Psalm 119:17
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New International Version
Be good to your servant while I live, that I may obey your word.

King James Bible
GIMEL. Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.

Darby Bible Translation
GIMEL. Deal bountifully with thy servant [and] I shall live; and I will keep thy word.

World English Bible
Do good to your servant. I will live and I will obey your word.

Young's Literal Translation
Gimel. Confer benefits on Thy servant, I live, and I keep Thy word.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Deal bountifully - גמל gemol, reward thy servant. Let him have the return of his faith and prayers, that the Divine life may be preserved in his soul! Then he will keep thy word. From גמל gamal, to reward, etc., comes the name of ג gimel, the third letter in the Hebrew alphabet, which is prefixed to every verse in this part, and commences it with its own name. This is a stroke of the psalmist's art and ingenuity.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

deal. Gemol, reward thy servant; let him have the return of his faith and prayers. From this word is derived the name of gimmel, the third letter of the alphabet, which is prefixed to every verse in this part; this is a stroke of the Psalmist's art and ingenuity.

Psalm 119:65,124,132 You have dealt well with your servant, O LORD, according to your word...

Psalm 116:7 Return to your rest, O my soul; for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.

John 11:6 When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he stayed two days still in the same place where he was.

2 Corinthians 9:7-11 Every man according as he purposes in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver...

Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

I may live

Romans 8:2-4 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death...

Ephesians 2:4,5,10 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us...

Titus 2:11,12 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men...

1 John 2:29 If you know that he is righteous, you know that every one that does righteousness is born of him.

1 John 5:3,4 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous...

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
Psalm 13:6
I will sing the LORD's praise, for he has been good to me.

Psalm 116:7
Return to your rest, my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.

Psalm 119:18
Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.

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