Psalm 119:77
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New International Version
Let your compassion come to me that I may live, for your law is my delight.

New Living Translation
Surround me with your tender mercies so I may live, for your instructions are my delight.

English Standard Version
Let your mercy come to me, that I may live; for your law is my delight.

New American Standard Bible
May Your compassion come to me that I may live, For Your law is my delight.

King James Bible
Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May Your compassion come to me so that I may live, for Your instruction is my delight.

International Standard Version
May your mercies come to me that I may live, for your instruction is my delight.

NET Bible
May I experience your compassion, so I might live! For I find delight in your law.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Let your mercies come upon me and I shall live because I have been taught in your Law.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let your compassion reach me so that I may live, because your teachings make me happy.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let thy mercy come unto me, that I may live, for thy law is my delight.

King James 2000 Bible
Let your tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for your law is my delight.

American King James Version
Let your tender mercies come to me, that I may live: for your law is my delight.

American Standard Version
Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live; For thy law is my delight.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let thy tender mercies come unto me, and I shall live: for thy law is my meditation.

Darby Bible Translation
Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live; for thy law is my delight.

English Revised Version
Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let thy tender mercies come to me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.

World English Bible
Let your tender mercies come to me, that I may live; for your law is my delight.

Young's Literal Translation
Meet me do Thy mercies, and I live, For Thy law is my delight.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

119:73-80 God made us to serve him, and enjoy him; but by sin we have made ourselves unfit to serve him, and to enjoy him. We ought, therefore, continually to beseech him, by his Holy Spirit, to give us understanding. The comforts some have in God, should be matter of joy to others. But it is easy to own, that God's judgments are right, until it comes to be our own case. All supports under affliction must come from mercy and compassion. The mercies of God are tender mercies; the mercies of a father, the compassion of a mother to her son. They come to us when we are not able to go to them. Causeless reproach does not hurt, and should not move us. The psalmist could go on in the way of his duty, and find comfort in it. He valued the good will of saints, and was desirous to keep up his communion with them. Soundness of heart signifies sincerity in dependence on God, and devotedness to him.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 77. - Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live. The psalmist's afflictions have brought him near to the gates of death. God must visit him with his "tender mercies" for him once more to "live." For thy Law is my delight. His renewed life will be an exercising of himself in God's Law, since that Law is his "delight" (comp. vers. 16, 24, 47, 111, 174).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Let thy tender mercies come unto me,.... See Gill on Psalm 119:41;

that I may live; not merely corporeally; though corporeal life is a grant and favour, and the continuance of it; it is owing to the tender mercies of God that men are not consumed: but spiritually; the first principle of spiritual life is from the rich mercy and great love of God; his time of love is a time of life. Here it seems to design the lively exercise of grace, which is influenced, animated, and quickened by the love of God, as faith, hope, and love; or a living comfortably: without the love of God, and a view of it, saints look upon themselves as dead men, forgotten as they are, free among the dead, that are remembered no more; but in the favour of God is life; let but that be shown, let the tender mercies of God come in full flow into the soul, and it will be revived, and live comfortably; and such also shall live eternally, as the fruit and effect of the same love and favour;

for thy law is my delight; or "delights" (u); what he exceedingly delighted in, after the inward man, and yet could not live by it, without the mercy, love, and grace of God; see Psalm 119:24.

(u) "deliciae meae", Montanus, Tigurine versions Cocceius; "oblectationes meae", Gejerus; so Michaelis.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

77. Let thy tender mercies come unto me—As I am not able to come unto them. But the wicked will be confounded.

Psalm 119:77 Additional Commentaries
Context
Thy Word
76O may Your lovingkindness comfort me, According to Your word to Your servant. 77May Your compassion come to me that I may live, For Your law is my delight. 78May the arrogant be ashamed, for they subvert me with a lie; But I shall meditate on Your precepts.…
Cross References
Psalm 119:16
I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.

Psalm 119:41
May your unfailing love come to me, LORD, your salvation, according to your promise;

Psalm 119:76
May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.
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Let your tender mercies come to me, that I may live: for your law is my delight.

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Psalm 119:24,47,174 Your testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors…

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