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Psalms 119:97

    Psalms 119:97 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    O how I love your law! it is my meditation all the day.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Oh how love I thy law! It is my meditation all the day.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    <MEM> O what love I have for your law! I give thought to it all the day.

    Webster's Revision

    Oh how love I thy law! It is my meditation all the day.

    World English Bible

    How I love your law! It is my meditation all day.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    MEM. Oh how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:97

    O how love I thy law - This is one of the strongest marks of a gracious and pious heart, cast in the mould of obedience. Such love the precepts of Christ: in his commandments they delight; and this delight is shown by their making them frequent subjects of their meditation.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:97

    O how love I thy law! - This commences a new division of the Psalm, indicated by the Hebrew letter Mem (מ m, "m"). The expression here, "O how love I thy law," implies intense love - as if a man were astonished at the fervour of his own emotion. His love was so ardent that it was amazing and wonderful to himself - perhaps wonderful that he, a sinner, should love the law of God at all; wonderful that he should ever have been brought so to love a law which condemned himself. Any man who reflects on what his feelings are by nature in regard to religion, will be filled with wonder that he loves it at all; all who are truly religious ought to be so filled with love to it, that it will be difficult for them to find words to express the intensity of their affection.

    It is my meditation all the day - See the notes at Psalm 1:2.