New American Standard Bible
O accept the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, And teach me Your ordinances.
King James Bible
Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments.
Darby Bible Translation
Accept, I beseech thee, Jehovah, the voluntary-offerings of my mouth, and teach me thy judgments.
World English Bible
Accept, I beg you, the willing offerings of my mouth. Yahweh, teach me your ordinances.
Young's Literal Translation
Free-will-offerings of my mouth, Accept, I pray Thee, O Jehovah, And Thy judgments teach Thou me.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Accept, I beseech thee, the free-will offerings of my mouth - Or, the meaning of the word here rendered "free-will," see the notes at Psalm 110:3. It conveys the idea that there is no constraint or compulsion; that the offering is a prompting of the heart. The offering might be that of flour, or grain, or fruits, or property of any kind, as devoted to God; or it might be, as here, an offering of the lips, expressed in prayer and praise. Either of them might be acceptable to God; their being accepted in either case would depend on the good pleasure of God, and hence, the psalmist prays that his offering might be thus acceptable. Compare Hebrews 13:15.
And teach me thy judgments - Thy commands; thy laws. See the notes at Psalm 119:12.
LibraryA Cleansed Way
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word.'--PSALM cxix. 9. There are many questions about the future with which it is natural for you young people to occupy yourselves; but I am afraid that the most of you ask more anxiously 'How shall I make my way?' than 'How shall I cleanse it?' It is needful carefully to ponder the questions: 'How shall I get on in the world--be happy, fortunate?' and the like, and I suppose that that is the consideration …
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Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.
Blessed are You, O LORD; Teach me Your statutes.
Take words with you and return to the LORD. Say to Him, "Take away all iniquity And receive us graciously, That we may present the fruit of our lips.
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