Psalm 119:103
New International Version
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

New Living Translation
How sweet your words taste to me; they are sweeter than honey.

English Standard Version
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Berean Study Bible
How sweet are Your words to my taste—sweeter than honey in my mouth!

King James Bible
How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

New King James Version
How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth!

New American Standard Bible
How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

NASB 1995
How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

NASB 1977
How sweet are Thy words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Amplified Bible
How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Christian Standard Bible
How sweet your word is to my taste — sweeter than honey in my mouth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How sweet Your word is to my taste— sweeter than honey in my mouth.

American Standard Version
How sweet are thy words unto my taste! Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Your words are sweet to the roof of my palate, better than honey to my mouth!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
How sweet are thine oracles to my throat! more so than honey to my mouth!

Contemporary English Version
Your teachings are sweeter than honey.

Douay-Rheims Bible
How sweet are thy words to my palate! more than honey to my mouth.

English Revised Version
How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Good News Translation
How sweet is the taste of your instructions--sweeter even than honey!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How sweet the taste of your promise is! It tastes sweeter than honey.

International Standard Version
How pleasing is what you have to say to me— tasting better than honey.

JPS Tanakh 1917
How sweet are Thy words unto my palate! Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Literal Standard Version
How sweet Your saying has been to my palate, Above honey to my mouth.

NET Bible
Your words are sweeter in my mouth than honey!

New Heart English Bible
How sweet are your promises to my taste, more than honey to my mouth.

World English Bible
How sweet are your promises to my taste, more than honey to my mouth!

Young's Literal Translation
How sweet to my palate hath been Thy saying, Above honey to my mouth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
102I have not departed from Your ordinances, for You Yourself have taught me. 103How sweet are Your words to my taste— sweeter than honey in my mouth! 104I gain understanding from Your precepts; therefore I hate every false way.…

Cross References
Psalm 19:10
They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.

Psalm 34:8
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!

Proverbs 8:11
For wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire compares with her.

Proverbs 24:13
Eat honey, my son, for it is good, and the honeycomb is sweet to your taste.

Proverbs 24:14
Know therefore that wisdom is sweet to your soul. If you find it, there is a future for you, and your hope will never be cut off.

Jeremiah 15:16
Your words were found, and I ate them. Your words became my joy and my heart's delight. For I bear Your name, O LORD God of Hosts.

Ezekiel 3:3
"Son of man," He said to me, "eat and fill your stomach with this scroll I am giving you." So I ate, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth.


Treasury of Scripture

How sweet are your words to my taste! yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

sweet

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

Psalm 63:5
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:

Job 23:12
Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

taste.









Verse 103. - How sweet are thy words unto my taste! (comp. vers. 14, 16, 40, 47, etc.). The metaphor is new, but the sentiment one which pervades the psalm. Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth. So David, in the nineteenth psalm, speaking of the judgments of God, says that they are "sweeter than honey and the honeycomb."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
How
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

sweet
נִּמְלְצ֣וּ (nim·lə·ṣū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 4452: Probably to be smooth or slippery

are Your words
אִמְרָתֶ֗ךָ (’im·rā·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 565: Utterance, speech, word

to my taste,
לְ֭חִכִּי (lə·ḥik·kî)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 2441: Palate, roof of the mouth, gums

[sweeter than] honey
מִדְּבַ֥שׁ (mid·də·ḇaš)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1706: Honey, syrup

in my mouth.
לְפִֽי׃ (lə·p̄î)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to


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