Psalm 119:99
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English Standard Version
I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation.

King James Bible
I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.

American Standard Version
I have more understanding than all my teachers; For thy testimonies are my meditation.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have understood more than all my teachers: because thy testimonies are my meditation.

English Revised Version
I have more understanding than all my teachers; for thy testimonies are my meditation.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Lamed. Eternal and imperishable in the constant verifying of itself is the vigorous and consolatory word of God, to which the poet will ever cling. It has heaven as its standing-place, and therefore it also has the qualities of heaven, and before all others, heaven-like stability. Psalm 89 (Psalm 89:3) uses similar language in reference to God's faithfulness, of which here Psalm 119:90 says that it endureth into all generations. The earth hath He creatively set up, and it standeth, viz., as a practical proof and as a scene of His infinite, unchangeable faithfulness. Heaven and earth are not the subjects of Psalm 119:91 (Hupfeld), for only the earth is previously mentioned; the reference to the heavens in Psalm 119:89 is of a very different character. Hitzig and others see the subject in למשׁפּטיך: with respect to Thy judgments, they stand fast unto this day; but the עבדיך which follows requires another meaning to be assigned to עמדוּ: either of taking up one's place ready for service, or, since עמד למשׁפט is a current phrase in Numbers 35:12; Joshua 20:6; Ezekiel 44:24, of placing one's self ready to obey (Bttcher). The subject of עמדוּ, as the following הכּל shows, is meant to be thought of in the most general sense (cf. Job 38:14): all beings are God's servants (subjects), and have accordingly to be obedient and humble before His judicial decisions - היּום, "even to this day," the poet adds, for these judicial decisions are those which are formulated beforehand in the Tra. Joy in this ever sure, all-conditioning word has upheld the poet in his affliction, Psalm 119:92. He who has been persecuted and cast down as it were to death, owes his reviving to it, Psalm 119:93. From Him whose possession or property he is in faith and love he also further looks for his salvation, Psalm 119:94. Let evil-doers lie in wait for him (קוּוּ in a hostile sense, as in Psalm 56:7, קוּה, cf. חכּה, going back to קוה, Arab. qawiya, with the broad primary signification, to be tight, firm, strong) to destroy him, he meditates on God's testimonies. He knows from experience that all (earthly) perfection (תּכלה) has an end (inasmuch as, having reached its height, it changes into its opposite); God's commandment (singular as in Deuteronomy 11:22), on the contrary, is exceeding broad (cf. Job 11:9), unlimited in its duration and verification.

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Deuteronomy 4:6-8 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations...

2 Samuel 15:24-26 And see Zadok also, and all the Levites were with him, bearing the ark of the covenant of God: and they set down the ark of God...

1 Chronicles 15:11-13 And David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel...

2 Chronicles 30:22 And Hezekiah spoke comfortably to all the Levites that taught the good knowledge of the LORD...

Jeremiah 2:8 The priests said not, Where is the LORD? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me...

Jeremiah 8:8,9 How do you say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us? See, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain...

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth...

Matthew 13:11 He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

Matthew 15:6-9,14 And honor not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have you made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition...

Matthew 23:24 You blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

Hebrews 5:12 For when for the time you ought to be teachers...

for thy

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

2 Timothy 3:15-17 And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures...

Cross References
1 Samuel 1:16
Do not regard your servant as a worthless woman, for all along I have been speaking out of my great anxiety and vexation."

Psalm 119:15
I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.

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