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

King James Bible
Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.

American Standard Version
Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: Quicken me in thy righteousness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy justice.

English Revised Version
Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: revive me in thy righteousness.

Psalm 119:40 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold He. He further prays for instruction and guidance that he may escape the by-paths of selfishness and of disavowal. The noun עקב, used also elsewhere as an accus. adverb., in the signification ad extremum (Psalm 119:33 and Psalm 119:112) is peculiar to our poet. אצּרנּה (with a Shebג which takes a colouring in accordance with the principal form) refers back to דּרך. In the petition "give me understanding" (which occurs six times in this Psalm) חבין is causative, as in Job 32:8, and frequently in the post-exilic writings. בּצע (from בּצע, abscindere, as κέρδος accords in sound with κείρειν) signifies gain and acquisition by means of the damage which one does to his neighbour by depreciating his property, by robbery, deceit, and extortion (1 Samuel 8:3), and as a name of a vice, covetousness, and in general selfishness. שׁוא is that which is without real, i.e., without divine, contents or intrinsic worth, - God-opposed teaching and life. בּדרכך

(Note: Heidenheim and Baer erroneously have בּדרכיך with Jod. plural., contrary to the Masora.)

is a defective plural; cf. חסדך, Psalm 119:41, וּמשׁפּטך, Psalm 119:43, and frequently. Establishing, in Psalm 119:38, is equivalent to a realizing of the divine word or promise. The relative clause אשׁר ליראתך is not to be referred to לעבדּך according to Psalm 119:85 (where the expression is different), but to אמרתך: fulfil to Thy servant Thy word or promise, as that which (quippe quae) aims at men attaining the fear of Thee and increasing therein (cf. Psalm 130:4; Psalm 40:4). The reproach which the poet fears in Psalm 119:39 is not the reproach of confessing, but of denying God. Accordingly משׁפּטיך are not God's judgments i.e., acts of judgment, but revealed decisions or judgments: these are good, inasmuch as it is well with him who keeps them. He can appeal before God to the fact that he is set upon the knowledge and experience of these with longing of heart; and he bases his request upon the fact that God by virtue of His righteousness, i.e., the stringency with which He maintains His order of grace, both as to its promises and its duties, would quicken him, who is at present as it were dead with sorrow and weariness.

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I have

Psalm 119:5,20 O that my ways were directed to keep your statutes!...

Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that you enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

Romans 7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit...

Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other...

Philippians 3:13,14 Brothers, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind...

quicken

Psalm 119:25,37,88,107,149,156,159 My soul sticks to the dust: quicken you me according to your word...

Mark 9:24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help you my unbelief.

John 5:21 For as the Father raises up the dead, and vivifies them; even so the Son vivifies whom he will.

John 10:10 The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life...

1 Corinthians 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

Ephesians 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, has quickened us together with Christ, (by grace you are saved;)

3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.

Cross References
Psalm 119:20
My soul is consumed with longing for your rules at all times.

Psalm 119:25
My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word!

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