New American Standard Bible
May those who fear You turn to me, Even those who know Your testimonies.
King James Bible
Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies.
Darby Bible Translation
Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that know thy testimonies.
World English Bible
Let those who fear you turn to me. They will know your statutes.
Young's Literal Translation
Those fearing Thee turn back to me, And those knowing Thy testimonies.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Let those that fear thee turn unto me - Let thy friends be my friends. Let them show me favor, and count me among their companions. If the great and the powerful turn away from me; if they persecute me, and do me wrong; if they cast out my name as evil, and are unwilling to associate with me, yet let thy friends, however poor and humble, regard me with kindness, and reckon me among their number, and I shall be satisfied.
And those that have known thy testimonies - Thy law. Those who can see and appreciate the beauty of thy commandments. This is the ground of true friendship in religion - the common love of God, of his law, and of his service. This is a permanent ground of affection. All friendship founded on earthly distinctions; all derived from titled birth - from rank - from affluence - from civil, military, or naval renown - from beauty, strength, or nobleness of form - must be temporary; but that which is founded on attachment to God, to his law, and to the Saviour, will abide forever.
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
May the Fourth a Healthy Palate
The Christian Described
Excursus on the Choir Offices of the Early Church.
May the arrogant be ashamed, for they subvert me with a lie; But I shall meditate on Your precepts.
May my heart be blameless in Your statutes, So that I will not be ashamed. Kaph.
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