New American Standard Bible
This has become mine, That I observe Your precepts. Heth.
King James Bible
This I had, because I kept thy precepts.
Darby Bible Translation
This I have had, because I have observed thy precepts.
World English Bible
This is my way, that I keep your precepts. CHET
Young's Literal Translation
This hath been to me, That Thy precepts I have kept!
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
This I had, because I kept thy precepts - literally, "This was to me;" that is, This has happened to me; this has occurred. This joyful remembrance of thy law in the night of affliction Psalm 119:50; this stability and firmness on my part in keeping thy law when proud men have derided me Psalm 119:51; this comfort which I have derived from meditating on thy statutes Psalm 119:52; this solicitude for the welfare of others Psalm 119:53; this peace which I have enjoyed in thy law in the house of my pilgrimage Psalm 119:54; and this consolation which I have had in thee in the night-season Psalm 119:55; - all this has been granted to me because I have kept thy statutes; because I have sought to be obedient - to serve time - to find my happiness in thee. These are the proper fruits and effects of keeping the law of God. Such peace does it impart; so much does it do to sustain and comfort the soul.
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
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Excursus on the Choir Offices of the Early Church.
Take away reproach and contempt from me, For I observe Your testimonies.
The arrogant have forged a lie against me; With all my heart I will observe Your precepts.
I understand more than the aged, Because I have observed Your precepts.
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