Psalm 119:138
New International Version
The statutes you have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy.

New Living Translation
Your laws are perfect and completely trustworthy.

English Standard Version
You have appointed your testimonies in righteousness and in all faithfulness.

Berean Study Bible
The testimonies You have laid down are righteous and altogether faithful.

King James Bible
Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful.

New King James Version
Your testimonies, which You have commanded, Are righteous and very faithful.

New American Standard Bible
You have commanded Your testimonies in righteousness And great faithfulness.

NASB 1995
You have commanded Your testimonies in righteousness And exceeding faithfulness.

NASB 1977
Thou hast commanded Thy testimonies in righteousness And exceeding faithfulness.

Amplified Bible
You have commanded Your testimonies in righteousness And in great faithfulness.

Christian Standard Bible
The decrees you issue are righteous and altogether trustworthy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The decrees You issue are righteous and altogether trustworthy.

American Standard Version
Thou hast commanded thy testimonies in righteousness And very faithfulness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You commanded your testimonies in righteousness and in faithfulness.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou has commanded righteousness and perfect truth, as thy testimonies.

Contemporary English Version
All your teachings are true and trustworthy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast commanded justice thy testimonies: and thy truth exceedingly.

English Revised Version
Thou hast commanded thy testimonies in righteousness and very faithfulness.

Good News Translation
The rules that you have given are completely fair and right.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have issued your written instructions. They are fair and completely dependable.

International Standard Version
You have ordered your decrees to us rightly, and they are very faithful.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou hast commanded Thy testimonies in righteousness And exceeding faithfulness.

Literal Standard Version
You have appointed Your testimonies, Righteous and exceedingly faithful,

NET Bible
The rules you impose are just, and absolutely reliable.

New Heart English Bible
You have commanded your statutes in righteousness. They are fully trustworthy.

World English Bible
You have commanded your statutes in righteousness. They are fully trustworthy.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast appointed Thy testimonies, Righteous and exceeding faithful,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
137Righteous are You, O LORD, and upright are Your judgments. 138The testimonies You have laid down are righteous and altogether faithful. 139My zeal has consumed me because my foes forget Your words.…

Cross References
Psalm 19:7
The Law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is trustworthy, making wise the simple.

Psalm 19:9
The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever; the judgments of the LORD are true, being altogether righteous.

Psalm 119:75
I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are righteous, and that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.

Psalm 119:86
All Your commandments are faithful; I am persecuted without cause--help me!

Psalm 119:90
Your faithfulness continues through all generations; You established the earth, and it endures.

Psalm 119:144
Your testimonies are righteous forever. Give me understanding, that I may live.

Psalm 119:172
My tongue sings of Your word, for all Your commandments are righteous.


Treasury of Scripture

Your testimonies that you have commanded are righteous and very faithful.

testimonies

Psalm 119:86,144
All thy commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me…

Psalm 19:7-9
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple…

Deuteronomy 4:8,45
And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day? …

righteous.

Psalm 119:75
I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.









(138) Thy testimonies.--Better, Thou hast commanded Thy testimonies in righteousness and very faithfulness. But unquestionably another arrangement of the text of these two verses is correct. It takes the verb commandest with Psalm 119:137, and gets the simple and obvious "righteous art Thou, O Lord, and upright in the judgments which Thou hast commanded. Thy testimonies are righteous, and faithful to the uttermost" (Burgess). (See Psalm 7:6 and Psalm 119:144.)

Verse 138. - Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful; literally, righteousness and very faithfulness (see the Revised Version). "Harsh and severe as thy testimonies may seem, they are all thoroughly for man's highest good" (Kay).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The testimonies
עֵדֹתֶ֑יךָ (‘ê·ḏō·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5713: Testimony, witness

You have laid down
צִ֭וִּיתָ (ṣiw·wî·ṯā)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

are righteous
צֶ֣דֶק (ṣe·ḏeq)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6664: The right, equity, prosperity

and altogether
מְאֹֽד׃ (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

faithful.
וֶֽאֱמוּנָ֥ה (we·’ĕ·mū·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 530: Firmness, steadfastness, fidelity


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