They that fear thee - They who are truly religious will be glad - will rejoice, at this farther proof of the saving power of God.
They that fear thee - Those who worship thee; thy friends; the pious and the good.
Will be glad when they see me - They will welcome me to their society; they will regard and treat me as a friend and brother. It is implied here that he considered this to be an honor - a thing to be desired. He valued the friendship and affection of those who feared and served God, and he made it an object so to live as to be worthy of their affection. Wicked men - men of the world - do not value that. They are satisfied with the friendship of those who, like themselves, have no fear of God. To a truly pious mind, the friendship of those who love God is of more value than that of any others; though in the one case they are poor and despised, and though in the other they are rich and of exalted rank. See the notes at Psalm 119:63. “Because I have hoped in thy word.” See the notes at Psalm 119:49.