New American Standard Bible
May Your compassion come to me that I may live, For Your law is my delight.
King James Bible
Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.
Darby Bible Translation
Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live; for thy law is my delight.
World English Bible
Let your tender mercies come to me, that I may live; for your law is my delight.
Young's Literal Translation
Meet me do Thy mercies, and I live, For Thy law is my delight.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Let thy tender mercies come unto me - See the notes at Psalm 119:41.
That I may live - It is evident that this was uttered in view of some great calamity by which his life was threatened. He was dependent for life - for recovery from sickness, or for deliverance from danger - wholly on the compassion of God.
For thy law is my delight - See the notes at Psalm 119:16; compare Psalm 119:24, Psalm 119:47. This is urged here as a reason for the divine interposition. The meaning is, that he was a friend of God; that he had pleasure in his service and in his commandments; and that he might, therefore, with propriety, appeal to God to interpose in his behalf. This is a proper ground of appeal to God in our prayers, not on the ground of merit or claim, but because we may reasonably suppose that God will be disposed to protect his friends, and to deliver them in the day of trouble.
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 delight in Your statutes; I shall not forget Your word. Gimel.
May Your lovingkindnesses also come to me, O LORD, Your salvation according to Your word;
O may Your lovingkindness comfort me, According to Your word to Your servant.
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