Feminine of H5707
in its technical sense; testimony
By contraction from an unused root meaning to gather
; properly assemblage
; used only adverbially also
; often repeated as correlation both
] my delight
] my counsellors.
; by implication plan
; also prudence
; properly a mortal
(and thus differeing from the more dignified H0120
); hence a man
in general (singly or collectively). It is often unexpressed in the English Version, especially when used in apposition with another word.
Contracted for H0582
(or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant
); a man
as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
_ _ Here David explains his meditating in God's statutes (Psalms 119:23), which was of such use to him when princes sat and spoke against him. 1. Did the affliction make his sad? The word of God comforted him, and was his delight, more his delight than any of the pleasures either of court or camp, of city or country. Sometimes it proves that the comforts of the word of God are most pleasant to a gracious soul when other comforts are embittered. 2. Did it perplex him? Was he at a loss what to do when the princes spoke against him? God's statutes were his counsellors, and they counselled him to bear it patiently and commit his cause to God. God's testimonies will be the best counsellors both to princes and private persons. They are the men of my counsel; so the word is. There will be found more safety and satisfaction in consulting them than in the multitude of other counsellors. Observe here, Those that would have God's testimonies to be their delight must take them for their counsellors and be advised by them; and let those that take them for their counsellors in close walking take them for their delight in comfortable walking.
Psalms 119:16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
Psalms 119:77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law [is] my delight.
Psalms 119:92 Unless thy law [had been] my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
Psalms 119:143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: [yet] thy commandments [are] my delights.
Psalms 119:162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
Job 27:10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?
Jeremiah 6:10 To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear [is] uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the LORD is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.
- my counsellors:
- Heb. men of my counsel,
Psalms 119:97-100 MEM. O how love I thy law! it [is] my meditation all the day. ... I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.
Psalms 119:104-105 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. ... NUN. Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Psalms 19:11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: [and] in keeping of them [there is] great reward.
Deuteronomy 17:18-20 And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of [that which is] before the priests the Levites: ... That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, [to] the right hand, or [to] the left: to the end that he may prolong [his] days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.
Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Proverbs 6:20-23 My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: ... For the commandment [is] a lamp; and the law [is] light; and reproofs of instruction [are] the way of life:
Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, [it is] because [there is] no light in them.
Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
2 Timothy 3:15-17 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. ... That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
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