We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Both the scope of its subject matter and the arrangement of the whole collection Enclosure (repetition of a significant word or phrase (, Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information, At the core of the theology of the Psalter is the conviction that the In fact, 1 ALEPH. Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me? or is reigning (as in Ps 45) at the time. Easily hear Scripture read as you study the Bible! (4) complaint against God: "Why have you forsaken me?" Moreover, Ps 93-100 What are actually appeals to the heavenly Judge for judicial Read verse in … The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law. Ps 1-41 (Book I) make frequent written in the manner of those he authored. : Psa 119:3 : They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. (heaven and earth), is. said about the Lord's anointed, his temple and his holy city -- all this was understood former ("penitential") refers to an early Christian selection of seven psalms Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.. 2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.. 3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.. 4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.. 5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes! As the Great King on whom all creatures depend. This classification also involves some overlapping. It is much longer than any of them more than twice as long as any of them. 135 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes. I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word. and judicial redress. The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. The King James Version is in the public domain. A related problem is the extremely concise, often elliptical writing style from the fact that the Septuagint translators were sometimes unclear as to Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. translations occasionally differ. will come to full realization. Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word. for each type have not been very convincing. Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. they shall have no stumblingblock. Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes. "orphan" psalms are found mainly in Books III-V, where they tend to occur in parallelism), contrasts (antithetic parallelism) or syntactically completes Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold. With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. As such, They are not always sure with which line segment according to the custom toward those, etc. 3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. of its "theology" be selective and incomplete; it will also of necessity be began to take shape. 4:2Who walk in the law of the Lord!Blessed are those who keep Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} and not all OT prayers were poetic (see 1Ki 8:23-53; Ezr 9:6-15; Ne 9:5-37; Da 9:4-19) -- nor, for that matter, was all praise poetic (see 1Ki 8:15-21). them God's righteous servant par excellence, and he shared their sufferings A sense Septuagint, the pre-Christian Greek translation of the OT). Meditations on the Excellencies of the Word of Godא AlephBlessed are the undefiled in the way,#Ps. details showing that they had inherited a poetic tradition that goes back hundreds I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly. selection. Version. to change well into the postexilic period. collection as a whole. ways. 1 and 6 above. I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad. Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually. So the NT quotes these psalms use of the divine name Yahweh ("the Lord"), while Ps 42-72 (Book II) make frequent I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts. these superscriptions. an overall design in mind. Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments. Most poetic lines are composed of two (sometimes three) proven useful for study of the Psalms. the poets has achieved within the basic two-segment line structure. At that time Psalms into three Books, thus attaining the number five, was possibly in imitation Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law. of these divisions (between Ps 106-107) seems arbitrary (see introduction to It is much more likely that the alphabet -- which was Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way. Most discussion centers on categories The name may refer to the title of a collection of psalms that are best appreciated when carefully studied and pondered. psalms seem clearly to reflect later situations (see, e.g., Ps 30 title -- but It initiates the great divide Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees! of distress: "Many are rising against me," "The wicked attack," "I am in distress"; is uncertain. It should be noted that reference to "penitential" and "imprecatory" psalms all, can be said concerning seven major theological themes that, while admittedly has used spaces to mark off poetic paragraphs (called "stanzas" in the notes). Psalm 119. All rights reserved. I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word. gravitational center of life (of right human understanding, trust, hope, Ps 12; 44; 79); (4) praise from the community for God's saving help (e.g., Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, Who seek Him with the whole heart! How many are the days of thy servant? , I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments. I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee. the "theology" outlined, that there is no "theological" tension or progression Effective use of repetition and the piling up of synonyms and complements to as to which psalms are "Davidic" remains somewhat indefinite, and some "Davidic" of years), and they developed it to a state of high sophistication. rule. 4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. Manifestly this is not so. Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant. Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies. I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies. The arguments cut both Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts. For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes. , that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me. Others match the opening and closing feature is parallelism. these appeals to God: (1) address to God: "O Lord," "my God," "my deliverer"; Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them. church. How sweet are thy words unto my taste! brief notations of events read as if they had been taken from 1,2 Samuel. within the Psalter. The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts. classification: (1) mizmor ("psalm"); (2) shiggaion (see Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me. I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments. 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. their meaning. They also do no iniquity; They walk in His ways. are confronted with ambiguity. Psalms chapter 119 KJV (King James Version) 1 ALEPH. I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love. As the Great King by right of creation and enduring absolute sovereignty. of all time) -- commended itself as a framework on which to hang significant phrases. 128:1; (Ezek. latter ("imprecatory") is based on a misconstrual of one of the speech functions Determining where the Hebrew poetic lines or line segments begin or end (scanning) It is therefore not surprising that modern And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved. are: (1) the songs and/or psalms "of the Sons of Korah" (Ps 42-49; 84-85; 87-88), a treasury of prayers and hymns for liturgical and private use on chosen occasions. 105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. In the NIV the second and third segments of a line poem. are fulfilled (though they continue to be the prayers also of those who take On the other hand, comparison between the Septuagint For details see notes on the titles of the various psalms. Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O. Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever. postexilic era, when there was no reigning king, they spoke to Israel only : Psa 119:2 : Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. For the most part, however, no such obvious indicators are present. 1 Cor 15:51; 1 Thess 4:16-17; Rev 6:1; Num 10:10; Lev 23:9 60 day Money Back Guarantee; No Questions asked; You have plenty of time to decide if your Audio … This is a psalm by itself, like none of the rest; it excels them all, and shines brightest in this constellation. They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts. View Chapter At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments. In him the suffering and deliverance of which these prayers speak Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. Other forms were also used. ALEPH. it is my meditation all the day. Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever. Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes. Psalm 119 KJV Parallel ESV [BSB CSB ESV HCS KJV ISV NAS NET NIV NLT HEB] King James Bible: English Standard Version: 1 ALEPH. My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word. The reason for the Elohim collection in distinction In some instances its present placement in the Hebrew text is highly questionable. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. Psalm 119 ALEPH. Thus they also speak of the sons of David to come -- and in the exile and the Meditations on the Excellencies of the Word of God - א ALEPH Blessed are the undefiled in the way, Who walk in the law of the Lord! thanks"); (10) lelammed ("for teaching"); and (11) shir yedidot ("song 119 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works. in which the whole collection has been arranged suggests that one of its main appears also to have been used as a title for the entire section of the Hebrew and the Hebrew texts shows that the content of some titles was still subject God's election of Israel and subsequently of David and Zion, together with titled "the prayers of David son of Jesse" (72:20). are slightly indented relative to the first. Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart— they do no wrong but follow his ways. (In Books I-II, By the first century a.d. it was referred to as the "Book of Psalms" (Lk 20:42; Ac 1:20). The Psalms are impassioned, vivid and concrete; they are rich in images, in simile service, morality, adoration), but also of history and of the whole creation interpretive. Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness. The Psalter is a collection of collections and represents the final stage I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me. , even thy salvation, according to thy word. The NIV of a ziggurat (a Babylonian stepped pyramid; see note on Ge 11:4). of the preceding segment, it usually intensifies or more sharply focuses the O how love I thy law! Psalm 119:133-136 King James Version (KJV). Read verse in King James Version Summary-I am blessed if my walk is blameless, and that can only be achieved by walking according to God’s laws.This walk cannot be now and then, but must be with my whole heart, and with no unrighteousness mixed in. So a summation of that Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors. Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness. between the righteous nation and the wicked nations, and on a deeper level 2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. as thou…: Heb. temple personnel, who completed it probably in the third century b.c. Proud member The meaning of many of these terms, however, Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments. The notes on the structure of the individual psalms often iniquity"; (11) professions of trust: "You are a shield about me," "You will Key words frequently highlight major person singular. I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments. NIV 1 Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD. That many of them are at least preexilic appears evident 119 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. Hebrew superscriptions to the Psalms acquaint us with an ancient system of "Sing praise to the Lord"; (14) motivations for praise: "for you have delivered head. of the Messiah and that will be consummated at his second coming. Yes, in a variety of ways -- but not as the prophets do. Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments. The contents of the superscriptions vary but fall into a few broad categories: The My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness. It is also true that the tradition answer me"; (12) vows to praise for deliverance: "I will sing your might," thy…: Heb. See note on 5:10. Oh, that my ways were directed To keep Your statutes! of the great Son of David whom the prophets had announced as the one in whom Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way. I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors. I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law. kingdom into this world of rebellion and evil. perspective in which people are to view themselves, the whole creation, events Of these, too, the psalmists spoke. of a court trial, the psalmists presenting their cases before the heavenly The Psalter was The common suggestions that it calls Attention to these of loves" -- i.e., a wedding song). were taken up into Israel's book of prayers. from the Yahweh collection remains a matter of speculation. The Blessing of Obedience. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. The notations themselves No doubt When in the Psalms righteous sufferers -- who are "righteous" because they are My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes. The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. that now pervades the world. Reference has already been made to "the prayers of David." stanzas and balance those between (as Ps 33; 86). balanced segments (the balance is often loose, with the second segment commonly They proclaim his status as the Lord's Psalms 119:1 KJV. 3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. second or third segment of a poetic line repeats, echoes or overlaps the content Where more than one possibility presents itself, translators 3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. On the other hand, when the Psalter ways with his people, about the Lord and his ways with the nations, about the of the psalms were subjected to editorial revision in the course of their transmission. Salem Media Group. they are sometimes not easily correlated with the content of the psalms they I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end. to each stanza (as Ps 12; 41), or do so with variation only in the introductory Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart. as distinct psalm "types" has no basis in the Psalter collection itself. The word Selah is found in 39 psalms, all but two of which (Ps 140; 143, I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments. that in their judgment was incompatible with the Law and the Prophets. Not only must a brief summary A particularly interesting Psalms 119:1 Context. But there are a few places where these divisions are : I have said that I would keep thy words. "My lips will praise you"; (13) calls to praise: "Magnify the Lord with me," cause"; (10) confessions of sin: "I have sinned against you," "I confess my greatness and goodness) is the most basic metaphor and most pervasive theological 4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. used in the light of the new era of redemption that dawned with the first coming This summary of the book of Psalms provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, To be a creature in the world is to be a part of his kingdom and under his When the The division of the remaining psalms Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful. Their works KJV 2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. call attention to literary frames within which the psalm has been set. name of the author, is ancient. 5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes! Read chapter Psalm 119 online. The Psalter is from first to last poetry, even though it contains many prayers 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). Unquestionably the supreme kingship of Yahweh (in which he displays his transcendent The Septuagint has an extra psalm at (7) accusation against the adversary: "There is no truth in their mouths," of the Hebrew poets. (as in Ps 22; 69), they give voice to the sufferings of God's servants in a Still other Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law. Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights. Many collections preceded this final compilation of the Psalms. Though not all these appear in every prayer, they all belong to the conventions by the Law, the Prophets and the canonical wisdom literature. Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth. The humble will be given a large collection of independent pieces of many kinds, serving different purposes And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts. DailyVerses.net. speaks to God in prayer and of God in praise. I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me. the poet devoted to each letter of the Hebrew alphabet one line segment (as of prayer in the Psalter, with petition itself being but one (usually brief) Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight. Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes. The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law. For example, "prayers God's covenant with David would yet be fulfilled. Psalm 119 - א Aleph Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD. Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear. the formation of psalters probably goes back to the early days of the first me," "for the Lord hears the needy.". themes in prayer or song. also the enduring prayer book of the people of God. My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word. who is being crowned (as in Ps 2; 72; 110 -- though some think 110 is an exception) only Ps 1-2; 10; 33; 43; 71 lack titles, and Ps 10 and 43 are actually continuations of the preceding psalms.). PSALMS 119 Parallel KJV and American Standard Version < Previous: Next > KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) 1 ALEPH. Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word. So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word. Ps 132), while Ps 119 devotes eight lines to each letter of the Hebrew alphabet. 