The Geneva Bible Translation Notes, , at sacred-texts.com
psa 19:1"To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David." The (a) heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
(a) He reproaches man for his ingratitude, seeing the heavens, which are dumb creatures, set forth God's glory.
psa 19:2(b) Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
(b) The continual success of the day and night is sufficient to declare God's power and goodness.
psa 19:3[There is] no speech nor (c) language, [where] their voice is not heard.
(c) The heavens are a schoolmaster to all nations, no matter how barbarous.
psa 19:4Their (d) line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
(d) The heavens are as a line of great capital letters to show God's glory to us.
psa 19:5Which [is] as a bridegroom coming out of his (e) chamber, [and] rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
(e) Or vail. The custom was that the bride and bridegroom would stand under a vail together, and after come forward with great solemnity and rejoicing of the assembly.
psa 19:7The (f) law of the LORD [is] perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD [is] sure, making wise the simple.
(f) Though the creatures cannot serve, yet this should be sufficient to lead us to him.
psa 19:9The fear of the LORD [is] clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD [are] (g) true [and] righteous (h) altogether.
(g) So that all man's inventions and intentions are lies.
(h) Everyone without exception.
psa 19:10More to be (i) desired [are they] than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
(i) Unless God's word is esteemed above all worldly things, it is contemned.
psa 19:11Moreover by them is thy servant warned: [and] in keeping of them [there is] great (k) reward.
(k) For God accepts our endeavour though it is far from perfect.
psa 19:12Who can understand [his] (l) errors? cleanse thou me from secret [faults].
(l) Then there is no reward of duty, but of grace: for where sin is, there death is the reward.
psa 19:13Keep back thy servant also from (m) presumptuous [sins]; let them not have dominion over me: (n) then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
(m) Which are done purposely and from malice.
(n) If you suppress my wicked affections by your Holy Spirit.
psa 19:14Let the words of my mouth, and the (o) meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
(o) That I may obey you in thought, word and deed.