Psalm 119:20
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English Standard Version
My soul is consumed with longing for your rules at all times.

King James Bible
My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.

American Standard Version
My soul breaketh for the longing That it hath unto thine ordinances at all times.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My soul hath coveted to long for thy justifications, at all times.

English Revised Version
My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.

Webster's Bible Translation
My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath to thy judgments at all times.

Psalm 119:20 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Beth. Acting in accordance with the word of God, a young man walks blamelessly; the poet desires this, and supplicates God's gracious assistance in order to it. To purify or cleanse one's way or walk (זכּה, cf. Psalm 73:13; Proverbs 20:9) signifies to maintain it pure (זך, root זך, Arab. zk, to prick, to strike the eye, nitere;

(Note: The word receives the meaning of νικᾶν (vid., supra, p. 367), like Arab. ḏhr and bhr, from the signification of outshining equals overpowering.)

vid., Fleischer in Levy's Chaldisches Wrterbuch, i. 424) from the spotting of sin, or to free it from it. Psalm 119:9 is the answer to the question in Psalm 119:9; לשׁמר signifies custodiendo semetipsum, for שׁמר can also signify "to be on one's guard" without נפשׁו (Joshua 6:18). The old classic (e.g., Psalm 18:31) אמרתך alternates throughout with דּברך; both are intended collectively. One is said to hide (צפן) the word in one's heart when one has it continually present with him, not merely as an outward precept, but as an inward motive power in opposition to selfish action (Job 23:12). In Psalm 119:12 the poet makes his way through adoration to petition. ספּרתּי in Psalm 119:13 does not mean enumeration, but recounting, as in Deuteronomy 6:7. עדות is the plural to עדוּת; עדות, on the contrary, in Psalm 119:138 is the plural to עדה: both are used of God's attestation of Himself and of His will in the word of revelation. כּעל signifies, according to Psalm 119:162, "as over" (short for כּאשׁר על), not: as it were more than (Olshausen); the כּ would only be troublesome in connection with this interpretation. With reference to הון, which has occurred already in Psalm 44:13; Psalm 112:3 (from הון, Arab. hawn, to be light, levem), aisance, ease, opulence, and concrete, goods, property, vid., Fleischer in Levy's Chald. Wrterb. i. 423f. ארחתיך, Psalm 119:15, are the paths traced out in the word of God; these he will studiously keep in his eye.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

soul

Psalm 119:40,131,174 Behold, I have longed after your precepts: quicken me in your righteousness...

Psalm 42:1 As the hart pants after the water brooks, so pants my soul after you, O God.

Psalm 63:1 O God, you are my God; early will I seek you: my soul thirsts for you, my flesh longs for you in a dry and thirsty land...

Psalm 84:2 My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh cries out for the living God.

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.

Revelation 3:15,16 I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot: I would you were cold or hot...

at all times

Psalm 106:3 Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that does righteousness at all times.

Job 23:11,12 My foot has held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined...

Job 27:10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call on God?

Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Cross References
Psalm 42:1
As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.

Psalm 42:2
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?

Psalm 63:1
O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

Psalm 84:2
My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.

Psalm 119:40
Behold, I long for your precepts; in your righteousness give me life!

Psalm 119:131
I open my mouth and pant, because I long for your commandments.

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