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Psalms 119:166 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I have hoped for thy salvation, O Jehovah, And have done thy commandments.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— I hope for Your salvation, O LORD, And do Your commandments.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and performed thy commandments.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— I have hoped for thy salvation, O Jehovah, and have done thy commandments.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— I have looked for thy salvation, O Yahweh, and, thy commandments, have I done.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— I have waited for Thy salvation, O Jehovah, And Thy commands I have done.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I looked for thy salvation, O Lord: and I loved thy commandments.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— LORD, I haue hoped for thy saluation: and done thy commandements.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— I waited for thy salvation, O Lord, and have loved thy commandments.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Yahweh, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Yhw יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
I have hoped 7663
{7663} Prime
The second form being used erroneously in Nehemiah 2:13, 15; a primitive root; to scrutinize; by implication (of watching) to expect (with hope and patience).
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
for thy salvation, 3444
{3444} Prime
Feminine passive participle of H3467; something saved, that is, (abstractly) deliverance; hence aid, victory, prosperity.
and done 6213
{6213} Prime
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
thy commandments. 4687
{4687} Prime
From H6680; a command, whether human or divine (collectively the Law).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 119:166-168

_ _ As they keep God’s law from motives of love for it, and are free from slavish fear, the are ready to subject their lives to His inspection.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Psalms 119:166

_ _ Here is the whole duty of man; for we are taught, 1. To keep our eye upon God's favour as our end: “Lord, I have hoped for thy salvation, not only temporal but eternal salvation. I have hoped for that as my happiness and laid up my treasure in it; I have hoped for it as thine, as a happiness of thy preparing, thy promising, and which consists in being with thee. Hope of this has raised me above the world, and borne me up under all my burdens in it.” 2. To keep our eye upon God's word as our rule: I have done thy commandments, that is, I have made conscience of conforming myself to thy will in every thing. Observe here how God has joined these two together, and let no man put them asunder. We cannot, upon good grounds, hope for God's salvation, unless we set ourselves to do his commandments, Revelation 22:14. But those that sincerely endeavour to do his commandments ought to keep up a good hope of the salvation; and that hope will both engage and enlarge the heart in doing the commandments. The more lively the hope is the more lively the obedience will be.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 119:166

LORD, I have (d) hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.

(d) He shows that we must first have faith before we can work and please God.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 119:81 CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: [but] I hope in thy word.
Psalms 119:174 I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law [is] my delight.
Psalms 130:5-7 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. ... Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD [there is] mercy, and with him [is] plenteous redemption.
Genesis 49:18 I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.

and done:

Psalms 4:5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.
Psalms 24:3-5 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? ... He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
Psalms 50:23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth [his] conversation [aright] will I shew the salvation of God.
John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or [whether] I speak of myself.
1 John 2:3-4 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. ... He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
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Gn 49:18. Ps 4:5; 24:3; 50:23; 119:81, 174; 130:5. Jn 7:17. 1Jn 2:3.

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