Psalm 119:19
New International Version
I am a stranger on earth; do not hide your commands from me.

New Living Translation
I am only a foreigner in the land. Don’t hide your commands from me!

English Standard Version
I am a sojourner on the earth; hide not your commandments from me!

Berean Study Bible
I am a stranger on the earth; do not hide Your commandments from me.

New American Standard Bible
I am a stranger in the earth; Do not hide Your commandments from me.

New King James Version
I am a stranger in the earth; Do not hide Your commandments from me.

King James Bible
I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.

Christian Standard Bible
I am a resident alien on earth; do not hide your commands from me.

Contemporary English Version
I live here as a stranger. Don't keep me from knowing your commands.

Good News Translation
I am here on earth for just a little while; do not hide your commands from me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am a stranger on earth; do not hide Your commands from me.

International Standard Version
Since I am a stranger on the earth, do not hide your commands from me.

NET Bible
I am like a foreigner in this land. Do not hide your commands from me!

New Heart English Bible
I am a stranger on the earth. Do not hide your commandments from me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I am an inhabitant with you; do not hide your commandments from me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am a foreigner in this world. Do not hide your commandments from me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I am a sojourner in the earth; Hide not Thy commandments from me.

New American Standard 1977
I am a stranger in the earth; Do not hide Thy commandments from me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I am a stranger in the earth; hide not thy commandments from me.

King James 2000 Bible
I am a stranger in the earth: hide not your commandments from me.

American King James Version
I am a stranger in the earth: hide not your commandments from me.

American Standard Version
I am a sojourner in the earth: Hide not thy commandments from me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I am a sojourner on the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.

Darby Bible Translation
I am a stranger in the land; hide not thy commandments from me.

English Revised Version
I am a sojourner in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.

Webster's Bible Translation
I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.

World English Bible
I am a stranger on the earth. Don't hide your commandments from me.

Young's Literal Translation
A sojourner I am on earth, Hide not from me Thy commands.
Study Bible
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
18Open my eyes that I may see wondrous things from Your law. 19I am a stranger on the earth; do not hide Your commandments from me. 20My soul is consumed with longing for Your judgments at all times.…
Cross References
Hebrews 11:13
All these people died in faith, without having received the things they were promised. However, they saw them and welcomed them from afar. And they acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.

Genesis 23:4
"I am a stranger and an outsider among you. Give me a burial site among you so that I can bury my dead."

Genesis 47:9
"My pilgrimage has lasted 130 years," Jacob replied. "My years have been few and hard, and they have not matched the years of the lives of my fathers."

Leviticus 25:23
The land must not be sold permanently, because it is Mine, and you are but foreigners and sojourners with Me.

1 Chronicles 29:15
For we are foreigners and sojourners in Your presence, as were all our forefathers. Our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope.

Psalm 39:12
Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear to my cry for help; do not be deaf to my weeping. For I am a foreigner dwelling with You, a sojourner like all my fathers.

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

Psalm 119:54
Your statutes are songs to me in the house of my pilgrimage.

Treasury of Scripture

I am a stranger in the earth: hide not your commandments from me.

a stranger

Psalm 39:12
Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

Genesis 47:9
And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.

1 Chronicles 29:15
For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.

hide

Psalm 119:10
With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.

Job 39:17
Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding.

Isaiah 63:17
O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.







Lexicon
I
אָנֹכִ֣י (’ā·nō·ḵî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 595: I

am a stranger
גֵּ֣ר (gêr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1616: A guest, a foreigner

on the earth;
בָאָ֑רֶץ (ḇā·’ā·reṣ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

hide
תַּסְתֵּ֥ר (tas·têr)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect Jussive - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5641: To hide, conceal

Your commandments
מִצְוֺתֶֽיךָ׃ (miṣ·wō·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4687: Commandment

from me.
מִ֝מֶּ֗נִּי (mim·men·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of
(19) I am a stranger.--A comparison of Psalm 119:54 with Genesis 47:9 (comp. Psalm 39:12) shows that the general transitory condition of life, and not any particular circumstance of the psalmist's history is in view. Human intelligence does not suffice to fathom the will of God. The mortal is a stranger on the earth; both time and strength are wanting to attain to knowledge which only Divine wisdom can teach.

Verse 19. - I am a stranger in the earth; or, "a sojourner" (Cheyne, Kay, Revised Version); comp. Psalm 39:12; Hebrews 11:13-16. Earth is not our true home. We all "seek a country." Hide not thy commandments from me. God "hides" things from the wise and prudent which he reveals to "babes." The psalmist prays that the true meaning of God's Word may not be kept back from him. 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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