Psalms 119:55

“I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I haue remembred thy name, O Lord, in the night, and haue kept thy Law.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

O LORD, I remember Your name in the night, And keep Your law.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I have remembered thy name, O Jehovah, in the night, And have observed thy law.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have given thought to your name in the night, O Lord, and have kept your law.
- Basic English Bible

I have remembered thy name, O Jehovah, in the night, and have kept thy law.
- Darby Bible

I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.
- Webster's Bible

I have remembered your name, Yahweh, in the night, and I obey your law.
- World English Bible

I have remembered in the night Thy name, O Jehovah, And I do keep Thy law.
- Youngs Literal Bible

I have remembered Thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have observed Thy law.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 119:55


119:55 Thy name - Thy holy nature and attributes, thy blessed word, and thy wonderful works. In the night - When darkness causes fear in others, I took pleasure in remembering thee; and when others gave themselves up to sleep, my thoughts and affections were working towards thee.


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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