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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CommentaryClarke'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.
I may live
LibraryNotes 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 …
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I will sing the LORD's praise, for he has been good to me.
Return to your rest, my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.
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