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Psalms 119:108

    Psalms 119:108 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Accept, I beseech you, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me your judgments.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill-offerings of my mouth, O Jehovah, And teach me thine ordinances.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Take, O Lord, the free offerings of my mouth, and give me knowledge of your decisions.

    Webster's Revision

    Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill-offerings of my mouth, O Jehovah, And teach me thine ordinances.

    World English Bible

    Accept, I beg you, the willing offerings of my mouth. Yahweh, teach me your ordinances.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments.

    Definitions for Psalms 119:108

    Beseech - To call upon; appeal; beg.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:108

    The freewill-offerings of my mouth - נדבות פי nidboth pi, the voluntary offerings which I have promised. Or, As we are in captivity, and cannot sacrifice to thee, but would if we could; accept the praises of our mouth, and the purposes of our hearts, instead of the sacrifices and offerings which we would bring to thy altar, but cannot.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:108

    Accept, I beseech thee, the free-will offerings of my mouth - Or, the meaning of the word here rendered "free-will," see the notes at Psalm 110:3. It conveys the idea that there is no constraint or compulsion; that the offering is a prompting of the heart. The offering might be that of flour, or grain, or fruits, or property of any kind, as devoted to God; or it might be, as here, an offering of the lips, expressed in prayer and praise. Either of them might be acceptable to God; their being accepted in either case would depend on the good pleasure of God, and hence, the psalmist prays that his offering might be thus acceptable. Compare Hebrews 13:15.

    And teach me thy judgments - Thy commands; thy laws. See the notes at Psalm 119:12.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 119:108

    119:108 Offerings - The sacrifices of prayer and praise.