Psalm 119:109
Context
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet

1Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. 2Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. 3They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. 4You have commanded us to keep your precepts diligently. 5O that my ways were directed to keep your statutes! 6Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect to all your commandments. 7I will praise you with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned your righteous judgments. 8I will keep your statutes: O forsake me not utterly. 9Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to your word. 10With my whole heart have I sought you: O let me not wander from your commandments. 11Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you. 12Blessed are you, O LORD: teach me your statutes. 13With my lips have I declared all the judgments of your mouth. 14I have rejoiced in the way of your testimonies, as much as in all riches. 15I will meditate in your precepts, and have respect to your ways. 16I will delight myself in your statutes: I will not forget your word. 17Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live, and keep your word. 18Open you my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. 19I am a stranger in the earth: hide not your commandments from me. 20My soul breaks for the longing that it has to your judgments at all times. 21You have rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from your commandments. 22Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept your testimonies. 23Princes also did sit and speak against me: but your servant did meditate in your statutes. 24Your testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors. 25My soul sticks to the dust: quicken you me according to your word. 26I have declared my ways, and you heard me: teach me your statutes. 27Make me to understand the way of your precepts: so shall I talk of your wondrous works. 28My soul melts for heaviness: strengthen you me according to your word. 29Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me your law graciously. 30I have chosen the way of truth: your judgments have I laid before me. 31I have stuck to your testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame. 32I will run the way of your commandments, when you shall enlarge my heart. 33Teach me, O LORD, the way of your statutes; and I shall keep it to the end. 34Give me understanding, and I shall keep your law; yes, I shall observe it with my whole heart. 35Make me to go in the path of your commandments; for therein do I delight. 36Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to covetousness. 37Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken you me in your way. 38Establish your word to your servant, who is devoted to your fear. 39Turn away my reproach which I fear: for your judgments are good. 40Behold, I have longed after your precepts: quicken me in your righteousness. 41Let your mercies come also to me, O LORD, even your salvation, according to your word. 42So shall I have with which to answer him that reproaches me: for I trust in your word. 43And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in your judgments. 44So shall I keep your law continually for ever and ever. 45And I will walk at liberty: for I seek your precepts. 46I will speak of your testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed. 47And I will delight myself in your commandments, which I have loved. 48My hands also will I lift up to your commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in your statutes. 49Remember the word to your servant, on which you have caused me to hope. 50This is my comfort in my affliction: for your word has quickened me. 51The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from your law. 52I remembered your judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself. 53Horror has taken hold on me because of the wicked that forsake your law. 54Your statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. 55I have remembered your name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept your law. 56This I had, because I kept your precepts. 57You are my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep your words. 58I entreated your favor with my whole heart: be merciful to me according to your word. 59I thought on my ways, and turned my feet to your testimonies. 60I made haste, and delayed not to keep your commandments. 61The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten your law. 62At midnight I will rise to give thanks to you because of your righteous judgments. 63I am a companion of all them that fear you, and of them that keep your precepts. 64The earth, O LORD, is full of your mercy: teach me your statutes. 65You have dealt well with your servant, O LORD, according to your word. 66Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed your commandments. 67Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept your word. 68You are good, and do good; teach me your statutes. 69The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep your precepts with my whole heart. 70Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in your law. 71It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn your statutes. 72The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver. 73Your hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments. 74They that fear you will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in your word. 75I know, O LORD, that your judgments are right, and that you in faithfulness have afflicted me. 76Let, I pray you, your merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to your word to your servant. 77Let your tender mercies come to me, that I may live: for your law is my delight. 78Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in your precepts. 79Let those that fear you turn to me, and those that have known your testimonies. 80Let my heart be sound in your statutes; that I be not ashamed. 81My soul faints for your salvation: but I hope in your word. 82My eyes fail for your word, saying, When will you comfort me? 83For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget your statutes. 84How many are the days of your servant? when will you execute judgment on them that persecute me? 85The proud have dig pits for me, which are not after your law. 86All your commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help you me. 87They had almost consumed me on earth; but I forsook not your precepts. 88Quicken me after your loving kindness; so shall I keep the testimony of your mouth. 89For ever, O LORD, your word is settled in heaven. 90Your faithfulness is to all generations: you have established the earth, and it stays. 91They continue this day according to your ordinances: for all are your servants. 92Unless your law had been my delights, I should then have perished in my affliction. 93I will never forget your precepts: for with them you have quickened me. 94I am yours, save me: for I have sought your precepts. 95The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider your testimonies. 96I have seen an end of all perfection: but your commandment is exceeding broad. 97O how I love your law! it is my meditation all the day. 98You through your commandments have made me wiser than my enemies: for they are ever with me. 99I have more understanding than all my teachers: for your testimonies are my meditation. 100I understand more than the ancients, because I keep your precepts. 101I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep your word. 102I have not departed from your judgments: for you have taught me. 103How sweet are your words to my taste! yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth! 104Through your precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. 105Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path. 106I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep your righteous judgments. 107I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according to your word. 108Accept, I beseech you, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me your judgments. 109My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget your law. 110The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from your precepts. 111Your testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart. 112I have inclined my heart to perform your statutes always, even to the end. 113I hate vain thoughts: but your law do I love. 114You are my hiding place and my shield: I hope in your word. 115Depart from me, you evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God. 116Uphold me according to your word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope. 117Hold you me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect to your statutes continually. 118You have trodden down all them that err from your statutes: for their deceit is falsehood. 119You put away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love your testimonies. 120My flesh trembles for fear of you; and I am afraid of your judgments. 121I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to my oppressors. 122Be surety for your servant for good: let not the proud oppress me. 123My eyes fail for your salvation, and for the word of your righteousness. 124Deal with your servant according to your mercy, and teach me your statutes. 125I am your servant; give me understanding, that I may know your testimonies. 126It is time for you, LORD, to work: for they have made void your law. 127Therefore I love your commandments above gold; yes, above fine gold. 128Therefore I esteem all your precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way. 129Your testimonies are wonderful: therefore does my soul keep them. 130The entrance of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. 131I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for your commandments. 132Look you on me, and be merciful to me, as you use to do to those that love your name. 133Order my steps in your word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. 134Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep your precepts. 135Make your face to shine on your servant; and teach me your statutes. 136Rivers of waters run down my eyes, because they keep not your law. 137Righteous are you, O LORD, and upright are your judgments. 138Your testimonies that you have commanded are righteous and very faithful. 139My zeal has consumed me, because my enemies have forgotten your words. 140Your word is very pure: therefore your servant loves it. 141I am small and despised: yet do not I forget your precepts. 142Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and your law is the truth. 143Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet your commandments are my delights. 144The righteousness of your testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live. 145I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep your statutes. 146I cried to you; save me, and I shall keep your testimonies. 147I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in your word. 148My eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in your word. 149Hear my voice according to your loving kindness: O LORD, quicken me according to your judgment. 150They draw near that follow after mischief: they are far from your law. 151You are near, O LORD; and all your commandments are truth. 152Concerning your testimonies, I have known of old that you have founded them for ever. 153Consider my affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget your law. 154Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to your word. 155Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not your statutes. 156Great are your tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to your judgments. 157Many are my persecutors and my enemies; yet do I not decline from your testimonies. 158I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not your word. 159Consider how I love your precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to your loving kindness. 160Your word is true from the beginning: and every one of your righteous judgments endures for ever. 161Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart stands in awe of your word. 162I rejoice at your word, as one that finds great spoil. 163I hate and abhor lying: but your law do I love. 164Seven times a day do I praise you because of your righteous judgments. 165Great peace have they which love your law: and nothing shall offend them. 166LORD, I have hoped for your salvation, and done your commandments. 167My soul has kept your testimonies; and I love them exceedingly. 168I have kept your precepts and your testimonies: for all my ways are before you. 169Let my cry come near before you, O LORD: give me understanding according to your word. 170Let my supplication come before you: deliver me according to your word. 171My lips shall utter praise, when you have taught me your statutes. 172My tongue shall speak of your word: for all your commandments are righteousness. 173Let your hand help me; for I have chosen your precepts. 174I have longed for your salvation, O LORD; and your law is my delight. 175Let my soul live, and it shall praise you; and let your judgments help me. 176I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant; for I do not forget your commandments.
Cross References
Judges 12:3
And when I saw that you delivered me not, I put my life in my hands, and passed over against the children of Ammon, and the LORD delivered them into my hand: why then are you come up to me this day, to fight against me?


