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

New Living Translation
I long to obey your commandments! Renew my life with your goodness. Waw

English Standard Version
Behold, I long for your precepts; in your righteousness give me life!

Berean Study Bible
How I long for Your precepts! Revive me in Your righteousness.

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

New King James Version
Behold, I long for Your precepts; Revive me in Your righteousness.

New American Standard Bible
Behold, I long for Your precepts; Revive me through Your righteousness.

NASB 1995
Behold, I long for Your precepts; Revive me through Your righteousness. Vav.

NASB 1977
Behold, I long for Thy precepts; Revive me through Thy righteousness.

Amplified Bible
I long for Your precepts; Renew me through Your righteousness.

Christian Standard Bible
How I long for your precepts! Give me life through your righteousness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How I long for Your precepts! Give me life through Your righteousness.

American Standard Version
Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: Quicken me in thy righteousness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have desired your commandments and, in your righteousness, give me life.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Behold, I have desired thy commandments: quicken me in thy righteousness.

Contemporary English Version
I long for your teachings. Be true to yourself and let me live.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy justice.

English Revised Version
Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.

Good News Translation
I want to obey your commands; give me new life, for you are righteous.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I long for your guiding principles. Give me a new life in your righteousness.

International Standard Version
Look, I long for your precepts; revive me through your righteousness.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, I have longed after Thy precepts; Quicken me in Thy righteousness.

Literal Standard Version
Behold, I have longed for Your precepts, Quicken me in Your righteousness,

NET Bible
Look, I long for your precepts. Revive me with your deliverance!

New Heart English Bible
Look, I long for your precepts. Revive me in your 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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
39Turn away the disgrace I dread, for Your judgments are good. 40How I long for Your precepts! Revive me in Your righteousness. 41May Your loving devotion come to me, O LORD, Your salvation, according to Your promise.…

Cross References
Psalm 119:20
My soul is consumed with longing for Your judgments at all times.

Psalm 119:25
My soul cleaves to the dust; revive me according to Your word.


Treasury of Scripture

Behold, I have longed after your precepts: quicken me in your righteousness.

I have

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

Matthew 26:41
Watch and pray, that ye 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?

quicken

Psalm 119:25,37,88,107,149,156,159
DALETH. My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word…

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

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









(40) Quicken me in thy righteousness--i.e., Let the sense of thy eternal justice give me vigour and life. Or the thought may be of the invigorating influence of a complete surrender to a righteous law, as in Wordsworth's Ode to Duty;--

"I myself commend

Unto thy guidance from this hour.

Oh let my weakness have an end!

Give unto me, made lowly, wise,

The spirit of self-sacrifice.

The confidence of reason give,

And in the light of truth thy bondsman let me live."

Verse 40. - Behold, I have longed after thy precepts (comp. vers. 20 and 131). There are those - few, it may be, but truly blessed - who "hunger and thirst after righteousness" (Matthew 5:6). Quicken me in thy righteousness (comp. ver. 37). Help my efforts to walk in thy righteous ways.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
How
הִ֭נֵּה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

I long
תָּאַ֣בְתִּי (tā·’aḇ·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 8373: To long for

for Your precepts!
לְפִקֻּדֶ֑יךָ (lə·p̄iq·qu·ḏe·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6490: Appointed, a mandate

Revive me
חַיֵּֽנִי׃ (ḥay·yê·nî)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 2421: To live, to revive

in Your righteousness.
בְּצִדְקָתְךָ֥ (bə·ṣiḏ·qā·ṯə·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6666: Rightness, subjectively, objectively


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