A prim root (compare H2331
); to live
, whether literally or figuratively; causatively to revive
Stem - Piel (See H8840
Mood - Imperative (See H8810
Count - 446
me after thy lovingkindness;
; by implication (towards God) piety
; rarely (by opprobrium) reproof
, or (subjectively) beauty
so shall I keep
A primitive root; properly to hedge
about (as with thorns), that is, guard
; generally to protect
, attend to
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 19885
Feminine of H5707
of thy mouth.
; the mouth
(as the means of blowing
), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech
); specifically edge
; adverbially (with preposition) according to
_ _ Here is, 1. David in care to be found in the way of his duty. His constant desire and design are to keep the testimony of God's mouth, to keep to it as his rule and to keep hold of it as his confidence and portion for ever. This we must keep, whatever we lose. 2. David at prayer for divine grace to assist him therein: “Quicken me after thy lovingkindness (make me alive and make me lively), so shall I keep thy testimonies,” implying that otherwise he should not keep them. We cannot proceed, nor persevere, in the good way, unless God quicken us and put life into us; we are therefore here taught to depend upon the grace of God for strength to do every good work, and to depend upon it as grace, as purely the fruit of God's favour. He had prayed before, Quicken me in thy righteousness (Psalms 119:40); but here, Quicken me after thy lovingkindness. The surest token of God's good-will toward us is his good work in us.
Psalms 119:25 DALETH. My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.
Psalms 119:40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.
Psalms 119:159 Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness.
- so shall I:
Psalms 119:2 Blessed [are] they that keep his testimonies, [and that] seek him with the whole heart.
Psalms 119:146 I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.
Psalms 25:10 All the paths of the LORD [are] mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
Psalms 78:5 For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children:
Psalms 132:12 If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.
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