Psalms 119:63

63 I am a friend to all who fear You, to those who keep Your precepts.

Psalms 119:63 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:63

I [am] a companion of all [them] that fear thee
Not of the rich and mighty, much less of the wicked and ungodly; but of such who had the true fear of God upon their hearts, and before their eyes; who feared the Lord and his goodness, and truly served and worshipped him; even "all" of these, whether poor or rich, of whatsoever condition, or of whatsoever nation, being no respecter of persons. With these he was a partner in the blessings of the covenant, in the promises of it, in the graces of the Spirit, and in a right and meetness for the same eternal glory and happiness: he went in company with them to the house of God, and joined with them in all acts of religious worship; he conversed privately with them about what God had done for the souls of him and them; he delighted in their company; he sympathized with them in their troubles; and was a companion with them in their tribulation, sorrows, and sufferings, as well as in their joys and comforts;

and of them that keep thy precepts;
as all such do who truly fear the Lord; for by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil, and cannot do those things that others do; cannot allow themselves in a wilful transgression of the divine precepts; but, influenced by the fear of God, observe and keep them.

Psalms 119:63 In-Context

61 Though the ropes of the wicked were wrapped around me, I did not forget Your law.
62 I rise at midnight to thank You for Your righteous judgments.
63 I am a friend to all who fear You, to those who keep Your precepts.
64 Lord, the earth is filled with Your faithful love; teach me Your statutes.
65 Lord, You have treated Your servant well, just as You promised.
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