New Living Translation
I am even wiser than my elders, for I have kept your commandments.
King James Bible
I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.
Darby Bible Translation
I understand more than the aged, because I have observed thy precepts.
World English Bible
I understand more than the aged, because I have kept your precepts.
Young's Literal Translation
Above elders I understand more, For Thy precepts I have kept.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
119:100 Because - The practice of religion is the best way to understand it.
LibraryInward Witness to the Truth of the Gospel.
"I have more understanding than my teachers, for Thy testimonies are my study; I am wiser than the aged, because I keep Thy commandments."--Psalm cxix. 99, 100. In these words the Psalmist declares, that in consequence of having obeyed God's commandments he had obtained more wisdom and understanding than those who had first enlightened his ignorance, and were once more enlightened than he. As if he said, "When I was a child, I was instructed in religious knowledge by kind and pious friends, who …
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I thought, 'Those who are older should speak, for wisdom comes with age.'
Don't let them scorn and insult me, for I have obeyed your laws.
This is how I spend my life: obeying your commandments.
Evil people don't understand justice, but those who follow the LORD understand completely.
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