Psalms 119:12

12 Praise be to you, LORD; teach me your decrees.

Psalms 119:12 in Other Translations

12 Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes.
12 Blessed are you, O LORD; teach me your statutes!
12 I praise you, O LORD ; teach me your decrees.
12 Be blessed, God; train me in your ways of wise living.
12 Lord, may You be praised; teach me Your statutes.

Psalms 119:12 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:12

Blessed [art] thou, O Lord
In himself, in his nature, persons, and perfections; the fountain of all happiness to angels and men, in time and to eternity; to whom all blessing, honour, and glory, are to be given. The psalmist takes this method of praising and ascribing blessing to God, for what he had received from him; particularly for teaching him what he had learned, ( Psalms 119:7 ) ; in hopes of succeeding in his following request:

teach me thy statutes;
the knowledge of the best is imperfect. Good men desire to know more of God, of his mind and will, even of his revealed will; and that they may have grace and strength to act in conformity to it; for it is not the bare theory of things they desire to be taught, but the practice of them; and though ministers, and the ministry of the word, and administration of ordinances, may be and are means of teaching; yet there is none teaches like the Lord, Father, Son, and Spirit. The Targum and Syriac versions render it, "teach me thy decrees".

Psalms 119:12 In-Context

10 I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.
11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
12 Praise be to you, LORD; teach me your decrees.
13 With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth.
14 I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Psalms 28:6
  • 2. Psalms 143:8,10
  • 3. ver 26; S Exodus 18:20
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