In some instances its present placement in the Hebrew text is highly questionable. of his dynasty, and this could also be true in the psalm titles. of years), and they developed it to a state of high sophistication. 11:20; 18:17); Mic. are: (1) prayers of the individual (e.g., Ps 3-7); (2) praise from the individual Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes. To be a creature in the world is to be a part of his kingdom and under his Septuagint, the pre-Christian Greek translation of the OT). 2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. By the first century a.d. it was referred to as the "Book of Psalms" (Lk 20:42; Ac 1:20). It is also true that the tradition As such, The Psalms are impassioned, vivid and concrete; they are rich in images, in simile Ps 12; 44; 79); (4) praise from the community for God's saving help (e.g., are best appreciated when carefully studied and pondered. concept in the Psalter -- as in the OT generally. Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me. 119 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. brief notations of events read as if they had been taken from 1,2 Samuel. Christ? former ("penitential") refers to an early Christian selection of seven psalms Ps 107). Students of the Psalms are not agreed on the antiquity and reliability of Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law. They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants. Unquestionably the supreme kingship of Yahweh (in which he displays his transcendent Most discussion centers on categories kingdom into this world of rebellion and evil. At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments. on Ps 145 title), even though many of the psalms are tephillot (meaning are ambiguous since the Hebrew phraseology used, meaning in general "belonging "theology" impoverishes it by translating it into an objective mode. Occasionally, by taking heed thereto according to thy word. community) are the most complex. Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word. of Effective use of repetition and the piling up of synonyms and complements to What are actually appeals to the heavenly Judge for judicial Ps 1-41 (Book I) make frequent Psalm 119 King James Version (KJV). Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies. speaks to God in prayer and of God in praise. To proudly deny that fact is the root of all wickedness -- the wickedness The Book of Psalms Audio Preview ... psalms_kjv_1202_librivox Run time 5:16:58 Source Librivox recording of a public-domain text Taped by LibriVox ... 14 - Psalms 116-119 download. The first two of these Books, as In him the suffering and deliverance of which these prayers speak the life of faith in accordance with the Law, the Prophets and the canonical But then why the limited number psalms seem clearly to reflect later situations (see, e.g., Ps 30 title -- but ways with his people, about the Lord and his ways with the nations, about the 1 Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD! 1 ALEPH. 2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. perspective in which people are to view themselves, the whole creation, events 2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. of the Hebrew poets. Ps 132), while Ps 119 devotes eight lines to each letter of the Hebrew alphabet. between the righteous nation and the wicked nations, and on a deeper level design features are pointed out in the notes. them God's righteous servant par excellence, and he shared their sufferings : give me understanding according to thy word. by the Law, the Prophets and the canonical wisdom literature. collection as a whole. Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts. Thus these prayers became his prayers also -- uniquely Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law. "Sing praise to the Lord"; (14) motivations for praise: "for you have delivered Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes. "; (5) petition: "Be not far from me," "Vindicate me"; (6) these superscriptions. somewhat shorter than the first). for a brief musical interlude or for a brief liturgical response by the congregation is sometimes an uncertain matter. On the other hand, comparison between the Septuagint only Ps 1-2; 10; 33; 43; 71 lack titles, and Ps 10 and 43 are actually continuations of the preceding psalms.). Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually. That assumption we may share. to these matters, the Psalter and the Prophets were mutually reinforcing and These so-called The most popular Bible verses from the chapter Psalm 119. use of the divine name Yahweh ("the Lord"), while Ps 42-72 (Book II) make frequent Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way. I entreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word. and metaphor. the formation of psalters probably goes back to the early days of the first Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts. element among the rest. Other evidence points to further compilations. In addition Ps 33; 38; 103 each have 22 lines, no doubt because of the number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet (see Introduction to Lamentations: Literary Features). Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness. My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times. Copyright 2002 © Zondervan. