Psalm 119 Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers on Psalm 119

Psalm 119 Questions and Answers

Psalms 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible with 176 verses. The author is unknown but many Bible scholars think it is a psalm of David. It seems that this psalm was written over a period of time because there is not  a definite flow of thought.

The Psalm is a type of acrostic based on the 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet. Each section of Psalm 119 contains 8 verses. Each  section corresponds to a letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

Scripture is mentions in every verse in some context except for verse 122.

There are eight basic words that this psalm uses to describe Scriptures. They are:

 – Lawused 25 times. Law refers to the command of God either singly or all of this commands

 – Words – used 24 times. This refers to God’s spoken Word of God which He revealed to man

 – Judgements – used 23 times, God give use rules by which we are to live by and by which He will judge us.

 – Testimonies– used 23 times this is a witness a telling of what God has done

 – Commandments  – used 22 times – God has the right to order His created beings.

 – Statutes – used 21 times this refers to the written of of God and His written Word which has power and authority.

 – Precepts  – used 21 times – refers to detailed instructions of the Lord.

 – Word – used 19 times and refers to any communication from God either spoken or written or given to a third party.

Why do the sections have names in Psalm 119? The format of this psalm is an alphabetic acrostic, meaning that the first letters of each line in Hebrew follow through the Hebrew alphabet, 8 lines per letter, thus 8 lines x 22 letters in Hebrew = 176 lines. This is what you mean by the names that start each section.

What do they mean “precepts” in Psalm 119:15? Precepts – a general rule intended to regulate behavior or though. This is a reference to God’s law.

Psalm 119 all seems like prayers. Every verse in Psalm 119 mentions Scripture except for Psalm 119:122.

Finished with this pslam? Continue with Psalm 120-150.

Mary Jane

I'm Mary Jane, child of God, wife of Joe, mom to furry little ones, writer and author of The Faith Series devotionals. Trying every day to be better this day than I was yesterday in every part of my life. Thank you for visiting.

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