Psalms 119:172

172 May my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous.

Psalms 119:172 in Other Translations

172 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.
172 My tongue will sing of your word, for all your commandments are right.
172 Let my tongue sing about your word, for all your commands are right.
172 And let your promises ring from my tongue; every order you've given is right.
172 My tongue sings about Your promise, for all Your commandments are righteous.

Psalms 119:172 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:172

My tongue shall speak of thy word
Of the word of God in general; of the truth of it, which he knew by certain experience; of the purity of it, tending to promote holiness of heart and life; of the power and efficacy of it, enlightening his mind, and working effectually in him; of the profit of it, to his learning, to his instruction, comfort, and refreshment; of the preciousness of it, being of more worth than thousands of gold and silver; and of the pleasantness of it, being sweeter than the honey or honeycomb, and more to be esteemed than one's necessary food; and of the promises of it in particular, of the worth and value of them, of their suitableness and use, and of the faithful fulfilment of them; and of the doctrines of the word, especially those which relate to the grace of God, and salvation by the Messiah; and also of the precepts of the word, as follows:

for all thy commandments [are] righteousness;
not only righteous, but righteousness itself, being strictly just and equitable in the highest sense; and not only some of them, but all of them; see ( Psalms 119:128 ) . Aben Ezra's paraphrase of the words is,

``I will teach the children of men thy word, that they may know that thy commandments are righteousness;''

which is not amiss: and to the same sense is Kimchi's note, who observes, that author of the Masorah interprets it of praise; as if he had said, My tongue shall praise thy word, because all of it is righteousness.

Psalms 119:172 In-Context

170 May my supplication come before you; deliver me according to your promise.
171 May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees.
172 May my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous.
173 May your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts.
174 I long for your salvation, LORD, and your law gives me delight.

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