Psalms 119:67

“Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Before I was afflicted, I went astray: but now haue I kept thy word.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Your word.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Before I was afflicted I went astray; But now I observe thy word.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Before I was in trouble I went out of the way; but now I keep your word.
- Basic English Bible

Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep thy ??word.
- Darby Bible

Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.
- Webster's Bible

Before I was afflicted, I went astray; but now I observe your word.
- World English Bible

Before I am afflicted, I -- I am erring, And now Thy saying I have kept.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Before I was afflicted, I did err; but now I observe Thy word.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Psalms 119:67

  • In a time of peace and prosperity is is very easy to become complacent and to begin to forget God. This may have happened when David should have been with his troops but chose to stay behind. As a result of that decision a series of sin occurred in which David experienced the discipline of God. Discipline is never pleasant when one is going through it but at the end of it we draw in to God and our love for Him grows. It also has a purifying effect, as we don 't want to stay away again.

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