Psalms 119:9

BETH. Wherewithall shall a yong man cleanse his way? by taking heede thereto according to thy word.”

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BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed [thereto] according to thy word.
- King James Version

How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping {it} according to Your word.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

BETH. Wherewith shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed `thereto' according to thy word.
- American Standard Version (1901)

<BETH> How may a young man make his way clean? by guiding it after your word.
- Basic English Bible

BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his path? by taking heed according to thy word.
- Darby Bible

BETH. Wherewith shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed to it, according to thy word.
- Webster's Bible

How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.
- World English Bible

[Beth.] With what doth a young man purify his path? To observe -- according to Thy word.
- Youngs Literal Bible

BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man keep his way pure? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 119:9

119:9 A young man - Or, any man. But he names the young man, because such are commonly void of wisdom and experience, and exposed to many and great temptations. Cleanse - Purge himself from all filthiness of flesh and spirit.

Discussion for Psalms 119

  • Norm
    And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here! And Jesus said unto them, Seest thou these great buildings? For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ and shall deceive many. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. Take heed that no man deceive you. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. See ye not all these things? Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there believe it not. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. I am your sign: The days are at hand, and the effect of every vision. For I am the LORD: I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass it shall be no more prolonged: for in your days, O rebellious house, will I say the word, and will perform it, saith the Lord GOD. Verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. There shall none of my words be prolonged any more, but the word which I have spoken shall be done, saith the Lord GOD.
  • Carl Pope
    Though senior in years, much so a child in Christ. I yearn for more of his indwelling spirit, as I work to build my faith, going forward in the Word.
  • MockingBird
    It is my desire that the word of God become sweeter and sweeter as the days go by. The word of God is very precious to me .I am very Grateful that I have a copy of God's Holy Word. His word is my life giving force !!!
  • Joshua
    Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation? O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever. And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation. These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me for they are thine. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition that the scripture might be fulfilled. And all flesh shall see the salvation of God. And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
  • Wendy Huguley
    The word of God is sweet like honey and should stick to us just like honey. The Lord asked a question how sweet is thy words.... are your words suitable or pleasing in His sight? Only you can speak for yourself, but Jesus word speaks to us all as we strive to spread His word so that we and share His unfailing love.
  • Randall
    i love this Psalm 119v9 God created us in HIS IMAGE as a man i have the Lord Jesus in my life so if every boy/girl born into this world finds Christ Jesus at a young age he will become the man/woman God created him/her to be.

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