Psalms 119:175

175 Let me live that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.

Psalms 119:175 in Other Translations

175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me.
175 Let my soul live and praise you, and let your rules help me.
175 Let me live so I can praise you, and may your regulations help me.
175 Invigorate my soul so I can praise you well, use your decrees to put iron in my soul.
175 Let me live, and I will praise You; may Your judgments help me.

Psalms 119:175 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:175

Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee
The psalmist desires the continuance of his natural life, not for his own personal advantage, nor for the sake of his family, nor with any worldly, sinister, and selfish views; but for the glory of God, and for the sake of praising him: or his desire is, that his soul might be lively and comfortable; or that he might be in a lively and cheerful frame of spirit, and so be in fit and proper circumstances to praise the Lord; for it is the living man in both senses, natural and spiritual, that is capable of praising the Lord, ( Isaiah 38:19 ) ;

and let thy judgments help me;
that is, to praise him: meaning either judgments on his enemies, as Aben Ezra; which furnish out matter and occasion of praise and thanksgiving; see ( Revelation 15:3 Revelation 15:4 ) ( Revelation 19:1 Revelation 19:2 ) ; or the word of God, the doctrines and precepts of it; see ( Psalms 119:164 ) .

Psalms 119:175 In-Context

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.
175 Let me live that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.
176 I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten your commands.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 116,159; Isaiah 55:3
Scripture quoted by permission.  Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®.  NIV®.  Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica.  All rights reserved worldwide.