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Psalms 119:144

    Psalms 119:144 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The righteousness of your testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thy testimonies are righteous for ever: Give me understanding, and I shall live.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The righteousness of your unchanging word is eternal; give me wisdom so that I may have life.

    Webster's Revision

    Thy testimonies are righteous for ever: Give me understanding, and I shall live.

    World English Bible

    Your testimonies are righteous forever. Give me understanding, that I may live. KUF

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thy testimonies are righteous for ever: give me understanding, and I shall live.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:144

    The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting - Thy moral law was not made for one people, or for one particular time; it is as imperishable as thy nature, and of endless obligation. It is that law by which all the children of Adam shall be Judged.

    Give me understanding - To know and practice it.

    And I shall live - Shall glorify thee, and live eternally; not for the merit of having done it, but because thou didst fulfill the work of the law in my heart, having saved me from condemnation by it.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:144

    The righteousness of thy testimonies - The principles of righteousness on which they are founded. Those testimonies - those laws - are not arbitrary, or the mere expressions of will. They are founded on right and justice as seen by God, and his laws are his testimony as to what truth and justice are.

    Is everlasting - See the notes at Psalm 119:142.

    Give me understanding, and I shall live - Give me a right view of thy law, and thy truth, and I shall have real life. See the notes at Psalm 119:34.