Psalm 119:9 {118:9}
Good News Translation
How can young people keep their lives pure? By obeying your commands.

New Revised Standard Version
How can young people keep their way pure? By guarding it according to your word.

Contemporary English Version
Young people can live a clean life by obeying your word.

New American Bible
How can the young keep his way without fault? Only by observing your words.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By what doth a young man correct his way? by observing thy words.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

By what doth a young man correct his way? by observing thy words.


Psalm 25:7 The sins of my youth and my ignorances do not remember. According to thy mercy remember thou me: for thy goodness' sake, O Lord.

Psalm 34:11 Come, children, hearken to me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

Job 1:5 And when the days of their feasting were gone about, Job sent to them, and sanctified them: and rising up early, offered holocausts for every one of them. For he said: Lest perhaps my sons have sinned, and have blessed God in their hearts. So did Job all days.

Job 13:26 For thou writest bitter things against me, and wilt consume me for the sins of my youth.

Proverbs 1:4,10 A wise man shall hear, and shall be wiser: and he that understandeth shall possess governments. . . .

Proverbs 4:1,10-17 I will give you a good gift, forsake not my law. . . .

Proverbs 5:7 Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the doors of her house.

Proverbs 6:20 Bind them in thy heart continually, and put them about thy neck.

Proverbs 7:7 Who passeth through the street by the corner, and goeth nigh the way of her house,

Ecclesiastes 11:9,10 Rejoice therefore, O young man, in thy youth, and let thy heart be in that which is good in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thy heart, and in the sight of thy eyes: and know that for all these God will bring thee into judgment. . . .

Ecclesiastes 12:1 Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth, before the time of affliction come, and the years draw nigh of which thou shalt say: They please me not:

Luke 15:13 And not many days after, the younger son, gathering all together, went abroad into a far country: and there wasted his substance, living riotously.

2 Timothy 2:22 But flee thou youthful desires, and pursue justice, faith, charity and peace with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Titus 2:4-6 That they may teach the young women to be wise, to love their husbands, to love their children. . . .

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Psalm 119:11,97-105 Thy words have I hidden in my heart, that I may not sin against thee. . . .

Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed is the man who hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the chair of pestilence: . . .

Psalm 19:7-11 The law of the Lord is unspotted, converting souls: the testimony of the Lord is faithful, giving wisdom to little ones. . . .

Psalm 78:4-8 They have not been hidden from their children, in another generation. Declaring the praises of the Lord, and his powers, and his wonders which he hath done. . . .

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 And these words which I command thee this day, shall be in thy heart: . . .

Deuteronomy 17:18 But after he is raised to the throne of his kingdom, he shall copy out to himself the Deuteronomy of this law in a volume, taking the copy of the priests of the Levitical tribe,

Joshua 1:7 Take courage therefore, and be very valiant: that thou mayst observe and do all the law, which Moses my servant hath commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayst understand all things which thou dost.

John 15:3 Now you are clean, by reason of the word which I have spoken to you.

2 Timothy 3:15-17 And because from thy infancy thou hast known the holy scriptures which can instruct thee to salvation by the faith which is in Christ Jesus. . . .

James 1:21-25 Wherefore, casting away all uncleanness and abundance of naughtiness, with meekness receive the ingrafted word, which is able to save your souls. . . .

Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
8I will keep thy justifications: O! do not thou utterly forsake me. 9By what doth a young man correct his way? by observing thy words.10With my whole heart have I sought after thee: let me not stray from thy commandments.…
Cross References
1 Kings 2:4
That the Lord may confirm his words, which he hath spoken of me, saying: If thy children shall take heed to their ways, and shall walk before me in truth, with all their heart, and with all their soul, there shall not be taken away from thee a man on the throne of Israel.

1 Kings 8:25
Now, therefore, O Lord God of Israel, keep with thy servant David, my father, what thou hast spoken to him, saying: There shall not be taken away of thee a man in my sight, to sit on the throne of Israel: yet so that thy children take heed to their way, that they walk before me as thou hast walked in my sight.

2 Chronicles 6:16
Now then, O Lord God of Israel, fulfil to thy servant David my father, whatsoever thou hast promised him, saying: There shall not fail thee a man in my sight, to sit upon the throne of Israel: yet so that thy children take heed to their ways, and walk in my law, as thou hast walked before me.

Psalm 17:4
That my mouth may not speak the works of men: for the sake of the words of thy lips, I have kept hard ways.

Psalm 39:1
Unto the end, for Idithun himself, a canticle of David. [2] I said: I will take heed to my ways: that I sin not with my tongue. I have set a guard to my mouth, when the sinner stood against me.

Psalm 119:8
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