Psalms 119:57

57 You are my portion, LORD; I have promised to obey your words.

Psalms 119:57 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
57 CHETH. Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.
English Standard Version (ESV)
57 The LORD is my portion; I promise to keep your words.
New Living Translation (NLT)
57 LORD, you are mine! I promise to obey your words!
The Message Bible (MSG)
57 Because you have satisfied me, God, I promise to do everything you say.
American Standard Version (ASV)
57 Jehovah is my portion: I have said that I would observe thy words.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
57 You are my inheritance, O LORD. I promised to hold on to your words.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
57 The Lord is my portion; I have promised to keep Your words.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
57 Lord, you are everything I need. I have promised to obey your words.

Psalms 119:57 Meaning and Commentary

(x) , CHETH.--The Eighth Part.
Psalms 119:57

CHETH. [Thou art] my portion, O Lord
Which he chose and preferred to all others; to the riches, honours, and profits of this world; the grant of which was made to him in the covenant of grace; the first discovery of it was from the Lord himself; and the choice and claim were made under the influence of his grace; and a great act of faith it is to assert this, and a wonderful blessing to enjoy it. This is a large portion indeed, immense and inconceivable, soul satisfying, safe, and for ever! see ( Psalms 73:26 ) ; I have said that I would keep thy words;
keep his commandments, lay up his promises, observe his doctrines, profess and retain them; this he determined within himself to do, under a sense of the love of God to him, in being his portion and inheritance. Some render the words, in connection with the former, thus, "my portion, O Lord, I said, [is]", or "[shall be], to keep thy words" F12; it is the part and portion of some to preach the word, and of others to hear it; and of all to keep or observe it, its precepts, promises, and truths. Aben Ezra gives the sense of them thus,

``This I said to many, perhaps they will keep thy words;''
namely, that the Lord was his portion, which he thought might induce them to an observance of them, as he had done.

F12 So Montanus, Piscator.

Psalms 119:57 In-Context

55 In the night, LORD, I remember your name, that I may keep your law.
56 This has been my practice: I obey your precepts.
57 You are my portion, LORD; I have promised to obey your words.
58 I have sought your face with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.
59 I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 32:9; Psalms 16:5; Jeremiah 51:19; Lamentations 3:24
  • 2. ver 17,67,101
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