111 Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.

Other Translations of Psalm 119:111

King James Version

111 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

English Standard Version

111 Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart.

The Message

111 I inherited your book on living; it's mine forever - what a gift! And how happy it makes me!

New King James Version

111 Your testimonies I have taken as a heritage forever, For they are the rejoicing of my heart.

New Living Translation

111 Your laws are my treasure; they are my heart's delight.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 119:111

Commentary on Psalm 119:105-112

(Read Psalm 119:105-112)

The word of God directs us in our work and way, and a dark place indeed the world would be without it. The commandment is a lamp kept burning with the oil of the Spirit, as a light to direct us in the choice of our way, and the steps we take in that way. The keeping of God's commands here meant, was that of a sinner under a dispensation of mercy, of a believer having part in the covenant of grace. The psalmist is often afflicted; but with longing desires to become more holy, offers up daily prayers for quickening grace. We cannot offer any thing to God, that he will accept but what he is pleased to teach us to do. To have our soul or life continually in our hands, implies constant danger of life; yet he did not forget God's promises nor his precepts. Numberless are the snares laid by the wicked; and happy is that servant of God, whom they have not caused to err from his Master's precepts. Heavenly treasures are a heritage for ever; all the saints accept them as such, therefore they can be content with little of this world. We must look for comfort only in the way of duty, and that duty must be done. A good man, by the grace of God, brings his heart to his work, then it is done well.