Psalms 119:48

48 relishing every fragment of your counsel.

Psalms 119:48 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:48

My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I
have loved
Showing by such a gesture his great esteem of them, and affection for them; stretching out his hands, and embracing them with both arms, as it were: and this being a praying gesture, ( 2 Timothy 2:8 ) , may signify his earnest desire and request that he might have grace and spiritual strength to enable him to observe them; and it being used in swearing, ( Genesis 14:22 ) , may express his firm resolution in the strength of divine grace to keep them; and the phrase signifying a doing or an attempt to do anything, ( Genesis 41:44 ) , may denote his practical observance of the commands, his putting his hand to do them with all his might; and I will meditate in thy statutes;
and thereby get a better understanding of them, and be in a better disposition and capacity to keep them.

Psalms 119:48 In-Context

46 Then I'll tell the world what I find, speak out boldly in public, unembarrassed.
47 I cherish your commandments - oh, how I love them! -
48 relishing every fragment of your counsel.
49 Remember what you said to me, your servant - I hang on to these words for dear life!
50 These words hold me up in bad times; yes, your promises rejuvenate me.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved.