World Wide Study Bible

Study

a Bible passage

Click a verse to see commentary

145

With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord.

I will keep your statutes.

146

I cry to you; save me,

that I may observe your decrees.

147

I rise before dawn and cry for help;

I put my hope in your words.

148

My eyes are awake before each watch of the night,

that I may meditate on your promise.

149

In your steadfast love hear my voice;

O Lord, in your justice preserve my life.

150

Those who persecute me with evil purpose draw near;

they are far from your law.

151

Yet you are near, O Lord,

and all your commandments are true.

152

Long ago I learned from your decrees

that you have established them forever.

 


Select a resource above

KOPH. (Ps 119:145-152).

145-149. An intelligent devotion is led by divine promises and is directed to an increase of gracious affections, arising from a contemplation of revealed truth.

147. prevented—literally, "came before," anticipated not only the dawn, but even the usual periods of the night; when the night watches, which might be expected to find me asleep, come, they find me awake (Ps 63:6; 77:4; La 2:19). Such is the earnestness of the desire and love for God's truth.

149. quicken me—revive my heart according to those principles of justice, founded on Thine own nature, and revealed in Thy law, which specially set forth Thy mercy to the humble as well as justice to the wicked (compare Ps 119:30).

150-152. Though the wicked are near to injure, because far from God's law, He is near to help, and faithful to His word, which abides for ever.




Advertisements