Psalms 119:34

“Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Giue me vnderstanding, and I shall keepe thy Law: yea I shall obserue it with my whole heart.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Give me understanding, that I may observe Your law And keep it with all {my} heart.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; Yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give me wisdom, so that I may keep your law; going after it with all my heart.
- Basic English Bible

Give me understanding, and I will observe thy law; and I will keep it with [my] whole heart.
- Darby Bible

Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yes, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
- Webster's Bible

Give me understanding, and I will keep your law. Yes, I will obey it with my whole heart.
- World English Bible

Cause me to understand, and I keep Thy law, And observe it with the whole heart.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Give me understanding, that I keep Thy law and observe it with my whole heart.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Psalms 119:34

  • This is a continuation of the thoughts from verse 33. In vs. 33 David asked God to be his personal teacher of His word. In this verse he is pleading for clear understanding so as to implement it into his life. He goes on to say, I will keep it, that is , I will obey it 's instructions, but he goes even further when he states, with my whole heart. That is an unwavering faith in spite of what may comes into his life. David would never have been happy to just warm a pew had he lived in our day.

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