Psalm 119:17
New International Version
Be good to your servant while I live, that I may obey your word.

New Living Translation
Be good to your servant, that I may live and obey your word.

English Standard Version
Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live and keep your word.

Berean Study Bible
Deal bountifully with Your servant, that I may live and keep Your word.

New American Standard Bible
Deal bountifully with Your servant, That I may live and keep Your word.

King James Bible
GIMEL. Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.

Christian Standard Bible
Deal generously with your servant so that I might live; then I will keep your word.

Contemporary English Version
Treat me with kindness, LORD, so that I may live and do what you say.

Good News Translation
Be good to me, your servant, so that I may live and obey your teachings.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Deal generously with Your servant so that I might live; then I will keep Your word.

International Standard Version
Deal kindly with your servant so I may live and keep your word.

NET Bible
Be kind to your servant! Then I will live and keep your instructions.

New Heart English Bible
GIMEL. Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live and keep your words.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
GIMEL- Answer your Servant that I may live and keep your words.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Be kind to me so that I may live and hold on to your word.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Deal bountifully with Thy servant that I may live, And I will observe Thy word.

New American Standard 1977
Deal bountifully with Thy servant, That I may live and keep Thy word.

Jubilee Bible 2000
GIMEL. Deal bountifully with thy slave that I may live and keep thy word.

King James 2000 Bible
Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live, and keep your word.

American King James Version
Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live, and keep your word.

American Standard Version
GIMEL. Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live; So will I observe thy word.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Render a recompense to thy servant: so shall I live, and keep thy words.

Douay-Rheims Bible
[GIMEL] Give bountifully to thy servant, enliven me: and I shall keep thy words.

Darby Bible Translation
GIMEL. Deal bountifully with thy servant [and] I shall live; and I will keep thy word.

English Revised Version
GIMEL. Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live; so will I observe thy word.

Webster's Bible Translation
GIMEL. Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.

World English Bible
Do good to your servant. I will live and I will obey your word.

Young's Literal Translation
Gimel. Confer benefits on Thy servant, I live, and I keep Thy word.
Study Bible
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
16I will delight in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word. 17Deal bountifully with Your servant, that I may live and keep Your word. 18Open my eyes that I may see wondrous things from Your law.…
Cross References
Psalm 13:6
I will sing to the LORD, for He has been good to me.

Psalm 116:7
Return to your rest, O my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.

Psalm 119:18
Open my eyes that I may see wondrous things from Your law.

Treasury of Scripture

Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live, and keep your word.

deal.

Psalm 119:65,124,132
TETH. Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word…

Psalm 116:7
Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.

John 11:6
When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.

I may live

Romans 8:2-4
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death…

Ephesians 2:4,5,10
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, …

Titus 2:11,12
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, …







Lexicon
Deal bountifully
גְּמֹ֖ל (gə·mōl)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1580: To deal fully or adequately with, deal out to, wean, ripen

with
עַֽל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

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

that I may live
אֶֽחְיֶ֗ה (’eḥ·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2421: To live, to revive

and keep
וְאֶשְׁמְרָ֥ה (wə·’eš·mə·rāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

Your word.
דְבָרֶֽךָ׃ (ḏə·ḇā·re·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause
GIMEL.

(17) Deal bountifully . . . that I may live.--Comp. Psalm 13:3; Psalm 13:6; Psalm 116:7-8, where we see, as here, the same connection between this Hebrew word and preservation from death. Life is connected with obedience to the Divine law throughout the Bible (Leviticus 18:5; Deuteronomy 6:24; Psalm 41:1-2; Luke 10:28).

Verse 17. - Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy Word; rather, grant unto thy servant that I may live. Give me the blessing of a long life, that so my keeping of thy Word may be long. The psalmist seems to be praying especially for himself; but the argument of his prayer will extend to all "servants of the Lord." 119:17-24 If God deals in strict justice with us, we all perish. We ought to spend our lives in his service; we shall find true life in keeping his word. Those that would see the wondrous things of God's law and gospel, must beg him to give them understanding, by the light of his Spirit. Believers feel themselves strangers on earth; they fear missing their way, and losing comfort by erring from God's commandments. Every sanctified soul hungers after the word of God, as food which there is no living without. There is something of pride at the bottom of every wilful sin. God can silence lying lips; reproach and contempt may humble and do us good, and then they shall be removed. Do we find the weight of the cross is above that we are able to bear? He that bore it for us will enable us to bear it; upheld by him we cannot sink. It is sad when those who should protect the innocent, are their betrayers. The psalmist went on in duty, and he found comfort in the word of God. The comforts of the word of God are most pleasant to a gracious soul, when other comforts are made bitter; and those that would have God's testimonies to be their delight, must be advised by them. May the Lord direct us in exercising repentance of sin, and faith in Christ.
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