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Psalms 119:160

    Psalms 119:160 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Your word is true from the beginning: and every one of your righteous judgments endures for ever.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The sum of thy word is truth; And every one of thy righteous ordinances endureth for ever.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Your word is true from the first; and your upright decision is unchanging for ever.

    Webster's Revision

    The sum of thy word is truth; And every one of thy righteous ordinances endureth for ever.

    World English Bible

    All of your words are truth. Every one of your righteous ordinances endures forever. SIN AND SHIN

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The sum of thy word is truth; and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:160

    Thy word is true from the beginning - ראש rosh, the head or beginning of thy word, is true. Does he refer to the first word in the Book of Genesis, בראשית bereshith, "in the beginning?" The learned reader knows that ראש rash, or raash, is the root in that word. Every word thou hast spoken from the first in Bereshith (Genesis) to the end of the law and prophets, and all thou wilt yet speak, as flowing from the fountain of truth, must be true; and all shall have in due time, their fulfllment. And all these, thy words endure for ever. They are true, and ever will be true.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:160

    Thy word is true from the beginning - literally, "The head of thy word is truth." Probably the meaning is, that the "principles" of God's word were truth, or were based on truth. The main thing - that on which all relied - was truth, absolute truth. It was not "made" truth by the mere will of God, but it was "founded on" essential truth. Compare Psalm 119:142, note; Psalm 119:144, note. Margin, "The beginning of thy word is true." Its origin is truth; its foundation is truth; its essential nature is truth. See Psalm 19:9.

    And every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever - Since any one of thy laws is as certainly founded in truth as any other, it must be that all alike are eternal and unchanging. It must be so with all the essential principles of morality. Mere regulations in regard to rites and ceremonies may be altered, as local and municipal laws among men may be; but essential principles of justice cannot be. A civil corporation - the government of a city or borough - may change its regulations about streets, and culverts, and taxes; but they can never enact laws authorizing murder or theft; nor can they alter the essential nature of honesty and dishonesty; of truth and falsehood.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 119:160

    119:160 The beginning - From the beginning of the world.