Psalms 119:144

144 Your statutes are always righteous; give me understanding that I may live.

Psalms 119:144 in Other Translations

144 The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.
144 Your testimonies are righteous forever; give me understanding that I may live.
144 Your laws are always right; help me to understand them so I may live.
144 The way you tell me to live is always right; help me understand it so I can live to the fullest.
144 Your decrees are righteous forever. Give me understanding, and I will live.

Psalms 119:144 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:144

The righteousness of thy testimonies [is] everlasting
Or, "for ever" F2. The righteousness which they require, or which they publish; the righteousness revealed in the Gospel, which is the righteousness of Christ; (See Gill on Psalms 119:142);

give me understanding, and I shall live;
an understanding of the testimonies of the Lord, of the word of God, the law of God, and Gospel of Christ; an understanding of divine and spiritual things; a clearer and larger understanding of them, which is the gift of God; both that itself at first, and an increase of it here prayed for, the end, issue, and effect of which is life. Such live spiritually, and by faith; they live cheerfully and comfortably, and "for ever", as Aben Ezra and Kimchi repeat from the former clause: for "this is life eternal know the only true God and Jesus Christ"; or to have spiritual understanding of them, and of those things which relate to spiritual peace and comfort here, and eternal happiness hereafter, ( John 17:3 ) .


F2 (Mlwel) "in seculum", Pagninus, Montanus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius; "in aeternum", V. L.

Psalms 119:144 In-Context

142 Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.
143 Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands give me delight.
144 Your statutes are always righteous; give me understanding that I may live.
145 I call with all my heart; answer me, LORD, and I will obey your decrees.
146 I call out to you; save me and I will keep your statutes.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S ver 34; Psalms 19:9
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