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Psalms 119:50

50 My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.

Psalms 119:50 in Other Translations

50 This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.
50 This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.
50 Your promise revives me; it comforts me in all my troubles.
50 These words hold me up in bad times; yes, your promises rejuvenate me.
50 This is my comfort in my affliction: Your promise has given me life.

Psalms 119:50 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:50

This [is] my comfort in my affliction
David had his afflictions, and so has every good man; none are without; it is the will and pleasure of God that so it should be; and many are their afflictions, inward and outward: the word of God is often their comfort under them, the written word, heard or read; and especially a word of promise, powerfully applied: this is putting underneath everlasting arms, and making their bed in sickness. This either respects what goes before, concerning the word of promise hoped in, or what follows: for thy word hath quickened me;
not only had been the means of quickening him when dead in am, as it often is the means of quickening dead sinners, being the savour of life unto life; but of reviving his drooping spirits, when in affliction and distress; and of quickening the graces of the Spirit of God in him, and him to the exercise of them, when they seemed ready to die; and to the fervent and diligent discharge of duty, when listless and backward to it.

Psalms 119:50 In-Context

48 I reach out for your commands, which I love, that I may meditate on your decrees.
49 Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope.
50 My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.
51 The arrogant mock me unmercifully, but I do not turn from your law.
52 I remember, LORD, your ancient laws, and I find comfort in them.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S ver 25; Romans 15:4
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