New American Standard Bible
Aleph. How blessed are those whose way is blameless, Who walk in the law of the LORD.
King James Bible
ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
ALEPH. Blessed are the perfect in the way, who walk in the law of Jehovah.
World English Bible
Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to Yahweh's law.
Young's Literal Translation
Aleph. O the happiness of those perfect in the way, They are walking in the law of Jehovah,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Blessed are the undefiled in the way - In the way or journey of life; in the path of religion; in the road which leads to heaven. As life - the religious life - is represented under the image of a journey, the expression here is equivalent to saying, "Blessed are those who in the journey of life - in their religious course - are pure, Sincere, uncontaminated." On the word way, see the notes at Psalm 1:6. The margin here on the word undefiled, is perfect, or sincere. So the Hebrew. The word is the same as in Job 1:1, where it is rendered "perfect." See the notes at that passage. The Greek translation is undefiled - ἄμωμοι amōmoi. So the Latin, "immaculati." Luther renders it, "Who live without blemish" or stain. The idea is, "Blessed are they who are upright, sincere, perfect, in their course." The whole psalm is designed to illustrate this thought, by showing what the influence of a sincere and conscientious attachment to the principles of the law or word of God in the various circumstances of life must be.
Who walk in the law of the Lord - Who habitually obey his law. This constitutes sincerity, uprightness, perfection in a man's life, for the law of the Lord is the only just rule of human conduct.
LibraryA Cleansed Way
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word.'--PSALM cxix. 9. There are many questions about the future with which it is natural for you young people to occupy yourselves; but I am afraid that the most of you ask more anxiously 'How shall I make my way?' than 'How shall I cleanse it?' It is needful carefully to ponder the questions: 'How shall I get on in the world--be happy, fortunate?' and the like, and I suppose that that is the consideration …
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Excursus on the Choir Offices of the Early Church.
They did not keep the covenant of God And refused to walk in His law;
I will give heed to the blameless way. When will You come to me? I will walk within my house in the integrity of my heart.
My eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me; He who walks in a blameless way is the one who will minister to me.
May my heart be blameless in Your statutes, So that I will not be ashamed. Kaph.
A Song of Ascents. How blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, Who walks in His ways.
"Now therefore, O sons, listen to me, For blessed are they who keep my ways.
The perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD, But the blameless in their walk are His delight.
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