Psalm 119:125
New International Version
I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.

New Living Translation
Give discernment to me, your servant; then I will understand your laws.

English Standard Version
I am your servant; give me understanding, that I may know your testimonies!

Berean Study Bible
I am Your servant; give me understanding, that I may know Your testimonies.

King James Bible
I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.

New King James Version
I am Your servant; Give me understanding, That I may know Your testimonies.

New American Standard Bible
I am Your servant; give me understanding, So that I may know Your testimonies.

NASB 1995
I am Your servant; give me understanding, That I may know Your testimonies.

NASB 1977
I am Thy servant; give me understanding, That I may know Thy testimonies.

Amplified Bible
I am Your servant; give me understanding [the ability to learn and a teachable heart] That I may know Your testimonies.

Christian Standard Bible
I am your servant; give me understanding so that I may know your decrees.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am Your servant; give me understanding so that I may know Your decrees.

American Standard Version
I am thy servant; give me understanding, That I may know thy testimonies.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I am your Servant; give me understanding and I shall know your testimonies.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I am thy servant; instruct me, and I shall know thy testimonies.

Contemporary English Version
I serve you, so let me understand your teachings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I am thy servant: give me understanding that I may know thy testimonies.

English Revised Version
I am thy servant, give me understanding; that I may know thy testimonies.

Good News Translation
I am your servant; give me understanding, so that I may know your teachings.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am your servant. Help me understand so that I may come to know your written instructions.

International Standard Version
Since I am your servant, give me understanding, so I will know your decrees.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I am Thy servant, give me understanding, That I may know Thy testimonies.

Literal Standard Version
I [am] Your servant—cause me to understand, And I know Your testimonies.

NET Bible
I am your servant. Give me insight, so that I can understand your rules.

New Heart English Bible
I am your servant. Give me understanding, that I may know your testimonies.

World English Bible
I am your servant. Give me understanding, that I may know your testimonies.

Young's Literal Translation
Thy servant am I -- cause me to understand, And I know Thy testimonies.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
124Deal with Your servant according to Your loving devotion, and teach me Your statutes. 125I am Your servant; give me understanding, that I may know Your testimonies. 126It is time for the LORD to act, for they have broken Your law.…

Cross References
Psalm 116:16
Truly, O LORD, I am Your servant; I am Your servant, the son of Your maidservant; You have broken my bonds.

Psalm 119:27
Make clear to me the way of Your precepts; then I will meditate on Your wonders.

Psalm 119:152
Long ago I learned from Your testimonies that You have established them forever.


Treasury of Scripture

I am your servant; give me understanding, that I may know your testimonies.

I am thy

Psalm 119:94
I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts.

Psalm 86:16
O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.

Psalm 116:16
O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.

give

Psalm 119:34,66
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart…

2 Chronicles 1:7-10
In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee…

2 Corinthians 3:5,6
Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; …

that I

Psalm 119:11,18,19,29
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee…

Proverbs 9:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Proverbs 14:8
The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.









Verse 125. - I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies. As thy servant (see vers. 17, 23, 38, 49, 65, etc.), I have a claim upon thee for thy help. What I ask is discernment - to understand the full meaning of thy Law (comp. vers. 34, 66, 73, 1440.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I
אָ֥נִי (’ā·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

am Your servant;
עַבְדְּךָ־ (‘aḇ·də·ḵā-)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5650: Slave, servant

give me understanding
הֲבִינֵ֑נִי (hă·ḇî·nê·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 995: To separate mentally, understand

that I may know
וְ֝אֵדְעָ֗ה (wə·’ê·ḏə·‘āh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's 3045: To know

Your testimonies.
עֵדֹתֶֽיךָ׃ (‘ê·ḏō·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5713: Testimony, witness


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