refined: and thy servant hath loved it.

Darby Bible Translation
Thy word is exceeding pure, and thy servant loveth it.

English Revised Version
Thy word is very pure; therefore thy servant loveth it.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.

World English Bible
Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them.

Young's Literal Translation
Tried is thy saying exceedingly, And Thy servant hath loved it.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
119:137-144 God never did, and never can do wrong to any. The promises are faithfully performed by Him that made them. Zeal against sin should constrain us to do what we can against it, at least to do more in religion ourselves. Our love to the word of God is evidence of our love to God, because it is designed to make us partake his holiness. Men's real excellency always makes them low in their own eyes. When we are small and despised, we have the more need to remember God's precepts, that we may have them to support us. The law of God is the truth, the standard of holiness, the rule of happiness; but the obedience of Christ alone justifies the believer. Sorrows are often the lot of saints in this vale of tears; they are in heaviness through manifold temptations. There are delights in the word of God, which the saints often most sweetly enjoy when in trouble and anguish. This is life eternal, to know God and Jesus Christ whom he has sent, Joh 17:3. May we live the life of faith and grace here, and be removed to the life of glory hereafter.
Study Bible
Thy Word
139My zeal has consumed me, Because my adversaries have forgotten Your words. 140Your word is very pure, Therefore Your servant loves it. 141I am small and despised, Yet I do not forget Your precepts.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 22:31
"As for God, His way is blameless; The word of the LORD is tested; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.

Psalm 12:6
The words of the LORD are pure words; As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times.

Psalm 19:8
The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

Psalm 119:47
I shall delight in Your commandments, Which I love.
Treasury of Scripture

Your word is very pure: therefore your servant loves it.

thy word. Gold has need to be refined; but thy word is purity itself, reflecting the holiness of Jehovah's character and government, and requiring and leading to purity of heart and life.

pure. Heb. tried, or refined

Psalm 119:128 Therefore I esteem all your precepts concerning all things to be …

Psalm 12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace …

Psalm 18:30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he …

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

Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield to them that put their trust in him.

Romans 7:12,16,22 Why the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good…

1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may …

2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy …

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