Your rules have been melodies to me, while I have been living in strange lands.
I set your instructions to music and sing them as I walk this pilgrim way.
Your statutes have been my songs In the house of my pilgrimage.
Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
Your laws have become like psalms to me in this place where I am only a foreigner.
Your statutes have been my songs* in the house where I live.*
119:54 Your statutes have been my songs4109
tnHeb “songs were your statutes to me.”
in the house where I live.4110
tnHeb “in the house of my dwelling place.” Some take the Hebrew noun מָגוֹר (magor) in the sense of “temporary abode,” and see this as a reference to the psalmist’s status as a resident alien (see v. 19). But the noun can refer to a dwelling place in general (see Ps 55:15).