Psalms 119:11

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thy word haue I hidde in mine heart: that I might not sinne against thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thy word have I laid up in my heart, That I might not sin against thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have kept your sayings secretly in my heart, so that I might do no sin against you.
- Basic English Bible

Thy ??word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.
- Darby Bible

Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.
- Webster's Bible

I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
- World English Bible

In my heart I have hid Thy saying, That I sin not before Thee.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thy word have I laid up in my heart, that I might not sin against Thee.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 119:11


119:11 Hid - I have laid it up in my mind like a choice treasure, to be ready upon all occasions to counsel, quicken or caution me.


Discussion for Psalms 119

  • Irene
    I love this psalm because it 'drills' the word of God into your head and the TRUTH of it. We need his word to be drilled, ingrained into us as Christians - to have our weapons against satan.
  • Esther Njagi
    The word of GOD is the light therefore I and all those read and trust and act according to the word we'll enjoy HIS light
  • Sunita
    God is light so his word if we follow his word we wil walk in truth god with the help of his holyspirit will give us a direction to us direction to walk in his paths he will be empire of our life
  • Stephen Crown
    THIS SCRIPTURE REMIND ME THAT, I SHOULD STUDY GOD WORDS, WITH GOD WORDS EVERY DARKNESS OR IMPOSSIBILITY IN MY LIFE SHALL BE TURN IN TO POSSIBILITY BECAUSE THE WORD IS LAMP TO MY FEET AND LIGHT TO MY PATH. THANK U
  • MockingBird
    Psalm 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation : Whom shall I fear ? The word of God lights my path : I choose to walk in His word : The word of God lights my path so there is no need of stumbling : I can see where I'm going : When I hear from God's word then I know where I am going : I Thank God that He has made it possible for me to have a copy of His word and that I get to , not have to, walk in His word. It is my choice. Sometimes it is hard : But that is when I'm contending with my flesh I get myself lined up and then I'm walking in His path !!! Praise God !!
  • This may be understood in two ways. First, it is time for the Lord to do something, or second, it is time for us to do something for the Lord. Both seem to work, seeing the Lord does work though His children to fulfill His purposes. However looking at the verse in the context of what follows, " for they have made void thy law," that David is wanting the Lord to do something. God is able to restrain men and to bring them to repentance through trials and calamities and also when men get a glimpse of His goodness and mercy. I believe they both work here and God wants us to engage our culture in the power of the Holy Spirit so both translations are present. God does and will act independent of man however He also answers prayers that often connect us with that work.