Psalm 119:109
New International Version
Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law.

New Living Translation
My life constantly hangs in the balance, but I will not stop obeying your instructions.

English Standard Version
I hold my life in my hand continually, but I do not forget your law.

Berean Study Bible
I constantly take my life in my hands, yet I do not forget Your law.

King James Bible
My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law.

New King James Version
My life is continually in my hand, Yet I do not forget Your law.

New American Standard Bible
My life is continually in my hand, Yet I do not forget Your Law.

NASB 1995
My life is continually in my hand, Yet I do not forget Your law.

NASB 1977
My life is continually in my hand, Yet I do not forget Thy law.

Amplified Bible
My life is continually in my hand, Yet I do not forget Your law.

Christian Standard Bible
My life is constantly in danger, yet I do not forget your instruction.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My life is constantly in danger, yet I do not forget Your instruction.

American Standard Version
My soul is continually in my hand; Yet do I not forget thy law.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My soul is in your hands always and I have not forgotten your Law.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
My soul is continually in thine hands; and I have not forgotten thy law.

Contemporary English Version
I never forget your teachings, although my life is always in danger.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My soul is continually in my hands: and I have not forgotten thy law.

English Revised Version
My soul is continually in my hand; yet do I not forget thy law.

Good News Translation
I am always ready to risk my life; I have not forgotten your law.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I always take my life into my own hands, but I never forget your teachings.

International Standard Version
Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I do not forget your instruction.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My soul is continually in my hand; Yet have I not forgotten Thy law.

Literal Standard Version
My soul [is] in my hand continually, And I have not forgotten Your law.

NET Bible
My life is in continual danger, but I do not forget your law.

New Heart English Bible
My soul is continually in my hand, yet I won't forget your Law.

World English Bible
My soul is continually in my hand, yet I won't forget your law.

Young's Literal Translation
My soul is in my hand continually, And Thy law I have not forgotten.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
108Accept the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me Your judgments. 109I constantly take my life in my hands, yet I do not forget Your law. 110The wicked have set a snare for me, but I have not strayed from Your precepts.…

Cross References
Judges 12:3
When I saw that you would not save me, I risked my life and crossed over to the Ammonites, and the LORD delivered them into my hand. Why then have you come today to fight against me?"

1 Samuel 19:5
He took his life in his hands when he struck down the Philistine, and the LORD worked a great salvation for all Israel. You saw it and rejoiced, so why would you sin against innocent blood by killing David for no reason?"

Job 13:14
Why do I put myself at risk and take my life in my own hands?

Psalm 119:16
I will delight in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.

Ecclesiastes 9:1
So I took all this to heart and concluded that the righteous and the wise, as well as their deeds, are in God's hands. Man does not know what lies ahead, whether love or hate.


Treasury of Scripture

My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget your law.

my soul.

Judges 12:3
And when I saw that ye delivered me not, I put my life in my hands, and passed over against the children of Ammon, and the LORD delivered them into my hand: wherefore then are ye come up unto me this day, to fight against me?

1 Samuel 19:5
For he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and the LORD wrought a great salvation for all Israel: thou sawest it, and didst rejoice: wherefore then wilt thou sin against innocent blood, to slay David without a cause?

1 Samuel 20:3
And David sware moreover, and said, Thy father certainly knoweth that I have found grace in thine eyes; and he saith, Let not Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved: but truly as the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, there is but a step between me and death.

yet do I not

Psalm 119:83,117,152
For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes…









(109) My soul.--For this figure of peril see Judges 12:3; 1Samuel 19:5, &c.

Verse 109. - My soul is continually in my hand; i.e. my life is in constant jeopardy (comp. Judges 12:3; 1 Samuel 19:5; 1 Samuel 28:21). Yet do I not forget thy Law (comp. vers. 16, 83, 93, etc.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I constantly [take]
תָמִ֑יד (ṯā·mîḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 8548: Continuance, constant, ellipt, the regular, sacrifice

my life
נַפְשִׁ֣י (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

in my hands,
בְכַפִּ֣י (ḇə·ḵap·pî)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3709: Hollow or flat of the hand, palm, sole (of the foot), a pan

yet I do not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

forget
שָׁכָֽחְתִּי׃ (šā·ḵā·ḥə·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7911: To mislay, to be oblivious of, from want of memory, attention

Your law.
וְ֝תֽוֹרָתְךָ֗ (wə·ṯō·w·rā·ṯə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 8451: Direction, instruction, law


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