Psalm 119:112
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English Standard Version
I incline my heart to perform your statutes forever, to the end.

King James Bible
I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end.

American Standard Version
I have inclined my heart to perform thy statutes For ever, even unto the end.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have inclined my heart to do thy justifications for ever, for the reward.

English Revised Version
I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes, for ever, even unto the end.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have inclined my heart to perform thy statutes always, even to the end.

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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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inclined

Psalm 119:36 Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to covetousness.

Psalm 141:4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.

Joshua 24:23 Now therefore put away, said he, the strange gods which are among you, and incline your heart to the LORD God of Israel.

1 Kings 8:58 That he may incline our hearts to him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgments...

2 Chronicles 19:3 Nevertheless there are good things found in you, in that you have taken away the groves out of the land...

Philippians 2:13 For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

perform. Heb. do
the end

Psalm 119:33,44 Teach me, O LORD, the way of your statutes; and I shall keep it to the end...

1 Peter 1:13 Why gird up the loins of your mind, be sober...

Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried...

Cross References
Psalm 119:33
Teach me, O LORD, the way of your statutes; and I will keep it to the end.

Psalm 119:36
Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain!

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