Psalm 119:34
New International Version
Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart.

New Living Translation
Give me understanding and I will obey your instructions; I will put them into practice with all my heart.

English Standard Version
Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart.

Berean Study Bible
Give me understanding that I may obey Your law, and follow it with all my heart.

King James Bible
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

New King James Version
Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your law; Indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

New American Standard Bible
Give me understanding, so that I may comply with Your Law And keep it with all my heart.

NASB 1995
Give me understanding, that I may observe Your law And keep it with all my heart.

NASB 1977
Give me understanding, that I may observe Thy law, And keep it with all my heart.

Amplified Bible
Give me understanding [a teachable heart and the ability to learn], that I may keep Your law; And observe it with all my heart.

Christian Standard Bible
Help me understand your instruction, and I will obey it and follow it with all my heart.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Help me understand Your instruction, and I will obey it and follow it with all my heart.

American Standard Version
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; Yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Give me understanding that I would keep your Law and I shall keep it with my whole heart.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Instruct me, and I will search out thy law, and will keep it with my whole heart.

Contemporary English Version
Help me to understand your Law; I promise to obey it with all my heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Give me understanding, and I will search thy law ; and I will keep it with my whole heart.

English Revised Version
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

Good News Translation
Explain your law to me, and I will obey it; I will keep it with all my heart.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Help me understand so that I can follow your teachings. I will guard them with all my heart.

International Standard Version
Give me understanding and I will observe your instruction. I will keep it with all of my heart.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Give me understanding, that I keep Thy law And observe it with my whole heart.

Literal Standard Version
Cause me to understand, and I keep Your law, And observe it with the whole heart.

NET Bible
Give me understanding so that I might observe your law, and keep it with all my heart.

New Heart English Bible
Give me understanding, and I will keep your Law. Yes, I will obey it with my whole heart.

World English Bible
Give me understanding, and I will keep your law. Yes, I will obey it with my whole heart.

Young's Literal Translation
Cause me to understand, and I keep Thy law, And observe it with the whole heart.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
33Teach me, O LORD, the way of Your statutes, and I will keep them to the end. 34Give me understanding that I may obey Your law, and follow it with all my heart. 35Direct me in the path of Your commandments, for there I find delight.…

Cross References
1 Chronicles 22:12
Above all, may the LORD give you insight and understanding when He puts you in command over Israel, so that you may keep the Law of the LORD your God.

Psalm 119:2
Blessed are those who keep His testimonies and seek Him with all their heart.

Psalm 119:27
Make clear to me the way of Your precepts; then I will meditate on Your wonders.

Psalm 119:69
Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies, I keep Your precepts with all my heart.

Psalm 119:73
Your hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding to learn Your commandments.

Ezekiel 44:24
In any dispute, they shall officiate as judges and judge according to My ordinances. They must keep My laws and statutes regarding all My appointed feasts, and they must keep My Sabbaths holy.


Treasury of Scripture

Give me understanding, and I shall keep your law; yes, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

give me

Psalm 119:73
JOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

Psalm 111:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

Job 28:28
And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

I shall

Deuteronomy 4:6
Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.

Matthew 5:19
Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 7:24
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

observe

Psalm 119:10,58,69
With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments…









Verse 34. - Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy Law; i.e. make me fully to understand thy Law, and then I shall assuredly keep it. If I fail now, it is from lack of wisdom, not of will. Yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart (comp. ver. 69).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

that I may observe
וְאֶצְּרָ֥ה (wə·’eṣ·ṣə·rāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's 5341: To watch, guard, keep

Your law,
תֽוֹרָתֶ֗ךָ (ṯō·w·rā·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 8451: Direction, instruction, law

and follow it
וְאֶשְׁמְרֶ֥נָּה (wə·’eš·mə·ren·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

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

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


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