Psalm 18:21
New International Version
For I have kept the ways of the LORD; I am not guilty of turning from my God.

New Living Translation
For I have kept the ways of the LORD; I have not turned from my God to follow evil.

English Standard Version
For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

Berean Study Bible
For I have kept the ways of the LORD and have not wickedly departed from my God.

New American Standard Bible
For I have kept the ways of the LORD, And have not wickedly departed from my God.

King James Bible
For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

Christian Standard Bible
For I have kept the ways of the LORD and have not turned from my God to wickedness.

Contemporary English Version
I do what you want and never turn to do evil.

Good News Translation
I have obeyed the law of the LORD; I have not turned away from my God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I have kept the ways of the LORD and have not turned from my God to wickedness.

International Standard Version
because I have kept the ways of the LORD, and I have not wickedly departed from my God;

NET Bible
For I have obeyed the LORD's commands; I have not rebelled against my God.

New Heart English Bible
For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because I have kept the ways of Lord Jehovah, and I have not rebelled from my God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because I have kept the ways of the LORD and I have not wickedly turned away from my God,

JPS Tanakh 1917
For I have kept the ways of the LORD, And have not wickedly departed from my God.

New American Standard 1977
For I have kept the ways of the LORD, And have not wickedly departed from my God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Because I have kept the ways of the LORD and did not become wicked departing in apostasy from my God.

King James 2000 Bible
For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

American King James Version
For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

American Standard Version
For I have kept the ways of Jehovah, And have not wickedly departed from my God.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For I have kept the way of the Lord and have not wickedly departed from my God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because I have kept the ways of the Lord; and have not done wickedly against my God.

Darby Bible Translation
For I have kept the ways of Jehovah, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

English Revised Version
For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

World English Bible
For I have kept the ways of Yahweh, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

Young's Literal Translation
For I have kept the ways of Jehovah, And have not done wickedly against my God.
Study Bible
The LORD is My Rock
20The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness; He has repaid me according to the cleanness of my hands. 21For I have kept the ways of the LORD and have not wickedly departed from my God. 22For all His ordinances are before me; I have not disregarded His statutes.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 34:33
And Josiah removed all the abominations from all the lands belonging to the Israelites, and he required everyone in Israel to serve the LORD their God. Throughout his reign they did not turn aside from following the LORD, the God of their fathers.

Psalm 37:34
Wait for the LORD and keep His way, and He will raise you up to inherit the land. When the wicked are cut off, you will see it.

Psalm 119:33
Teach me, O LORD, the way of Your statutes, and I will keep them to the end.

Psalm 119:102
I have not departed from Your ordinances, for You Yourself have taught me.

Proverbs 8:32
Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, for blessed are those who keep my ways.

Treasury of Scripture

For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

For I

Psalm 17:4
Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.

Psalm 26:1
A Psalm of David. Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.

Psalm 119:10,11
With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments…

have not

Psalm 119:102
I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.

1 Samuel 15:11
It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the LORD all night.

1 John 2:19
They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.







Lexicon
For
כִּֽי־ (kî·šā-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

I have kept
שָׁ֭מַרְתִּי (mar·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

the ways
דַּרְכֵ֣י (dar·ḵê)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

of the LORD
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and have not
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

wickedly departed
רָ֝שַׁ֗עְתִּי (rā·ša‘·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7561: To be, wrong, to disturb, violate

from my God.
מֵאֱלֹהָֽי׃ (mê·’ĕ·lō·hāy)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative
Verse 21. - For I have kept the ways of the Lord. Compare the statement of the young man whom Jesus "looked upon and loved' (Mark 10:21), "All these commandments have I observed from my youth" (ver. 20). And have not wickedly departed from my God. It is observed that the word translated by "departed wickedly" implies "wilful and persistent wickedness" ('Speaker's Commentary') - "an entire alienation from God" (Calvin). Not even in the humblest of the penitential psalms, when David is bewailing his great offence, does he use this verb of himself. He is an example to all men not to indulge in a false humility, nor employ phrases concerning himself which go beyond the truth. 18:20-28 Those that forsake the ways of the Lord, depart from their God. But though conscious to ourselves of many a false step, let there not be a wicked departure from our God. David kept his eye upon the rule of God's commands. Constant care to keep from that sin, whatever it be, which most easily besets us, proves that we are upright before God. Those who show mercy to others, even they need mercy. Those who are faithful to God, shall find him all that to them which he has promised to be. The words of the Lord are pure words, very sure to be depended on, and very sweet to be delighted in. Those who resist God, and walk contrary to him, shall find that he will walk contrary to them, Le 26:21-24. The gracious recompence of which David spoke, may generally be expected by those who act from right motives. Hence he speaks comfort to the humble, and terror to the proud; Thou wilt bring down high looks. And he speaks encouragement to himself; Thou wilt light my candle: thou wilt revive and comfort my sorrowful spirit; thou wilt guide my way, that I may avoid the snares laid for me. Thou wilt light my candle to work by, and give me an opportunity of serving thee. Let those that walk in darkness, and labour under discouragements, take courage; God himself will be a Light to them.
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