I learned a new word this week — penultimate. It means “next to last”, so this is David’s penultimate section in his long song. Which reminds me once more, this is a song. This stanza seems especially singable, and I’m looking forward to the day David takes the stage on the New Earth and sings Psalm 119 for us. I’d like a front row seat, please.
Wily foes are out to get me,
yet it’s Your words that thrill my heart.
Wild joy springs up from Your promise;
it’s like finding buried treasure.
While I despise and detest lies,
I love Your law so very much.
Without fail, I praise You hourly,
because Your law is so perfect.
Wide is the peace for God-lovers;
no tripping or bumbling for them.
Waiting for You is no problem;
I will follow You anywhere.
Whatever You say, I’ll do it;
I love Your law tremendously.
Wanting to comply with Your words,
is my way of life — You know that.
Next: Long Song Study, part W