Psalms 119:171

Psalms 119:171

My lips shall utter praise
Like water flowing from a fountain, as the word F13 signifies. The heart of a good man is like a fountain of water, abounding: with good things, and his mouth is a well of life; out of the abundance of grace and good things in his heart his mouth speaks, ( John 4:14 ) ( Proverbs 10:11 ) ( Matthew 12:34 Matthew 12:35 ) ; and particularly his heart is filled with praise and thankfulness for the many blessings of providence and grace enjoyed; his lips show it forth; it comes flowing from him freely and readily, without force and compulsion, largely and plentifully, constantly and continually, and with great vehemence and strength, as streams from a fountain;

when thou hast taught me thy statutes:
which is what the psalmist often prays for in this psalm; and signifies he should be very thankful to God for, and should sincerely praise him, could he obtain this favour; see ( Psalms 119:7 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F13 (hnebt) "profundent", Vatablus, Musculus; "ebullient", Piscator, Gejerus; "scaturiunt", Cocceius; "scaturient", Michaelis.
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