New American Standard Bible
I have remembered Your ordinances from of old, O LORD, And comfort myself.
King James Bible
I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself.
Darby Bible Translation
I remembered thy judgments of old, O Jehovah, and have comforted myself.
World English Bible
I remember your ordinances of old, Yahweh, and have comforted myself.
Young's Literal Translation
I remembered Thy judgments of old, O Jehovah, And I comfort myself.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I remembered - In my troubles.
Thy judgments of old - The word "judgments" here seems to refer to the divine dealings, whether expressed in the law of God, or in the actual administration of his government over the world. The words "of old" do not seem here to refer to the "eternity past," as the phrase sometimes does now, but to the constancy and uniformity of the principles of the divine administration. The psalmist remembered that the principles of that administration had been always the same; that the law of God was always the same; and that, therefore, he might confide in God. What God had done formerly he would do now; the favor which he had shown in times past he would continue to show now. In the trials of life, in the changes which occur, in the apparent wreck of things, in the fearful prospect of disaster and ruin at any time, it is well for us to think of the unchanging principles which mark the divine dealings. Under such an administration, all who put their trust in God must be safe.
And have comforted myself - I have found consolation in this. When all else seemed to fail, it was a comfort to reflect that an unchangeable God presided over the affairs of people. We could not put confidence in a God given to change.
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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Excursus on the Choir Offices of the Early Church.
To those who keep His covenant And remember His precepts to do them.
Burning indignation has seized me because of the wicked, Who forsake Your law.
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