Psalms 119:14

14 I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.

Psalms 119:14 in Other Translations

KJV
14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.
ESV
14 In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.
NLT
14 I have rejoiced in your laws as much as in riches.
MSG
14 I delight far more in what you tell me about living than in gathering a pile of riches.
CSB
14 I rejoice in the way [revealed by] Your decrees as much as in all riches.

Psalms 119:14 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:14

I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies
The way which the Scriptures, that testify of God and Christ, direct unto; and the principal way is Christ himself, the only way of life and salvation; in which believers walk and go on rejoicing; rejoicing in his person, offices, grace, righteousness, and salvation: the lesser ways the Scriptures point unto are the ways of duty and paths of ordinances; in which truly gracious souls find a great deal of peace, pleasure, and delight;

as [much as] in all riches;
or, "as above all riches" F18: the joy that believers have in the ways of God is superior to that which any natural or worldly man has in his substance of every sort, or be it ever so great; yea, they find such riches in the ways of God, as are vastly preferable to the riches of this world; they find Christ, the pearl of great price, and his unsearchable riches, the riches of grace, and the riches of glory; and even the word of God itself, those testimonies of his, are more desirable than thousands of gold and silver, and give a greater pleasure than the increase of corn and wine.


FOOTNOTES:

F18 (Nwh lk lek) "sicut super omnibus divitiis", Pagninus; so Junius & Tremellius, Michaelis, Ainsworth.

Psalms 119:14 In-Context

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.
15 I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.
16 I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.

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