New American Standard Bible
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips will praise You.
King James Bible
Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
Darby Bible Translation
For thy loving-kindness is better than life: my lips shall praise thee.
World English Bible
Because your loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise you.
Young's Literal Translation
Because better is Thy kindness than life, My lips do praise Thee.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Because thy loving-kindness is better than life - Thy favor; thy mercy. This is of more value than life; more to be desired than life. Life is the most valued and valuable thing pertaining to this world which we can possess. See the notes at Job 2:4. But, above this, David valued the favor and friendship of God. If one or the other was to be sacrificed, he preferred that it should be his life; he would be willing to exchange that for the favor of God. Life was not desirable, life furnished no comforts - no joys - without the divine favor.
"My life itself, without Thy love,
No taste of pleasure could afford;
'Twould but a tiresome burden prove,
If I were banished from the Lord."
My lips shall praise thee - That is either
(a) because of this loving-kindness; because I have this trust in thy character; or
(b) because thou wilt restore me to the place of public worship, and I shall be permitted again to praise thee.
Probably the latter is the true idea.
LibraryWhether Oaths are Desirable and to be Used Frequently as Something Useful and Good?
Objection 1: It would seem that oaths are desirable and to be used frequently as something useful and good. Just as a vow is an act of religion, so is an oath. Now it is commendable and more meritorious to do a thing by vow, because a vow is an act of religion, as stated above (Q, A). Therefore for the same reason, to do or say a thing with an oath is more commendable, and consequently oaths are desirable as being good essentially. Objection 2: Further, Jerome, commenting on Mat. 5:34, …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
The Joint Heirs and their Divine Portion
Answer me, O LORD, for Your lovingkindness is good; According to the greatness of Your compassion, turn to me,
Let my lips utter praise, For You teach me Your statutes.
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