Psalm 119:55
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English Standard Version
I remember your name in the night, O LORD, and keep your law.

King James Bible
I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.

American Standard Version
I have remembered thy name, O Jehovah, in the night, And have observed thy law.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the night I have remembered thy name, O Lord: and have kept thy law.

English Revised Version
I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have observed thy law.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Zajin. God's word is his hope and his trust amidst all derision; and when he burns with indignation at the apostates, God's word is his solace. Since in Psalm 119:49 the expression is not דּברך but דּבר, it is not to be interpreted according to Psalm 98:3; Psalm 106:45, but: remember the word addressed to Thy servant, because Thou hast made me hope (Piel causat. as e.g., נשּׁה, to cause to forget, Genesis 41:51), i.e., hast comforted me by promising me a blessed issue, and hast directed my expectation thereunto. This is his comfort in his dejected condition, that God's promissory declaration has quickened him and proved its reviving power in his case. In הליצוּני (הליצוּני), ludificantur, it is implied that the זדים eht taht d are just לצים, frivolous persons, libertines, free-thinkers (Proverbs 21:24). משׁפּטיך, Psalm 119:52, are the valid, verified decisions (judgments) of God revealed from the veriest olden times. In the remembrance of these, which determine the lot of a man according to the relation he holds towards them, the poet found comfort. It can be rendered: then I comforted myself; or according to a later usage of the Hithpa.: I was comforted. Concerning זלעפה, aestus, vid., Psalm 11:6, and on the subject-matter, Psalm 119:21, Psalm 119:104. The poet calls his earthly life "the house of his pilgrimage;" for it is true the earth is man's (Psalm 115:16), but he has no abiding resting-place there (1 Chronicles 29:15), his בּית עולם (Ecclesiastes 12:5) is elsewhere (vid., supra, Psalm 119:19, Psalm 39:13). God's statutes are here his "songs," which give him spiritual refreshing, sweeten the hardships of the pilgrimage, and measure and hasten his steps. The Name of God has been in his mind hitherto, not merely by day, but also by night; and in consequence of this he has kept God's law (ואשׁמרה, as five times besides in this Psalm, cf. Psalm 3:6, and to be distinguished from ואשׁמרה, Psalm 119:44). Just this, that he keeps (observat) God's precepts, has fallen to his lot. To others something else is allotted (Psalm 4:8), to him this one most needful thing.

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night

Psalm 42:8 Yet the LORD will command his loving kindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me...

Psalm 63:6 When I remember you on my bed, and meditate on you in the night watches.

Psalm 77:6 I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with my own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.

Psalm 139:18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with you.

Genesis 32:24-28 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day...

Job 35:9,10 By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty...

Isaiah 26:9 With my soul have I desired you in the night; yes, with my spirit within me will I seek you early...

Luke 6:12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

Acts 16:25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises to God: and the prisoners heard them.

kept

Psalm 119:17,34 Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live, and keep your word...

John 14:21 He that has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves me: and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father...

John 15:10 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

Cross References
Acts 16:25
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,

Psalm 42:8
By day the LORD commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.

Psalm 63:6
when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night;

Psalm 92:2
to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night,

Psalm 119:62
At midnight I rise to praise you, because of your righteous rules.

Psalm 119:145
With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O LORD! I will keep your statutes.

Ecclesiastes 12:1
Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, "I have no pleasure in them";

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