Psalm 119:2
New International Version
Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart—

New Living Translation
Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts.

English Standard Version
Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart,

Berean Study Bible
Blessed are those who keep His testimonies and seek Him with all their heart.

King James Bible
Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.

New King James Version
Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, Who seek Him with the whole heart!

New American Standard Bible
Blessed are those who comply with His testimonies, And seek Him with all their heart.

NASB 1995
How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, Who seek Him with all their heart.

NASB 1977
How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, Who seek Him with all their heart.

Amplified Bible
Blessed and favored by God are those who keep His testimonies, And who [consistently] seek Him and long for Him with all their heart.

Christian Standard Bible
Happy are those who keep his decrees and seek him with all their heart.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Happy are those who keep His decrees and seek Him with all their heart.

American Standard Version
Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, That seek him with the whole heart.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Blessed are those who keep his testimony and seek him with all their heart.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Blessed are they that search out his testimonies: they will diligently seek him with the whole heart.

Contemporary English Version
You bless all those who follow your commands from deep in their hearts

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed are they who search his testimonies: that seek him with their whole heart.

English Revised Version
Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, that seek him with the whole heart.

Good News Translation
Happy are those who follow his commands, who obey him with all their heart.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Blessed are those who obey his written instructions. They wholeheartedly search for him.

International Standard Version
How blessed are those who observe his decrees, who seek him with all of their heart,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Happy are they that keep His testimonies, That seek Him with the whole heart.

Literal Standard Version
O the blessedness of those keeping His testimonies, They seek Him with the whole heart.

NET Bible
How blessed are those who observe his rules, and seek him with all their heart,

New Heart English Bible
Blessed are those who keep his decrees, who seek him with their whole heart.

World English Bible
Blessed are those who keep his statutes, who seek him with their whole heart.

Young's Literal Translation
O the happiness of those keeping His testimonies, With the whole heart they seek Him.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
1Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the Law of the LORD. 2Blessed are those who keep His testimonies and seek Him with all their heart. 3They do no iniquity; they walk in His ways.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:29
But if from there you will seek the LORD your God, you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Deuteronomy 6:5
And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

Deuteronomy 10:12
And now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God by walking in all His ways, to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

Deuteronomy 11:13
So if you carefully obey the commandments I am giving you today, to love the LORD your God and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul,

Deuteronomy 13:3
you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. For the LORD your God is testing you to find out whether you love Him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Deuteronomy 30:2
and when you and your children return to the LORD your God and obey His voice with all your heart and all your soul according to everything I am giving you today,

Psalm 25:10
All the LORD's ways are loving and faithful to those who keep His covenant and His decrees.


Treasury of Scripture

Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.

keep

Psalm 119:22,146
Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies…

Psalm 25:10
All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

Psalm 105:45
That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the LORD.

seek

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

Deuteronomy 4:29
But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

2 Chronicles 31:21
And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered.









Verse 2. - Blessed are they that keep his testimonies. A variant expression for keeping the Law, rather than the specification of a particular part of it. And that seek him with the whole heart. This is the emphatic portion of the verse. An obedience "from the heart" is alone acceptable to God (see Psalm 36:10; Psalm 64:10; Psalm 119:34, 58, 69, 145).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Blessed
אַ֭שְׁרֵי (’aš·rê)
Interjection
Strong's 835: Happiness, interjection, how happy!

are those who keep
נֹצְרֵ֥י (nō·ṣə·rê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 5341: To watch, guard, keep

His testimonies,
עֵדֹתָ֗יו (‘ê·ḏō·ṯāw)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5713: Testimony, witness

and seek
יִדְרְשֽׁוּהוּ׃ (yiḏ·rə·šū·hū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1875: To tread, frequent, to follow, to seek, ask, to worship

Him with all
בְּכָל־ (bə·ḵāl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

their heart.
לֵ֥ב (lêḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre


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