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Psalms 119:103 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— How sweet are thy words unto my taste! [Yea, sweeter] than honey to my mouth!
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— How sweet are thy words unto my taste! [yea, sweeter] than honey to my mouth!
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— How sweet are Your words to my taste! [Yes, sweeter] than honey to my mouth!
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— How sweet are thy words to my taste! [yes, sweeter] than honey to my mouth!
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— How sweet are thy *words unto my taste! more than honey to my mouth!
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— How smooth to my palate is thy speech, More than honey, to my mouth.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— How sweet to my palate hath been Thy saying, Above honey to my mouth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— How sweet are thy words to my palate! more than honey to my mouth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— How sweet are thy words vnto my taste! [yea, sweeter] then hony to my mouth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— How sweet are thine oracles to my throat! more so than honey to my mouth!
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— How sweet are thy words unto my taste! [yea, sweeter] than honey to my mouth!

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
How x4100
(4100) Complement
A primitive particle; properly interrogitive what? (including how?, why? and when?); but also exclamations like what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjugational senses.
sweet y4452
[4452] Standard
A primitive root; to be smooth, that is, (figuratively) pleasant.
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
are x4452
(4452) Complement
A primitive root; to be smooth, that is, (figuratively) pleasant.
thy words 565
{0565} Prime
The second form is the feminine of H0561, and meaning the same.
unto my taste! 2441
{2441} Prime
Probably from H2496 in the sense of tasting; properly the palate or inside of the mouth; hence the mouth itself (as the organ of speech, taste and kissing).
[yea, sweeter] than honey 1706
{1706} Prime
From an unused root meaning to be gummy; honey (from its stickiness); by analogy syrup.
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
to my mouth! 6310
{6310} Prime
From H6284; the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 119:101-104.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Psalms 119:103-104

_ _ Here is, 1. The wonderful pleasure and delight which David took in the word of God; it was sweet to his taste, sweeter than honey. There is such a thing as a spiritual taste, an inward savour and relish of divine things, such an evidence of them to ourselves, by experience, as we cannot give to others. We have heard him ourselves, John 4:42. To this scripture-taste the word of God is sweet, very sweet, sweeter than any of the gratifications of sense, even those that are most delicious. David speaks as if he wanted words to express the satisfaction he took in the discoveries of the divine will and grace; no pleasure was comparable to it. 2. The unspeakable profit and advantage he gained by the word of God. (1.) It helped him to a good head: “Through thy precepts I get understanding to discern between truth and falsehood, good and evil, so as not to mistake either in the conduct of my own life or in advising others.” (2.) It helped him to a good heart: “Therefore, because I have got understanding of the truth, I hate every false way, and am stedfastly resolved not to turn aside into it.” Observe here, [1.] The way of sin is a false way; it deceives, and will ruin, all that walk in it; it is the wrong way, and yet it seems to a man right, Proverbs 14:12. [2.] It is the character of every good man that he hates the way of sin, and hates it because it is a false way; he not only refrains his feet from it (v. 101), but he hates it, has an antipathy to it and a dread of it. [3.] Those who hate sin as sin will hate all sin, hate every false way, because every false way leads to destruction. And, [4.] The more understanding we get by the word of God the more rooted will our hatred of sin be (for to depart from evil, that is understanding, Job 28:28), and the more ready we are in the scriptures the better furnished we are with answers to temptation.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 19:10 More to be desired [are they] than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
Psalms 63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as [with] marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise [thee] with joyful lips:
Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary [food].
Proverbs 3:17 Her ways [are] ways of pleasantness, and all her paths [are] peace.
Proverbs 8:11 For wisdom [is] better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
Proverbs 24:13-14 My son, eat thou honey, because [it is] good; and the honeycomb, [which is] sweet to thy taste: ... So [shall] the knowledge of wisdom [be] unto thy soul: when thou hast found [it], then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.
Song of Songs 1:2-4 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love [is] better than wine. ... Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.
Song of Songs 5:1 I am come into my garden, my sister, [my] spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.

Heb. palate
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