Psalm 119:100
New International Version
I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.

New Living Translation
I am even wiser than my elders, for I have kept your commandments.

English Standard Version
I understand more than the aged, for I keep your precepts.

Berean Study Bible
I discern more than the elders, for I obey Your precepts.

King James Bible
I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.

New King James Version
I understand more than the ancients, Because I keep Your precepts.

New American Standard Bible
I understand more than those who are old, Because I have complied with Your precepts.

NASB 1995
I understand more than the aged, Because I have observed Your precepts.

NASB 1977
I understand more than the aged, Because I have observed Thy precepts.

Amplified Bible
I understand more than the aged [who have not observed Your precepts], Because I have observed and kept Your precepts.

Christian Standard Bible
I understand more than the elders because I obey your precepts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I understand more than the elders because I obey Your precepts.

American Standard Version
I understand more than the aged, Because I have kept thy precepts.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I understand more than The Elders because I have kept your commandments.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I understand more that the aged; because I have sought out thy commandments.

Contemporary English Version
and obeying your laws makes me wiser than those who have lived a long time.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have had understanding above ancients: because I have sought thy commandments.

English Revised Version
I understand more than the aged, because I have kept thy precepts.

Good News Translation
I have greater wisdom than those who are old, because I obey your commands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have more wisdom than those with many years of experience, because I have obeyed your guiding principles.

International Standard Version
I have more common sense than the elders, for I observe your precepts.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I understand more than mine elders, Because I have keep Thy precepts.

Literal Standard Version
Above elderly—I understand more, For I have kept Your precepts.

NET Bible
I am more discerning than those older than I, for I observe your precepts.

New Heart English Bible
I understand more than the aged, because I have kept your 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
99I have more insight than all my teachers, for Your testimonies are my meditation. 100I discern more than the elders, for I obey Your precepts. 101I have kept my feet from every evil path, that I may keep Your word.…

Cross References
Job 32:7
I thought that age should speak, and many years should teach wisdom.

Psalm 119:22
Remove my scorn and contempt, for I have kept Your testimonies.

Psalm 119:56
This is my practice, for I obey Your precepts.

Proverbs 28:5
Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD comprehend fully.


Treasury of Scripture

I understand more than the ancients, because I keep your precepts.

understand

1 Kings 12:6-15
And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men, that stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, and said, How do ye advise that I may answer this people? …

Job 12:12
With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

Job 15:9,10
What knowest thou, that we know not? what understandest thou, which is not in us? …

because

Psalm 119:10
With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.

Job 28:28
And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Jeremiah 8:8,9
How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain…









(100) Ancients.--Or, more probably, as the LXX. and Vulg., and the old versions generally took it, old men.

Verse 100. - I understand more than the ancients; or, "the aged." Advanced age does not necessarily give wisdom (see Job 32:7-9). "Antiquity is no help against stupidity" (Luther). Because I keep thy precepts (comp. ver. 104 and John 7:17).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I discern
אֶתְבּוֹנָ֑ן (’eṯ·bō·w·nān)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 995: To separate mentally, understand

more than the elders,
מִזְּקֵנִ֥ים (miz·zə·qê·nîm)
Preposition-m | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 2205: Old

because
כִּ֖י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

I obey
נָצָֽרְתִּי׃ (nā·ṣā·rə·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 5341: To watch, guard, keep

Your precepts.
פִקּוּדֶ֣יךָ (p̄iq·qū·ḏe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6490: Appointed, a mandate


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