New Living Translation
Your laws are always right; help me to understand them so I may live.
King James Bible
The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.
Darby Bible Translation
The righteousness of thy testimonies is for ever: give me understanding, and I shall live.
World English Bible
Your testimonies are righteous forever. Give me understanding, that I may live. KUF
Young's Literal Translation
The righteousness of Thy testimonies is to Cause me to understand, and I live!
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"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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And what great nation has decrees and regulations as righteous and fair as this body of instructions that I am giving you today?
Reverence for the LORD is pure, lasting forever. The laws of the LORD are true; each one is fair.
Help me understand the meaning of your commandments, and I will meditate on your wonderful deeds.
Your laws are perfect and completely trustworthy.
O LORD, listen to my cry; give me the discerning mind you promised.
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