Psalm 119:174
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English Standard Version
I long for your salvation, O LORD, and your law is my delight.

King James Bible
I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight.

American Standard Version
I have longed for thy salvation, O Jehovah; And thy law is my delight.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have longed for thy salvation, O Lord; and thy law is my meditation.

English Revised Version
I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight.

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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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longed

Psalm 119:81,166 My soul faints for your salvation: but I hope in your word...

Genesis 49:18 I have waited for your salvation, O LORD.

2 Samuel 23:5 Although my house be not so with God; yet he has made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure...

Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.

Songs 5:8 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that you tell him, that I am sick of love.

Romans 7:22-25 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man...

Romans 8:23-25 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves...

Philippians 1:23 For I am in a strait between two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

and thy law

Psalm 119:16,24,47,77,111,162,167 I will delight myself in your statutes: I will not forget your word...

Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law does he meditate day and night.

Cross References
Luke 2:30
for my eyes have seen your salvation

Genesis 49:18
I wait for your salvation, O LORD.

Psalm 119:16
I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.

Psalm 119:24
Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors.

Psalm 119:166
I hope for your salvation, O LORD, and I do your commandments.

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