Psalms 119:140

140 Your 1word is very pure, Therefore Your servant 2loves it.

Psalms 119:140 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:140

Thy word is very pure
Or, "exceedingly purified" F23: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times, ( Psalms 12:6 ) ; free from, all drossy matter; from any mixtures, or the corruptions and doctrines of men; and which tends and leads to purity of heart and life;

therefore thy servant loveth it;
that which carnal men hate the word of God for, because it forbids and condemns all impurity of flesh and spirit, all impure thoughts, words, and actions; that a good man loves it for, and which is an evidence of a sanctified heart.


F23 (dam hpwru) "purificatum valde", Montanus; "liquatum, vel expurgatum valde", Gejerus.

Psalms 119:140 In-Context

138 You have commanded Your testimonies in righteousness And exceeding faithfulness.
139 My zeal has consumed me, Because my adversaries have forgotten Your words.
140 Your word is very pure, Therefore Your servant loves it.
141 I am small and despised, Yet I do not forget Your precepts.
142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And Your law is truth.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 12:6; Psalms 19:8
  • 2. Psalms 119:47

Footnotes 2

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