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Eight to a Jewish mind meant ‘a new beginning’. The completion of seven and then starting over again in the 8th is the declaration of a new beginning.
So in each stanza God declares — I am exhausting the alphabet, I am exhausting human language, I am using every means possible.
I want to tell you that my offer is — a new beginning, a new hope, a new peace, a new joy, and a new power to live.
That new beginning is clearly described by Ezra’s use of the word chayah. Revive me (impv-# 2421: to preserve alive, let live; to give life; to quicken, revive, refresh; to restore to life; to cause to grow)
A NEW BEGINNING IN OBEDIENCE: Psalm 119:17 Deal bountifully with Your servant, That I may live and keep Your word.
A NEW BEGINNING IN THE ONLY LASTING HELP: Psalm 119:25 My soul clings to the dust; Revive me according to Your word.
A NEW BEGINNING IN WHAT IS WORTH LIVING FOR: Psalm 119:37 Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, And revive me in Your way.
A NEW BEGINNING IN HOPE FOR MY TROUBLES: Psalm 119:50 This is my comfort in my affliction, For Your word has given me life.
A NEW BEGINNING IN ASSURANCE OF GOD: Psalm 119:77 Let Your tender mercies come to me, that I may live; For Your law is my delight.
A NEW BEGINNING IN TRUSTING THE LORD: Psalm 119:88 Revive me according to Your lovingkindness, So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth.
A NEW BEGINNING IN SPIRITUAL RENEWAL: Psalm 119:93 I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have given me life.
A NEW BEGINNING IN STRENGTH: Psalm 119:107 I am afflicted very much; Revive me, O Lord, according to Your word.
A NEW BEGINNING IN BOLDNESS: Psalm 119:116 Uphold me according to Your word, that I may live; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope.
A NEW BEGINNING IN UNDERSTANDING GOD’S PLAN: Psalm 119:144 The righteousness of Your testimonies is everlasting; Give me understanding, and I shall live.
A NEW BEGINNING IN PATIENCE: Psalm 119:149 Hear my voice according to Your lovingkindness; O Lord, revive me according to Your justice.
A NEW BEGINNING IN THE WORD: Psalm 119:154 Plead my cause and redeem me; Revive me according to Your word.
A NEW BEGINNING IN REPENTANCE: Psalm 119:156 Great are Your tender mercies, O Lord; Revive me according to Your judgments.
A NEW BEGINNING IN LOVE: Psalm 119:159 Consider how I love Your precepts; Revive me, O Lord, according to Your lovingkindness.
A NEW BEGINNING IN PRAISE: Psalm 119:175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise You; And let Your judgments help me.