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

New Living Translation
My suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to your decrees.

English Standard Version
It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes.

New American Standard Bible
It is good for me that I was afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes.

King James Bible
It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It was good for me to be afflicted so that I could learn Your statutes.

International Standard Version
It was for my good that I was humbled; so that I would learn your statutes.

NET Bible
It was good for me to suffer, so that I might learn your statutes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
It is good for me that I have been humbled that I may learn your commandments.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It was good that I had to suffer in order to learn your laws.

Jubilee Bible 2000
It was good for me that I have been humbled, that I might learn thy statutes.

King James 2000 Bible
It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn your statutes.

American King James Version
It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn your statutes.

American Standard Version
It is good for me that I have been afflicted; That I may learn thy statutes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
It is good for me that thou hast humbled me, that I may learn thy justifications.

Darby Bible Translation
It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I might learn thy statutes.

English Revised Version
It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.

Webster's Bible Translation
It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.

World English Bible
It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn your statutes.

Young's Literal Translation
Good for me that I have been afflicted, That I might learn Thy statutes.
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 71. - It is good for me that I have been afflicted (see the comment on ver. 67). That I might learn thy statutes. The whole nation "learnt God's statutes" by the affliction of the Babylonish Captivity. Individuals "learnt" them equally by their special chastisements.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

It is good for me that I have been afflicted,.... The good and profit of which he had observed before; See Gill on Psalm 119:67. The following end being also answered thereby,

that I might learn thy statutes; to understand them, and to keep them. Afflictions are sometimes as a school to the people of God, in which they learn much both of their duty and of their privileges; and when they are teaching and instructive, they are for good; see Psalm 94:12.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

71, 72. So also affliction of any kind acts as a wholesome discipline in leading the pious more highly to value the truth and promises of God.

Psalm 119:71 Additional Commentaries
Context
Thy Word
70Their heart is covered with fat, But I delight in Your law. 71It is good for me that I was afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes. 72The law of Your mouth is better to me Than thousands of gold and silver pieces. Yodh.…
Cross References
Psalm 94:12
Blessed is the one you discipline, LORD, the one you teach from your law;

Psalm 119:67
Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word.

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

Isaiah 38:16
Lord, by such things people live; and my spirit finds life in them too. You restored me to health and let me live.

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

It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn your statutes.

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Psalm 119:67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept your word.

Psalm 94:12,13 Blessed is the man whom you chasten, O LORD, and teach him out of your law…

Isaiah 27:9 By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this …

1 Corinthians 11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should …

Hebrews 12:10,11 For they truly for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; …

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