Psalm 119:77
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English Standard Version
Let your mercy come to me, that I may live; for your law is my delight.

King James Bible
Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.

American Standard Version
Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live; For thy law is my delight.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let thy tender mercies come unto me, and I shall live: for thy law is my meditation.

English Revised Version
Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let thy tender mercies come to me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Teth. The good word of the gracious God is the fountain of all good; and it is learned in the way of lowliness. He reviews his life, and sees in everything that has befallen him the good and well-meaning appointment of the God of salvation in accordance with the plan and order of salvation of His word. The form עבדּך, which is the form out of pause, is retained in Psalm 119:65 beside Athnach, although not preceded by Olewejored (cf. Psalm 35:19; Psalm 48:11; Proverbs 30:21). Clinging believingly to the commandments of God, he is able confidently to pray that He would teach him "good discernment" and "knowledge." טעם is ethically the capacity of distinguishing between good and evil, and of discovering the latter as it were by touch; טוּב טעם, good discernment, is a coupling of words like טוּב לב, a happy disposition, cheerfulness. God has brought him into this relationship to His word by humbling him, and thus setting him right out of his having gone astray. אמרה in Psalm 119:67, as in Psalm 119:11, is not God's utterance conveying a promise, but imposing a duty. God is called טּוב as He who is graciously disposed towards man, and מתיב as He who acts out this disposition; this loving and gracious God he implores to become his Teacher. In his fidelity to God's word he does not allow himself to be led astray by any of the lies which the proud try to impose upon him (Bttcher), or better absolutely (cf. Job 13:4): to patch together over him, making the true nature unrecognisable as it were by means of false plaster or whitewash (טפל, to smear over, bedaub, as the Targumic, Talmudic, and Syriac show). If the heart of these men, who by slander make him into a caricature of himself, is covered as it were with thick fat (a figure of insensibility and obduracy, Psalm 17:10; Psalm 73:7; Isaiah 6:10, lxx ἐτυρώθη, Aquila ἐλιπάνθη, Symmachus ἐμυαλώθη) against all the impressions of the word of God, he, on the other hand, has his delight in the law of God (שׁעשׁע with an accusative of the object, not of that which is delighted, Psalm 94:19, but of that which delights). How beneficial has the school of affliction through which he has attained to this, been to him! The word proceeding from the mouth of God is now more precious to him than the greatest earthly riches.

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thy tender

Psalm 119:42 So shall I have with which to answer him that reproaches me: for I trust in your word.

Psalm 51:1-3 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving kindness...

Lamentations 3:22,23 It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not...

Daniel 9:18 O my God, incline your ear, and hear; open your eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by your name...

for thy

Psalm 119:24,47,174 Your testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors...

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

Hebrews 8:10-12 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, said the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind...

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

Psalm 119:41
Let your steadfast love come to me, O LORD, your salvation according to your promise;

Psalm 119:76
Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant.

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