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Psalms 119:58 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I entreated thy favor with my whole heart: Be merciful unto me according to thy word.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I intreated thy favour with [my] whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— I sought Your favor with all [my] heart; Be gracious to me according to Your word.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I entreated thy favor with [my] whole heart: be merciful to me according to thy word.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— I have sought thy favour with [my] whole heart: be gracious unto me according to thy *word.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— I have sought the smile of thy face with all my heart, Show me favour, according to thy word.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— I appeased Thy face with the whole heart, Favour me according to Thy saying.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I entreated thy face with all my heart: have mercy on me according to thy word.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I intreated thy fauour with [my] whole heart: be mercifull vnto mee according to thy word.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— I besought thy favour with my whole heart: have mercy upon me according to thy word.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— I intreated thy favour with [my] whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I intreated 2470
{2470} Prime
חָלָה
chalah
{khaw-law'}
A primitive root (compare H2342, H2490); properly to be rubbed or worn; hence (figuratively) to be weak, sick, afflicted; or (causatively) to grieve, make sick; also to stroke (in flattering), entreat.
z8765
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
thy favour 6440
{6440} Prime
פָּנִים
paniym
{paw-neem'}
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
with [my] whole x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
heart: 3820
{3820} Prime
לֵב
leb
{labe}
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
be merciful 2603
{2603} Prime
חָנַן
chanan
{khaw-nan'}
A primitive root (compare H2583); properly to bend or stoop in kindness to an inferior; to favor, bestow; causatively to implore (that is, move to favor by petition).
z8798
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
unto me according to thy word. 565
{0565} Prime
אִמְרָה
'imrah
{im-raw'}
The second form is the feminine of H0561, and meaning the same.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 119:57-60.


Psalms 119:58

_ _ favourHebrew, “face” (Psalms 45:12).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Psalms 119:58

_ _ David, having in the foregoing verse reflected upon his covenants with God, here reflects upon his prayers to God, and renews his petition. Observe, 1. What he prayed for. Having taken God for his portion, he entreated his favour, as one that knew he had forfeited it, was unworthy of it, and yet undone without it, but for ever happy if he could obtain it. We cannot demand God's favour as a debt, but must be humble suppliants for it, that God will not only be reconciled to us, but accept us and smile upon us. He prays, “Be merciful to me, in the forgiveness of what I have done amiss, and in giving me grace to do better for the future.” 2. How he prayed — with his whole heart, as one that knew how to value the blessing he prayed for. The gracious soul is entirely set upon the favour of God, and is therefore importunate for it. I will not let thee go except thou bless me. 3. What he pleaded — the promise of God: “Be merciful to me, according to thy word. I desire the mercy promised, and depend upon the promise for it.” Those that are governed by the precepts of the word and are resolved to keep them (Psalms 119:57) may plead the promises of the word and take the comfort of them.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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I entreated:

Psalms 119:10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
Psalms 4:6 [There be] many that say, Who will shew us [any] good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
Psalms 51:1-3 [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.]] Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. ... For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin [is] ever before me.
Psalms 86:1-3 [[A Prayer of David.]] Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I [am] poor and needy. ... Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.
Hosea 7:14 And they have not cried unto me with their heart, when they howled upon their beds: they assemble themselves for corn and wine, [and] they rebel against me.
Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

favour:
Heb. face,
Psalms 27:8 [When thou saidst], Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.
Job 11:19 Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make [thee] afraid; yea, many shall make suit unto thee.
*marg.

be merciful:

Psalms 119:41 VAU. Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, [even] thy salvation, according to thy word.
Psalms 119:65 TETH. Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word.
Psalms 119:76 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.
Psalms 119:170 Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word.
Psalms 56:4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
Psalms 56:10 In God will I praise [his] word: in the LORD will I praise [his] word.
Psalms 138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
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Jb 11:19. Ps 4:6; 27:8; 51:1; 56:4, 10; 86:1; 119:10, 41, 65, 76, 170; 138:2. Ho 7:14. Mt 24:35. He 10:22.

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