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Psalms 119:92 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Unless thy law had been my delight, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Unless thy law [had been] my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— If Your law had not been my delight, Then I would have perished in my affliction.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Unless thy law [had been] my delights, I should then have perished in my affliction.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Unless thy law had been my delight, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Had not thy law been my dear delight, then, had I perished in mine affliction.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Unless Thy law [were] my delights, Then had I perished in mine affliction.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Unless thy law had been my meditation, I had then perhaps perished in my abjection.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Unlesse thy lawe [had bene] my delights: I should then haue perished in mine affliction.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Were it not that thy law is my meditation, then I should have perished in mine affliction.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Unless thy law [had been] my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Unless 3884
{3884} Prime
From H3863 and H3808; if not.
thy law 8451
{8451} Prime
From H3384; a precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch.
[had been] my delights, 8191
{8191} Prime
From H8173; enjoyment.
I should then x227
(0227) Complement
A demonstrative adverb; at that time or place; also as a conjugation, therefore.
have perished 6
{0006} Prime
A primitive root; properly to wander away, that is lose oneself; by implication to perish (causatively, destroy).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
in mine affliction. 6040
{6040} Prime
From H6031; depression, that is, misery.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 119:92-94

_ _ Hence the pious are encouraged and inclined to seek a knowledge of it, and persevere amidst the efforts of those planning and waiting to destroy them.

_ _ my delights — plural, not merely delight, but equal to all other delights.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Psalms 119:92

_ _ Here is, 1. The great distress that David was in. He was in affliction, and ready to perish in his affliction, not likely to die, so much as likely to despair; he was ready to give up all for gone, and to look upon himself as cut off from God's sight; he therefore admires the goodness of God to him, that he had not perished, that he kept the possession of his own soul, and was not driven out of his wits by his troubles, but especially that he was enabled to keep close to his God and was not driven off from his religion by them. Though we are not kept from affliction, yet, if we are kept from perishing in our affliction, we have no reason to say, We have cleansed our hands in vain; or, What profit is it that we have served God? 2. His support in this distress. God's law was his delight, (1.) It had been so formerly, and the remembrance of that was a comfort to him, as it afforded him a good evidence of his integrity. (2.) It was so now in his affliction; it afforded him abundant matter of comfort, and from these fountains of life he drew living waters, when the cisterns of the creature were broken or dried up. His converse with God's law, and his meditations on it, were his delightful entertainment in solitude and sorrow. A Bible is a pleasant companion at any time if we please.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
thy law:

Psalms 119:24 Thy testimonies also [are] my delight [and] my counsellors.
Psalms 119:77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law [is] my delight.
Psalms 119:143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: [yet] thy commandments [are] my delights.
Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

I should:

Psalms 27:13 [I had fainted], unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Psalms 94:18-19 When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up. ... In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.
Proverbs 6:22-23 When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and [when] thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. ... For the commandment [is] a lamp; and the law [is] light; and reproofs of instruction [are] the way of life:
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Ps 27:13; 94:18; 119:24, 77, 143. Pv 6:22. Ro 15:4.

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