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Psalms 119:140 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Thy word is very pure; Therefore thy servant loveth it.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Thy word [is] very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Your word is very pure, Therefore Your servant loves it.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Thy word [is] very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Thy *word is exceeding pure, and thy servant loveth it.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Refined is thy word, to the uttermost, And, thy servant loveth it.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Tried [is] thy saying exceedingly, And Thy servant hath loved it.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Thy word is exceedingly refined: and thy servant hath loved it.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Thy word is very pure: therefore thy seruant loueth it.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Thy word [has been] very fully tried; and thy servant loves it.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Thy word [is] very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Thy word 565
{0565} Prime
The second form is the feminine of H0561, and meaning the same.
[is] very 3966
{3966} Prime
From the same as H0181; properly vehemence, that is, (with or without preposition) vehemently; by implication wholly, speedily, etc. (often with other words as an intensive or superlative; especially when repeated).
pure: 6884
{6884} Prime
A primitive root; to fuse (metal), that is, refine (literally or figuratively).
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
therefore thy servant 5650
{5650} Prime
From H5647; a servant.
loveth 157
{0157} Prime
A primitive root; to have affection for (sexually or otherwise).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 119:140

_ _ very pure — literally, “refined,” shown pure by trial.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Psalms 119:140

_ _ Here is, 1. David's great affection for the word of God: Thy servant loves it. Every good man, being a servant of God, loves the word of God, because it lets him know his Master's will and directs him in his Master's work. Wherever there is grace there is a warm attachment to the word of God. 2. The ground and reason of that affection; he saw it to be very pure, and therefore he loved it. Our love to the word of God is then an evidence of our love to God when we love it for the sake of its purity, because it bears the image of God's holiness and is designed to make us partakers of his holiness. It commands purity, and, as it is itself refined from all corrupt mixture, so if we receive it in the light and love of it it will refine us from the dross of worldliness and fleshly-mindedness.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 119:140

Pure — Without the least mixture of falsehood.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Thy word:
Gold has need to be refined; but thy word is purity itself, reflecting the holiness of Jehovah's character and government, and requiring and leading to purity of heart and life.

Heb. tried, or refined,
Psalms 119:128 Therefore I esteem all [thy] precepts [concerning] all [things to be] right; [and] I hate every false way.
Psalms 12:6 The words of the LORD [are] pure words: [as] silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
Psalms 18:30 [As for] God, his way [is] perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he [is] a buckler to all those that trust in him.
Psalms 19:8 The statutes of the LORD [are] right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD [is] pure, enlightening the eyes.
Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God [is] pure: he [is] a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
Romans 7:12 Wherefore the law [is] holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
Romans 7:16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that [it is] good.
Romans 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake [as they were] moved by the Holy Ghost.
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Ps 12:6; 18:30; 19:8; 119:128. Pv 30:5. Ro 7:12, 16, 22. 1P 2:2. 2P 1:21.

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