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Psalms 119:32

    Psalms 119:32 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I will run the way of your commandments, when you shall enlarge my heart.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I will run the way of thy commandments, When thou shalt enlarge my heart.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I will go quickly in the way of your teaching, because you have given me a free heart.

    Webster's Revision

    I will run the way of thy commandments, When thou shalt enlarge my heart.

    World English Bible

    I run in the path of your commandments, for you have set my heart free. HEY

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:32

    I will run - The particle כי elci, which we translate when, should be translated because: Because thou shalt enlarge, or dilate, my heart; make plain my path by cleansing me from my impurity, and taking the hinderances out of my way. I will then run without dread of stumbling, and every day make sensible progress.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:32

    I will run the way of thy commandments - That is, I will not merely keep them - which might be expressed by "I will walk in them," but I will hasten to keep them; I will do it with alacrity, as when one runs to accomplish an object. I will devote to them all the energies of my life.

    When thou shalt enlarge my heart - Or, more literally, "For thou wilt enlarge my heart;" expressing confidence that God would do this, so that he would be thus inclined and enabled to keep his commandments. it is an acknowledgment of dependence, and at the same time the expression of a confident belief that God would grant him the grace needful for him. The phrase "to enlarge the heart" means to make it free; to deliver it from all hindrances to what is right; to fill it with noble and holy purposes; to stimulate and animate it. The heart is contracted or made narrow by selfishness, pride, vanity, ambition, covetousness; it is made large by charity, love, hope, benevolence. Sin narrows the soul; religion enlarges it.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 119:32

    119:32 Run - I will obey thy precepts with all readiness, fervency, and diligence. Enlarge - When thou shalt replenish my heart with wisdom, and love to thee and thy law.