Psalm 119:73
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New International Version
Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands.

King James Bible
JOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

Darby Bible Translation
YOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, and I will learn thy commandments.

World English Bible
Your hands have made me and formed me. Give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments.

Young's Literal Translation
Yod. Thy hands made me and establish me, Cause me to understand, and I learn Thy commands.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thy hands have made me - Thou hast formed the mass out of which I was made; and fashioned me - thou hast given me that particular form that distinguishes me from all thy other creatures.

Give me understanding - As thou hast raised me above the beasts that perish in my form and mode of life, teach me that I may live for a higher and nobler end, in loving, serving, and enjoying thee for ever. Show me that I was made for heaven, not for earth.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

thy hands

Psalm 100:3 Know you that the LORD he is God: it is he that has made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments...

Psalm 138:8 The LORD will perfect that which concerns me: your mercy, O LORD, endures for ever: forsake not the works of your own hands.

Psalm 139:14-16 I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are your works; and that my soul knows right well...

Job 10:8-11 Your hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; yet you do destroy me...

give me

Psalm 119:34,125,144,169 Give me understanding, and I shall keep your law; yes, I shall observe it with my whole heart...

1 Chronicles 22:12 Only the LORD give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge concerning Israel, that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

2 Chronicles 2:12 Huram said moreover, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who has given to David the king a wise son...

Job 32:8 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty gives them understanding.

2 Timothy 2:7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give you understanding in all things.

1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true...

that I may

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments...

James 3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

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
Job 10:8
"Your hands shaped me and made me. Will you now turn and destroy me?

Job 31:15
Did not he who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same one form us both within our mothers?

Psalm 33:15
he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.

Psalm 100:3
Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Psalm 119:34
Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart.

Psalm 138:8
The LORD will vindicate me; your love, LORD, endures forever-- do not abandon the works of your hands.

Psalm 139:13
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.

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