Psalm 119:92
New International Version
If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.

New Living Translation
If your instructions hadn’t sustained me with joy, I would have died in my misery.

English Standard Version
If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.

Berean Study Bible
If Your law had not been my delight, then I would have perished in my affliction.

King James Bible
Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.

New King James Version
Unless Your law had been my delight, I would then have perished in my affliction.

New American Standard Bible
If Your Law had not been my delight, Then I would have perished in my misery.

NASB 1995
If Your law had not been my delight, Then I would have perished in my affliction.

NASB 1977
If Thy law had not been my delight, Then I would have perished in my affliction.

Amplified Bible
If Your law had not been my delight, Then I would have perished in my time of trouble.

Christian Standard Bible
If your instruction had not been my delight, I would have died in my affliction.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If Your instruction had not been my delight, I would have died in my affliction.

American Standard Version
Unless thy law had been my delight, I should then have perished in mine affliction.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If your law had not been my meditation, I would have perished in my affliction.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Were it not that thy law is my meditation, then I should have perished in mine affliction.

Contemporary English Version
If I had not found happiness in obeying your Law, I would have died in misery.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unless thy law had been my meditation, I had then perhaps perished in my abjection.

English Revised Version
Unless thy law had been my delight, I should then have perished in mine affliction.

Good News Translation
If your law had not been the source of my joy, I would have died from my sufferings.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If your teachings had not made me happy, then I would have died in my misery.

International Standard Version
Had your instruction not been my pleasure, I would have died in my affliction.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Unless Thy law had been my delight, I should then have perished in mine affliction.

Literal Standard Version
Unless Your law [were] my delights, Then had I perished in my affliction.

NET Bible
If I had not found encouragement in your law, I would have died in my sorrow.

New Heart English Bible
Unless your Law had been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.

World English Bible
Unless your law had been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.

Young's Literal Translation
Unless Thy law were my delights, Then had I perished in mine affliction.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
91Your ordinances stand to this day, for all things are servants to You. 92If Your law had not been my delight, then I would have perished in my affliction. 93I will never forget Your precepts, for by them You have revived me.…

Cross References
Psalm 119:16
I will delight in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.

Psalm 119:50
This is my comfort in affliction, that Your promise has given me life.


Treasury of Scripture

Unless your law had been my delights, I should then have perished in my affliction.

thy law

Psalm 119:24,77,143
Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellers…

Romans 15:4
For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

I should

Psalm 27:13
I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

Psalm 94:18,19
When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up…

Proverbs 6:22,23
When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee…









Verse 92. - Unless thy Law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction (comp. vers. 16, 24, 35, 47, 70, 77). Only a real love of God's commandments can sustain men under severe affliction.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

had not
לוּלֵ֣י (lū·lê)
Conjunction
Strong's 3884: If not, unless

been my delight,
שַׁעֲשֻׁעָ֑י (ša·‘ă·šu·‘āy)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 8191: Enjoyment

then
אָ֝֗ז (’āz)
Adverb
Strong's 227: At that time, place, therefore

I would have perished
אָבַ֥דְתִּי (’ā·ḇaḏ·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish

in my affliction.
בְעָנְיִֽי׃ (ḇə·‘ā·nə·yî)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6040: Affliction, poverty


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