Psalms 119:19

“I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandements from me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I am a stranger in the earth; Do not hide Your commandments from me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I am a sojourner in the earth: Hide not thy commandments from me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I am living in a strange land: do not let your teachings be kept secret from me.
- Basic English Bible

I am a stranger in the land; hide not thy commandments from me.
- Darby Bible

I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.
- Webster's Bible

I am a stranger on the earth. Don't hide your commandments from me.
- World English Bible

A sojourner I [am] on earth, Hide not from me Thy commands.
- Youngs Literal Bible

I am a sojourner in the earth; hide not Thy commandments from me.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 119:19


119:19 A stranger - I am not here as in my home, but as a pilgrim travelling homeward in a strange land. Commandments - Which are my chief support and guide in my pilgrimage.


Discussion for Psalms 119:19

  • As believers we are all pilgrims passing through 1 peter 2:11. We soon find out this world 's system is contrary to every thing in scripture we have come to believe. The psalmist understood this and knew more that ever he needed God 's word to sustain him.

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