Psalms 119:30

“I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I haue chosen the way of trueth: thy iudgements haue I laid before me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I have chosen the faithful way; I have placed Your ordinances {before me.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I have chosen the way of faithfulness: Thine ordinances have I set `before me'.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have taken the way of faith: I have kept your decisions before me.
- Basic English Bible

I have chosen the way of faithfulness; thy judgments have I set [before me].
- Darby Bible

I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.
- Webster's Bible

I have chosen the way of truth. I have set your ordinances before me.
- World English Bible

The way of faithfulness I have chosen, Thy judgments I have compared,
- Youngs Literal Bible

I have chosen the way of faithfulness; Thine ordinances have I set before me.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 119:30


119:30 Laid - Or, set before me as a mark to aim at; as a rule to direct me.


Discussion for Psalms 119:30

  • This verse is a continuation of verse 29. In verse 29 he 's requesting God to remove the way of lying from him and now he is choosing the way of truth. I like this verse. Going the way of truth is a definite choice. There is no way this is going to happen without a resolve to do so. When a person has no commitment to live like this, they will always take the road of least resistance. Living like that Daniels 3 friends would have bowed to the golden statue. Joseph would have slept with Potifar 's wife or Daniel would have stop praying. These all had resolve to go the way of truth. What the psalmist did to ensure he stayed on that path was to lay God 's judgments before him. Being able always to reflect on these, he would be able to see any consequences for wrong doing as well as seeing the great benefit for choosing the way of truth.

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