Psalm 119:172
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English Standard Version
My tongue will sing of your word, for all your commandments are right.

King James Bible
My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.

American Standard Version
Let my tongue sing of thy word; For all thy commandments are righteousness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My tongue shall pronounce thy word: because all thy commandments are justice.

English Revised Version
Let my tongue sing of thy word; for all thy commandments are righteousness.

Webster's Bible Translation
My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold ש (both Shin and Sin)

(Note: Whilst even in the oldest alphabetical Pijutim the Sin perhaps represents the Samech as well, but never the Shin, it is the reverse in the Biblical alphabetical pieces. Here Sin and Shin coincide, and Samech is specially represented.)).

In the midst of persecution God's word was still his fear, his joy, and his love, the object of his thanksgiving, and the ground of his hope. Princes persecute him without adequate cause, but his heart does not fear before them, but before God's words (the Ker likes the singular, as in Psalm 119:147), to deny which would be to him the greatest possible evil. It is, however, a fear that is associated with heartfelt joy (Psalm 119:111). It is the joy of a conflict that is rewarded by rich spoil (Judges 5:30, Isaiah 9:3). Not merely morning and evening, not merely three times a day (Psalm 55:18), but seven times (שׁבע as in Leviticus 26:18; Proverbs 24:16), i.e., ever again and again, availing himself of every prayerful impulse, he gives thanks to God for His word, which so righteously decides and so correctly guides, is a source of transcendent peace to all who love it, and beside which one is not exposed to any danger of stumbling (מכשׁול, lxx σκάνδαλον, cf. 1 John 2:10) without some effectual counter-working. In Psalm 119:166 he speaks like Jacob in Genesis 49:18, and can speak thus, inasmuch as he has followed earnestly and untiringly after sanctification. He endeavours to keep God's law most conscientiously, in proof of which he is able to appeal to God the Omniscient One. שׁמרה is here the 3rd praet., whereas in Psalm 86:2 it is imperat. The future of אהב is both אהב and אהב, just as of אחז both אחז and אאחז.

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Psalm 119:13,46 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of your mouth...

Psalm 37:30 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of judgment.

Psalm 40:9,10 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: see, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, you know...

Psalm 78:4 We will not hide them from their children, showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength...

Deuteronomy 6:7 And you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way...

Matthew 12:34,35 O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks...

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying...

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer every man.

for all they

Psalm 119:86,138,142 All your commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help you me...

Romans 7:12,14 Why the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good...

Cross References
Psalm 51:14
Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, O God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness.

Psalm 119:138
You have appointed your testimonies in righteousness and in all faithfulness.

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