Psalms 119:43

“And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And take not the word of trueth vtterly out of my mouth: for I haue hoped in thy iudgements.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, For I wait for Your ordinances.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; For I have hoped in thine ordinances.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Take not your true word quite out of my mouth; for I have put my hope in your decisions.
- Basic English Bible

And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; because I have hoped in thy judgments.
- Darby Bible

And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.
- Webster's Bible

Don't snatch the word of truth out of my mouth, for I put my hope in your ordinances.
- World English Bible

And Thou takest not utterly away From my mouth the word of truth, Because for Thy judgment I have hoped.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I hope in Thine ordinances;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 119:43


119:43 Take not - Do not deal so with me, that I shall be ashamed to mention thy word. Judgments - In thy word.


Discussion for Psalms 119:43

  • David knew that God 's word was truth and not only contained truth but embodied truth. His request begins with, don 't take the word of truth out of my mouth. Without God 's counsel it is the blind leading the blind. David knew without God 's truth he was no good to others or himself. A great illustration of this is found in 2 Samuel 16.A man named Ahithophel was David 's advisor. it 's said of him, vs. 23, and the counsel of Ahithophel, which he counselled, in these days, was as if a man had enquired of God. When David 's son Absalom tried to overthrow the kingdom, Ahithophel defected and joined allegiance with Absalon. As a result God confounded the counsel of Ahithophel to the point of stupidity and he went and hanged himself. David had trust in God as an obedient follower of him, that he would an unrestricted access to truth.

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