Psalm 119:142
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English Standard Version
Your righteousness is righteous forever, and your law is true.

King James Bible
Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.

American Standard Version
Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And thy law is truth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thy justice is justice for ever: and thy law is the truth.

English Revised Version
Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is truth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Phe. The deeper his depression of spirit concerning those who despise the word of God, the more ardently does he yearn after the light and food of that word. The testimonies of God are פּלאות, wonderful and strange (paradoxical) things, exalted above every-day life and the common understanding. In this connection of the thoughts נצרתם is not intended of careful observance, but of attentive contemplation that is prolonged until a clear penetrating understanding of the matter is attained. The opening, disclosure (פּתח, apertio, with Tsere in distinction from פּתח, porta) of God's word giveth light, inasmuch as it makes the simple (פּתיים as in Proverbs 22:3) wise or sagacious; in connection with which it is assumed that it is God Himself who unfolds the mysteries of His word to those who are anxious to learn. Such an one, anxious to learn, is the poet: he pants with open mouth, viz., for the heavenly fare of such disclosures (פּער like פּער פּה in Job 29:23, cf. Psalm 81:11). יאב is a hapaxlegomenon, just as תּאב is also exclusively peculiar to the Psalm before us; both are secondary forms of אבה. Love to God cannot indeed remain unresponded to. The experience of helping grace is a right belonging to those who love the God of revelation; love in return for love, salvation in return for the longing for salvation, is their prerogative. On the ground of this reciprocal relation the petitions in Psalm 119:133-135 are then put up, coming back at last to the one chief prayer "teach me." אמרה, Psalm 119:133, is not merely a "promise" in this instance, but the declared will of God in general. כּל־און refers pre-eminently to all sin of disavowal (denying God), into which he might fall under outward and inward pressure (עשׁק). For he has round about him those who do not keep God's law. On account of these apostates (על לא as in Isaiah 53:9, equivalent to על־אשׁר לא) his eyes run down rivers of water (ירד as in Lamentations 3:48, with an accusative of the object). His mood is not that of unfeeling self-glorying, but of sorrow like that of Jeremiah, because of the contempt of Jahve, and the self-destruction of those who contemn Him.

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thy righteousness. Men, as Bp. Horne observes, may decree wickedness by a law; or they may change their decrees, and with them what is right today may be wrong tomorrow; but the law of God is righteousness, and it is truth, today and for ever.

an everlasting

Psalm 119:144 The righteousness of your testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.

Psalm 36:6 Your righteousness is like the great mountains; your judgments are a great deep: O LORD, you preserve man and beast.

Isaiah 51:6,8 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look on the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke...

Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined on your people and on your holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins...

2 Thessalonians 1:6-10 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you...

and thy

Psalm 119:151 You are near, O LORD; and all your commandments are truth.

Psalm 19:9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.

John 17:17 Sanctify them through your truth: your word is truth.

Ephesians 4:21 If so be that you have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:

Cross References
Psalm 19:9
the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether.

Psalm 111:3
Full of splendor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever.

Psalm 119:151
But you are near, O LORD, and all your commandments are true.

Psalm 119:160
The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.

Malachi 2:6
True instruction was in his mouth, and no wrong was found on his lips. He walked with me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many from iniquity.

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