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Psalms 119:108

108 Accept, LORD, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws.

Psalms 119:108 in Other Translations

108 Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments.
108 Accept my freewill offerings of praise, O LORD, and teach me your rules.
108 LORD, accept my offering of praise, and teach me your regulations.
108 Festoon me with your finest sayings, God; teach me your holy rules.
108 Lord, please accept my willing offerings of praise, and teach me Your judgments.

Psalms 119:108 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:108

Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth,
O Lord
Not sacrifices out of his flocks and herds, such as were the voluntary and freewill offerings brought to the priests under the law, though there may be an allusion to them; nor out of his substance, such as David and his people willingly offered towards the building of the temple; but these are not the freewill offerings of his hands, but of his mouth; the spiritual sacrifices of prayer praise: prayer is an offering; see ( Psalms 141:2 ) ; and it is a freewill offering, when a man is assisted by the free Spirit of God, and can pour out his soul freely to the Lord, in the exercise of faith and love. Praise is an offering more pleasing to God than an ox or bullock that has horns and hoofs, because it glorifies him; and it is a freewill offering when it is of a man's own accord, comes from his heart; when he calls upon his soul, and all within him, to bless the Lord: and as every good man is desirous of having his sacrifices accepted with the Lord, so they are accepted by him when offered up through Christ, ( 1 Peter 2:5 ) ( Hebrews 13:15 ) ( Revelation 8:3 Revelation 8:4 ) ;

and teach me thy judgments;
for though he was wiser than his enemies, and had more understanding than his teachers, or than the ancients; yet needed to be instructed more and more, and was desirous of being taught of God. This petition, or what is similar to it, is often put up.

Psalms 119:108 In-Context

106 I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws.
107 I have suffered much; preserve my life, LORD, according to your word.
108 Accept, LORD, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws.
109 Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law.
110 The wicked have set a snare for me, but I have not strayed from your precepts.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 51:15; Psalms 63:5; Psalms 71:8; Psalms 109:30; Hosea 14:2; Hebrews 13:15
  • 2. S ver 64
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