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.

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

Darby 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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

It is good for me that I have been afflicted - See on Psalm 119:67 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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 is all the fruit to take away his sin...

1 Corinthians 11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

Hebrews 12:10,11 For they truly for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness...

Notes on the First Century:
Page 1. Line 1. An empty book is like an infant's soul.' Here Traherne may possibly have had in his mind a passage in Bishop Earle's "Microcosmography." In delineating the character of a child, Earle says: "His soul is yet a white paper unscribbled with observations of the world, wherewith at length it becomes a blurred note-book," Page 14. Line 25. The entrance of his words. This sentence is from Psalm cxix. 130. Page 15. Last line of Med. 21. "Insatiableness." This word in Traherne's time was often
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations

'Time for Thee to Work'
'It is time for Thee, Lord, to work; for they have made void Thy Law. 127. Therefore I love Thy commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold. 128. Therefore I esteem all Thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.' --PSALM cxix. 126-128. If much that we hear be true, a society to circulate Bibles is a most irrational and wasteful expenditure of energy and money. We cannot ignore the extent and severity of the opposition to the very idea of revelation, even if we would;
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

And in Jeremiah He Thus Declares his Death and Descent into Hell...
And in Jeremiah He thus declares His death and descent into hell, saying: And the Lord the Holy One of Israel, remembered his dead, which aforetime fell asleep in the dust of the earth; and he went down unto them, to bring the tidings of his salvation, to deliver them. [255] In this place He also renders the cause of His death: for His descent into hell was the salvation of them that had passed away. And, again, concerning His cross Isaiah says thus: I have stretched out my hands all the day long
Irenæus—The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching

Progress of Reform in Germany
Luther's mysterious disappearance excited consternation throughout all Germany. Inquiries concerning him were heard everywhere. The wildest rumors were circulated, and many believed that he had been murdered. There was great lamentation, not only by his avowed friends, but by thousands who had not openly taken their stand with the Reformation. Many bound themselves by a solemn oath to avenge his death. The Romish leaders saw with terror to what a pitch had risen the feeling against them. Though at
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

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.

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