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7

The law of the Lord is perfect,

reviving the soul;

the decrees of the Lord are sure,

making wise the simple;

8

the precepts of the Lord are right,

rejoicing the heart;

the commandment of the Lord is clear,

enlightening the eyes;

9

the fear of the Lord is pure,

enduring forever;

the ordinances of the Lord are true

and righteous altogether.

10

More to be desired are they than gold,

even much fine gold;

sweeter also than honey,

and drippings of the honeycomb.

 


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7-9. The law is described by six names, epithets, and effects. It is a rule, God's testimony for the truth, His special and general prescription of duty, fear (as its cause) and judicial decision. It is distinct and certain, reliable, right, pure, holy, and true. Hence it revives those depressed by doubts, makes wise the unskilled (2Ti 3:15), rejoices the lover of truth, strengthens the desponding (Ps 13:4; 34:6), provides permanent principles of conduct, and by God's grace brings a rich reward.




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