New American Standard Bible
Of old I have known from Your testimonies That You have founded them forever. Resh.
King James Bible
Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.
Darby Bible Translation
From thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.
World English Bible
Of old I have known from your testimonies, that you have founded them forever. RESH
Young's Literal Translation
Of old I have known Thy testimonies, That to the age Thou hast founded them!
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Concerning thy testimonies - In regard to all that thou hast testified to as true and best. Every command of God is in fact a testimony of his as to what is right; every promise is a testimony of his own purpose in regard to mankind.
I have known of old - The word used here is a noun, and means properly, "the front," what is "before;" then, the East; then, what pertains to olden time or ancient days - "before" the present. The meaning here is, that he had known this "before" what had now occurred; it was not a new thing - a new experience. It was deeply impressed on his mind as the result of all his reflection and observation.
That thou hast founded them for ever - "From" eternity, and "for" eternity. They were laid in the eternity past; they will continue in the eternity to come. They are based on eternal principles of right; they will never be changed. Such a conviction will do much to keep the soul steady and firm in the trials and uncertainties of life. Whatever may change, God's law does not change; whatever is new, that is not new; whatever will vanish away, that will remain.
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 …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
May the Fourth a Healthy Palate
The Christian Described
Excursus on the Choir Offices of the Early Church.
"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.
If the foundations are destroyed, What can the righteous do?"
Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven.
I am Your servant; give me understanding, That I may know Your testimonies.
The sum of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting. Shin.
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