Psalms 119:103

103 How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

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Psalms 119:103 in Other Translations

KJV
103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
ESV
103 How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
NLT
103 How sweet your words taste to me; they are sweeter than honey.
MSG
103 Your words are so choice, so tasty; I prefer them to the best home cooking.
CSB
103 How sweet Your word is to my taste- [sweeter] than honey to my mouth.

Psalms 119:103 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:103

How sweet are thy words unto my taste!
&c.] Who had a spiritual one; and could discern perverse things, and could taste how good and gracious the Lord is: and so his words were sweet unto him; the doctrines of grace, the truths of the Gospel, were delightful and pleasant to him; like unadulterated milk, desirable by him: like good wine, that goes down sweetly; like good food, that is exceeding palatable; or like honey, and even sweeter than that, as follows. And that words "may be tasted [and] eaten", is not only agreeable to Scripture language, ( Jeremiah 15:16 ) ; but to classical writers F7;

[yea, sweeter] than honey to my mouth;
not only had they the nourishing nature and the refreshing virtue of honey, but the sweetness of it; yea, exceeded it in sweetness; see ( Psalms 19:10 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F7 "Mea dicta devorato", Plauti Asinaria, Act. 3. Sc. 3. v. 59. "Edi sermonem tuum", ib. Aulularia, Act. 3. Sc. 6. v. 1. "Gustare ego ejus sermonem volo", ib. Mostellaria, Act. 5. Sc. 1. v. 15.

Psalms 119:103 In-Context

101 I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your word.
102 I have not departed from your laws, for you yourself have taught me.
103 How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.
105 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 19:10; Proverbs 8:11
  • 2. Proverbs 24:13-14
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