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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Psalms 119

1:1 seat (a-27) Or 'in the company.'

Verse 1

119:1 (e-0) An alphabetical Psalm in periods of eight verses, each of which begins with the same Hebrew letter. The sections follow the alphabetical order.

Verse 5

119:5 statutes! (f-10) As Exodus 12:24 . 22 times in this Psalm.

Verse 7

119:7 thanks (g-5) Or 'I will praise thee.' judgments. (h-17) Or 'ordinances.' so throughout.

Verse 10

119:10 sought (i-7) Or 'do I seek.'

Verse 11

119:11 *word (k-2) It may be well to notice the distinction between Dabar and Imrah , so frequent in this Psalm. Dabar is 'word,' agreeing with Logos in the New Testament; Omer and Imrah mean 'a word,' 'speech,' 'what is said,' and, if we except Joshua 24:27 , are only used in poetic style. The latter form ( Imrah ), which is feminine, alone occurs here; 'saying' might have done for it, were it not otherwise objectionable. It fixes the mind more especially on what is expressed , having thus occasionally the force of 'promise' ( Omer ), as Psalms 77:8 , or 'command' ( Imrah ), as Psalms 147:15 . In the sense of 'word' Imrah is found twenty-six times, of which nineteen are in this Psalm, where it is distinguished from Dabar by a dot (*) placed before 'word.' A modified form, also in the sense of 'word,' is found in Lamentations 2:17 .

Verse 12

119:12 statutes. (a-8) See Note, ver. 5.

Verse 13

119:13 judgments (b-9) Or 'ordinances.' so throughout.

Verse 19

119:19 land; (c-7) Or 'on the earth.'

Verse 20

119:20 judgments (d-8) See Note, ver. 7; and so ver. 52.

Verse 21

119:21 rebuked (e-3) Or 'Thou rebukest.'

Verse 25

119:25 quicken (f-8) The word has the double sense of 'making to live,' Job 33:4 , and 'keeping alive,' Genesis 7:3 .

Verse 28

119:28 me (g-7) Others translate, 'raise me up.'

Verse 43

119:43 hoped (a-16) The word means 'to wait with earnest desire and longing' (see Psalms 69:3 ); and so vers. 49,74,81,114,147; Psalms 147:11 , &c.

Verse 45

119:45 liberty, (b-6) Lit. 'at large.' see Psalms 118:5 .

Verse 50

119:50 for (c-8) Or 'that.'

Verse 57

119:57 words. (d-13) Or 'Jehovah is my portion. I have said that I will keep thy words.'

Verse 66

119:66 believed (e-10) Or 'I believe.'

Verse 70

119:70 me, (f-10) See vers. 78 and 87.

Verse 78

119:78 towards (a-11) Or 'have subverted.' see Psalms 146:9 ; Lamentations 3:36 .

Verse 83

119:83 bottle (b-7) A leathern bottle.

Verse 85

119:85 not (c-10) Or 'who are not.'

Verse 91

119:91 things (d-10) Strictly, 'all,' 'the whole.'

Verse 98

119:98 wiser (e-5) Or 'Thou makest me wiser [through] thy commandments.' me. (f-14) Or 'for it is mine.'

Verse 103

119:103 *words (a-5) Lit. 'word' ( Imrah ).

Verse 118

119:118 nought (b-5) 'trodden under foot.'

Verse 119

119:119 away (c-3) For 'puttest away' some read 'accountest.' For 'dross' LXX has 'transgressors.' earth (d-9) Or 'land.'

Verse 126

119:126 work. (e-7) Or 'to act.' see Jeremiah 18:23 .

Verse 130

119:130 entrance (f-2) Or 'opening,' 'declaration.'

Verse 132

119:132 unto (a-2) Or 'Look upon.'

Verse 133

119:133 iniquity (b-11) See Note m, Psalms 56:3 .

Verse 134

119:134 Deliver (c-1) Or 'Ransom.'

Verse 137

119:137 are (d-8) Or 'and upright in.'

Verse 139

119:139 oppressors (e-7) Tzar , or 'adversaries,' as Psalms 8:2 ; Psalms 108:13 .

Verse 140

119:140 pure, (f-5) Or 'well refined,' 'tried,' as Psalms 18:30 .

Verse 142

119:142 righteousness, (g-6) Lit. 'a righteousness for ever.' see ver. 144.

Verse 153

119:153 forgotten (h-12) Or 'I do not forget.'

Verse 154

119:154 redeem (i-5) As Leviticus 25:25 ; Psalms 103:4 .

Verse 157

119:157 oppressors; (e-7) Tzar , or 'adversaries,' as Psalms 8:2 ; Psalms 108:13 .

Verse 158

119:158 grieved; (k-9) Or 'and I loathed [them].' see Psalms 139:21 .

Verse 165

119:165 them. (a-13) Or 'they have no stumbling-block.'

Verse 171

119:171 me (b-11) Or 'for thou teachest me.'

Verse 172

119:172 of (c-6) Or 'shall respond to,' 'sing in answer to.' see Ezra 3:11 .

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Darby, John. "Commentary on Psalms 119". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dsn/psalms-119.html. 1857-67.