Psalm 119:67
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word.

New Living Translation
I used to wander off until you disciplined me; but now I closely follow your word.

English Standard Version
Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word.

New American Standard Bible
Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Your word.

King James Bible
Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep Your word.

International Standard Version
Before I was humbled, I wandered away, but now I observe your words.

NET Bible
Before I was afflicted I used to stray off, but now I keep your instructions.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Before I had been humbled, I believed, and I have kept your word.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Before you made me suffer, I used to wander off, but now I hold on to your word.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Before I was humbled, I went into error, but now I keep thy spoken word.

King James 2000 Bible
Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept your word.

American King James Version
Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept your word.

American Standard Version
Before I was afflicted I went astray; But now I observe thy word.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Before I was humbled I offended; therefore have I kept thy word.

Darby Bible Translation
Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep thy word.

English Revised Version
Before I was afflicted I went astray; but now I observe thy word.

Webster's Bible Translation
Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.

World English Bible
Before I was afflicted, I went astray; but now I observe your word.

Young's Literal Translation
Before I am afflicted, I -- I am erring, And now Thy saying I have kept.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

119:65-72 However God has dealt with us, he has dealt with us better than we deserve; and all in love, and for our good. Many have knowledge, but little judgment; those who have both, are fortified against the snares of Satan, and furnished for the service of God. We are most apt to wander from God, when we are easy in the world. We should leave our concerns to the disposal of God, seeing we know not what is good for us. Lord, thou art our bountiful Benefactor; incline our hearts to faith and obedience. The psalmist will go on in his duty with constancy and resolution. The proud are full of the world, and its wealth and pleasures; these make them senseless, secure, and stupid. God visits his people with affliction, that they may learn his statutes. Not only God's promises, but even his law, his percepts, though hard to ungodly men, are desirable, and profitable, because they lead us with safety and delight unto eternal life.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 67. - Before I was afflicted I went astray. "Sweet are the uses of adversity." The psalmist feels end confesses that the afflictions, which he has suffered (see comment on ver. 65), have been good for him. They have made him less apt to "go astray" than he was (comp. ver. 71). But now have I kept thy Word (comp. vers. 51, 56, 87, etc.).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Before I was afflicted, I went astray,.... From God; from his word, his ways and worship; like a lost sheep from the shepherd, the fold, the flock, and the footsteps of it; see Psalm 119:176; Not that he wilfully, wickedly, maliciously, and through contempt, departed from his God; this he denies, Psalm 18:21; but through the weakness of the flesh, the prevalence of corruption, and force of temptation, and very much through a careless, heedless, and negligent frame of spirit, he got out of the right way, and wandered from it before he was well aware. The word is used of erring through ignorance, Leviticus 5:18; this was in a time of prosperity, when, though he might not, like Jeshurun, wax fat and kick, and forsake and lightly esteem the Rock of his salvation; or fall into temptations and harmful lusts, and err from the faith, and be pierced with many sorrows, as too much love of the world brings men into; yet he might become inattentive to the duties of religion, and be negligent of them, which is a common case;

but now have I kept thy word: having been afflicted with outward and inward afflictions, afflictions of body and mind; afflictions in person, in family and estate; afflictions in soul, through indwelling sin, the temptations of Satan, and the hidings of God's face: all this brought him back again to God, to his word, ways, and worship; he betook himself to reading and hearing the word, if he might find any thing to relieve and comfort him under his trials; he observed the doctrines of grace in it, and kept the precepts of it, and walked in all the commandments and ordinances of it, being restored by afflictions.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

67. Referred by Hengstenberg to the chastening effect produced on the Jews' minds by the captivity (Jer 31:18, 19). The truth is a general one (Job 5:6; Joh 15:2; Heb 12:11).

Psalm 119:67 Additional Commentaries
Context
Thy Word
66Teach me good discernment and knowledge, For I believe in Your commandments. 67Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Your word. 68You are good and do good; Teach me Your statutes.…
Cross References
Hebrews 12:5
And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,

Psalm 119:71
It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.

Psalm 119:75
I know, LORD, that your laws are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.

Jeremiah 31:18
"I have surely heard Ephraim's moaning: 'You disciplined me like an unruly calf, and I have been disciplined. Restore me, and I will return, because you are the LORD my God.

Jeremiah 31:19
After I strayed, I repented; after I came to understand, I beat my breast. I was ashamed and humiliated because I bore the disgrace of my youth.'

Lamentations 3:33
For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone.
Treasury of Scripture

Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept your word.

before

Psalm 119:176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant; for I do …

Psalm 73:5 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.

Deuteronomy 32:15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: you are waxen fat, you are grown …

2 Samuel 10:19 And when all the kings that were servants to Hadarezer saw that they …

2 Samuel 11:2 And it came to pass in an evening, that David arose from off his …

2 Chronicles 33:9-13 So Manasseh made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to err, and …

Proverbs 1:32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity …

Jeremiah 22:21 I spoke to you in your prosperity; but you said, I will not hear. …

but now

Psalm 119:71,75 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn …

Jeremiah 31:18,19 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised …

Hosea 2:6,7 Therefore, behold, I will hedge up your way with thorns, and make …

Hosea 5:15 I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offense, …

Hosea 6:1 Come, and let us return to the LORD: for he has torn, and he will …

Hebrews 12:10,22 For they truly for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; …

Revelation 3:10 Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you …

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