Psalms 119:106

“I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I haue sworne, and I will performe it: that I will keepe thy righteous iudgements.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I have sworn and I will confirm it, That I will keep Your righteous ordinances.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I have sworn, and have confirmed it, That I will observe thy righteous ordinances.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have made an oath and kept it, to be guided by your upright decisions.
- Basic English Bible

I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.
- Darby Bible

I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.
- Webster's Bible

I have sworn, and have confirmed it, that I will obey your righteous ordinances.
- World English Bible

I have sworn, and I confirm [it], To keep the judgments of Thy righteousness.
- Youngs Literal Bible

I have sworn, and have confirmed it, to observe Thy righteous ordinances.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Psalms 119:106

  • Verse 106, What David is doing is serious business with God. When God gives an oath He will most certainly perform it. In Genesis 26:3b we see this truth in action. "I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I swear unto Abraham thy father." David beings by saying, "I have sworn". That is saying, I call God in as a witness, I want this done in His sight. Then David says," I will perform it", that is the oath he just proclaimed to God. This is a serious resolve to see it through. I thought of the 40 men in Acts 23:21 who were tying to kill Paul, who bound themselves together with an oath that they would not eat or drink until he was dead. One only wonders if they carried that out. There are numerous occasions recorded in scripture where men failed to kept what they promised in oath to God. Better not to make an oath to God than to make one and not keep it. David finishes this verse declaring what the oath is, " That I will keep Thy righteous judgments". This an amazing oath for a lot of reasons. First he puts no time frame on this oath. This is for life. David had no inclinations of retreating. David was sold out to God. It seems like David no sooner penned these words and verse 106 happens. I am afflicted very much. Trials will certainly rest our resolve.

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