27  Help me understand these things inside and out so I can ponder your miracle-wonders. 161  I've been slandered unmercifully by the politicians, but my awe at your words keeps me stable. That’s right—you don’t go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set. 19:8-15 119:1-3 Ps. 105-112 By your words I can see where I’m going;    they throw a beam of light on my dark path.I’ve committed myself and I’ll never turn back    from living by your righteous order.Everything’s falling apart on me, God;    put me together again with your Word.Festoon me with your finest sayings, God;    teach me your holy rules.My life is as close as my own hands,    but I don’t forget what you have revealed.The wicked do their best to throw me off track,    but I don’t swerve an inch from your course.I inherited your book on living; it’s mine forever—    what a gift! You’re blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. 147  I was up before sunrise, crying for help, hoping for a word from you. 66  Train me in good common sense; I'm thoroughly committed to living your way. In Psalm 119:105-112 the word of God is shown as: 1)Light Points Our Direction (Psalm 119:105-108), 2) Light Presents Our Defense (Psalm 119:109-110), 3) Light Provides Our Delight (Psalm 119:111-112). they forced me to learn from your textbook. NKJV, Chronological Study Bible: Holy Bible, New King James Version. But something has changed. Expose all who drift away from your sayings; You reject earth’s wicked as so much rubbish; therefore I lovingly embrace everything you say. so I can always walk with my head held high. 54  I set your instructions to music and sing them as I walk this pilgrim way. I’m absorbed in pondering your wise counsel. 4 You have commanded your q precepts. 141  I'm too young to be important, but I don't forget what you tell me. By carefully reading the map of your Word. Get out of my life, evildoers, so I can keep my God’s commands. 138  You rightly instruct us in how to live ever faithful to you. Get me on my feet again. "Reproach" and "affliction" caused by the "proud" still rest on her; but a "quickening" of national life has begun. Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees! 9-16 How can a young person live a clean life? Psalm 119 is an expansion of Psalm 19:7–9: “The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. 47  I cherish your commandments - oh, how I love them! 119 1-8 You’re blessed when you stay on course,    walking steadily on the road revealed by God.You’re blessed when you follow his directions,    doing your best to find him.That’s right—you don’t go off on your own;    you walk straight along the road he set.You, God, prescribed the right way to live;    now you expect us to live it.Oh, that my steps might be steady,    keeping to the course you set;Then I’d never have any regrets    in comparing my life with your counsel.I thank you for speaking straight from your heart;    I learn the pattern of your righteous ways.I’m going to do what you tell me to do;    don’t ever walk off and leave me. 110  The wicked do their best to throw me off track, but I don't swerve an inch from your course. You’re blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best … 144  The way you tell me to live is always right; help me understand it so I can live to the fullest. 72  Truth from your mouth means more to me than striking it rich in a gold mine. 12  Be blessed, God; train me in your ways of wise living. 114  You're my place of quiet retreat; I wait for your Word to renew me. All Rights Reserved. What does psalm 119 mean? 53  But when I see the wicked ignore your directions, I'm beside myself with anger. And should I wander off like a lost sheep—seek me! It has a complex structure known as an "acrostic." 38  Affirm your promises to me - promises made to all who fear you. The wicked do their best to throw me off track. Yes, your sayings on life are what give me delight; Get me on my feet again. don’t let me miss the road signs you’ve posted. Open your Bibles to Psalm 42. my whole life one long, obedient response. 15  I ponder every morsel of wisdom from you, I attentively watch how you've done it. for the way you keep everything running right. 43  Don't ever deprive me of truth, not ever - your commandments are what I depend on. 29  Barricade the road that goes Nowhere; grace me with your clear revelation. 21  And those who think they know so much, ignoring everything you tell them - let them have it! 19  I'm a stranger in these parts; give me clear directions. - insatiable for your nourishing commands. 119 1  You're blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. 111  I inherited your book on living; it's mine forever - what a gift! I'll do whatever you say." 84  How long do I have to put up with all this? Guide me down the road of your commandments; preserve my life through your righteous ways! You’re blessed when you follow his directions. 25  I'm feeling terrible - I couldn't feel worse! 68  You are good, and the source of good; train me in your goodness. 