Psalm 119:144
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New International Version
Your statutes are always righteous; give me understanding that I may live.

King James Bible
The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.

Darby Bible Translation
The righteousness of thy testimonies is for ever: give me understanding, and I shall live.

World English Bible
Your testimonies are righteous forever. Give me understanding, that I may live. KUF

Young's Literal Translation
The righteousness of Thy testimonies is to Cause me to understand, and I live!

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting - Thy moral law was not made for one people, or for one particular time; it is as imperishable as thy nature, and of endless obligation. It is that law by which all the children of Adam shall be Judged.

Give me understanding - To know and practice it.

And I shall live - Shall glorify thee, and live eternally; not for the merit of having done it, but because thou didst fulfill the work of the law in my heart, having saved me from condemnation by it.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

righteousness

Psalm 119:138,152 Your testimonies that you have commanded are righteous and very faithful...

Matthew 5:18 For truly I say to you, Till heaven and earth pass, one stroke or one pronunciation mark shall in no wise pass from the law...

1 Peter 1:23-25 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and stays for ever...

give me

Psalm 119:34,66,73,169 Give me understanding, and I shall keep your law; yes, I shall observe it with my whole heart...

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts...

1 John 5:20,21 And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true...

understanding

Proverbs 10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

Isaiah 6:9,10 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear you indeed, but understand not; and see you indeed, but perceive not...

Isaiah 27:11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire...

Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are silly children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil...

Daniel 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand...

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you...

Matthew 13:19 When any one hears the word of the kingdom, and understands it not, then comes the wicked one...

John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

Library
Notes on the First Century:
Page 1. Line 1. An empty book is like an infant's soul.' Here Traherne may possibly have had in his mind a passage in Bishop Earle's "Microcosmography." In delineating the character of a child, Earle says: "His soul is yet a white paper unscribbled with observations of the world, wherewith at length it becomes a blurred note-book," Page 14. Line 25. The entrance of his words. This sentence is from Psalm cxix. 130. Page 15. Last line of Med. 21. "Insatiableness." This word in Traherne's time was often
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations

'Time for Thee to Work'
'It is time for Thee, Lord, to work; for they have made void Thy Law. 127. Therefore I love Thy commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold. 128. Therefore I esteem all Thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.' --PSALM cxix. 126-128. If much that we hear be true, a society to circulate Bibles is a most irrational and wasteful expenditure of energy and money. We cannot ignore the extent and severity of the opposition to the very idea of revelation, even if we would;
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

And in Jeremiah He Thus Declares his Death and Descent into Hell...
And in Jeremiah He thus declares His death and descent into hell, saying: And the Lord the Holy One of Israel, remembered his dead, which aforetime fell asleep in the dust of the earth; and he went down unto them, to bring the tidings of his salvation, to deliver them. [255] In this place He also renders the cause of His death: for His descent into hell was the salvation of them that had passed away. And, again, concerning His cross Isaiah says thus: I have stretched out my hands all the day long
Irenæus—The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching

Progress of Reform in Germany
Luther's mysterious disappearance excited consternation throughout all Germany. Inquiries concerning him were heard everywhere. The wildest rumors were circulated, and many believed that he had been murdered. There was great lamentation, not only by his avowed friends, but by thousands who had not openly taken their stand with the Reformation. Many bound themselves by a solemn oath to avenge his death. The Romish leaders saw with terror to what a pitch had risen the feeling against them. Though at
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:8
And what other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws as this body of laws I am setting before you today?

Psalm 19:9
The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the LORD are firm, and all of them are righteous.

Psalm 119:27
Cause me to understand the way of your precepts, that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds.

Psalm 119:138
The statutes you have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy.

Psalm 119:169
May my cry come before you, LORD; give me understanding according to your word.

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