Psalms 119:24

24 Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.

Psalms 119:24 in Other Translations

24 Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors.
24 Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors.
24 Your laws please me; they give me wise advice.
24 Yes, your sayings on life are what give me delight; I listen to them as to good neighbors!
24 Your decrees are my delight and my counselors.

Psalms 119:24 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:24

Thy testimonies also [are] my delight
Or "delights" F24; exceeding delightful to me. The whole of Scripture is so to a good man; he delights in the law of God, after the inward man; the Gospel is a joyful sound to him; the doctrines of peace, pardon, righteousness, and salvation by Christ, are very pleasant; the promises of it give more joy than the finding of a great spoil; and the precepts and ordinances of it are not grievous, but ways of pleasantness and peace;

[and] my counsellors;
or, "the men of my counsel" F25; though David took counsel with men about affairs of state; yet concerning spiritual ones, or what related to his soul, and the concerns of that, not they, but the Scriptures, were the men of his counsel. The Gospel is the whole counsel of God relating to salvation; in it Christ, the wonderful Counsellor, gives advice to saints and sinners: the whole word of God may be profitably consulted on every occasion, and in every circumstance in which a child of God may be; all Scripture, being divinely inspired, is profitable for doctrine, for correction, and instruction in righteousness, ( 2 Timothy 3:16 ) .


F24 (yevev) "deliciae meae", Montanus, Tigurine version, Gejerus, Michaelis; "delectationes meae", Pagninus; "oblectationes meae", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator.
F25 (ytue yvna) "viri consilii mei", Pagninus, Montanus, Gejerus.

Psalms 119:24 In-Context

22 Remove from me their scorn and contempt, for I keep your statutes.
23 Though rulers sit together and slander me, your servant will meditate on your decrees.
24 Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.
25 I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word.
26 I gave an account of my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees.
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