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Psalms 119:72

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119:72 The law you have revealed is more important to me

than thousands of pieces of gold and silver. 1 

Psalms 119:96-100

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119:96 I realize that everything has its limits,

but your commands are beyond full comprehension. 2 

מ (Mem)

119:97 O how I love your law!

All day long I meditate on it.

119:98 Your commandments 3  make me wiser than my enemies,

for I am always aware of them.

119:99 I have more insight than all my teachers,

for I meditate on your rules.

119:100 I am more discerning than those older than I,

for I observe your precepts.

Psalms 119:105

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נ (Nun)

119:105 Your word 4  is a lamp to walk by,

and a light to illumine my path. 5 

Psalms 119:127-128

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119:127 For this reason 6  I love your commands

more than gold, even purest gold.

119:128 For this reason I carefully follow all your precepts. 7 

I hate all deceitful actions. 8 

1 tn Heb “better to me [is] the law of your mouth than thousands of gold and silver.”

2 tn Heb “to every perfection I have seen an end, your command is very wide.” God’s law is beyond full comprehension, which is why the psalmist continually studies it (vv. 95, 97).

3 tn The plural form needs to be revocalized as a singular in order to agree with the preceding singular verb and the singular pronoun in the next line. The Lord’s “command” refers here to the law (see Ps 19:8).

4 tn Many medieval Hebrew mss read the plural (“words”).

5 tn Heb “[is] a lamp for my foot and a light for my path.”

6 tn “For this reason” connects logically with the statement made in v. 126. Because the judgment the psalmist fears (see vv. 119-120) is imminent, he remains loyal to God’s law.

7 tn Heb “for this reason all the precepts of everything I regard as right.” The phrase “precepts of everything” is odd. It is preferable to take the kaf (כ) on כֹּל (kol, “everything) with the preceding form as a pronominal suffix, “your precepts,” and the lamed (ל) with the following verb as an emphatic particle. See L. C. Allen, Psalms 101-150 (WBC), 138.

8 tn Heb “every false path.”



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