New American Standard Bible
O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.
King James Bible
MEM. O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
Darby Bible Translation
MEM. Oh how I love thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
World English Bible
How I love your law! It is my meditation all day.
Young's Literal Translation
Mem. O how I have loved Thy law! All the day it is my meditation.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
O how love I thy law! - This commences a new division of the Psalm, indicated by the Hebrew letter Mem (מ m, "m"). The expression here, "O how love I thy law," implies intense love - as if a man were astonished at the fervour of his own emotion. His love was so ardent that it was amazing and wonderful to himself - perhaps wonderful that he, a sinner, should love the law of God at all; wonderful that he should ever have been brought so to love a law which condemned himself. Any man who reflects on what his feelings are by nature in regard to religion, will be filled with wonder that he loves it at all; all who are truly religious ought to be so filled with love to it, that it will be difficult for them to find words to express the intensity of their affection.
It is my meditation all the day - See the notes at Psalm 1:2.
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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The Christian Described
Excursus on the Choir Offices of the Early Church.
But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.
I will meditate on Your precepts And regard Your ways.
I shall delight in Your commandments, Which I love.
And I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments, Which I love; And I will meditate on Your statutes. Zayin.
I have seen a limit to all perfection; Your commandment is exceedingly broad. Mem.
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