1 Samuel 19:5
For he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and the LORD worked a great salvation for all Israel: you saw it, and did rejoice: why then will you sin against innocent blood, to slay David without a cause?


Job 13:14
Why do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in my hand?


Psalm 119:16
I will delight myself in your statutes: I will not forget your word.


Ecclesiastes 9:1
For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knows either love or hatred by all that is before them.


Treasury of Scripture

My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget your law.

my soul. Rather, My life is continually in my hand; it is in constant danger; every hour I am on the confines of death. The LXX, Syriac, and Ethiopic read, in thy hand; but this is a conjectural and useless alteration.

Judges 12:3 And when I saw that you delivered me not, I put my life in my hands, and passed over against the children of Ammon...

1 Samuel 19:5 For he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and the LORD worked a great salvation for all Israel: you saw it...

1 Samuel 20:3 And David swore moreover, and said, Your father certainly knows that I have found grace in your eyes; and he said...

Job 13:14 Why do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in my hand?

Romans 8:36 As it is written, For your sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

1 Corinthians 15:31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our LORD, I die daily.

2 Corinthians 11:23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure...

yet do I not

Psalm 119:83,117,152 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget your statutes...

Strong's Concordance
My soul [is] continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law.
Topical Bible
Constantly Continually Danger Forget Forgotten Hands Hold Law Memory Soul Won't Yet
Resources
Psalms Chapter 119 Verse 109

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OT Poetry: Psalm 119:109 My soul is continually in my hand (Psalm Ps Psa.)
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