Psalm 119:63
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New International Version
I am a friend to all who fear you, to all who follow your precepts.

New Living Translation
I am a friend to anyone who fears you--anyone who obeys your commandments.

English Standard Version
I am a companion of all who fear you, of those who keep your precepts.

New American Standard Bible
I am a companion of all those who fear You, And of those who keep Your precepts.

King James Bible
I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am a friend to all who fear You, to those who keep Your precepts.

International Standard Version
I am united with all who fear you, and with everyone who keeps your precepts.

NET Bible
I am a friend to all your loyal followers, and to those who keep your precepts.

New Heart English Bible
I am a friend of all those who fear you, of those who observe your precepts.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I am a friend of all your worshipers and of those who keep your commandments.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am a friend to everyone who fears you and to everyone who follows your guiding principles.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I am a companion of all them that fear Thee, And of them that observe Thy precepts.

New American Standard 1977
I am a companion of all those who fear Thee,
            And of those who keep Thy precepts.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I am a companion of all those that fear thee and of those that keep thy precepts.

King James 2000 Bible
I am a companion of all them that fear you, and of them that keep your precepts.

American King James Version
I am a companion of all them that fear you, and of them that keep your precepts.

American Standard Version
I am a companion of all them that fear thee, And of them that observe thy precepts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I am a partaker with all them that fear thee, and that keep thy commandments.

Darby Bible Translation
I am the companion of all that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.

English Revised Version
I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that observe thy precepts.

Webster's Bible Translation
I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.

World English Bible
I am a friend of all those who fear you, of those who observe your precepts.

Young's Literal Translation
A companion I am to all who fear Thee, And to those keeping Thy precepts.
Verse 63. - I am a companion of all them that fear thee; i.e. I do not consort with the ungodly or the careless, but only with those who love and reverence thee. It is well to live "separate from sinners" (comp. Psalm 1:1). And of them that keep thy precepts. Obedience necessarily follows on reverence and godly fear. I am a companion of all them that fear thee,.... Not of the rich and mighty, much less of the wicked and ungodly; but of such who had the true fear of God upon their hearts, and before their eyes; who feared the Lord and his goodness, and truly served and worshipped him; even "all" of these, whether poor or rich, of whatsoever condition, or of whatsoever nation, being no respecter of persons. With these he was a partner in the blessings of the covenant, in the promises of it, in the graces of the Spirit, and in a right and meetness for the same eternal glory and happiness: he went in company with them to the house of God, and joined with them in all acts of religious worship; he conversed privately with them about what God had done for the souls of him and them; he delighted in their company; he sympathized with them in their troubles; and was a companion with them in their tribulation, sorrows, and sufferings, as well as in their joys and comforts;

and of them that keep thy precepts; as all such do who truly fear the Lord; for by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil, and cannot do those things that others do; cannot allow themselves in a wilful transgression of the divine precepts; but, influenced by the fear of God, observe and keep them. 63. The communion of the saints. Delight in their company is an evidence of belonging to them (Ps 16:3; Am 3:3; Mal 3:16).119:57-64 True believers take the Lord for the portion of their inheritance, and nothing less will satisfy them. The psalmist prayed with his whole heart, knowing how to value the blessing he prayed for: he desired the mercy promised, and depended on the promise for it. He turned from by-paths, and returned to God's testimonies. He delayed not. It behoves sinners to hasten to escape; and the believer will be equally in haste to glorify God. No care or grief should take away God's word out of our minds, or hinder the comfort it bestows. There is no situation on earth in which a believer has not cause to be thankful. Let us feel ashamed that others are more willing to keep from sleep to spend the time in sinful pleasures, than we are to praise God. And we should be more earnest in prayer, that our hearts may be filled with his mercy, grace, and peace.
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