Psalms 119:156

156 Your compassion, LORD, is great; preserve my life according to your laws.

Psalms 119:156 in Other Translations

156 Great are thy tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to thy judgments.
156 Great is your mercy, O LORD; give me life according to your rules.
156 LORD, how great is your mercy; let me be revived by following your regulations.
156 Your mercies, God, run into the billions; following your guidelines, revive me.
156 Your compassions are many, Lord; give me life, according to Your judgments.

Psalms 119:156 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:156

Great [are] thy tender mercies, O Lord
Not his providential mercies only, which are many and undeserved, and constantly repeated; but his special mercies in Christ, which flow from the tenderness of his heart; and his merciful lovingkindness to his people, and which are great or many F6, as to quantity; there being a multitude of them, not to be reckoned up: and for quality they are wonderful beyond expression and conception; proceed from unmerited love, rich, free, sovereign grace, and last for ever;

quicken me according to that judgments; (See Gill on Psalms 119:149).


F6 (Mybr) "multae", Pagninus, Montanus, Musculus, Michaelis.

Psalms 119:156 In-Context

154 Defend my cause and redeem me; preserve my life according to your promise.
155 Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out your decrees.
156 Your compassion, LORD, is great; preserve my life according to your laws.
157 Many are the foes who persecute me, but I have not turned from your statutes.
158 I look on the faithless with loathing, for they do not obey your word.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Nehemiah 9:27; James 5:11
  • 2. ver 25; 2 Samuel 24:14
  • 3. ver 149
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