Psalm 119:111
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English Standard Version
Your testimonies are my heritage 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.

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.

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.

Psalm 119:111 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Nun. The word of God is his constant guide, to which he has entrusted himself for ever. The way here below is a way through darkness, and leads close past abysses: in this danger of falling and of going astray the word of God is a lamp to his feet, i.e., to his course, and a light to his path (Proverbs 6:23); his lamp or torch and his sun. That which he has sworn, viz., to keep God's righteous requirements, he has also set up, i.e., brought to fulfilment, but not without being bowed down under heavy afflictions in confessing God; wherefore he prays (as in Psalm 119:25) that God would revive him in accordance with His word, which promises life to those who keep it. The confessions of prayer coming from the inmost impulse of his whole heart, in which he owns his indebtedness and gives himself up entirely to God's mercy, he calls the free-will offerings of his mouth in Psalm 119:108 (cf. Psalm 50:14; Psalm 19:15). He bases the prayer for a gracious acceptance of these upon the fact of his being reduced to extremity. "To have one's soul in one's hand" is the same as to be in conscious peril of one's life, just as "to take one's soul into one's hand" (Judges 12:3; 1 Samuel 19:5; 1 Samuel 28:21; Job 13:14) is the same as to be ready to give one's life for it, to risk one's life.

(Note: Cf. B. Taanth 8a: "The prayer of a man is not answered אלא אם כן משׂים נפשׁו בכפו, i.e., if he is not ready to sacrifice his life.")

Although his life is threatened (Psalm 119:87), yet he does not waver and depart from God's word; he has taken and obtained possession of God's testimonies for ever (cf. Psalm 119:98); they are his "heritage," for which he willingly gives up everything else, for they (המּה inexactly for הנּה) it is which bless and entrance him in his inmost soul. In Psalm 119:112 it is not to be interpreted after Psalm 19:12 : eternal is the reward (of the carrying out of Thy precepts), but in Psalm 119:33 עקב is equivalent to לעד, and Psalm 119:44 proves that Psalm 119:112 need not be a thought that is complete in itself.

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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 that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn...

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God...

Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks to the Father, which has made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:

Hebrews 9:15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death...

1 Peter 1:4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fades not away, reserved in heaven for you,

for they

Psalm 119:74,92,174 They that fear you will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in your word...

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

Jeremiah 15:16 Your words were found, and I did eat them; and your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart: for I am called by your name...

1 Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see him not, yet believing, you rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

Cross References
Deuteronomy 33:4
when Moses commanded us a law, as a possession for the assembly of Jacob.

Psalm 119:14
In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.

Psalm 119:162
I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil.

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