3  That's right - you don't go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set. 44  Oh, I'll guard with my life what you've revealed to me, guard it now, guard it ever; 45  And I'll stride freely through wide open spaces as I look for your truth and your wisdom; 46  Then I'll tell the world what I find, speak out boldly in public, unembarrassed. 102  I never make detours from the route you laid out; you gave me such good directions. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes. Your righteous decisions are eternal. You promised, remember? I’ve become wiser than the wise old sages, I watch my step, avoiding the ditches and ruts of evil. 36  Give me a bent for your words of wisdom, and not for piling up loot. 60  I was up at once, didn't drag my feet, was quick to follow your orders. 63  I'm a friend and companion of all who fear you, of those committed to living by your rules. to keep your promise to set everything right. but I focus my attention on what you are saying; while I dance to the tune of your revelation. While bad neighbors maliciously gossip about me. How long till you haul my tormentors into court? You promised, remember?When I told my story, you responded;    train me well in your deep wisdom.Help me understand these things inside and out    so I can ponder your miracle-wonders.My sad life’s dilapidated, a falling-down barn;    build me up again by your Word.Barricade the road that goes Nowhere;    grace me with your clear revelation.I choose the true road to Somewhere,    I post your road signs at every curve and corner.I grasp and cling to whatever you tell me;    God, don’t let me down!I’ll run the course you lay out for me    if you’ll just show me how. W Aleph- Walking in the Law of the Lord (vv 1-8) II. And let your promises ring from my tongue; since I’ve chosen to live by your counsel. 161-168 I’ve been slandered unmercifully by the politicians,    but my awe at your words keeps me stable.I’m ecstatic over what you say,    like one who strikes it rich.I hate lies—can’t stand them!—    but I love what you have revealed.Seven times each day I stop and shout praises    for the way you keep everything running right.For those who love what you reveal, everything fits—    no stumbling around in the dark for them.I wait expectantly for your salvation;    God, I do what you tell me.My soul guards and keeps all your instructions—    oh, how much I love them!I follow your directions, abide by your counsel;    my life’s an open book before you. 175  Invigorate my soul so I can praise you well, use your decrees to put iron in my soul. 153-160 Take a good look at my trouble, and help me—    I haven’t forgotten your revelation.Take my side and get me out of this;    give me back my life, just as you promised.“Salvation” is only gibberish to the wicked    because they’ve never looked it up in your dictionary.Your mercies, God, run into the billions;    following your guidelines, revive me.My antagonists are too many to count,    but I don’t swerve from the directions you gave.I took one look at the quitters and was filled with loathing;    they walked away from your promises so casually!Take note of how I love what you tell me;    out of your life of love, prolong my life.Your words all add up to the sum total: Truth. 1:1-2 119:1 Ps. 106  I've committed myself and I'll never turn back from living by your righteous order. don’t leave me to the mercy of my oppressors. 91  Your Word and truth are dependable as ever; that's what you ordered - you set the earth going. Psalm 119 is an alphabetical acrostic poem––organized in 22 stanzas according to the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet from Aleph through Tav. 2 You're blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. I follow your directions, abide by your counsel; provide me with the insight that comes only from your Word. 16  I relish everything you've told me of life, I won't forget a word of it. 81  I'm homesick - longing for your salvation; I'm waiting for your word of hope. 164  Seven times each day I stop and shout praises for the way you keep everything running right. 149  In your love, listen to me; in your justice, God, keep me alive. 145-152 I call out at the top of my lungs,    “God! 41  Let your love, God, shape my life with salvation, exactly as you promised; 42  Then I'll be able to stand up to mockery because I trusted your Word. give me back my life, just as you promised. I ponder every morsel of wisdom from you. I took one look at the quitters and was filled with loathing; they walked away from your promises so casually! I'll recognize the sound of your voice. so I can spend all my time keeping your Word. 41-48 Let your love, God, shape my life    with salvation, exactly as you promised;Then I’ll be able to stand up to mockery    because I trusted your Word.Don’t ever deprive me of truth, not ever—    your commandments are what I depend on.Oh, I’ll guard with my life what you’ve revealed to me,    guard it now, guard it ever;And I’ll stride freely through wide open spaces    as I look for your truth and your wisdom;Then I’ll tell the world what I find,    speak out boldly in public, unembarrassed.I cherish your commandments—oh, how I love them!