Psalm 119:34
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New International Version
Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart.

New Living Translation
Give me understanding and I will obey your instructions; I will put them into practice with all my heart.

English Standard Version
Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart.

New American Standard Bible
Give me understanding, that I may observe Your law And keep it with all my heart.

King James Bible
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Help me understand Your instruction, and I will obey it and follow it with all my heart.

International Standard Version
Give me understanding and I will observe your instruction. I will keep it with all of my heart.

NET Bible
Give me understanding so that I might observe your law, and keep it with all my heart.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Give me understanding that I would keep your Law and I shall keep it with my whole heart.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Help me understand so that I can follow your teachings. I will guard them with all my heart.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

King James 2000 Bible
Give me understanding, and I shall keep your law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

American King James Version
Give me understanding, and I shall keep your law; yes, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

American Standard Version
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; Yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Give me understanding, and I will search thy law ; and I will keep it with my whole heart.

Darby Bible Translation
Give me understanding, and I will observe thy law; and I will keep it with [my] whole heart.

English Revised Version
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

Webster's Bible Translation
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yes, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

World English Bible
Give me understanding, and I will keep your law. Yes, I will obey it with my whole heart.

Young's Literal Translation
Cause me to understand, and I keep Thy law, And observe it with the whole heart.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

119:33-40 Teach me thy statutes, not the mere words, but the way of applying them to myself. God, by his Spirit, gives a right understanding. But the Spirit of revelation in the word will not suffice, unless we have the Spirit of wisdom in the heart. God puts his Spirit within us, causing us to walk in his statutes. The sin here prayed against is covetousness. Those that would have the love of God rooted in them, must get the love of the world rooted out; for the friendship of the world is enmity with God. Quicken me in thy way; to redeem time, and to do every duty with liveliness of spirit. Beholding vanity deadens us, and slackens our pace; a traveller must not stand gazing upon every object that presents itself to his view. The promises of God's word greatly relate to the preservation of the true believer. When Satan has drawn a child of God into worldly compliances, he will reproach him with the falls into which he led him. Victory must come from the cross of Christ. When we enjoy the sweetness of God's precepts, it will make us long for more acquaintance with them. And where God has wrought to will, he will work to do.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 34. - Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy Law; i.e. make me fully to understand thy Law, and then I shall assuredly keep it. If I fail now, it is from lack of wisdom, not of will. Yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart (comp. ver. 69).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law,.... A spiritual understanding; an understanding of the law, the perfection, purity, holiness, and spirituality of it; an understanding of the Gospel, and of Christ and the things of Christ; from whom grace and strength are to be had for the due observance of the law, as in his hands; which understanding must be given, and is a gift of pure, free, rich grace, to such who have it; though they cannot keep the law perfectly, as no mere man can, yet will keep it spiritually, from a principle of love and gratitude, and with a view to the glory of God and Christ, 1 John 5:20;

yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart; not only externally, and to be seen of men, and get applause from them; but doing the will of God from the heart, and with a good will and heartily, as to the Lord, and not to men; with a sincere affection for him, and with a single eye to his glory, Ephesians 6:6.



Psalm 119:34 Additional Commentaries
Context
Thy Word
33Teach me, O LORD, the way of Your statutes, And I shall observe it to the end. 34Give me understanding, that I may observe Your law And keep it with all my heart. 35Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, For I delight in it.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 22:12
May the LORD give you discretion and understanding when he puts you in command over Israel, so that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

Psalm 119:2
Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart--

Psalm 119:27
Cause me to understand the way of your precepts, that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds.

Psalm 119:69
Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies, I keep your precepts with all my heart.

Psalm 119:73
Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands.

Ezekiel 44:24
"'In any dispute, the priests are to serve as judges and decide it according to my ordinances. They are to keep my laws and my decrees for all my appointed festivals, and they are to keep my Sabbaths holy.
Treasury of Scripture

Give me understanding, and I shall keep your law; yes, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

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Job 28:28 And to man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; …

Proverbs 2:5,6 Then shall you understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God…

John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether …

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all …

James 3:13-18 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show …

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Deuteronomy 4:6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding …

Matthew 5:19 Whoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and …

Matthew 7:24 Therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will …

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Psalm 119:10,58,69 With my whole heart have I sought you: O let me not wander from your …

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