Psalms 119:17

“GIMEL. Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

[GIMEL.] Deale bountifully with thy seruant; that I may liue, and keepe thy word.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Deal bountifully with Your servant, That I may live and keep Your word.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

GIMEL. Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live; So will I observe thy word.
- American Standard Version (1901)

<GIMEL> Give me, your servant, the reward of life, so that I may keep your word;
- Basic English Bible

GIMEL. Deal bountifully with thy servant [and] I shall live; and I will keep thy word.
- Darby Bible

GIMEL. Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.
- Webster's Bible

Do good to your servant. I will live and I will obey your word.
- World English Bible

[Gimel.] Confer benefits on Thy servant, I live, and I keep Thy word.
- Youngs Literal Bible

GIMEL. Deal bountifully with Thy servant that I may live, and I will observe Thy word.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 119:17


119:17 Live - Safely and comfortably.


Discussion for Psalms 119

  • Adam Oghenero Adam
    Every experience man is going through in life is in the word of God and God has made a way of escape through His word. The entrance of His word giveth light. God's Word is light to all situations.
  • Steve morrow
    psalm 119:130 the entrance of thy words giveth light ---IT GIVETH UNDERSTANDING---UNTO THE SIMPLE---psalm119:104 through thy precepts I get understanding---THEREFORE I HATE EVERY FALSE WAY PROVERBS 4:5 GET WISDOM GET UNDERSTANDING FORGET IT NOT---NEITHER DECLINE FROM THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH PRO21:16--THE MAN THAT WANDERETH OUT OF THE WAY OF UNDERSTANDING SHALL REMAIN IN THE CONGREGATION OF THE DEAD
  • Irene123
    To Katapalca - I think maybe the 'consistency' of David's references to the word, law, judgments in almost every verse in this whole Psalm is what you were referring when you said, "..... always turning to the word ..... ? It's a GREAT Ps., isn't it? I'm sure very few people notice the consistency character of it. I did just now as I re-read it just before sending you this.
  • Barbara Moore
    Psalms 119:2, that prayer is our main source of communication between Heaven and Earth. We must study Gods word to learn of him so that eventually it is planted in our heart so that it becomes a part of our everyday life. Prayer is the medicine to remain on track with God.
  • Katalpaca
    I really love Psalm 119 it teaches us that loving the Word of God is a very good thing and will bless us. In stipe of all that David went thru he always turned to the Word.
  • Irene123
    Ps. 119:11 - I used to think, up until a couple wks. ago, that this verse referred to just knowing right 'n wrong according to God; but it doesn't; it refers to David knowing the O.T. law - by heart - without looking at. I know this because - I have been told of a couple of pastors that know every word of the WHOLE Bible by heart that are living today. I know there are more than that.

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