New American Standard Bible
Moreover, by them Your servant is warned; In keeping them there is great reward.
King James Bible
Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
Darby Bible Translation
Moreover, by them is thy servant enlightened; in keeping them there is great reward.
World English Bible
Moreover by them is your servant warned. In keeping them there is great reward.
Young's Literal Translation
Also -- Thy servant is warned by them, 'In keeping them is a great reward.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Moreover by them is thy servant warned - The word used here - זהר zâhar - means, properly, to be bright, to shine; then, to cause to shine, to make light; and then, to admonish, to instruct, to warn. The essential idea here is, to throw light on a subject, so as to show it clearly; that is, to make the duty plain, and the consequences plain. Compare Leviticus 15:31; Ezekiel 3:18; Ezekiel 33:7. The word is rendered admonished in Ecclesiastes 4:13; Ecclesiastes 12:12; warn, and warned, in Psalm 19:11; 2 Kings 6:10; 2 Chronicles 19:10; Ezekiel 3:17-21; Ezekiel 33:3-9; teach, in Exodus 18:20; and shine, in Daniel 12:3. It does not occur elsewhere.
And in keeping of them there is great reward - Either as the result of keeping them, or in the act of keeping them. In the former sense it would mean that a careful observance of the laws of God will be followed by rewards hereafter; in the other sense, that the act of keeping them will be attended with so much peace and happiness as to constitute of itself an ample reward. In both these senses is the assertion here made a correct one. Both will be found to be true. It is not easy to determine which is the true sense. Perhaps the language implies both. The phrase "thy servant" refers to the author of the psalm, and shows that in this part of the psalm, in speaking of the "sweetness" of the law of God, and of its value as perceived by the soul, and of the effect of keeping that law, he is referring to his own experience.
Library"The Sun of Righteousness"
WE SHOULD FEEL QUITE JUSTIFIED in applying the language of the 19th Psalm to our Lord Jesus Christ from the simple fact that he is so frequently compared to the sun; and especially in the passage which we have given you as our second text, wherein he is called "the Sun of Righteousness." But we have a higher justification for such a reading of the passage, for it will be in your memories that, in the 10th chapter of the Epistle to the Romans, the Apostle Paul, slightly altering the words of this …
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As for the deeds of men, by the word of Your lips I have kept from the paths of the violent.
He shall receive a blessing from the LORD And righteousness from the God of his salvation.
This is the generation of those who seek Him, Who seek Your face-- even Jacob. Selah.
And men will say, "Surely there is a reward for the righteous; Surely there is a God who judges on earth!"
Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off.
Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, But happy is he who keeps the law.
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