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Psalms 119:60

    Psalms 119:60 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I made haste, and delayed not to keep your commandments.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I made haste, and delayed not, To observe thy commandments.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I was quick to do your orders, and let no time be wasted.

    Webster's Revision

    I made haste, and delayed not, To observe thy commandments.

    World English Bible

    I will hurry, and not delay, to obey your commandments.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I made haste, and delayed not, to observe thy commandments.

    Definitions for Psalms 119:60

    Haste - To hurry; to urge on quickly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:60

    Thirdly. I made haste, and delayed not - He did this with the utmost speed; and did not trifle with his convictions, nor seek to drown the voice of conscience.

    The original word, which we translate delayed not, is amazingly emphatical. ולא התמהמהתי velo hithmahmahti, I did not stand what-what-whating; or, as we used to express the same sentiment, shilly-shallying with myself: I was determined, and so set out. The Hebrew word, as well as the English, strongly marks indecision of mind, positive action being suspended, because the mind is so unfixed as not to be able to make a choice.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:60

    I made haste - This language further describes the process of conversion. There was no delay; there was no excuse offered. He acted at once under his conviction of what was right. He did not ask permission to defer it to a future time; he did not attempt to avoid the duty; not plead inability; he did not give himself merely to the "use of means;" he did not rely on prayer, and reading, and reflection; but "he did the thing, and he did it at once." This is conversion; and if all convicted sinners would follow this example, and do at once that which they are commanded to do, and which they know they ought to do, there would be in no case any difficulty about conversion, for the main difficulty in conversion lies in the fact that the sinner is not willing to obey God at once; that he will not break away from his sins; that he endeavors to excuse himself; that he pleads for delay; that he waits for God to do what he himself ought to do.

    And delayed not to keep thy commandments - I did not continue to go on in a course of sin, but I forsook my sin and obeyed.

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