—    relishing every fragment of your counsel. You, God, prescribed the … Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. How long do I have to put up with all this? those who fear you will take heart and be glad. W Daleth- Strengthening by His Word (vv 25-32) V. W He- Understanding Produces Obedience (vv 33-40) VI. 20  My soul is starved and hungry, ravenous! 156  Your mercies, God, run into the billions; following your guidelines, revive me. ignoring everything you tell them—let them have it! 119 1 Blessed are those whose k way is blameless, who l walk in the law of the L ord! You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed. 23  While bad neighbors maliciously gossip about me, I'm absorbed in pondering your wise counsel. PSALM 119 THE WONDER OF THE WORD Psalm 119 has as its theme “The Word of God.” Some peculiarities about Psalm 119 are: • It is the longest Psalm, having 176 verses; • God is addressed or referred to in every one of the 176 verses; • In every verse of this Psalm (except in 5 verses: 84, 90, 121, 122, 132) the Word of You’re blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. My eyes grow heavy watching for some sign of your promise; There’s smoke in my eyes—they burn and water. 90  Your truth never goes out of fashion; it's as up-to-date as the earth when the sun comes up. 57  Because you have satisfied me, God, I promise to do everything you say. Scripture: Psalm 119:176. 49-56 Remember what you said to me, your servant—    I hang on to these words for dear life!These words hold me up in bad times;    yes, your promises rejuvenate me.The insolent ridicule me without mercy,    but I don’t budge from your revelation.I watch for your ancient landmark words,    and know I’m on the right track.But when I see the wicked ignore your directions,    I’m beside myself with anger.I set your instructions to music    and sing them as I walk this pilgrim way.I meditate on your name all night, God,    treasuring your revelation, O God.Still, I walk through a rain of derision    because I live by your Word and counsel. 154  Take my side and get me out of this; give me back my life, just as you promised. 80  And let me live whole and holy, soul and body, so I can always walk with my head held high. but I haven’t relaxed my grip on your counsel. 119:97 "O how I love Your law" In many ways Psalms 19 and 119 are the theological opposite of the historical books' and prophetic books' presentation of how Israel acted towards God's revelation. 58  I beg you from the bottom of my heart: smile, be gracious to me just as you promised. since I’ve pondered and absorbed your counsel. 143  Even though troubles came down on me hard, your commands always gave me delight. Published by permission. Psalms 119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. 157  My antagonists are too many to count, but I don't swerve from the directions you gave. By carefully reading the map of your Word.I’m single-minded in pursuit of you;    don’t let me miss the road signs you’ve posted.I’ve banked your promises in the vault of my heart    so I won’t sin myself bankrupt.Be blessed, God;    train me in your ways of wise living.I’ll transfer to my lips    all the counsel that comes from your mouth;I delight far more in what you tell me about living    than in gathering a pile of riches.I ponder every morsel of wisdom from you,    I attentively watch how you’ve done it.I relish everything you’ve told me of life,    I won’t forget a word of it. 130  Break open your words, let the light shine out, let ordinary people see the meaning. 112:1 Gelukkig wie de volmaakte weg gaan en leven naar de wet van de HEER, (119:1-176) Psalm 119 is een acrostichon van tweeëntwintig strofen: de verzen 1-8 beginnen elk met de eerste letter van het Hebreeuwse alfabet, de verzen 9-16 met de tweede, enzovoort. Let your love dictate how you deal with me; I’m your servant—help me understand what that means. 78  Let the fast-talking tricksters be exposed as frauds; they tried to sell me a bill of goods, but I kept my mind fixed on your counsel. but I’m only concerned with your plans for me. they go farther and farther from the truth you reveal; I’ve known all along from the evidence of your words. 13  I'll transfer to my lips all the counsel that comes from your mouth; 14  I delight far more in what you tell me about living than in gathering a pile of riches. ignorant as they are of God and his ways. 71  My troubles turned out all for the best - they forced me to learn from your textbook. 79  Let those who fear you turn to me for evidence of your wise guidance. Psalm 119:18 Open my eyes so I can see what you show me of your miracle-wonders. How long till you haul my tormentors into court?The arrogant godless try to throw me off track,    ignorant as they are of God and his ways.Everything you command is a sure thing,    but they harass me with lies. My soul is starved and hungry, ravenous!