Psalm 119:176
New International Version
I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten your commands.

New Living Translation
I have wandered away like a lost sheep; come and find me, for I have not forgotten your commands.

English Standard Version
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments.

Berean Study Bible
I have strayed like a lost sheep; seek Your servant, for I have not forgotten Your commandments.

New American Standard Bible
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Your servant, For I do not forget Your commandments.

King James Bible
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.

Christian Standard Bible
I wander like a lost sheep; seek your servant, for I do not forget your commands.

Contemporary English Version
I am your servant, but I have wandered away like a lost sheep. Please come after me, because I have not forgotten your teachings.

Good News Translation
I wander about like a lost sheep; so come and look for me, your servant, because I have not neglected your laws.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I wander like a lost sheep; seek Your servant, for I do not forget Your commands.

International Standard Version
I have wandered away like a lost sheep; come find your servant, for I do not forget your commands.

NET Bible
I have wandered off like a lost sheep. Come looking for your servant, for I do not forget your commands.

New Heart English Bible
I have gone astray like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your Servant, because I have not forgotten your commandments.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have wandered away like a lost lamb. Search for me, because I have never forgotten your commandments.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Thy servant; For I have not forgotten Thy commandments.

New American Standard 1977
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Thy servant, For I do not forget Thy commandments.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy slave; for I have not forgotten thy commandments.

King James 2000 Bible
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant; for I do not forget your commandments.

American King James Version
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant; for I do not forget your commandments.

American Standard Version
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; Seek thy servant; For I do not forget thy commandments.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I have not forgotten thy commandments.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost: seek thy servant, because I have not forgotten thy commandments.

Darby Bible Translation
I have gone astray like a lost sheep: seek thy servant; for I have not forgotten thy commandments.

English Revised Version
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.

World English Bible
I have gone astray like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I don't forget your commandments. A Song of Ascents.

Young's Literal Translation
I wandered as a lost sheep, seek Thy servant, For Thy precepts I have not forgotten!
Study Bible
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
175Let me live to praise You; may Your judgments sustain me. 176I have strayed like a lost sheep; seek Your servant, for I have not forgotten Your commandments.
Cross References
Matthew 18:12
What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost?

Luke 15:4
"What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the pasture and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it?

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

Isaiah 53:6
We all like sheep have gone astray, each one has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

Jeremiah 50:6
My people are lost sheep; their shepherds have led them astray, causing them to roam the mountains. They have wandered from mountain to hill; they have forgotten their resting place.

Daniel 9:5
we have sinned and done wrong. We have acted wickedly and rebelled. We have turned away from Your commandments and ordinances.

Treasury of Scripture

I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant; for I do not forget your commandments.

gone astray

Isaiah 53:6
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Ezekiel 34:6,16
My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them

Matthew 10:6
But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

seek

Song of Solomon 1:4
Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.

Jeremiah 31:18
I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the LORD my God.

Luke 19:10
For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

for I do

Psalm 119:61,93
The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law…

Hosea 4:6
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.







Lexicon
I have strayed
תָּעִ֗יתִי (tā·‘î·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8582: To vacillate, reel, stray

like a lost
אֹ֭בֵד (’ō·ḇêḏ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish

sheep;
כְּשֶׂ֣ה (kə·śeh)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7716: A member of a, flock, a sheep, goat

seek
בַּקֵּ֣שׁ (baq·qêš)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1245: To search out, to strive after

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

for
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

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

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

Your commandments.
מִ֝צְוֺתֶ֗יךָ (miṣ·wō·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4687: Commandment
(176) I have gone astray like a lost sheep.--It would be in accordance with a true religious character that even at the end of a long protestation of obedience to the Divine law the psalmist should confess his weakness and sin. But while this may be a legitimate application of the close of this remarkable composition, and while the LXX. suggest a comparison with our Lord's parable by their rendering (comp. Matthew 18:11; Luke 19:10), this could hardly have been the intention of the words of this verse. More likely there is a reference to the condition of the community, for the word rendered "lost" (literally, perishing) is used in Isaiah 27:13 of the exiled Hebrews, and is rendered "outcasts;" the emphatic "I do not forget Thy commandments," which is the real close of the psalm, seems to make this view imperative.

Verse 176. - I have gone astray like a lost sheep (comp. ver. 67). Some see in this verse nothing but a reference to the outward circumstances of the psalmist's life. But this is certainly not the idea generally attached in Scripture to the image of the "lost sheep" (see Isaiah 53:6; Jeremiah 1:6; Luke 15:4-7; 1 Peter 2:25). Dean Johnson's exposition is probably correct, "I have wandered far from thee and from home, as a sheep lost and ready to perish in the wilderness." Seek thy servant. "Seek him, lest he be not able of himself to seek thee; and bring him again to thy fold." For I do not forget thy commandments. In my worst wanderings I have not fallen away wholly from thee. Thy Law has been ever in my thoughts. I have not "forgotten" it, but meditated on it and longed for it (vers. 15, 20, 40).



119:169-176 The psalmist desired grace and strength to lift up his prayers, and that the Lord would receive and notice them. He desired to know more of God in Christ; to know more of the doctrines of the word, and the duties of religion. He had a deep sense of unworthiness, and holy fear that his prayer should not come before God; Lord, what I pray for is, what thou hast promised. We have learned nothing to purpose, if we have not learned to praise God. We should always make the word of God the rule of our discourse, so as never to transgress it by sinful speaking, or sinful silence. His own hands are not sufficient, nor can any creature lend him help; therefore he looks up to God, that the hand that had made him may help him. He had made religion his deliberate choice. There is an eternal salvation all the saints long for, and therefore they pray that God would help their way to it. Let thy judgments help me; let all ordinances and all providences, (both are God's judgments,) further me in glorifying God; let them help me for that work. He often looks back with shame and gratitude to his lost estate. He still prays for the tender care of Him who purchased his flock with his own blood, that he may receive from him the gift of eternal life. Seek me, that is, Find me; for God never seeks in vain. Turn me, and I shall be turned. Let this psalm be a touchstone by which to try our hearts, and our lives. Do our hearts, cleansed in Christ's blood, make these prayers, resolutions and confessions our own? Is God's word the standard of our faith, and the law of our practice? Do we use it as pleas with Christ for what we need? Happy those who live in such delightful exercises.
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