Psalms 119:142

142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.

Psalms 119:142 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:142

Thy righteousness [is] an everlasting righteousness
Or, "is for ever" F26. The rectitude of his nature, his faithfulness in his promises, and his kindness and beneficence to his people; and particularly the righteousness of God revealed in the Gospel; the righteousness of his Son, which he approves and accepts of, and imputes to him that believes. This is a righteousness that will last for ever, will never be abolished; it will answer for them that have it in a time to come; it is of use throughout the whole of life, at death, in the day of judgment, and to all eternity; see ( Daniel 9:24 ) ;

and thy law [is] the truth;
or "thy doctrine"; or "thy word", as the Arabic version. The Scriptures are called the Scriptures of truth, ( Daniel 10:21 ) they come from the God of truth, and all that is contained in them is truth; the legal part of them is truth, and so is the Gospel; that is called the word of truth, and truth itself: it is concerning Christ, who is the truth; and it is directed into and made effectual by the Spirit of truth, and contains in it many excellent truths; and is therefore deservedly valued and esteemed by all good men; see ( John 17:17 ) .


F26 (Mlewl) "in seculum", Pagninus, Montanus, Gejerus; "in aeternum", V. L. Michaelis.

Psalms 119:142 In-Context

140 Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.
141 I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.
142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.
143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.
144 The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.