—. This is found all over in this chapter. Read Psalm 119 at Bible Gateway. but I don’t swerve an inch from your course. 132  Turn my way, look kindly on me, as you always do to those who personally love you. Your righteous decisions are eternal. I can’t keep my eyes open any longer, waiting for you. 98  Your commands give me an edge on my enemies; they never become obsolete. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart— they do no wrong but follow his ways. Answer! Train me to live by your counsel. 118  Expose all who drift away from your sayings; their casual idolatry is lethal. I never make detours from the route you laid out; With your instruction, I understand life; they throw a beam of light on my dark path. - hold me tight! 77  Now comfort me so I can live, really live; your revelation is the tune I dance to. Psalm 119 Overview. 123  I can't keep my eyes open any longer, waiting for you to keep your promise to set everything right. The wicked hemmed me in—there was no way out—. I relish everything you’ve told me of life. 57-64 Because you have satisfied me, God, I promise    to do everything you say.I beg you from the bottom of my heart: smile,    be gracious to me just as you promised.When I took a long, careful look at your ways,    I got my feet back on the trail you blazed.I was up at once, didn’t drag my feet,    was quick to follow your orders.The wicked hemmed me in—there was no way out—    but not for a minute did I forget your plan for me.I get up in the middle of the night to thank you;    your decisions are so right, so true—I can’t wait till morning!I’m a friend and companion of all who fear you,    of those committed to living by your rules.Your love, God, fills the earth! Steady my steps with your Word of promise, Rescue me from the grip of bad men and women. You're blessed when you follow his directions, 33-40 God, teach me lessons for living    so I can stay the course.Give me insight so I can do what you tell me—    my whole life one long, obedient response.Guide me down the road of your commandments;    I love traveling this freeway!Give me a bent for your words of wisdom,    and not for piling up loot.Divert my eyes from toys and trinkets,    invigorate me on the pilgrim way.Affirm your promises to me—    promises made to all who fear you.Deflect the harsh words of my critics—    but what you say is always so good.See how hungry I am for your counsel;    preserve my life through your righteous ways! You’re my place of quiet retreat; I wait for your Word to renew me. Let me just go through six of the different blessings that can be ours when we study Scripture. W Gimel- Beholding Wonderful Things from His Word (vv 17-24) IV. But when I see the wicked ignore your directions. 119 1-8 You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. 168  I follow your directions, abide by your counsel; my life's an open book before you. But more study of Psalm 119 (the longest chapter in the Bible) is required, as it was originally written in a unique poetic form known as an acrostic. Bible Gateway Recommends. Before I learned to answer you, I wandered all over the place. 96  I see the limits to everything human, but the horizons can't contain your commands! I learn the … I look high and low for your words of wisdom.The wicked lie in ambush to destroy me,    but I’m only concerned with your plans for me.I see the limits to everything human,    but the horizons can’t contain your commands! 85  The arrogant godless try to throw me off track, ignorant as they are of God and his ways. they’ve made a shambles of your revelation! And they miss it … 40  See how hungry I am for your counsel; preserve my life through your righteous ways! Your Word and truth are dependable as ever; that’s what you ordered—you set the earth going. 5  Oh, that my steps might be steady, keeping to the course you set; 6  Then I'd never have any regrets in comparing my life with your counsel. 2  You're blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. 135  Smile on me, your servant; teach me the right way to live. crying for help, hoping for a word from you. The equivalent alphabet in the New Testament, which is written in Greek, would be Alpha and Omega (see Revelation 1:8; … 113-120 I hate the two-faced,    but I love your clear-cut revelation.You’re my place of quiet retreat;    I wait for your Word to renew me.Get out of my life, evildoers,    so I can keep my God’s commands.Take my side as you promised; I’ll live then for sure. Psalm 119 is not just long. don’t let the godless take advantage of me. 148  I stayed awake all night, prayerfully pondering your promise. Read verse in The Message Bible W Beth- Purifying Our Way (vv 9-16) III. Oct 5, 2015 - You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by GOD. you walk straight along the road he set. Your promise has been tested through and through. They’ve pushed and pushed—they never let up—. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. 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