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Psalms 119:173 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Let thy hand be ready to help me; For I have chosen thy precepts.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Let Your hand be ready to help me, For I have chosen Your precepts.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Let thy hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Let thy hand be for my help; for I have chosen thy precepts.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Be thy hand ready to help me, For, thy statutes, have I chosen.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Thy hand is for a help to me, For Thy commands I have chosen.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Let thy hand be with me to save me; for I have chosen thy precepts.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Let thine hand helpe me: for I haue chosen thy precepts.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Let thine hand be [prompt] to save me; for I have chosen thy commandments.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Let x1961
(1961) Complement
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
thine hand 3027
{3027} Prime
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
help 5826
{5826} Prime
A primitive root; to surround, that is, protect or aid.
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
me; for x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
I have chosen 977
{0977} Prime
A primitive root; properly to try, that is, (by implication) select.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
thy precepts. 6490
{6490} Prime
From H6485; properly appointed, that is, a mandate (of God; plural only, collectively for the Law).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 119:173-174

_ _ (Compare Psalms 119:77, Psalms 119:81, Psalms 119:92).

_ _ I have chosen — in preference to all other objects of delight.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Psalms 119:173-174

_ _ Here, 1. David prays that divine grace would work for him: Let thy hand help me. He finds his own hands are not sufficient for him, nor can any creature lend him a helping hand to any purpose; therefore he looks up to God in hopes that the hand that had made him would help him; for, if the Lord do not help us, whence can any creature help us? All our help must be expected from God's hand, from his power and his bounty. 2. He pleads what divine grace had already wrought in him as a pledge of further mercy, being a qualification for it. Three things he pleads: — (1.) That he had made religion his serious and deliberate choice: “I have chosen thy precepts. I took them for my rule, not because I knew no other, but because, upon trial, I knew no better.” Those are good, and do good indeed, who are good and do good, not by chance, but from choice; and those who have thus chosen God's precepts may depend upon God's helping hand in all their services and under all their sufferings. (2.) That his heart was upon heaven: I have longed for thy salvation. David, when he had got to the throne, met with enough in the world to court his stay, and to make him say, “It is good to be here;” but still he was looking further, and longing for something better in another world. There is an eternal salvation which all the saints are longing for, and therefore pray that God's hand would help them forward in their way to it. (3.) That he took pleasure in doing his duty: “Thy law is my delight. Not only I delight in it, but it is my delight, the greatest delight I have in this world.” Those that are cheerful in their obedience may in faith beg help of God to carry them on in their obedience; and those that expect God's salvation must take delight in his law and their hopes must increase their delight.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 119:94 I [am] thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts.
Psalms 119:117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.
Isaiah 41:10-14 Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. ... Fear not, thou worm Jacob, [and] ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
Mark 9:24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Ephesians 6:10-20 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. ... For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.


Psalms 119:30 I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid [before me].
Psalms 119:35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.
Psalms 119:40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.
Psalms 119:111 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they [are] the rejoicing of my heart.
Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, [that] I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that [were] on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
Joshua 24:22 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye [are] witnesses against yourselves that ye have chosen you the LORD, to serve him. And they said, [We are] witnesses.
1 Kings 3:11-12 And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment; ... Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.
Proverbs 1:29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
Luke 10:42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
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Dt 30:19. Jsh 24:15, 22. 1K 3:11. Ps 119:30, 35, 40, 94, 111, 117. Pv 1:29. Is 41:10. Mk 9:24. Lk 10:42. 2Co 12:9. Ep 6:10. Php 4:13.

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