Psalms 119:162

162 I rejoice in your promise like one who finds great spoil.

Psalms 119:162 in Other Translations

162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
162 I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil.
162 I rejoice in your word like one who discovers a great treasure.
162 I'm ecstatic over what you say, like one who strikes it rich.
162 I rejoice over Your promise like one who finds vast treasure.

Psalms 119:162 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:162

I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
] At having it, which is a distinguishing blessing; all are not favoured with it; and is an inestimable treasure, a field in which a treasure lies; which those that find rejoice at, and especially at the understanding of it, as Kimchi notes: for such only delight in it who spiritually understand it, or have an application of it to them; find it, and eat it, and then it is the joy and rejoicing of their hearts. The doctrines of it are matter of great joy, particularly which concern the grace of God, the person of Christ, and peace, pardon, righteousness, and salvation by him; and each of its promises, which are exceeding great and precious; and, when opened and applied in a time of need, occasion great joy; such as is expressed at finding a great spoil, when much substance comes into the hands of the conqueror, as well as victory. The word is a part of the believer's spiritual armour, by which he overcomes his enemies; as well as it acquaints him with the conquest Christ has obtained over them, and made him a sharer in; and directs him to unsearchable riches, to things more valuable than thousands of gold and silver; so that he has great reason to rejoice at it in such a manner indeed! see ( Isaiah 9:2 Isaiah 9:3 Isaiah 9:6 ) .

Psalms 119:162 In-Context

160 All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.
161 Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles at your word.
162 I rejoice in your promise like one who finds great spoil.
163 I hate and detest falsehood but I love your law.
164 Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S ver 111
  • 2. 1 Samuel 30:16; Isaiah 9:3; Isaiah 53:12
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