New American Standard Bible
How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, Who seek Him with all their heart.
King James Bible
Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
Darby Bible Translation
Blessed are they that observe his testimonies, that seek him with the whole heart;
World English Bible
Blessed are those who keep his statutes, who seek him with their whole heart.
Young's Literal Translation
O the happiness of those keeping His testimonies, With the whole heart they seek Him.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Blessed are they that keep his testimonies - His commandments or laws, considered as what he bears witness to concerning that which is just, wise, good. Every law of a parent is to his children a testimony on his part of what is wise and right and good; and so every law of God is his solemn testimony as to what is right and good for man. See Psalm 19:7, note; Psalm 25:10, note.
And that seek him with the whole heart - With a sincere desire to know his will and to do it; without hypocrisy or guile; with no selfish or sinister aims. As God knows the heart, all other modes of "seeking" him must be in vain. It is impossible for man to impose on him by appearances.
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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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"But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul.
"You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
"Now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require from you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,
"It shall come about, if you listen obediently to my commandments which I am commanding you today, to love the LORD your God and to serve Him with all your heart and all your soul,
you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God is testing you to find out if you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
and you return to the LORD your God and obey Him with all your heart and soul according to all that I command you today, you and your sons,
All the paths of the LORD are lovingkindness and truth To those who keep His covenant and His testimonies.
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