Psalm 119:71
New International Version
It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.

New Living Translation
My suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to your decrees.

English Standard Version
It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes.

Berean Study Bible
It was good for me to be afflicted, that I might learn Your statutes.

King James Bible
It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.

New King James Version
It is good for me that I have been afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes.

New American Standard Bible
It is good for me that I was afflicted, So that I may learn Your statutes.

NASB 1995
It is good for me that I was afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes.

NASB 1977
It is good for me that I was afflicted, That I may learn Thy statutes.

Amplified Bible
It is good for me that I have been afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes.

Christian Standard Bible
It was good for me to be afflicted so that I could learn your statutes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It was good for me to be afflicted so that I could learn Your statutes.

American Standard Version
It is good for me that I have been afflicted; That I may learn thy statutes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
It is good for me that I have been humbled that I may learn your commandments.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
It is good for me that thou hast afflicted me; that I might learn thine ordinances.

Contemporary English Version
When you corrected me, it did me good because it taught me to study your laws.

Douay-Rheims Bible
It is good for me that thou hast humbled me, that I may learn thy justifications.

English Revised Version
It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.

Good News Translation
My punishment was good for me, because it made me learn your commands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It was good that I had to suffer in order to learn your laws.

International Standard Version
It was for my good that I was humbled; so that I would learn your statutes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
It is good for me that I have been afflicted, In order that I might learn Thy statutes.

Literal Standard Version
[It is] good for me that I have been afflicted, "" That I might learn Your statutes.

NET Bible
It was good for me to suffer, so that I might learn your statutes.

New Heart English Bible
It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn your statutes.

World English Bible
It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn your statutes.

Young's Literal Translation
Good for me that I have been afflicted, That I might learn Thy statutes.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
70Their hearts are hard and callous, but I delight in Your law. 71It was good for me to be afflicted, that I might learn Your statutes. 72The law from Your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of gold and silver.…

Cross References
Psalm 94:12
Blessed is the man You discipline, O LORD, and teach from Your law,

Psalm 119:67
Before I was afflicted, I went astray; but now I keep Your word.

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

Isaiah 38:16
O Lord, by such things men live, and in all of them my spirit finds life. You have restored me to health and have let me live.

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


Treasury of Scripture

It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn your statutes.

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Psalm 119:67
Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.

Psalm 94:12,13
Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law; …

Isaiah 27:9
By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up.









(71) It is good . . .--See Psalm 119:67. Probably the result of discipline on the nation is intended, though the "sweet uses of adversity" were long ago a truism of moralists. See 'sch., Agam., 172:

"Who guideth mortals to wisdom, maketh them grasp lore

Firmly through their pain."

Verse 71. - It is good for me that I have been afflicted (see the comment on ver. 67). That I might learn thy statutes. The whole nation "learnt God's statutes" by the affliction of the Babylonish Captivity. Individuals "learnt" them equally by their special chastisements.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
It was good
טֽוֹב־ (ṭō·wḇ-)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

for me to
כִֽי־ (ḵî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

be afflicted,
עֻנֵּ֑יתִי (‘un·nê·ṯî)
Verb - Pual - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 6031: To be bowed down or afflicted

that
לְ֝מַ֗עַן (lə·ma·‘an)
Conjunction
Strong's 4616: Purpose -- intent

I might learn
אֶלְמַ֥ד (’el·maḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3925: To exercise in, learn

Your statutes.
חֻקֶּֽיךָ׃ (ḥuq·qe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 2706: Something prescribed or owed, a statute


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