Psalm 1:2
New International Version
but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night.

New Living Translation
But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night.

English Standard Version
but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.

Berean Study Bible
But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on His law he meditates day and night.

New American Standard Bible
But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.

King James Bible
But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

Christian Standard Bible
Instead, his delight is in the LORD's instruction, and he meditates on it day and night.

Contemporary English Version
Instead, they find happiness in the Teaching of the LORD, and they think about it day and night.

Good News Translation
Instead, they find joy in obeying the Law of the LORD, and they study it day and night.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Instead, his delight is in the LORD's instruction, and he meditates on it day and night.

International Standard Version
But he delights in the LORD's instruction, and meditates in his instruction day and night.

NET Bible
Instead he finds pleasure in obeying the LORD's commands; he meditates on his commands day and night.

New Heart English Bible
But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But his pleasure is in the Law of Lord Jehovah and in his Law he will meditate day and night.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Rather, he delights in the teachings of the LORD and reflects on his teachings day and night.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But his delight is in the law of the LORD; And in His law doth he meditate day and night.

New American Standard 1977
But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in his law he meditates day and night.

King James 2000 Bible
But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law does he meditate day and night.

American King James Version
But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law does he meditate day and night.

American Standard Version
But his delight is in the law of Jehovah; And on his law doth he meditate day and night.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But his pleasure is in the law of the Lord; and in his law will he meditate day and night.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But his will is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he shall meditate day and night.

Darby Bible Translation
But his delight is in Jehovah's law, and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

English Revised Version
But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

Webster's Bible Translation
But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

World English Bible
but his delight is in Yahweh's law. On his law he meditates day and night.

Young's Literal Translation
But -- in the law of Jehovah is his delight, And in His law he doth meditate by day and by night:
Study Bible
The LORD Blesses Job
1Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, or set foot on the path of sinners, or sit in the seat of mockers. 2But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on His law he meditates day and night. 3He is like a tree planted by streams of water, yielding its fruit in season, whose leaf does not wither, and who prospers in all he does.…
Cross References
Genesis 24:63
Early in the evening Isaac went out to the field to meditate, and looking up, he saw the camels approaching.

Joshua 1:8
This book of the Law must not depart from your mouth; you are to recite it day and night, so that you may carefully observe everything written in it. For then you will prosper and succeed in all you do.

Psalm 25:5
Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; all day long I wait for You.

Psalm 63:5
My soul is satisfied as with the richest of foods; with joyful lips my mouth will praise You.

Psalm 63:6
When I remember You on my bed, I think of You through the watches of the night.

Psalm 112:1
Hallelujah! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in His commandments.

Psalm 119:14
I rejoice in the way of Your testimonies as much as in all riches.

Psalm 119:15
I will meditate on Your precepts and regard Your ways.

Psalm 119:16
I will delight in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.

Psalm 119:97
Oh, how I love Your law! All day long it is my meditation.

Proverbs 23:26
My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes delight in my ways.

Proverbs 29:18
Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint; but blessed is he who keeps the law.

Treasury of Scripture

But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law does he meditate day and night.

Psalm

Psalm 1:2
But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

But his

Psalm 40:8
I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

Psalm 112:1
Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

Psalm 119:11,35,47,48,72,92
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee…

meditate

Psalm 104:34
My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.

Psalm 119:11,15,97-99
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee…

Joshua 1:8
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

day

Psalm 88:1
A Song or Psalm for the sons of Korah, to the chief Musician upon Mahalath Leannoth, Maschil of Heman the Ezrahite. O LORD God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee:

Luke 2:37
And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.

Luke 18:7
And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?







Lexicon
But
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

his delight
חֶ֫פְצ֥וֹ (ḥep̄·ṣōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2656: Pleasure, desire, a valuable thing, a matter

[is] in the law
בְּתוֹרַ֥ת (bə·ṯō·w·raṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8451: Direction, instruction, law

of the LORD,
יְהוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3069: YHWH

and on His law
וּֽבְתוֹרָת֥וֹ (ū·ḇə·ṯō·w·rā·ṯōw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8451: Direction, instruction, law

he meditates
יֶהְגֶּ֗ה (yeh·geh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1897: To moan, growl, utter, speak, muse

day
יוֹמָ֥ם (yō·w·mām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3119: Daytime, by day

and night.
וָלָֽיְלָה׃ (wā·lā·yə·lāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3915: A twist, night, adversity
(2) But.--The Hebrew is an elliptical expression implying a strong contrast, "nay but," "on the contrary."

The positive side of a good man's character is now described according to the standard which prevailed when the written law first came truly into force.

In the law of Jehovah is his delight.--Or, to the law of Jehovah is his inclination. The Hebrew word means primarily "to bend."

Meditate.--Literally, murmur (of a dove, Isaiah 38:14; of men lamenting, Isaiah 16:7; of a lion growling, Isaiah 31:4; of muttered charms, Isaiah 8:19). (Comp. Joshua 1:8, which might have suggested this).

Verse 2. - But his delight is in the Law of the Lord. The righteous man is not described positively, under two heads.

(1) He delights in the Law (camp. Psalm 109:16, 47, 77; Romans 7:22).

(2) He constantly mediates in it. The "Law" intended - תורה, not התּורה - is probably not the mere Law of Moses, but God's law, as made known to man in any way. Still, the resemblance of the passage to Joshua 1:8 shows the Law of Moses to have been very specially in the writer's thoughts. In his Law doth he meditate day and night; compare, besides Joshua 1:8, the following: Psalm 63:6; Psalm 119:15, 48, 78, 97. Constant meditation in God's Law has characterized all saint. 1:1-3 To meditate in God's word, is to discourse with ourselves concerning the great things contained in it, with close application of mind and fixedness of thought. We must have constant regard to the word of God, as the rule of our actions, and the spring of our comforts; and have it in our thoughts night and day. For this purpose no time is amiss.
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