Psalms 119:72

72 The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.

Psalms 119:72 in Other Translations

KJV
72 The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.
ESV
72 The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
NLT
72 Your instructions are more valuable to me than millions in gold and silver.
MSG
72 Truth from your mouth means more to me than striking it rich in a gold mine.
CSB
72 Instruction from Your lips is better for me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.

Psalms 119:72 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:72

The law of thy mouth [is] better unto me than thousands of
gold and silver.
] The word of God, the doctrines contained in it; which, coming out of the mouth of God, and spoken by him, carries in it weight and authority, commands reverence and respect; and ought to be considered as indeed the word of God and not of man; and so of more value than thousands of pieces of gold and silver; or, as the Targum, than a thousand talents of gold and silver. The truths and doctrines of the word of God are not only comparable to gold and silver for their intrinsic worth and value; but are preferable to them, and to be received before them: David had his thousands of gold and silver, but he esteemed the word of God above them all; and willingly suffered afflictions, that he might understand it better; see ( Psalms 119:127 ) ( Psalms 19:10 ) ( Proverbs 8:10 Proverbs 8:11 ) .

Psalms 119:72 In-Context

70 Their hearts are callous and unfeeling, but I delight in your law.
71 It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.
72 The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.
73 Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands.
74 May those who fear you rejoice when they see me, for I have put my hope in your word.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Job 28:17; S Psalms 19:10; Pr 8:10-11,19