Psalm 119:39
New International Version
Take away the disgrace I dread, for your laws are good.

New Living Translation
Help me abandon my shameful ways; for your regulations are good.

English Standard Version
Turn away the reproach that I dread, for your rules are good.

Berean Study Bible
Turn away the disgrace I dread, for Your judgments are good.

New American Standard Bible
Turn away my reproach which I dread, For Your ordinances are good.

King James Bible
Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good.

Christian Standard Bible
Turn away the disgrace I dread; indeed, your judgments are good.

Contemporary English Version
Your wonderful teachings protect me from the insults that I hate so much.

Good News Translation
Save me from the insults I fear; how wonderful are your judgments!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Turn away the disgrace I dread; indeed, Your judgments are good.

International Standard Version
Turn away the shame that I dread, because your ordinances are good.

NET Bible
Take away the insults that I dread! Indeed, your regulations are good.

New Heart English Bible
Take away my disgrace that I dread, for your ordinances are good.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Take reproach from me, because your judgments are excellent!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Take away insults, which I dread, because your regulations are good.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Turn away my reproach which I dread; For Thine ordinances are good.

New American Standard 1977
Turn away my reproach which I dread, For Thine ordinances are good.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Turn away my reproach which I have feared, for thy judgments are good.

King James 2000 Bible
Turn away my reproach which I fear: for your judgments are good.

American King James Version
Turn away my reproach which I fear: for your judgments are good.

American Standard Version
Turn away my reproach whereof I am afraid; For thine ordinances are good.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Take away my reproach which I have feared: for thy judgments are good.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Turn away my reproach, which I have apprehended: for thy judgments are delightful.

Darby Bible Translation
Turn away my reproach which I fear; for thy judgments are good.

English Revised Version
Turn away my reproach whereof I am afraid; for thy judgments are good.

Webster's Bible Translation
Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good.

World English Bible
Take away my disgrace that I dread, for your ordinances are good.

Young's Literal Translation
Remove my reproach that I have feared, For Thy judgments are good.
Study Bible
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
38Establish Your word to Your servant, to produce reverence for You. 39Turn away the disgrace I dread, for Your judgments are good. 40How I long for Your precepts! Revive me in Your righteousness.…
Cross References
Psalm 119:22
Remove my scorn and contempt, for I have kept Your testimonies.

Psalm 119:42
Then I can answer him who taunts, for I trust in Your word.

Treasury of Scripture

Turn away my reproach which I fear: for your judgments are good.

turn

Psalm 119:22,31
Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies…

Psalm 39:8
Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.

Psalm 57:3
He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.

for thy

Psalm 119:40,43,75,123,131
Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness…

Psalm 19:9
The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.

Deuteronomy 4:8
And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?







Lexicon
Turn away
הַעֲבֵ֣ר (ha·‘ă·ḇêr)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

the disgrace
חֶ֭רְפָּתִי (ḥer·pā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2781: Contumely, disgrace, the pudenda

I dread,
יָגֹ֑רְתִּי (yā·ḡō·rə·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3025: To be afraid, fear

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

Your judgments
מִשְׁפָּטֶ֣יךָ (miš·pā·ṭe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

are good.
טוֹבִֽים׃ (ṭō·w·ḇîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good
(39) My reproach which I fear.--The word for fear is an unusual one, used in Deuteronomy 9:19; Deuteronomy 28:60, for very strong dread. The reproach may be either the disgrace in God's sight of violating His commands, or, as the context (Psalm 119:42) suggests, a reproach from men for keeping God's law.

Verse 39. - Turn away my reproach, which I fear; i.e. "turn away from me the only reproach of which I am afraid - the reproach of transgressing against thy Law" (comp. ver. 31). For thy judgments are good. Right in themselves, and conducive to man's happiness. 119:33-40 Teach me thy statutes, not the mere words, but the way of applying them to myself. God, by his Spirit, gives a right understanding. But the Spirit of revelation in the word will not suffice, unless we have the Spirit of wisdom in the heart. God puts his Spirit within us, causing us to walk in his statutes. The sin here prayed against is covetousness. Those that would have the love of God rooted in them, must get the love of the world rooted out; for the friendship of the world is enmity with God. Quicken me in thy way; to redeem time, and to do every duty with liveliness of spirit. Beholding vanity deadens us, and slackens our pace; a traveller must not stand gazing upon every object that presents itself to his view. The promises of God's word greatly relate to the preservation of the true believer. When Satan has drawn a child of God into worldly compliances, he will reproach him with the falls into which he led him. Victory must come from the cross of Christ. When we enjoy the sweetness of God's precepts, it will make us long for more acquaintance with them. And where God has wrought to will, he will work to do.
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