Psalms 119:116

“Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Uphold mee according vnto thy word, that I may liue: and let mee not be ashamed of my hope.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Sustain me according to Your word, that I may live; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live; And let me not be ashamed of my hope.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be my support as you have said, and give me life; let not my hope be turned to shame.
- Basic English Bible

Uphold me according to thy ??word, that I may live; and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
- Darby Bible

Uphold me according to thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
- Webster's Bible

Uphold me according to your word, that I may live. Let me not be ashamed of my hope.
- World English Bible

Sustain me according to Thy saying, And I live, and Thou puttest me not to shame Because of my hope.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Uphold me according unto Thy word, that I may live; and put me not to shame in my hope.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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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.

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