Psalm 119:72
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New International Version
The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.

King James Bible
The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.

Darby Bible Translation
The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.

World English Bible
The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of pieces of gold and silver. YUD

Young's Literal Translation
Better to me is the law of Thy mouth Than thousands of gold and silver!

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The law of thy mouth is better - Who can say this? Who prefers the law of his God, the Christ that bought him, and the heaven to which he hopes to go, when he can live no longer upon earth, to thousands of gold and silver? Yea, how many are there who, like Judas, sell their Savior even for thirty pieces of silver? Hear this, ye lovers of the world and of money!

As the letter ט teth begins but few words, not forty, in the Hebrew language, there is less variety under this division than under any of the preceding.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 119:14,111,127,162 I have rejoiced in the way of your testimonies, as much as in all riches...

Psalm 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yes, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

Proverbs 3:14,15 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold...

Proverbs 8:10,11,19 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold...

Proverbs 16:16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

Matthew 13:44-46 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to treasure hid in a field; the which when a man has found, he hides...

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 19:10
They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.

Psalm 119:13
With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth.

Psalm 119:127
Because I love your commands more than gold, more than pure gold,

Proverbs 8:10
Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold,

Proverbs 8:11
for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.

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