Psalm 119 Bible Study

 

Psalm 119 Outline

 

– Aleph the first part of the psalm (Psalm 119:1-8)

– Beth the second part of the psalm (Psalm 119:9-16)

– Gimel the third part of the psalm (Psalm 119:17-24)

– Daleth the fourth part of the psalm (Psalm 119:25-32)

– He the fifth part of the psalm (Psalm 119:33-40)

– Vau the sixth part of the psalm (Psalm 119:41-48)

– Zain the seventh part of the psalm (Psalm 119:49-56)

– Cheth the eighth part of the psalm (Psalm 119:57-64)

– Teth the ninth part of the psalm (Psalm 119:65-72)

– Jod the tenth part of the psalm (Psalm 119:73-80)

– Caph the eleventh part of the psalm (Psalm 119:81-88)

– Lamed the twelfth part of the psalm (Psalm 119:89-96)

– Mem the thirteenth part of the psalm (Psalm 119:97-104)

– Nun the fourteenth part of the psalm (Psalm 119:105-112)

– Samech the fifteenth part of the psalm (Psalm 119:113-120)

– Ain the sixteenth part of the psalm (Psalm 119:121-128)

– Pe the seventeenth part of the psalm (Psalm 119:129-136)

– Tzaddi the eighteenth part of the psalm (Psalm 119:137-144)

– Koph the nineteenth part of the psalm (Psalm 119:145-152)

– Resh the twentieth part of the psalm (Psalm 119:153-160)

– Schin the twenty first part of the psalm (Psalm 119:161-168)

– Tau the twenty second and final part of the psalm (Psalm 119:169-176)

 

 

Psalm 119 Summary

 

In Psalm 119:1-8, Aleph is the first part of the psalm. Blessed are they that are faithful and keep God’s ways sincerely. They will be blessed by God and inherit eternal life. The psalmist hoped he will be steadfast before God and obey his decrees.

In Psalm 119:9-16, Beth is the second part of the psalm. A young man can live an upright life by keeping God’s word. The psalmist wanted to seek God from his heart and not stray from his commands. The psalmist wanted to meditate on God’s precepts and live an upright lifestyle.

In Psalm 119:17-24, Gimel is the third part of the psalm. The psalmist prayed that God will be kind to him. He prayed for God to open his eyes so that he will see wonderful things in his law. God rebuked the arrogant who don’t keep God’s commandments. Although other people slander him, he will continue to meditate on God’s decrees.

In Psalm 119:25-32, Daleth is the fourth part of the psalm. The psalmist knew that he must come to God with a humble heart. He prayed for God to preserve his life according to his word. He prayed hat God keep him from deceitful ways and help him to walk in his commandments.

In Psalm 119:33-40, He is the fifth part of the psalm. The psalmist asked God to give him understanding and help him to walk in his commandments. He prayed for God to not lead him into temptation and preserve him according God’s word.

In Psalm 119:41-48, Vau is the sixth part of the psalm. The psalmist prayed that God send salvation to him, according to his promise so that the one who is taunting him will be put to shame. The psalmist want to meditate on God’s words and walk in his commandments.

In Psalm 119:49-56, Zain is the seventh part of the psalm. The psalmist prayed that God remember his promise and comfort him. The psalmist felt angry because of his enemies but he kept on remembering God’s words and practiced them.

In Psalm 119:57-64, Cheth is the eighth part of the psalm. God is the heritage of the psalmist. The psalmist said that he will remember God’s laws and follow his commandments even though he is attacked by his enemies.

In Psalm 119:65-72, Teth is the ninth part of the psalm. The psalmist prayed for God to be good to him. He prayed that God will give him wisdom so that he know how to make good judgment. Previously, he went astray when he faced problem. But now he is changed and he promised to keep God’s commandments. The law of God is now precious to him like silver and gold.

In Psalm 119:73-80, Jod is the tenth part of the psalm. The psalmist asked for understanding to learn God’s commandments. He prayed that he will be a good role model so that others will rejoice when they see the testimony of God in him. He asked God to take vengeance on the arrogant and put them to shame because they wronged him without cause. He promised to meditate on God’s commandments.

