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Psalms 119:152

    Psalms 119:152 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Concerning your testimonies, I have known of old that you have founded them for ever.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Of old have I known from thy testimonies, That thou hast founded them for ever.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I have long had knowledge that your unchanging word is for ever.

    Webster's Revision

    Of old have I known from thy testimonies, That thou hast founded them for ever.

    World English Bible

    Of old I have known from your testimonies, that you have founded them forever. RESH

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Of old have I known from thy testimonies, that thou hast founded them for ever.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:152

    Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old - קדם ידעתי kedem yedati, "Long ago I have known concerning thy testimonies." Thou hast designed that thy testimonies should bear reference to, and evidence of, those glorious things which thou hast provided for the salvation of men; and that this should be an everlasting testimony. They continue, and Christ is come.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:152

    Concerning thy testimonies - In regard to all that thou hast testified to as true and best. Every command of God is in fact a testimony of his as to what is right; every promise is a testimony of his own purpose in regard to mankind.

    I have known of old - The word used here is a noun, and means properly, "the front," what is "before;" then, the East; then, what pertains to olden time or ancient days - "before" the present. The meaning here is, that he had known this "before" what had now occurred; it was not a new thing - a new experience. It was deeply impressed on his mind as the result of all his reflection and observation.

    That thou hast founded them for ever - "From" eternity, and "for" eternity. They were laid in the eternity past; they will continue in the eternity to come. They are based on eternal principles of right; they will never be changed. Such a conviction will do much to keep the soul steady and firm in the trials and uncertainties of life. Whatever may change, God's law does not change; whatever is new, that is not new; whatever will vanish away, that will remain.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 119:152

    119:152 Of old - By long experience. Founded - Thou hast established them upon everlasting foundations.