Psalms 119:72

72 1The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.

Psalms 119:72 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:72

The law of thy mouth [is] better unto me than thousands of
gold and silver.
] The word of God, the doctrines contained in it; which, coming out of the mouth of God, and spoken by him, carries in it weight and authority, commands reverence and respect; and ought to be considered as indeed the word of God and not of man; and so of more value than thousands of pieces of gold and silver; or, as the Targum, than a thousand talents of gold and silver. The truths and doctrines of the word of God are not only comparable to gold and silver for their intrinsic worth and value; but are preferable to them, and to be received before them: David had his thousands of gold and silver, but he esteemed the word of God above them all; and willingly suffered afflictions, that he might understand it better; see ( Psalms 119:127 ) ( Psalms 19:10 ) ( Proverbs 8:10 Proverbs 8:11 ) .

Psalms 119:72 In-Context

70 their heart is unfeeling like fat, but I delight in your law.
71 It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes.
72 The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
73 Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.
74 Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice, because I have hoped in your word.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver. 127; Psalms 19:10; Proverbs 8:10
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