Psalm 119:5
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New International Version
Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees!

New Living Translation
Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees!

English Standard Version
Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes!

New American Standard Bible
Oh that my ways may be established To keep Your statutes!

King James Bible
O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If only my ways were committed to keeping Your statutes!

International Standard Version
Oh, that my ways were steadfast, so I may keep your statutes.

NET Bible
If only I were predisposed to keep your statutes!

New Heart English Bible
Oh that my ways were steadfast to obey your statutes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But, oh, that my ways were fashioned that I would keep your commandments!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I pray that my ways may become firmly established so that I can obey your laws.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Oh that my ways were directed To observe Thy statutes!

New American Standard 1977
Oh that my ways may be established
            To keep Thy statutes!

Jubilee Bible 2000
O that my ways were ordered to keep thy statutes!

King James 2000 Bible
O that my ways were directed to keep your statutes!

American King James Version
O that my ways were directed to keep your statutes!

American Standard Version
Oh that my ways were established To observe thy statutes!

Douay-Rheims Bible
O! that my ways may be directed to keep thy justifications.

Darby Bible Translation
Oh that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!

English Revised Version
Oh that my ways were established to observe thy statutes!

Webster's Bible Translation
O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!

World English Bible
Oh that my ways were steadfast to obey your statutes!

Young's Literal Translation
O that my ways were prepared to keep Thy statutes,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
119:1-8 This psalm may be considered as the statement of a believer's experience. As far as our views, desires, and affections agree with what is here expressed, they come from the influences of the Holy Spirit, and no further. The pardoning mercy of God in Christ, is the only source of a sinner's happiness. And those are most happy, who are preserved most free from the defilement of sin, who simply believe God's testimonies, and depend on his promises. If the heart be divided between him and the world, it is evil. But the saints carefully avoid all sin; they are conscious of much evil that clogs them in the ways of God, but not of that wickedness which draws them out of those ways. The tempter would make men think they are at them out of those ways. The tempter would make men think they are at liberty to follow the word of God or not, as they please. But the desire and prayer of a good man agree with the will and command of God. If a man expects by obedience in one thing to purchase indulgence for disobedience in others, his hypocrisy will be detected; if he is not ashamed in this world, everlasting shame will be his portion. The psalmist coveted to learn the laws of God, to give God the glory. And believers see that if God forsakes them, the temper will be too hard for them.
Study Bible
Thy Word
4You have ordained Your precepts, That we should keep them diligently. 5Oh that my ways may be established To keep Your statutes! 6Then I shall not be ashamed When I look upon all Your commandments.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 12:1
"These are the statutes and the judgments which you shall carefully observe in the land which the LORD, the God of your fathers, has given you to possess as long as you live on the earth.

2 Chronicles 7:17
"As for you, if you walk before Me as your father David walked, even to do according to all that I have commanded you, and will keep My statutes and My ordinances,

Psalm 37:23
The steps of a man are established by the LORD, And He delights in his way.

Psalm 40:2
He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.

Psalm 119:33
Teach me, O LORD, the way of Your statutes, And I shall observe it to the end.

Proverbs 4:26
Watch the path of your feet And all your ways will be established.

Proverbs 21:29
A wicked man displays a bold face, But as for the upright, he makes his way sure.
Treasury of Scripture

O that my ways were directed to keep your statutes!

Psalm 119:32,36,44,45,131,159,173 I will run the way of your commandments, when you shall enlarge my heart…

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Jeremiah 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of …

Romans 7:22-24 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man…

2 Thessalonians 3:6 Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ…

Hebrews 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you …

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