Psalms 119:40

“Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Behold, I haue longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousnesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Behold, I long for Your precepts; Revive me through Your righteousness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: Quicken me in thy righteousness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See how great is my desire for your orders: give me life in your righteousness.
- Basic English Bible

Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.
- Darby Bible

Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: revive me in thy righteousness.
- Webster's Bible

Behold, I long for your precepts! Revive me in your righteousness. WAW
- World English Bible

Lo, I have longed for Thy precepts, In Thy righteousness quicken Thou me,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Behold, I have longed after Thy precepts; quicken me in Thy righteousness.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 119:40


119:40 Longed - After a more solid knowledge and constant performance of them. In - According to thy faithfulness.


Discussion for Psalms 119:40

  • Over and over again David declares his love for God 's law. It wasn 't enough for David just to know the law but to walk towards perfection in it. A simple reading of this Psalm alone shows this. The second part of this verse is key though. Quicken me in your righteousness. David knew God had a righteousness unattainable by human effort so he prayed, quicken me, bring me to life, revive me, for that 's the only way God 's righteousness will be mine. Titus 3:5n Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration. There it is, to make alive.

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