New American Standard Bible
Teach me good discernment and knowledge, For I believe in Your commandments.
King James Bible
Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.
Darby Bible Translation
Teach me good discernment and knowledge; for I have believed in thy commandments.
World English Bible
Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments.
Young's Literal Translation
The goodness of reason and knowledge teach me, For in Thy commands I have believed.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Teach me good judgment - The word here rendered "judgment" means, properly, "taste," that power by which we determine the quality of things as sweet, bitter, sour, etc. Then it is applied to the mind or understanding, as that by which we determine the moral quality of things, or decide what is right or wrong; wise or foolish; good or evil. Here it means that he desired to have in full exercise the faculty of appreciating what is right, and of distinguishing it from what is wrong.
And knowledge - Knowledge of the truth; knowledge of thy will; knowledge of duty.
For I have believed thy commandments - I have confided in thy commandments. He believed that such a keeping of the law of God would be connected with a correct view of things. The keeping of the commands of God is one of the best means of growing in true knowledge, and of cultivating the understanding; of promoting a just taste or perception of what is true, and of developing the powers of the soul in the best proportions. Compare John 7:17.
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 …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
May the Fourth a Healthy Palate
The Christian Described
Excursus on the Choir Offices of the Early Church.
And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment,
You have dealt well with Your servant, O LORD, according to Your word.
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