The 119th Psalm is the longest chapter in the Bible with 176 verses. It is divided into 22 sections. These sections have as their headings, the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet and each portion has eight verses.
The theme of the chapter is the power of the word of God. Each division tells us something of value concerning the powerful word. His Word is sometimes called law, commandments, testimonies, precepts, judgments, statutes.
Aleph-Verse one: "Blessed are they ... who
walk in the law of the LORD."
Beth-vs 11: "Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee."
Gimel-vs 18: "Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law."
Daleth-vs 27: "Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works."
He-vs 35: "Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight."
Vau-vs 45: "And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts."
Zain-vs 54: "Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage."
Cheth-vs 64: "The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes."
Teth-vs 68: "Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes."
Jod-vs 80: "Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed."
Caph-vs 81: "My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word."
Lamed-vs 89: "For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven."
Mem-vs 97: "O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day."
Nun-vs 105: "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."
Samech-vs 114: "Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word."
Ain-vs 125: "... give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies."
Pe-vs 130: "The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple."
Tzaddi-vs 140: "Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it."
Koph-vs 148: "Mine eyes anticipated the night-watches, That I might meditate on thy word."
Resh-vs 160: "Thy word is true from the beginning ..."
Schin-vs 165: "Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them."
Tau-vs 172: "My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness."
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