Psalm 119:67
New International Version
Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word.

New Living Translation
I used to wander off until you disciplined me; but now I closely follow your word.

English Standard Version
Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word.

Berean Study Bible
Before I was afflicted, I went astray; but now I keep Your word.

New American Standard Bible
Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Your word.

King James Bible
Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.

Christian Standard Bible
Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word.

Contemporary English Version
Once you corrected me for not obeying you, but now I do obey.

Good News Translation
Before you punished me, I used to go wrong, but now I obey your word.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep Your word.

International Standard Version
Before I was humbled, I wandered away, but now I observe your words.

NET Bible
Before I was afflicted I used to stray off, but now I keep your instructions.

New Heart English Bible
Before I was afflicted, I went astray; but now I observe your word.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Before I had been humbled, I believed, and I have kept your word.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Before you made me suffer, I used to wander off, but now I hold on to your word.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Before I was afflicted, I did err; But now I observe Thy word.

New American Standard 1977
Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Thy word.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Before I was humbled, I went into error, but now I keep thy spoken word.

King James 2000 Bible
Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept your word.

American King James Version
Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept your word.

American Standard Version
Before I was afflicted I went astray; But now I observe thy word.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Before I was afflicted, I transgressed; therefore have I kept thy word.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Before I was humbled I offended; therefore have I kept thy word.

Darby Bible Translation
Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep thy word.

English Revised Version
Before I was afflicted I went astray; but now I observe thy word.

Webster's Bible Translation
Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.

World English Bible
Before I was afflicted, I went astray; but now I observe your word.

Young's Literal Translation
Before I am afflicted, I -- I am erring, And now Thy saying I have kept.
Study Bible
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
66Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in Your commandments. 67Before I was afflicted, I went astray; but now I keep Your word. 68You are good, and You do what is good; teach me Your statutes.…
Cross References
Hebrews 12:5
And you have forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons: "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, or lose heart when He rebukes you.

Psalm 119:71
It was good for me to be afflicted, that I might learn Your statutes.

Psalm 119:75
I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are righteous, and that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.

Jeremiah 31:18
I have surely heard Ephraim's moaning: 'You disciplined me severely, like an untrained calf. Restore me, and I will return, for You are the LORD my God.

Jeremiah 31:19
After I returned, I repented; and after I was instructed, I struck my thigh in grief. I was ashamed and humiliated because I bore the disgrace of my youth.'

Lamentations 3:33
For He does not willingly afflict or grieve the sons of men.

Treasury of Scripture

Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept your word.

before

Psalm 119:176
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.

Psalm 73:5
They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.

Deuteronomy 32:15
But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.

but now

Psalm 119:71,75
It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes…

Jeremiah 31:18,19
I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the LORD my God…

Hosea 2:6,7
Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths…







Lexicon
Before
טֶ֣רֶם (ṭe·rem)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 2962: Non-occurrence, not yet, before

I was afflicted,
אֶ֭עֱנֶה (’e·‘ĕ·neh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6031: To be bowed down or afflicted

I
אֲנִ֣י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

went astray;
שֹׁגֵ֑ג (šō·ḡêḡ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7683: To go astray, commit sin or error

but now
וְ֝עַתָּ֗ה (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 6258: At this time

I keep
שָׁמָֽרְתִּי׃ (šā·mā·rə·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

Your word.
אִמְרָתְךָ֥ (’im·rā·ṯə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 565: Utterance, speech, word
(67) That there is allusion here to the Babylonian exile, and its moral and religious effect on the nation, there can be little doubt.

Verse 67. - Before I was afflicted I went astray. "Sweet are the uses of adversity." The psalmist feels end confesses that the afflictions, which he has suffered (see comment on ver. 65), have been good for him. They have made him less apt to "go astray" than he was (comp. ver. 71). But now have I kept thy Word (comp. vers. 51, 56, 87, etc.). 119:65-72 However God has dealt with us, he has dealt with us better than we deserve; and all in love, and for our good. Many have knowledge, but little judgment; those who have both, are fortified against the snares of Satan, and furnished for the service of God. We are most apt to wander from God, when we are easy in the world. We should leave our concerns to the disposal of God, seeing we know not what is good for us. Lord, thou art our bountiful Benefactor; incline our hearts to faith and obedience. The psalmist will go on in his duty with constancy and resolution. The proud are full of the world, and its wealth and pleasures; these make them senseless, secure, and stupid. God visits his people with affliction, that they may learn his statutes. Not only God's promises, but even his law, his percepts, though hard to ungodly men, are desirable, and profitable, because they lead us with safety and delight unto eternal life.
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