Psalm 119:80
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English Standard Version
May my heart be blameless in your statutes, that I may not be put to shame!

King James Bible
Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.

American Standard Version
Let my heart be perfect in thy statutes, That I be not put to shame.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let my heart be undefiled in thy justifications, that I may not be confounded.

English Revised Version
Let my heart be perfect in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I may not be ashamed.

Psalm 119:80 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Jod. God humbles, but He also exalts again according to His word; for this the poet prays in order that he may be a consolatory example to the God-fearing, to the confusion of his enemies. It is impossible that God should forsake man, who is His creature, and deny to him that which makes him truly happy, viz., the understanding and knowledge of His word. For this spiritual gift the poet prays in Psalm 119:73 (cf. on 73a, Deuteronomy 32:6; Job 10:8; Job 31:15); and he wishes in Psalm 119:74 that all who fear God may see in him with joy an example of the way in which trust in the word of God is rewarded (cf. Psalm 34:3; Psalm 35:27; Psalm 69:33; Psalm 107:42, and other passages). He knows that God's acts of judgment are pure righteousness, i.e., regulated by God's holiness, out of which they spring, and by the salvation of men, at which they aim; and he knows that God has humbled him אמוּנה (accus. adverb. for בּאמוּנה), being faithful in His intentions towards him; for it is just in the school of affliction that one first learns rightly to estimate the worth of His word, and comes to feel its power. But trouble, though sweetened by an insight into God's salutary design, is nevertheless always bitter; hence the well-justified prayer of Psalm 119:76, that God's mercy may notwithstanding be bestowed upon him for his consolation, in accordance with the promise which is become his (ל as in Psalm 119:49), His servant's. עוּת, Psalm 119:78, instead of being construed with the accusative of the right, or of the cause, that is perverted, is construed with the accusative of the person upon whom such perversion of right, such oppression by means of misrepresentation, is inflicted, as in Job 19:6; Lamentations 3:36. Chajug' reads עוּדוּני as in Psalm 119:61. The wish expressed in Psalm 119:79 is to be understood according to Psalm 73:10; Jeremiah 15:19, cf. Proverbs 9:4, Proverbs 9:16. If instead of וידעי (which is favoured by Psalm 119:63), we read according to the Chethb וידעוּ (cf. Psalm 119:125), then what is meant by ישׁוּבוּ לּי is a turning towards him for the purpose of learning: may their knowledge be enriched from his experience. For himself, however, in Psalm 119:80 he desires unreserved, faultless, unwavering adherence to God's word, for only thus is he secure against being ignominiously undeceived.

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Psalm 25:21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on you.

Psalm 32:2 Blessed is the man to whom the LORD imputes not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

Deuteronomy 26:16 This day the LORD your God has commanded you to do these statutes and judgments...

2 Chronicles 12:14 And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD.

2 Chronicles 15:17 But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.

2 Chronicles 25:2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, but not with a perfect heart.

2 Chronicles 31:20,21 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and worked that which was good and right and truth before the LORD his God...

Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Ezekiel 11:9 And I will bring you out of the middle thereof, and deliver you into the hands of strangers, and will execute judgments among you.

John 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom...

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Psalm 119:6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect to all your commandments.

Psalm 25:2,3 O my God, I trust in you: let me not be ashamed, let not my enemies triumph over me...

1 John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence...

Cross References
1 Kings 15:3
And he walked in all the sins that his father did before him, and his heart was not wholly true to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father.

Psalm 119:1
Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD!

Psalm 119:6
Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all your commandments.

Psalm 119:46
I will also speak of your testimonies before kings and shall not be put to shame,

Psalm 119:79
Let those who fear you turn to me, that they may know your testimonies.

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