Psalm 119:27
New International Version
Cause me to understand the way of your precepts, that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds.

New Living Translation
Help me understand the meaning of your commandments, and I will meditate on your wonderful deeds.

English Standard Version
Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works.

Berean Study Bible
Make clear to me the way of Your precepts; then I will meditate on Your wonders.

King James Bible
Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.

New King James Version
Make me understand the way of Your precepts; So shall I meditate on Your wonderful works.

New American Standard Bible
Make me understand the way of Your precepts, And I will meditate on Your wonders.

NASB 1995
Make me understand the way of Your precepts, So I will meditate on Your wonders.

NASB 1977
Make me understand the way of Thy precepts, So I will meditate on Thy wonders.

Amplified Bible
Make me understand the way of Your precepts, So that I will meditate (focus my thoughts) on Your wonderful works.

Christian Standard Bible
Help me understand the meaning of your precepts so that I can meditate on your wonders.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Help me understand the meaning of Your precepts so that I can meditate on Your wonders.

American Standard Version
Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: So shall I meditate on thy wondrous works.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Show me the way of your commandments and I shall meditate on your wonders.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Instruct me in the way of thine ordinances; and I will meditate on thy wondrous works.

Contemporary English Version
Help me to understand your teachings, and I will think about your marvelous deeds.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Make me to understand the way of thy justifications: and I shall be exercised in thy wondrous works.

English Revised Version
Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I meditate of thy wondrous works.

Good News Translation
Help me to understand your laws, and I will meditate on your wonderful teachings.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Help me understand your guiding principles so that I may reflect on your miracles.

International Standard Version
Help me understand how your precepts function, and I will meditate on your wondrous acts.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Make me to understand the way of Thy precepts, That I may talk of Thy wondrous works.

Literal Standard Version
Cause me to understand the way of Your precepts, And I meditate on Your wonders.

NET Bible
Help me to understand what your precepts mean! Then I can meditate on your marvelous teachings.

New Heart English Bible
Let me understand the teaching of your precepts. Then I will meditate on your wondrous works.

World English Bible
Let me understand the teaching of your precepts! Then I will meditate on your wondrous works.

Young's Literal Translation
The way of Thy precepts cause me to understand, And I meditate in Thy wonders.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
26I recounted my ways, and You answered me; teach me Your statutes. 27Make clear to me the way of Your precepts; then I will meditate on Your wonders. 28My soul melts with sorrow; strengthen me according to Your word.…

Cross References
Genesis 24:63
Early in the evening, Isaac went out to the field to meditate, and looking up, he saw the camels approaching.

Psalm 71:17
O God, You have taught me from my youth, and to this day I proclaim Your marvelous deeds.

Psalm 105:2
Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; tell of all His wonders.

Psalm 119:34
Give me understanding that I may obey Your law, and follow it with all my heart.

Psalm 119:125
I am Your servant; give me understanding, that I may know Your testimonies.

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

Psalm 119:169
May my cry come before You, O LORD; give me understanding according to Your word.


Treasury of Scripture

Make me to understand the way of your precepts: so shall I talk of your wondrous works.

so shall I talk

Psalm 71:17
O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.

Psalm 78:4
We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done.

Psalm 105:2
Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.









(27) Make me to understand.--Only the Israelite truly loyal to the covenant was considered worthy to enquire into the marvels of the dealings of God. (See Psalm 106:2, Note.) Perhaps we might extend the thought so far as to say that a true historical insight is possible only to one whose moral sense is rightly trained and directed.

Verse 27. - Make me to understand the way of thy precepts. Exegetical of the last clause of ver. 26. What the psalmist longs for is to have a perfect knowledge of God's Law in all its breadth (ver. 96) and depth (Psalm 92:5) and fullness. So shall I talk of thy wondrous works; rather, so will I muse upon thy marvels (so Kay, Cheyne, and the Revised Version). The "marvels" spoken of are "the wondrous things of God's Law" (ver. 18).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Make clear to me
הֲבִינֵ֑נִי (hă·ḇî·nê·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 995: To separate mentally, understand

the way
דֶּֽרֶךְ־ (de·reḵ-)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

of Your precepts;
פִּקּוּדֶ֥יךָ (piq·qū·ḏe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6490: Appointed, a mandate

then I will meditate
וְ֝אָשִׂ֗יחָה (wə·’ā·śî·ḥāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's 7878: To muse, complain, talk (of)

on Your wonders.
בְּנִפְלְאוֹתֶֽיךָ׃ (bə·nip̄·lə·’ō·w·ṯe·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Verb - Nifal - Participle - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6381: To separate, distinguish, to be, great, difficult, wonderful


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