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Psalms 119:54

    Psalms 119:54 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Your statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thy statutes have been my songs In the house of my pilgrimage.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Your rules have been melodies to me, while I have been living in strange lands.

    Webster's Revision

    Thy statutes have been my songs In the house of my pilgrimage.

    World English Bible

    Your statutes have been my songs, in the house where I live.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:54

    Thy statutes have been my songs - During our captivity all our consolation was derived from singing thy praises, and chanting among our fellow-captives portions of thy law, and the precepts it contains.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:54

    Thy statutes - Thy law; thy commandments.

    Have been my songs - Have been to me a source of joy; have been my happiness, my consolation, my delight. I have found pleasure in meditating on them; I have had peace and joy in them in the day of loneliness and trouble. The psalmist rejoiced, doubtless, as the good now do,

    (a) in law itself; law, as a rule of order; law, as a guide of conduct; law, as a security for safety;

    (b) in such a law as that of God - so pure, so holy, so suited to promote "the happiness of man;

    (c) in the stability of that law, as constituting his own personal security, the ground of his hope;

    (d) in law in its influence on the universe, preserving order, and securing harmony.

    In the house of my pilgrimage - In my life considered as a journey to another world; in my pilgrimage through the desert of this world; amidst rocks, and sands, and desolation; among tribes of savage men, wanderers, robbers, freebooters; with no home, no place of shelter; exposed to cold, and rain, and sleet, and ice, and snow, as pilgrims are - for to all these is the "pilgrim" - the way-farer - exposed, and all these represent the condition of one passing through this world to a better (compare Hebrews 11:13). Here, says the psalmist, I sang. I found joy in these scenes by thinking on the pure law - the pure and holy truth of God. I comforted myself with the feeling that there "is" law; that there is just government; that there is a God; that I am under the protection of law; that I am not alone, but that there is one who guides me by his truth. Compare the notes at Job 35:10. See Acts 16:25; Psalm 34:1.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 119:54

    119:54 The house - In this world, wherein I am a stranger and pilgrim, as all my fathers were.