119:72 The law you have revealed is more important to me
than thousands of pieces of gold and silver. 1
119:127 For this reason 2 I love your commands
more than gold, even purest gold.
1 tn Heb “better to me [is] the law of your mouth than thousands of gold and silver.”
2 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.