Salmos 119:103

103 ¡Cuán dulces son á mi paladar tus palabras! Más que la miel á mi boca.

Salmos 119:103 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:103

How sweet are thy words unto my taste!
&c.] Who had a spiritual one; and could discern perverse things, and could taste how good and gracious the Lord is: and so his words were sweet unto him; the doctrines of grace, the truths of the Gospel, were delightful and pleasant to him; like unadulterated milk, desirable by him: like good wine, that goes down sweetly; like good food, that is exceeding palatable; or like honey, and even sweeter than that, as follows. And that words "may be tasted [and] eaten", is not only agreeable to Scripture language, ( Jeremiah 15:16 ) ; but to classical writers F7;

[yea, sweeter] than honey to my mouth;
not only had they the nourishing nature and the refreshing virtue of honey, but the sweetness of it; yea, exceeded it in sweetness; see ( Psalms 19:10 ) .


F7 "Mea dicta devorato", Plauti Asinaria, Act. 3. Sc. 3. v. 59. "Edi sermonem tuum", ib. Aulularia, Act. 3. Sc. 6. v. 1. "Gustare ego ejus sermonem volo", ib. Mostellaria, Act. 5. Sc. 1. v. 15.

Salmos 119:103 In-Context

101 De todo mal camino contuve mis pies, Para guardar tu palabra.
102 No me aparté de tus juicios; Porque tú me enseñaste.
103 ¡Cuán dulces son á mi paladar tus palabras! Más que la miel á mi boca.
104 De tus mandamientos he adquirido inteligencia: Por tanto he aborrecido todo camino de mentira.
105 NUN. Lámpara es á mis pies tu palabra, Y lumbrera á mi camino.