The Law of the Lord Is Perfect
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.
Ps. 50:6; [Rom. 1:19, 20] The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above#19:1 Hebrew the expanse; compare Genesis 1:6–8 proclaims his handiwork.
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.
4 # Cited Rom. 10:18 Their #[Isa. 28:10] voice#19:4 Or Their measuring line goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
In them he has set a tent for #[Eccles. 1:5]the sun,
5 # [Judg. 5:31] which comes out like #Joel 2:16a bridegroom leaving his chamber,
and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.
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.
Rom. 7:12 The law of the Lord is perfect,#19:7 Or blameless
Ps. 23:3; [2 Tim. 3:16] reviving the soul;
Ex. 25:16; See Ps. 78:5 the testimony of the Lord is #Ps. 111:7 sure,
# [Matt. 11:25; 1 Cor. 1:27; 2 Tim. 3:15] making wise #Ps. 119:130; Prov. 1:4the simple;
Ps. 103:18; 111:7; 119:4, 27 the precepts of the Lord are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is #[Ps. 12:6] pure,
# See Ps. 13:3 enlightening the eyes;
9the fear of the Lord is clean,
the rules#19:9 Or just decrees of the Lord are #Ps. 119:142, 151, 160true,
and righteous altogether.
10More to be desired are they than #Ps. 119:72, 127; Prov. 8:10 gold,
even much #Job 28:17; Prov. 8:19 fine gold;
Ps. 119:103 sweeter also than honey
and drippings of #Prov. 16:24the honeycomb.
11Moreover, by them is your servant warned;
# [Prov. 29:18] in keeping them there is great reward.
Ps. 40:12; [1 Cor. 4:4] Who can discern his errors?
# [Lev. 4:2; Num. 15:27] Declare me innocent from #Ps. 90:8; See Job 34:32hidden faults.
Gen. 20:6; 1 Sam. 25:33, 34, 39 Keep back your servant also from #[Num. 15:30] presumptuous sins;
let them not have #Ps. 119:133; Rom. 6:12, 14dominion over me!
Then I shall be blameless,
and innocent of great transgression.
14Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight,
O Lord, my #See Ps. 18:2 rock and my #See Job 19:25redeemer.