Psalms 119:100

“I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I vnderstand more then the ancients: because I keepe thy precepts.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I understand more than the aged, Because I have observed Your precepts.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I understand more than the aged, Because I have kept thy precepts.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have more wisdom than the old, because I have kept your orders.
- Basic English Bible

I understand more than the aged, because I have observed thy precepts.
- Darby Bible

I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.
- Webster's Bible

I understand more than the aged, because I have kept your precepts.
- World English Bible

Above elders I understand more, For Thy precepts I have kept.
- Youngs Literal Bible

I understand more than mine elders, because I have keep Thy precepts.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 119:100


119:100 Because - The practice of religion is the best way to understand it.


Discussion for Psalms 119:100

  • In verse 98 we saw David's wisdom was greater than his enemies, and in verse 99 we saw his understanding surpassed even his teachers. In verse 100 we see even a more remarkable statement when we read that David's understanding was greater than the ancients, or older men. The age of a person may give greater wisdom becasue of experience or observations through time, however they also may grow dull and harden and full of bitterness. I think of the apostle Paul's words to young Timothy full of encouragement because even in his youth he was very wise. David ends verse 100 by saying,because I've kept thy precepts. Understanding without application leads to heresies. Only obedience can be the proving grounds to truth.
  • Russell Falt for verse 100
    He who goes after godliness is the wisest of them all, including God's and others highest reputes of wisdom, understandings and knowledges.

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