Psalms, Chapter 19
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19:1 (To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) The a
heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth
(a) He reproaches man for his ingratitude, seeing the
heavens, which are dumb creatures, set forth God's
19:2 b Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night
(b) The continual success of the day and night is
sufficient to declare God's power and goodness.
19:3 [There is] no speech nor c language, [where] their voice
is not heard.
(c) The heavens are a schoolmaster to all nations, no
matter how barbarous.
19:4 Their d line is gone out through all the earth, and their
words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a
tabernacle for the sun,
(d) The heavens are as a line of great capital letters to
show God's glory to us.
19:5 Which [is] as a bridegroom coming out of his e chamber,
[and] rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
(e) Or vail. The custom was that the bride and bridegroom
would stand under a vail together, and after come
forward with great solemnity and rejoicing of the
19:7 The f law of the LORD [is] perfect, converting the soul:
the testimony of the LORD [is] sure, making wise the
(f) Though the creatures cannot serve, yet this should be
sufficient to lead us to him.
19:9 The fear of the LORD [is] clean, enduring for ever: the
judgments of the LORD [are] g true [and] righteous h
(g) So that all man's inventions and intentions are lies.
19:10 More to be i desired [are they] than gold, yea, than
much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
(h) Everyone without exception.
(i) Unless God's word is esteemed above all worldly
things, it is contemned.
19:11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: [and] in keeping
of them [there is] great k reward.
(k) For God accepts our endeavour though it is far from
19:12 Who can understand [his] l errors? cleanse thou me from
(l) Then there is no reward of duty, but of grace: for
where sin is, there death is the reward.
19:13 Keep back thy servant also from m presumptuous [sins];
let them not have dominion over me: n then shall I be
upright, and I shall be innocent from the great
(m) Which are done purposely and from malice.
19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the o meditation of my
heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength,
and my redeemer.
(n) If you suppress my wicked affections by your Holy
(o) That I may obey you in thought, word and deed.
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