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Psalms 119:73

    Psalms 119:73 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Your hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    YODH. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: Give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    <JOD> Your hands have made me, and given me form: give me wisdom, so that I may have knowledge of your teaching.

    Webster's Revision

    YODH. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: Give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

    World English Bible

    Your hands have made me and formed me. Give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    JOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:73

    Thy hands have made me - Thou hast formed the mass out of which I was made; and fashioned me - thou hast given me that particular form that distinguishes me from all thy other creatures.

    Give me understanding - As thou hast raised me above the beasts that perish in my form and mode of life, teach me that I may live for a higher and nobler end, in loving, serving, and enjoying thee for ever. Show me that I was made for heaven, not for earth.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:73

    Thy hands have made me - This commences a new division of the psalm, in which each verse begins with the Hebrew letter Jod (י y) - or "i" - the smallest letter in the Hebrew alphabet, called in Matthew 5:18, "jot;" "one jot or tittle shall in no wise pass from the law." The words "thy hands have made me" are expressive of the idea that he had been formed or moulded by God - as the "hands" are the instruments by which we do anything. See the notes at Job 10:8; compare Psalm 100:3.

    And fashioned me - Fitted me; shaped me, formed me as I am. He had received alike his existence and the particular form of his existence from God - as a man makes a statue or image. Compare Psalm 139:13-16.

    Give me understanding ... - As I have derived my being from thee, so I am wholly dependent on thee to carry out the purpose for which I have been made. My Maker alone can give me understanding. I have no resources in myself. See Psalm 119:34.