New American Standard Bible
At midnight I shall rise to give thanks to You Because of Your righteous ordinances.
King James Bible
At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.
Darby Bible Translation
At midnight I rise up to give thanks unto thee, because of thy righteous judgments.
World English Bible
At midnight I will rise to give thanks to you, because of your righteous ordinances.
Young's Literal Translation
At midnight I rise to give thanks to Thee, For the judgments of Thy righteousness.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee - In the usual times of repose; when men are commonly lying in unconscious slumber. My heart is so interested in thy law - my soul is so full - that I am kept wakeful by meditating upon it, and I arise from my bed and offer thee praise. The Hebrew here means, literally, "the half," or "halving of the night," the night considered as divided into two equal portions. The idea is, that his mind was so full of the subject that he would take this unusual time to give vent to his feelings. The mind may be so full of love to the law - the word - of God, that nothing will satisfy it but such unusual acts of devotion. The Saviour rose up a great while before day, and went out into a solitary place and there prayed Mark 1:35; and on one occasion at least he continued all night in prayer to God Luke 6:12.
Because of thy righteous judgments - I do this on account of the interest which I have in those judgments or laws of righteousness. I love them as laws; I love them as righteous laws.
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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I shall give thanks to You with uprightness of heart, When I learn Your righteous judgments.
O LORD, I remember Your name in the night, And keep Your law.
At night my soul longs for You, Indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently; For when the earth experiences Your judgments The inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
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