Psalms 119:40

40 How I long for your precepts! In your righteousness preserve my life.

Psalms 119:40 in Other Translations

40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.
40 Behold, I long for your precepts; in your righteousness give me life!
40 I long to obey your commandments! Renew my life with your goodness.
40 See how hungry I am for your counsel; preserve my life through your righteous ways!
40 How I long for Your precepts! Give me life through Your righteousness.

Psalms 119:40 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:40

Behold, I have longed after thy precepts
After a greater degree of knowledge of them, and an opportunity of hearing them explained and enforced, and of yielding obedience to them; see ( Psalms 119:7 Psalms 119:20 Psalms 119:27 Psalms 119:30 ) ;

quicken me in thy righteousness:
in the way of righteousness, according to the word of righteousness, the Gospel, and with the righteousness of Christ revealed in it; and which is unto life, and quickens and comforts the heart, and from whence abundance of peace and joy flows.

Psalms 119:40 In-Context

38 Fulfill your promise to your servant, so that you may be feared.
39 Take away the disgrace I dread, for your laws are good.
40 How I long for your precepts! In your righteousness preserve my life.
41 May your unfailing love come to me, LORD, your salvation, according to your promise;
42 then I can answer anyone who taunts me, for I trust in your word.

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