New International Version
I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten your commands.
New Living Translation
I have wandered away like a lost sheep; come and find me, for I have not forgotten your commands.
English Standard Version
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments.
New American Standard Bible
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Your servant, For I do not forget Your commandments.
King James Bible
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
I wander like a lost sheep; seek Your servant, for I do not forget Your commands.
International Standard Version
I have wandered away like a lost sheep; come find your servant, for I do not forget your commands.
I have wandered off like a lost sheep. Come looking for your servant, for I do not forget your commands.
New Heart English Bible
I have gone astray like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your Servant, because I have not forgotten your commandments.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have wandered away like a lost lamb. Search for me, because I have never forgotten your commandments.
JPS Tanakh 1917
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Thy servant; For I have not forgotten Thy commandments.
New American Standard 1977
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Thy servant,
For I do not forget Thy commandments.
CommentaryMatthew Henry Commentary
119:169-176 The psalmist desired grace and strength to lift up his prayers, and that the Lord would receive and notice them. He desired to know more of God in Christ; to know more of the doctrines of the word, and the duties of religion. He had a deep sense of unworthiness, and holy fear that his prayer should not come before God; Lord, what I pray for is, what thou hast promised. We have learned nothing to purpose, if we have not learned to praise God. We should always make the word of God the rule of our discourse, so as never to transgress it by sinful speaking, or sinful silence. His own hands are not sufficient, nor can any creature lend him help; therefore he looks up to God, that the hand that had made him may help him. He had made religion his deliberate choice. There is an eternal salvation all the saints long for, and therefore they pray that God would help their way to it. Let thy judgments help me; let all ordinances and all providences, (both are God's judgments,) further me in glorifying God; let them help me for that work. He often looks back with shame and gratitude to his lost estate. He still prays for the tender care of Him who purchased his flock with his own blood, that he may receive from him the gift of eternal life. Seek me, that is, Find me; for God never seeks in vain. Turn me, and I shall be turned. Let this psalm be a touchstone by which to try our hearts, and our lives. Do our hearts, cleansed in Christ's blood, make these prayers, resolutions and confessions our own? Is God's word the standard of our faith, and the law of our practice? Do we use it as pleas with Christ for what we need? Happy those who live in such delightful exercises.
Study BibleThy Word
…175Let my soul live that it may praise You, And let Your ordinances help me. 176I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Your servant, For I do not forget Your commandments.
What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost?
"What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the pasture and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it?
I shall delight in Your statutes; I shall not forget Your word. Gimel.
All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way; But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him.
"My people have become lost sheep; Their shepherds have led them astray. They have made them turn aside on the mountains; They have gone along from mountain to hill And have forgotten their resting place.
we have sinned, committed iniquity, acted wickedly and rebelled, even turning aside from Your commandments and ordinances.
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