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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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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 …
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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?
The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the LORD are firm, and all of them are righteous.
Cause me to understand the way of your precepts, that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds.
The statutes you have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy.
May my cry come before you, LORD; give me understanding according to your word.
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