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The Law of the Lord Is Perfect

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

191iThe heavens declare the glory of God,

  and the sky above1 proclaims his handiwork.

Ps. 50:6; [Rom. 1:19]

Hebrew the expanse; compare Genesis 1:68

2Day to day pours out speech,

  and night to night reveals knowledge.

3There is no speech, nor are there words,

  whose voice is not heard.

4jTheir kvoice2 goes out through all the earth,

  and their words to the end of the world.

In them he has set a tent for lthe sun,

[Eccles. 1:5]

[Isa. 28:10]

Cited Rom. 10:18

Or Their measuring line

5  mwhich comes out like na bridegroom leaving his chamber,

  and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.

Joel 2:16

[Judg. 5:31]

6Its rising is from the end of the heavens,

  and its circuit to the end of them,

  and there is nothing hidden from its heat.

7oThe law of the Lord is perfect,3

  previving the soul;

qthe testimony of the Lord is rsure,

  smaking wise tthe simple;

Ps. 119:130; Prov. 1:4

[Matt. 11:25; 1 Cor. 1:27; 2 Tim. 3:15]

Ps. 111:7

Ex. 25:16; See Ps. 78:5

Ps. 23:3; [2 Tim. 3:16]

Rom. 7:12

Or blameless

8uthe precepts of the Lord are right,

  rejoicing the heart;

the commandment of the Lord is vpure,

  wenlightening the eyes;

See Ps. 13:3

[Ps. 12:6]

Ps. 103:18; 111:7; 119:4, 27

9the fear of the Lord is clean,

  enduring forever;

the rules4 of the Lord are xtrue,

  and righteous altogether.

Ps. 119:142, 151, 160

Or just decrees

10More to be desired are they than ygold,

  even much zfine gold;

asweeter also than honey

  and drippings of bthe honeycomb.

Prov. 16:24

Ps. 119:103

Job 28:17; Prov. 8:19

Ps. 119:72, 127; Prov. 8:10

11Moreover, by them is your servant warned;

  cin keeping them there is great reward.

[Prov. 29:18]

12dWho can discern his errors?

  eDeclare me innocent from fhidden faults.

Ps. 90:8; See Job 34:32

[Lev. 4:2; Num. 15:27]

Ps. 40:12; [1 Cor. 4:4]

13gKeep back your servant also from hpresumptuous sins;

  let them not have idominion over me!

Then I shall be blameless,

  and innocent of great transgression.

Ps. 119:133; Rom. 6:12, 14

[Num. 15:30]

Gen. 20:6; 1 Sam. 25:33, 39

14Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart

  be acceptable in your sight,

  O Lord, my jrock and my kredeemer.

See Job 19:25

See Ps. 18:2