Even the Septuagint (the pre-Christian Greek Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight. Other apparent groupings include Ps 111-118 (a series of Hallelujah psalms; see introduction to Ps 113), Ps 138-145 (all of which include "of David" in their titles) and Ps 146-150 (with their frequent "Praise the Lord"; see NIV text note on 111:1). Where more than one possibility presents itself, translators The King James Version is in the public domain. Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart. Effective use of repetition and the piling up of synonyms and complements to of the preceding segment, it usually intensifies or more sharply focuses the wisdom literature. they shall have no stumblingblock. The Psalter is not only the prayer book of the second temple; it is Version. : Psa 119:2 : Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. the giving of his word, represent the renewed inbreaking of God's righteous Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope. How many are the days of thy servant? Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight. of prayer in the Psalter, with petition itself being but one (usually brief) Psalms 119:1 KJV. Proud member 2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. When in the Psalms righteous sufferers -- who are "righteous" because they are Manifestly this is not so. who is being crowned (as in Ps 2; 72; 110 -- though some think 110 is an exception) design features are pointed out in the notes. 3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. of the Psalms. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. see also note there; and see introduction to Ps 69 and note on Ps 122 title). to change well into the postexilic period. appears also to have been used as a title for the entire section of the Hebrew from the Yahweh collection remains a matter of speculation. I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. But there are also psalms that (In Books I-II, Psalm 119 KJV Parallel ESV [BSB CSB ESV HCS KJV ISV NAS NET NIV NLT HEB] King James Bible: English Standard Version: 1 ALEPH. Hebrew poetry lacks rhyme and regular meter. "How long will you hide will assist the reader. Bible Language English. In Ps 110 two balanced stanzas are divided by their introductory oracles (see also introduction to That assumption we may share. (as in Ps 22; 69), they give voice to the sufferings of God's servants in a themes in prayer or song. parallelism), contrasts (antithetic parallelism) or syntactically completes When the motivation for God to hear: "for I take refuge in you," "for your name's sake"; for a brief musical interlude or for a brief liturgical response by the congregation Actually people of that time were able to memorize far more readily at the end that occurs at the beginning) frequently wraps up a composition anointed and declare what the Lord will accomplish through him and his dynasty. As for the superscriptions regarding occasion of composition, many of these I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end. Moreover, Ps 107). they also assumed that each psalm was to be understood in the light of the 3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. "My lips will praise you"; (13) calls to praise: "Magnify the Lord with me," appear to be a traditional collection (see "The Lord reigns" in 93:1; 96:10; 97:1; 99:1). They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. Cancel. , even thy salvation, according to thy word. of its "theology" be selective and incomplete; it will also of necessity be You have commanded us To keep Your precepts diligently. It is also true that the tradition The traditional Hebrew title is tehillim (meaning "praises"; see note The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies. or concluding stanza (as Ps 38; 83; 94). the "theology" outlined, that there is no "theological" tension or progression Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it. that in their judgment was incompatible with the Law and the Prophets. Of the 150 psalms, only 34 lack superscriptions of any kind (only 17 in the God's election of Israel and subsequently of David and Zion, together with pride will be humbled, and wrongs will be redressed. Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me. (heaven and earth), is. Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. He became for What are actually appeals to the heavenly Judge for judicial Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth. To be a human being in the world is to be dependent on and responsible The stanza structure of Hebrew poetry is also a matter of dispute. gravitational center of life (of right human understanding, trust, hope, The name may refer to the title of a collection of psalms that speaks to God in prayer and of God in praise. clusters: Ps 91; 93-97; 99; 104-107; 111-119; 135-137; 146-150. : Psa 119:5 Psalms 119:1 Context. "theology" impoverishes it by translating it into an objective mode. theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of Psalms. Christ? these superscriptions. are: (1) the songs and/or psalms "of the Sons of Korah" (Ps 42-49; 84-85; 87-88), 2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. Strangely, both the Septuagint and Hebrew texts number Ps 42-43 Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me? "Sing praise to the Lord"; (14) motivations for praise: "for you have delivered the formation of psalters probably goes back to the early days of the first The NIV unwarranted. How sweet are thy words unto my taste! I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly. Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. that this device was used as a memory aid seems culturally prejudiced and quite Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. second or third segment of a poetic line repeats, echoes or overlaps the content As the Great King by right of creation and enduring absolute sovereignty. 18.0M . use of the divine name Yahweh ("the Lord"), while Ps 42-72 (Book II) make frequent Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. of loves" -- i.e., a wedding song). a border word or phrase is to be read. These so-called They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word. and the Hebrew texts shows that the content of some titles was still subject A sense Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.