Psalms 119:166

166 I wait for your salvation, LORD, and I follow your commands.

Psalms 119:166 in Other Translations

KJV
166 LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.
ESV
166 I hope for your salvation, O LORD, and I do your commandments.
NLT
166 I long for your rescue, LORD, so I have obeyed your commands.
MSG
166 I wait expectantly for your salvation; God, I do what you tell me.
CSB
166 Lord, I hope for Your salvation and carry out Your commands.

Psalms 119:166 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:166

Lord, I have hoped for thy salvation
Either temporal salvation and deliverance from enemies, and from afflictions, which God had promised, and therefore he had reason to hope for; or spiritual and eternal salvation, resolved on in the mind of God, provided in covenant, promised to be wrought out by Christ, and which since has been accomplished; and therefore there is a sufficient foundation to hope for it;

and done thy commandments:
this was not the cause, ground, and foundation of his hope; for then it would not have been like an anchor, sure and steadfast, but as the hope of the hypocrite, which is as the spider's web; but this was the effect of his hope; because he had a good hope of salvation, therefore he was studiously concerned to do the commandments of God; his hope prompted him to it, and encouraged him in it; see ( 1 John 3:2 1 John 3:3 ) . Kimchi's note here is a good one; "and done thy commandments", not for hope of reward; but I have done them as thy commandments are with me and I know that I shall have salvation, and I have hoped for it.

Psalms 119:166 In-Context

164 Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.
165 Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.
166 I wait for your salvation, LORD, and I follow your commands.
167 I obey your statutes, for I love them greatly.
168 I obey your precepts and your statutes, for all my ways are known to you.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 81; Genesis 49:18