With my lips
(The second form is in dual and plural); Probably from H5595
through the idea of termination
); the lip
(as a natural boundary); by implication language
; by analogy a margin
(of a vessel, water, cloth, etc.).
have I declared
A primitive root; properly to score
with a mark as a tally or record, that is, (by implication) to inscribe
, and also to enumerate
; intensively to recount
, that is, celebrate
Stem - Piel (See H8840
Mood - Perfect (See H8816
Count - 2121
; properly the whole
; hence all
(in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
; properly a verdict
(favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially a sentence
or formal decree (human or (particularly) divine law
, individual or collectively), including the act, the place, the suit, the crime, and the penalty; abstractly justice
, including a particular right
, or privilege
(statutory or customary), or even a style
of thy mouth.
; the mouth
(as the means of blowing
), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech
); specifically edge
; adverbially (with preposition) according to
_ _ Here, I. David looks back with comfort upon the respect he had paid to the word of God. He had the testimony of his conscience for him, 1. That he had edified others with what he had been taught out of the word of God (Psalms 119:13): With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth. This he did, not only as a king in making orders, and giving judgment, according to the word of God, nor only as a prophet by his psalms, but in his common discourse. Thus he showed how full he was of the word of God, and what a holy delight he took in his acquaintance with it; for it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks. Thus he did good with his knowledge; he did not hide God's word from others, but hid it for them; and, out of that good treasure in his heart, brought forth good things, as the householder out of his store things new and old. Those whose hearts are fed with the bread of life should with their lips feed many. He had prayed (Psalms 119:12) that God would teach him; and here he pleads, “Lord, I have endeavoured to make a good use of the knowledge thou hast given me, therefore increase it;” for to him that has shall be given. 2. That he had entertained himself with it: “Lord, teach me thy statutes; for I desire no greater pleasure than to know and do them (Psalms 119:14): I have rejoiced in the way of thy commandments, in a constant even course of obedience to thee; not only in the speculations and histories of thy word, but in the precepts of it, and in that path of serious godliness which they chalk out to me. I have rejoiced in this as much as in all riches, as much as ever any worldling rejoiced in the increase of his wealth. In the way of God's commandments I can truly say, Soul, take thy ease;” in true religion there is all riches, the unsearchable riches of Christ.
_ _ II. He looks forward with a holy resolution never to cool in his affection to the word of God; what he does that he will do, 2 Corinthians 11:12. Those that have found pleasure in the ways of God are likely to proceed and persevere in them. 1. He will dwell much upon them in his thoughts (Psalms 119:15): I will meditate in thy precepts. He not only discoursed of them to others (many do that only to show their knowledge and authority), but he communed with his own heart about them, and took pains to digest in his own thoughts what he had declared, or had to declare, to others. Note, God's words ought to be very much the subject of our thoughts. 2. He will have them always in his eye: I will have respect unto thy ways, as the traveller has to his road, which he is in care not to miss and always aims and endeavours to hit. We do not meditate on God's precepts to good purpose unless we have respect to them as our rule and our good thoughts produce good works and good intentions in them. 3. He will take a constant pleasure in communion with God and obedience to him. It is not for a season that he rejoices in this light, but “I will still, I will for ever, delight myself in thy statutes, not only think of them, but do them with delight,” Psalms 119:16. David took more delight in God's statutes than in the pleasures of his court or the honours of his camp, more than in his sword or in his harp. When the law is written in the heart duty becomes a delight. 4. He will never forget what he has learned of the things of God: “I will not forget thy word, not only I will not quite forget it, but I will be mindful of it when I have occasion to use it.” Those that meditate in God's word, and delight in it, are in no great danger of forgetting it.
- I declared:
Psalms 119:46 I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.
Psalms 119:172 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments [are] righteousness.
Psalms 34:11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
Psalms 37:30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
Psalms 40:9-10 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest. ... I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.
Psalms 71:15-18 My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness [and] thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers [thereof]. ... Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto [this] generation, [and] thy power to every one [that] is to come.
Psalms 118:17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.
Matthew 10:27 What I tell you in darkness, [that] speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, [that] preach ye upon the housetops.
Matthew 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
Acts 4:20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.
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