Psalm 119:8
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New International Version
I will obey your decrees; do not utterly forsake me.

New Living Translation
I will obey your decrees. Please don't give up on me!

English Standard Version
I will keep your statutes; do not utterly forsake me!

Berean Study Bible
I will keep Your statutes; do not utterly forsake me.

New American Standard Bible
I shall keep Your statutes; Do not forsake me utterly! Beth.

King James Bible
I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.

Christian Standard Bible
I will keep your statutes; never abandon me.

Contemporary English Version
I will obey all of them! Don't turn your back on me.

Good News Translation
I will obey your laws; never abandon me!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will keep Your statutes; never abandon me.

International Standard Version
I will keep your statutes; do not ever abandon me.

NET Bible
I will keep your statutes. Do not completely abandon me!

New Heart English Bible
I will observe your statutes. Do not utterly forsake me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have kept your commandments, do not leave me for eternity!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will obey your laws. Never abandon me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I will observe Thy statutes; O forsake me not utterly.

New American Standard 1977
I shall keep Thy statutes; Do not forsake me utterly!

Jubilee Bible 2000
I will keep thy statutes; O do not utterly forsake me.

King James 2000 Bible
I will keep your statutes: O forsake me not utterly.

American King James Version
I will keep your statutes: O forsake me not utterly.

American Standard Version
I will observe thy statutes: Oh forsake me not utterly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will keep thy justifications: O! do not thou utterly forsake me.

Darby Bible Translation
I will keep thy statutes: forsake me not utterly.

English Revised Version
I will observe thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.

Webster's Bible Translation
I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.

World English Bible
I will observe your statutes. Don't utterly forsake me. BET

Young's Literal Translation
Thy statutes I keep, leave me not utterly!
Study Bible
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
7I will praise You with an upright heart when I learn Your righteous judgments. 8I will keep Your statutes; do not utterly forsake me. 9How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to Your word.…
Cross References
Psalm 38:21
Do not forsake me, O LORD; be not far from me, O my God.

Psalm 71:9
Do not discard me in my old age; do not forsake me when my strength fails.

Psalm 71:18
Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, until I proclaim Your power to the next generation, Your might to all who are to come.

Psalm 138:8
The LORD will fulfill His purpose in me. O LORD, Your loving devotion endures forever--do not abandon the works of Your hands.

Treasury of Scripture

I will keep your statutes: O forsake me not utterly.

I will

Psalm 119:16,106,115 I will delight myself in your statutes: I will not forget your word…

Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil to you to serve the LORD, choose you this day …

O forsake

Psalm 119:116,117,176 Uphold me according to your word, that I may live: and let me not …

Psalm 38:21,22 Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me…

Psalm 51:11 Cast me not away from your presence; and take not your holy spirit from me.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.







Verse 8. - I will keep thy statutes. This is my will and wish (see ver. 5); but, that I may be able to carry it out, O forsake me not utterly. Without thee I have no strength to do aright. I will keep thy statutes,.... This is a resolution taken up in the strength of divine grace, to answer the end of learning the judgments of God; which he did, not merely to have a notional knowledge of them, but to put them in practice; and not that he thought he could perfectly keep them, but was desirous of observing them in the best manner he could, as assisted by the grace of God; from love to God, in the faith and name of Christ, and with a view to the glory of God; without dependence upon them for life and salvation;

O forsake me not utterly; totally and finally, or not at all; otherwise as if he should say, I shall never be able to keep thy statutes; so sensible was he of the necessity of the divine Presence and grace, to assist him in the observance of them: or, "for ever", as Ben Balaam interprets it, and so the Ethiopic version; R. Moses reads the words, "O forsake me not", in a parenthesis, and joins the rest thus, "I will keep thy statutes vehemently"; or with all my strength and might; and so Kimchi reads them: but such an interpretation is very forced, and contrary to the accents. 8. Recognizes the need of divine grace.119:1-8 This psalm may be considered as the statement of a believer's experience. As far as our views, desires, and affections agree with what is here expressed, they come from the influences of the Holy Spirit, and no further. The pardoning mercy of God in Christ, is the only source of a sinner's happiness. And those are most happy, who are preserved most free from the defilement of sin, who simply believe God's testimonies, and depend on his promises. If the heart be divided between him and the world, it is evil. But the saints carefully avoid all sin; they are conscious of much evil that clogs them in the ways of God, but not of that wickedness which draws them out of those ways. The tempter would make men think they are at them out of those ways. The tempter would make men think they are at liberty to follow the word of God or not, as they please. But the desire and prayer of a good man agree with the will and command of God. If a man expects by obedience in one thing to purchase indulgence for disobedience in others, his hypocrisy will be detected; if he is not ashamed in this world, everlasting shame will be his portion. The psalmist coveted to learn the laws of God, to give God the glory. And believers see that if God forsakes them, the temper will be too hard for them.
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