In Psalm 119:81-88, Caph is the eleventh part of the psalm. The psalmist is in trouble and he has been longing for God’s salvation. He prayed that God quickly send salvation and punish his persecutors. He prayed for God to preserve his life according to his love. He promised to obey and walk in God’s commandments.

In Psalm 119:89-96, Lamed is the twelfth part of the psalm. God’s words  are eternal. Whatever God said will come into fulfillment although it can take a very long time. God is faithful and he always keep his promises. The psalmist said he will never forget God’s commandments and will always walk in them because it is by obeying God’s commandments that God preserve his life. The psalmist asked God to save him from his enemies, who are waiting to destroy him.

In Psalm 119:97-104, Mem is the thirteenth part of the psalm. The psalmist loved God’s laws and meditate on them. Learning God’s commandments has made him wiser than his enemies, teachers, and elders. God has kept him from evil ways so that he will walk in God’s commandments. God’s words are sweeter than honey to the psalmist. Through learning God’s laws, he gained understanding in living an upright lifestyle. Now, he hate every wrong path.

In Psalm 119:105-112, Nun is the fourteenth part of the psalm. God’s words is a lamp unto the psalmist’s feet and a light for his path. He has taken an oath to let God’s words guide him and follow God’s righteous laws. The psalmist prayed for God to preserve his life and save him from his enemies. He prayed that God will protect him so that he will not stray from his commandments. His heart is set on keeping God’s commandments to the end of life.

In Psalm 119:113-120, Samech is the fifteenth part of the psalm. The psalmist hate double minded people who hate God’s laws. He trusted in God’s words and take refuge in God. God rejected anyone who did not keep even one of his commandments. Therefore, he love God’s commandments and will tremble in fear before him.

In Psalm 119:121-128, Ain is the sixteenth part of the psalm. The psalmist prayed for God to protect him from his oppressors because he has kept God’s commandments and done what is just. He still did not see God’s salvation and was expecting to receive them. The psalmist prayed for God to deal with him and teach him his decrees according to his love. He loved his commandments more than gold.

In Psalm 119:129-136, Pe is the seventeenth part of the psalm. The psalmist want to obey God’s commandments for they are wonderful. It gives understanding to simple minded people. He prayed for God to turn to him and have mercy on him, like how he always do for those who love him. He prayed that God will rescue him from his oppressors so that he will obey his commandments.

In Psalm 119:137-144, Tzaddi is the eighteenth part of the psalm. God is righteous and faithful in keeping his promises. God’s laws are always right so it give you understanding on living an upright lifestyle so that you may gain life. The psalmist promised to keep God’s commandments although he is lowly.

In Psalm 119:145-152, Koph is the nineteenth part of the psalm. The psalmist called out to God to save him. He has trusted in God’s words and put his hope in them. He prayed that God will hear his prayer and preserve his life.

 

In Psalm 119:153-160, Resh is the twentieth part of the psalm. The psalmist called upon God to look upon his suffering and deliver him. He prayed for God to defend him and save him from his enemies. There are many enemies coming against him but he has not turned from God’s statutes.  All God’s words are true and eternal.

In Psalm 119:161-168, Schin is the twenty first part of the psalm. The psalmist continue to be steadfast before God and tremble at his word even though he is being persecuted by rulers without a cause. He rejoiced in God’s promise and hate falsehood. He offered praises to God for 7 times a day. Those who follow God’s laws will enjoy peace. He loved to obey God’s statutes.

In Psalm 119:169-176, Tau is the twenty second and final part of the psalm. The psalmist prayed that his cry will reach to God and that God will deliver him according to his promise. He longed for God’s salvation and was delighted in his law.

 

Psalm 119 Bible Study

 

1. Observe God’s commandments

Christians must observe God’s commandments and walk in them. Your sins will not automatically be forgiven after you become a Christian. Your sins will only be forgiven and blotted out if you sincerely confess your sins and repent from them. In James 2:10-11, for whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. For he that said, do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law. In Hebrews 10:26, for if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins.