Psalm 119:80
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New Living Translation
May I be blameless in keeping your decrees; then I will never be ashamed.

King James Bible
Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.

Darby Bible Translation
Let my heart be perfect in thy statutes, that I be not ashamed.

World English Bible
Let my heart be blameless toward your decrees, that I may not be disappointed. KAF

Young's Literal Translation
My heart is perfect in Thy statutes, So that I am not ashamed.

Psalm 119:80 Parallel
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

119:80 Sound - That I may love and obey them sincerely, constantly, and universally.

Psalm 119:80 Parallel Commentaries

Inward 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
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII

A Bottle in the Smoke
First, God's people have their trials--they get put in the smoke; secondly, God's people feel their trials--they "become like a bottle in the smoke;" thirdly, God's people do not forget God's statutes in their trials--"I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes." I. GOD'S PEOPLE HAVE THEIR TRIALS. This is an old truth, as old as the everlasting hills, because trials were in the covenant, and certainly the covenant is as old as the eternal mountains. It was never designed
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2: 1856

The Dryness of Preachers, and the Various Evils which Arise from their Failing to Teach Heart-Prayer --Exhortation to Pastors to Lead People Towards this Form Of
If all those who are working for the conquest of souls sought to win them by the heart, leading them first of all to prayer and to the inner life, they would see many and lasting conversions. But so long as they only address themselves to the outside, and instead of drawing people to Christ by occupying their hearts with Him, they only give them a thousand precepts for outward observances, they will see but little fruit, and that will not be lasting. When once the heart is won, other defects are
Jeanne Marie Bouvières—A Short Method Of Prayer And Spiritual Torrents

Of Deeper Matters, and God's Hidden Judgments which are not to be Inquired Into
"My Son, beware thou dispute not of high matters and of the hidden judgments of God; why this man is thus left, and that man is taken into so great favour; why also this man is so greatly afflicted, and that so highly exalted. These things pass all man's power of judging, neither may any reasoning or disputation have power to search out the divine judgments. When therefore the enemy suggesteth these things to thee, or when any curious people ask such questions, answer with that word of the Prophet,
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
1 Kings 15:3
He committed the same sins as his father before him, and he was not faithful to the LORD his God, as his ancestor David had been.

Psalm 119:1
Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the LORD.

Psalm 119:6
Then I will not be ashamed when I compare my life with your commands.

Psalm 119:46
I will speak to kings about your laws, and I will not be ashamed.

Psalm 119:79
Let me be united with all who fear you, with those who know your laws.

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