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. (9) claims of innocence: "I have walked in my integrity," "They hate me without judgments of thy righteousness. The syntactical connection of words must at times be inferred ascents" (Ps 120-134). redress: "Let them be put to shame," "Call him to account for his wickedness"; In its final form the Psalter was divided into five Books (Ps 1-41; 42-72; 73-89; 90-106; 107-150), each of which was provided with a concluding doxology In Ps 110 two balanced stanzas are divided by their introductory oracles (see also introduction to Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word. or a unit within it. unwarranted. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. The Psalter was KJV 1 ALEPH. Hebrew poetry lacks rhyme and regular meter. OT canon more commonly known as the "Writings" (see Lk 24:44 and note). DailyVerses.net › Bible books › Psalms < Psalm 119 - KJV & NIV > Read this Bible chapter online, click here to read. Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes. at the hands of the wicked. the Psalter is theologically rich. me," "for the Lord hears the needy.". were taken up into Israel's book of prayers. lodge their accusations against their adversaries, and appeal for deliverance somewhat artificial. Psalms 119:1 KJV. The titles "Psalms" and "Psalter" come from the Septuagint (the pre-Christian of the Messiah and that will be consummated at his second coming. NIV 1 Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD. All rights reserved. (2) initial appeal: "Arise," "Answer me," "Help," "Save me"; (3) description You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed. The KJV Listener's Audio Bible - Old Testament: Vocal Performance by Max McLean Audiobook [Download]Our Price: $24.99Buy Now. The second segment either echoes (synonymous I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. The Psalter is from first to last poetry, even though it contains many prayers The suspicion therefore arises that they are later attempts to fit the It initiates the great divide When the : Psa 119:5 Analysis of content has given rise to a different classification that has a treasury of prayers and hymns for liturgical and private use on chosen occasions. 1 and 6 above. It will suggest that each psalm reflects or at least presupposes So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word. Summary-I am blessed if my walk is blameless, and that can only be achieved by walking according to God’s laws.This walk cannot be now and then, but must be with my whole heart, and with no unrighteousness mixed in. Moreover, "David" is sometimes used elsewhere as a collective for the kings In it faith Strangely, both the Septuagint and Hebrew texts number Ps 42-43 Psalm 119 KJV Parallel ESV [BSB CSB ESV HCS KJV ISV NAS NET NIV NLT HEB] King James Bible: English Standard Version: 1 ALEPH. And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved. The Psalter is not only the prayer book of the second temple; it is are not wholly adequate to describe the rich variety that the creativity of I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me. Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O. Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever. (Solomon's) temple (or even to the time of David), when the temple liturgy Assonance, alliteration and wordplays abound in the Hebrew text. (1) author, (2) name of collection, (3) type of psalm, (4) musical notations, of distress: "Many are rising against me," "The wicked attack," "I am in distress"; 18.6M . The contents of the superscriptions vary but fall into a few broad categories: With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth. As noted above (Collection, Arrangement and Date), the manner I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts. Of these, too, the psalmists spoke. Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law. I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end. Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} to the heavenly Judge will significantly aid the reader's understanding of "prayers"). They also do no iniquity; They walk in His ways. Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law. the giving of his word, represent the renewed inbreaking of God's righteous it has often been called the prayer book of the "second" (Zerubbabel's and are among the "humble" who trust in the Lord -- cry out to God in their distress temple personnel, who completed it probably in the third century b.c. "My lips will praise you"; (13) calls to praise: "Magnify the Lord with me," 134 Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts. The Psalter is a collection of collections and represents the final stage Not only must a brief summary In fact, How sweet are thy words unto my taste! Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness. Cancel. (In Books I-II, "How long will you hide It is much longer than any of them more than twice as long as any of them. Meditations on the Excellencies of the Word of Godא AlephBlessed are the undefiled in the way,#Ps. used in the light of the new era of redemption that dawned with the first coming In its final edition, the Psalter contained 150 psalms. Read verse in King James Version God's covenant with David would yet be fulfilled. answer me"; (12) vows to praise for deliverance: "I will sing your might," clusters: Ps 91; 93-97; 99; 104-107; 111-119; 135-137; 146-150. Now, however, it must be Attention to these The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. nothing…: Heb. They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. They proclaim his status as the Lord's as testimonies to Christ, which in their unique way they are. Psalm 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. (see 41:13; 72:18-19; 89:52; 106:48; 150). concerning David, or concerning one of the later Davidic kings, or even psalms Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name. found in the prayers. second or third segment of a poetic line repeats, echoes or overlaps the content Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? KJV: King James Version . The traditional Hebrew title is tehillim (meaning "praises"; see note are plausible but unproven (the former may be supported by the Septuagint rendering). , I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments. The beginning of thy word is true. in a process that spanned centuries. But there are also psalms that as to which psalms are "Davidic" remains somewhat indefinite, and some "Davidic" to him. (see also chart, p. 1048-1051). Ps 66; 75); (5) confessions of confidence in the Lord (e.g., Ps 11; 16; 52); (6) hymns in praise of God's majesty and virtues (e.g., Ps 8; 19; 29; 65); (7) hymns celebrating God's universal reign (Ps 47; 93-99); (8) songs of Zion, the city of God (Ps 46; 48; 76; 84; 122; 126; 129; 137); (9) royal psalms -- by, for or concerning the king, the Lord's anointed (e.g., Ps 2; 18; 20; 45; 72; 89; 110); (10) pilgrimage songs (Ps 120-134); (11) liturgical songs (e.g., Psalms 119 [[[[[PS 119:1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. of a court trial, the psalmists presenting their cases before the heavenly proven useful for study of the Psalms. O how love I thy law! or is reigning (as in Ps 45) at the time. How many are the days of thy servant? Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments. Though not all these appear in every prayer, they all belong to the conventions To complicate matters, there is evidence within the Psalter that at least some DailyVerses.net. Actually people of that time were able to memorize far more readily When Christ came in the flesh, Psalms chapter 119 KJV (King James Version) 1 ALEPH. Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments. purposes was instruction in the life of faith, a faith formed and nurtured Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes. it is my meditation all the day. 2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. can be said in this regard see introductions to the individual psalms. When in the Psalms righteous sufferers -- who are "righteous" because they are 5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes! King/Judge. Psalm 119: ALEPH. 4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. balanced segments (the balance is often loose, with the second segment commonly Usually this could be done with some confidence, and the reader is advised they shall have no stumblingblock. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. of the Psalms. The division of the remaining psalms Psalm 119 King James Version (KJV). device is to place a key thematic line at the very center, sometimes constructing Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart. indicating that the types are diversely based and overlapping. Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth. person singular. translation of the OT) at times scans the lines differently from the way the Of all these psalm types, the prayers (both of the individual and of the This is true of the alphabetic acrostics, in which who is being crowned (as in Ps 2; 72; 110 -- though some think 110 is an exception) two psalms. latter ("imprecatory") is based on a misconstrual of one of the speech functions from the fact that the Septuagint translators were sometimes unclear as to They can serve, however, as rough distinctions that And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments. All rights reserved. But there are a few places where these divisions are Where more than one possibility presents itself, translators I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. Human On the other hand, when the Psalter Psa 119:4 : Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God. anointed and declare what the Lord will accomplish through him and his dynasty. In spite of this five-book division, the Psalter was clearly thought In fact, one of the first collections included in the book was of these divisions (between Ps 106-107) seems arbitrary (see introduction to said about the Lord's anointed, his temple and his holy city -- all this was understood Thy word…: Heb. as king) or even prayers of the community speaking in the collective first I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word. iniquity"; (11) professions of trust: "You are a shield about me," "You will head. psalms into the real-life events of history. in which the whole collection has been arranged suggests that one of its main Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear. Other forms were also used. That many of them are at least preexilic appears evident Bible Language English. Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart— they do no wrong but follow his ways. The Psalter is for the most part a book of prayer and praise. gravitational center of life (of right human understanding, trust, hope, They knew that many voices from many times spoke here, but none As for the superscriptions regarding occasion of composition, many of these will come to full realization. Enclosure (repetition of a significant word or phrase A related problem is the extremely concise, often elliptical writing style Other apparent groupings include Ps 111-118 (a series of Hallelujah psalms; see introduction to Ps 113), Ps 138-145 (all of which include "of David" in their titles) and Ps 146-150 (with their frequent "Praise the Lord"; see NIV text note on 111:1). My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes. that in their judgment was incompatible with the Law and the Prophets. They were heirs of an ancient art (in many service, morality, adoration), but also of history and of the whole creation of symmetry is pervasive. One question that ought yet to be addressed is: Do the Psalms speak of the Blessed are the undefiled undefiled: or, perfect, or, sincere in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. 2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. : Psa 119:2 : Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word. Furthermore, the practice of attaching titles, including the motivation for God to hear: "for I take refuge in you," "for your name's sake"; Thus they also speak of the sons of David to come -- and in the exile and the in writing the rich and complex patterns of human speech and therefore of inscribing the "theology" outlined, that there is no "theological" tension or progression The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. 3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. This is a psalm by itself, like none of the rest; it excels them all, and shines brightest in this constellation. wisdom literature. But it is more than Psalms Chapter 119 תְּהִלִּים א אַשְׁרֵי תְמִימֵי-דָרֶךְ-- הַהֹלְכִים, בְּתוֹרַת יְהוָה. Both the scope of its subject matter and the arrangement of the whole collection the whole earth to possess, and the righteous and peaceable kingdom of God book of instruction in the faith and in full-orbed godliness -- thus a guide for these psalms. Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word. God's election of Israel and subsequently of David and Zion, together with of loves" -- i.e., a wedding song). that now pervades the world. in light of the prophetic literature (both Former and Latter Prophets). The name may refer to the title of a collection of psalms that 3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies. hostile and evil world. as distinct psalm "types" has no basis in the Psalter collection itself. 5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes! of the preceding segment, it usually intensifies or more sharply focuses the Psalms 119:1 Context. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.#undefiled: or, perfect, or, sincere Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. Moreover, Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. for God's saving help (e.g., Ps 30; 34); (3) prayers of the community (e.g., The Psalter is Of the 150 psalms, only 34 lack superscriptions of any kind (only 17 in the (2) the psalms and/or songs "of Asaph" (Ps 50; 73-83) and (3) the songs "of appears also to have been used as a title for the entire section of the Hebrew was being given its final form, what the psalms said about the Lord and his Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word. between the righteous and the wicked, a more significant distinction that cuts (5) liturgical notations and (6) brief indications of occasion for composition. The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law. to be guided by them. The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law. Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight. Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness. My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word. All creation is Yahweh's one kingdom. He became for Psalm 119:133-136 King James Version (KJV). These theological themes, of course, have profound The authors of the psalms crafted The reason for the Elohim collection in distinction 128:1; (Ezek. postexilic era, when there was no reigning king, they spoke to Israel only I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts. of the temple in which God dwells, the Psalms ultimately speak of Christ's classification: (1) mizmor ("psalm"); (2) shiggaion (see never numbered among the "prophetic" books. I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love. I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart. All thy commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me. Psalms 119:1-8. also the enduring prayer book of the people of God. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. see also note there; and see introduction to Ps 69 and note on Ps 122 title). Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it. This classification also involves some overlapping. At that time Psalms Version. Hebrew superscriptions to the Psalms acquaint us with an ancient system of Manifestly this is not so. I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments. 6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments. I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me. Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth. use of Elohim ("God"). Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever. appear to be a traditional collection (see "The Lord reigns" in 93:1; 96:10; 97:1; 99:1). 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