Psalm 119:40
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New International Version
How I long for your precepts! In your righteousness preserve my life.

King James Bible
Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.

World English Bible
Behold, I long for your precepts! Revive me in your righteousness. WAW

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, I have longed for Thy precepts, In Thy righteousness quicken Thou me,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Behold, I have longed - Thou searchest the heart; thou knowest that I have long desired thy salvation; thou seest that this desire still remains. Behold it! it is thy work; and through thy mercy I breathe after thy mercy.

Quicken me - I am dying; O give me the spirit of life in Christ Jesus!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I have

Psalm 119:5,20 O that my ways were directed to keep your statutes!...

Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that you enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

Romans 7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit...

Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other...

Philippians 3:13,14 Brothers, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind...


Psalm 119:25,37,88,107,149,156,159 My soul sticks to the dust: quicken you me according to your word...

Mark 9:24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help you my unbelief.

John 5:21 For as the Father raises up the dead, and vivifies them; even so the Son vivifies whom he will.

John 10:10 The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life...

1 Corinthians 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

Ephesians 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, has quickened us together with Christ, (by grace you are saved;)

3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.

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 119:20
My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times.

Psalm 119:25
I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word.

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