Psalms 119:140

140 Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them.

Psalms 119:140 in Other Translations

KJV
140 Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.
ESV
140 Your promise is well tried, and your servant loves it.
NLT
140 Your promises have been thoroughly tested; that is why I love them so much.
MSG
140 Your promise has been tested through and through, and I, your servant, love it dearly.
CSB
140 Your word is completely pure, and Your servant loves 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.


FOOTNOTES:

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

Psalms 119:140 In-Context

138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy.
139 My zeal wears me out, for my enemies ignore your words.
140 Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them.
141 Though I am lowly and despised, I do not forget your precepts.
142 Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.

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