Category Archives: Mike’s Thoughts

Thoughts on religion, politics, education, and other random stuff.

Psalm 119: Mem(a)

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97 O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day. 98 Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies, For they are ever mine [or with me]. 99 I have more insight than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation. 100 I understand more than the aged, Because I have observed Your precepts.  [New American Standard Bible] Yikes.  Not… Read more »

Psalm 119: Lamedh(b)

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93 I will never forget your precepts, for with them you have made me alive. 94 I am yours; save me because I seek your precepts. 95 The wicked hope to destroy me, but I focus on your instruction. 96 I see the limits of all perfection, but your mitzvah has no bounds. [Complete Jewish Bible]   I chose this translation today simply because I realized… Read more »

Psalm 119: Lamedh(a)

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89 Your word, Lord, is eternal;     it stands firm in the heavens. 90 Your faithfulness continues through all generations;     you established the earth, and it endures. 91 Your laws endure to this day,     for all things serve you. 92 If your law had not been my delight,     I would have perished in my affliction. As I was sitting down to write today’s Psalm 119 post, I made… Read more »

Psalm 119:Kaph(b)

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85 Proud people have dug pits to trap me.     They have nothing to do with your teachings. 86 All of your commands can be trusted.     Liars are hurting me. Help me! 87 They have almost put me in the grave.     But I have not rejected your orders. 88 Give me life by your love     so I can obey your rules. [International Children’s Bible]  … Read more »

Psalm 119: Kaph(a)

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81 My whole being yearns for your saving help!     I wait for your promise. 82     My eyes are worn out looking for your word. “When will you comfort me?” I ask, 83     because I’ve become like a bottle dried up by smoke,     though I haven’t forgotten your statutes. 84 How much more time does your servant have?     When will you bring my oppressors to… Read more »

Psalm 119: Yodh(a)

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73 Your hands made me and formed me;     give me understanding to learn your commands. 74 May those who fear you rejoice when they see me,     for I have put my hope in your word. 75 I know, Lord, that your laws are righteous,     and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me. 76 May your unfailing love be my comfort,     according to your promise to your servant. What a pleasant… Read more »

Psalm 119: Teth(b)

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69 The proud smear me with their lies;     I will keep Your instructions wholeheartedly. 70 Their hearts are dull and callous;     I am delighted to study Your teaching. 71 It is a good thing that I was humbled     because it helped me learn Your limits. 72 Your teachings are more valuable to me     than a fortune in gold and silver.  [The Voice]   I… Read more »

Psalm 119: Teth(a)

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65 You have treated me well, O Yahweh,     as you promised. 66 Teach me to use good judgment and knowledge,     because I believe in your commandments. 67 Before you made me suffer, I used to wander off,     but now I hold on to your word. 68 You are good, and you do good things.     Teach me your laws.  [Names of God Bible]   For the… Read more »

Psalm 119: Heth(b)

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61 Evil people try to drag me into sin,     but I am firmly anchored to your instructions. 62 I rise at midnight to thank you     for your just regulations. 63 I am a friend to anyone who fears you—     anyone who obeys your commandments. 64 O Lord, your unfailing love fills the earth;     teach me your decrees. [New Living Translation]   And the verdict is… Read more »