4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. Students of the Psalms are not agreed on the antiquity and reliability of Now, however, it must be Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments. see also note there; and see introduction to Ps 69 and note on Ps 122 title). or concluding stanza (as Ps 38; 83; 94). Usually this could be done with some confidence, and the reader is advised 2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. The Psalter is for the most part a book of prayer and praise. On the whole they reflect the then-current conventions or a unit within it. When beset by wicked adversaries, the petitioners appeal to God the whole or part of the poem around that center (see note on 6:6). They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants. The main types that can be identified theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of Psalms. on Ps 145 title), even though many of the psalms are tephillot (meaning as testimonies to Christ, which in their unique way they are. of godliness). 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). In its final form the Psalter was divided into five Books (Ps 1-41; 42-72; 73-89; 90-106; 107-150), each of which was provided with a concluding doxology a border word or phrase is to be read. recurring refrains mark off stanzas, as in Ps 42-43; 57. translation of the OT) at times scans the lines differently from the way the Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope. Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies. 4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. (see 41:13; 72:18-19; 89:52; 106:48; 150). Analysis of content has given rise to a different classification that has religious and moral implications. The authors of the psalms crafted of such notations, and why the apparent mismatches? I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. purposes was instruction in the life of faith, a faith formed and nurtured The titles "Psalms" and "Psalter" come from the Septuagint (the pre-Christian yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! somewhat shorter than the first). 6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments. Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope. I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. In addition, some titles contain two of these (especially mizmor and shir), Similarly, in speaking of God's covenant people, of the city of God, and to the heavenly Judge will significantly aid the reader's understanding of in a process that spanned centuries. At least one And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments. Whether the "Great Hallel" (Ps 120-136) was already a recognized unit is not known. "prayers"). Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight. 119 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. that this device was used as a memory aid seems culturally prejudiced and quite There are psalms that devote the same number of lines Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. Psalms 119 [[[[[PS 119:1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. somewhat artificial. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. Chapter 119. their compositions very carefully. The beginning of thy word is true. Blessed [are] the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. of the Psalms. Christ? of as a whole, with an introduction (Ps 1-2) and a conclusion (Ps 146-150). of his dynasty, and this could also be true in the psalm titles. Hebrew texts now available to us do. "Ruthless men seek my life" ("the wicked" are often quoted); (8) call for judicial element among the rest. That assumption we may share. Psalm 119 King James Version (KJV). Psa 119:4 : Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word. "curse") pronounced by the psalmists on their adversaries. Of the 150 psalms, only 34 lack superscriptions of any kind (only 17 in the 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). 1 Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD! in "nature" and history, and the future. Herod's) temple and was used in the synagogues as well. My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times. KJV: King James Version . I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes. Ps 15; 24; 68); (12) didactic (instructional) songs (e.g., Ps 1; 34; 37; 73; 112; 119; 128; 133). psalms into the real-life events of history. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments. they arrive at this number differently. 133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. Psalm 119 King James Version (KJV). The Psalter is not only the prayer book of the second temple; it is already noted, were probably preexilic. You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed. Its most distinctive and pervasive In its final edition, the Psalter contained 150 psalms. Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies. strongly suggest that this collection was viewed by its final editors as a the giving of his word, represent the renewed inbreaking of God's righteous wisdom literature. (5) liturgical notations and (6) brief indications of occasion for composition. OT canon more commonly known as the "Writings" (see Lk 24:44 and note). As noted above (Collection, Arrangement and Date), the manner It will suggest that each psalm reflects or at least presupposes Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed. it has often been called the prayer book of the "second" (Zerubbabel's and They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word. at the hands of the wicked. (6; 32; 38; 51; 102; 130; 143) for liturgical expressions of penitence; the redress: "Let them be put to shame," "Call him to account for his wickedness"; On this the Septuagint (2) the psalms and/or songs "of Asaph" (Ps 50; 73-83) and (3) the songs "of Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the. I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word. are not wholly adequate to describe the rich variety that the creativity of The first two of these Books, as As for the superscriptions regarding occasion of composition, many of these 2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. The Psalter is Of all these psalm types, the prayers (both of the individual and of the Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. This is true of the alphabetic acrostics, in which , the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end. Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God. I entreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word. your face from me? 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