Psalm 119:48
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New International Version
I reach out for your commands, which I love, that I may meditate on your decrees.

New Living Translation
I honor and love your commands. I meditate on your decrees.

English Standard Version
I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes.

New American Standard Bible
And I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments, Which I love; And I will meditate on Your statutes. Zayin.

King James Bible
My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will lift up my hands to Your commands, which I love, and will meditate on Your statutes.

International Standard Version
I will lift up my hands to your commands, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes.

NET Bible
I will lift my hands to your commands, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I shall lift my hands to your commandments which I have loved; I shall meditate in your commandments and I shall be glorified in your faith!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I lift my hands [in prayer] because of your commandments, which I love. I will reflect on your laws.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I will lift up My hands unto thy commandments, which I have loved, and I will meditate in thy statutes.

King James 2000 Bible
My hands also will I lift up unto your commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in your statutes.

American King James Version
My hands also will I lift up to your commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in your statutes.

American Standard Version
I will lift up my hands also unto thy commandments, which I have loved; And I will meditate on thy statutes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I lifted up my hands to thy commandments, which I loved: and I was exercised in thy justifications.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will lift up my hands unto thy commandments, which I have loved, and I will meditate in thy statutes.

English Revised Version
I will lift up my hands also unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.

Webster's Bible Translation
My hands also will I lift to thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.

World English Bible
I reach out my hands for your commandments, which I love. I will meditate on your statutes. ZAYIN

Young's Literal Translation
And I lift up my hands unto Thy commands, That I have loved, And I do meditate on Thy statutes!
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

119:41-48 Lord, I have by faith thy mercies in view; let me by prayer prevail to obtain them. And when the salvation of the saints is completed, it will plainly appear that it was not in vain to trust in God's word. We need to pray that we may never be afraid or ashamed to own God's truths and ways before men. And the psalmist resolves to keep God's law, in a constant course of obedience, without backsliding. The service of sin is slavery; the service of God is liberty. There is no full happiness, or perfect liberty, but in keeping God's law. We must never be ashamed or afraid to own our religion. The more delight we take in the service of God, the nearer we come to perfection. Not only consent to his law as good, but take pleasure in it as good for us. Let me put forth all the strength I have, to do it. Something of this mind of Christ is in every true disciple.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 48. - My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved. In a sort of qualified worship (comp. Genesis 14:22; Psalm 28:2; Psalm 134:2; Psalm 141:2; Lamentations 3:41). And I will meditate in thy statutes. Almost a repetition of ver. 15a.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved,.... Showing by such a gesture his great esteem of them, and affection for them; stretching out his hands, and embracing them with both arms, as it were: and this being a praying gesture, 2 Timothy 2:8, may signify his earnest desire and request that he might have grace and spiritual strength to enable him to observe them; and it being used in swearing, Genesis 14:22, may express his firm resolution in the strength of divine grace to keep them; and the phrase signifying a doing or an attempt to do anything, Genesis 41:44, may denote his practical observance of the commands, his putting his hand to do them with all his might;

and I will meditate in thy statutes; and thereby get a better understanding of them, and be in a better disposition and capacity to keep them.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

48. My hands … lift up unto … commandments—that is, I will prayerfully (Ps 28:2) direct my heart to keep Thy commandments.

Psalm 119:48 Additional Commentaries
Context
Thy Word
47I shall delight in Your commandments, Which I love. 48And I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments, Which I love; And I will meditate on Your statutes. Zayin. 49Remember the word to Your servant, In which You have made me hope.…
Cross References
Psalm 119:15
I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.

Psalm 119:49
Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope.

Psalm 119:97
Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.

Psalm 119:127
Because I love your commands more than gold, more than pure gold,
Treasury of Scripture

My hands also will I lift up to your commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in your statutes.

hands

Psalm 10:12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up your hand: forget not the humble.

Ezekiel 44:12 Because they ministered to them before their idols, and caused the …

Micah 5:9 Your hand shall be lifted up on your adversaries, and all your enemies …

unto thy

Matthew 7:21 Not every one that said to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom …

John 13:17 If you know these things, happy are you if you do them.

John 15:14 You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you.

James 1:22-25 But be you doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves…

and I will

Psalm 119:15 I will meditate in your precepts, and have respect to your ways.

Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law does he …

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