The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.

I am thine, save me: for I have sought thy precepts.

The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.

I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.

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

Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.

I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.

I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.

I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.

I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.

How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.

I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O Lord, according unto thy word.” – Psalm 119: 93-107 (KJV)

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  1. Lamed: Your Commands Have No Limits
    89 To eternity, O Lord, your word is fixed firmly in the heavens.
    90 For generation after generation, your faithfulness remains.
    You established the earth, and it stands.
    91 As for your judgments, they stand to this day,
    because all things are your servants.
    92 Unless your law had been my delight,
    I would have perished in my affliction.
    93 To eternity I will not forget your precepts,
    because by them you have given me life.
    94 I am yours. Save me,
    because I have sought your precepts.
    95 The wicked are lying in wait for me to kill me,
    but I will ponder your testimonies.
    96 I see a limit to all perfection,
    but your commandment has no limits.

    Mem: Sweeter Than Honey
    97 How I love your laws!
    I meditate on them all day long.
    98 Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies,
    because it is always with me.
    99 I have more wisdom than all my teachers,
    because your testimonies are my meditation.
    100 I have more understanding than the elders,
    because I guard your precepts.
    101 I have kept my feet off every evil path
    in order to keep your words.
    102 I have not turned from your judgments,
    because you yourself have instructed me.
    103 How sweet are your sayings to my taste,
    sweeter than honey to my mouth!
    104 From your precepts I gain understanding.
    Therefore, I hate every false road.

    Nun: A Lamp for My Feet
    105 Your words are a lamp for my feet
    and a light for my path.
    106 I have sworn and affirmed
    that I will keep your righteous judgments.
    107 I have suffered much.
    Lord, give me life according to your words.
    108 Lord, please accept the willing praise from my mouth,
    and teach me your judgments.
    109 I take my life in my hands constantly,
    but I will not forget your law.
    110 The wicked have set a snare for me,
    but I have not wandered from your precepts.
    111 I have inherited your testimonies forever.
    Yes, they are the joy of my heart.
    112 I turn my heart to do your statutes,
    forever, right to the end. – Psalm 119:89-112 (EHV)

    Psalm 119:1 Psalm 119, the longest chapter in the Bible, is a lengthy meditation on the characteristics and blessings of God’s Word. God’s Word is praised 176 times (22 × 8). Eight different names for God’s Word appear repeatedly throughout the psalm (laws, testimonies, precepts, statutes, commands, judgments, words, sayings). Though many of these terms sound like legal terms, they are all names for God’s whole Word. Each of the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet is represented by an eight-line stanza. All eight lines of each stanza begin with the appropriate Hebrew letter. The letter names are listed in the stanza headings.

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