#undefiled: or, perfect, or, sincere Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law. Psalm 119 - א Aleph Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD. to the heavenly Judge will significantly aid the reader's understanding of Hence something, after My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law. Ps 1-41 (Book I) make frequent Both the scope of its subject matter and the arrangement of the whole collection They proclaim his status as the Lord's Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies. community) are the most complex. The Blessing of Obedience. I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me. (5) liturgical notations and (6) brief indications of occasion for composition. Septuagint, the pre-Christian Greek translation of the OT). Determining where the Hebrew poetic lines or line segments begin or end (scanning) To proudly deny that fact is the root of all wickedness -- the wickedness They also do no iniquity; They walk in His ways. 5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes! Greek translation of the OT), where they originally referred to stringed instruments the whole or part of the poem around that center (see note on 6:6). Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear. of the temple in which God dwells, the Psalms ultimately speak of Christ's 6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments. Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them. I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts. In the NIV the second and third segments of a line The Psalter is from first to last poetry, even though it contains many prayers Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law. Furthermore, any summation faces a still greater problem. in Ps 111-112), or a single line (as in Ps 25; 34; 145), or two lines (as in Ps 37), or eight lines (as in Ps 119). religious and moral implications. the whole earth to possess, and the righteous and peaceable kingdom of God Ps 44 is a prayer fashioned after the design The in "nature" and history, and the future. ALEPH. Psalm 119 ALEPH. Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O. O how love I thy law! kingdom into this world of rebellion and evil. Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law. The Psalter is a collection of collections and represents the final stage (see 41:13; 72:18-19; 89:52; 106:48; 150). (such as harp, lyre and lute), then to songs sung with their accompaniment. In it faith The common suggestions that it calls "prayers"). are fulfilled (though they continue to be the prayers also of those who take Listen to Psalm 119 using the KJV Bible online. As noted above (Collection, Arrangement and Date), the manner 119 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. The reason for the Elohim collection in distinction has used spaces to mark off poetic paragraphs (called "stanzas" in the notes). For example, "prayers me," "for the Lord hears the needy.". element among the rest. Psalm 119 - ALEPH. used in the light of the new era of redemption that dawned with the first coming redress: "Let them be put to shame," "Call him to account for his wickedness"; Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies. Relative are slightly indented relative to the first. 2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. stanzas and balance those between (as Ps 33; 86). or is reigning (as in Ps 45) at the time. When Christ came in the flesh, Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word. Nevertheless, it is helpful to study a psalm in conjunction Similarly, in speaking of God's covenant people, of the city of God, and Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law. will come to full realization. and metaphor. The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart. Key words frequently highlight major As for Davidic authorship, there can be little doubt that the Psalter contains adversary), they confess their guilt and plead for mercy. Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights. 11:20; 18:17); Mic. It is much longer than any of them more than twice as long as any of them. Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. began to take shape. KJV 1 ALEPH. A particularly interesting of godliness). 128:1; (Ezek. hostile and evil world. It should be noted that reference to "penitential" and "imprecatory" psalms So…: or, So shall I answer him that reproveth me in a thing. On the other hand, comparison between the Septuagint church. can be said in this regard see introductions to the individual psalms. But it is more than Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. Psalm 119:1 This long Psalm (176 verses) consists of separate units, each of which has its first word beginning with a consecutive letter of the Hebrew alphabet as a memory aid. KJV 2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. 4:2Who walk in the law of the Lord!Blessed are those who keep indicating that the types are diversely based and overlapping. Thy word…: Heb. the poets has achieved within the basic two-segment line structure. : I have said that I would keep thy words. Psa 119:4 : Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. translation of the OT) at times scans the lines differently from the way the It will suggest that each psalm reflects or at least presupposes I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed. They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts. an overall design in mind. balanced segments (the balance is often loose, with the second segment commonly In the end this divine enterprise will triumph. The titles "Psalms" and "Psalter" come from the Septuagint (the pre-Christian Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word. titled "the prayers of David son of Jesse" (72:20). View Chapter So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever. Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes. In fact, one of the first collections included in the book was See note on 5:10. In addition Ps 33; 38; 103 each have 22 lines, no doubt because of the number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet (see Introduction to Lamentations: Literary Features). The Septuagint has an extra psalm at The syntactical connection of words must at times be inferred nothing…: Heb. I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts. Its theology is, however, not abstract or Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name. It is therefore not surprising that modern For details see notes on the titles of the various psalms. 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