Psalms 119:68

“Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

You are good and do good; Teach me Your statutes.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thou art good, and doest good; Teach me thy statutes.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You are good, and your works are good; give me knowledge of your rules.
- Basic English Bible

Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.
- Darby Bible

Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.
- Webster's Bible

You are good, and do good. Teach me your statutes.
- World English Bible

Good Thou [art], and doing good, Teach me Thy statutes.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thou art good, and doest good; teach me Thy statutes.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Psalms 119:68

  • David is acknowledging God is good with praises of His goodness. He desires those same qualities in his own life. As God was good to him, he in turn might demonstrate goodness to others. David believes, and rightly so , that instruction for such a life will only be found in scripture, hence he says, teach me Your statutes. When one seriously considers God 's goodness, they could spend a long, long time trying to exhaust the matter. As I read this verse my mind went to Psalms 17:15 David writes, " as for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake with thy likeness. " His thinking was correct. On this side of the grave we can only strive to move into His likeness, but one day we will be changed, separated from sin, and become like Him.
  • David is acknowledging God is good with praises of His goodness. He desires those same qualities in his own life so as God was good to him, he in turn might demonstrate goodness to others. David believes, and rightly so , that instruction for such a life will only be found in scripture, hence he says, teach me Your statutes. When one seriously considers God 's goodness, they could spend a long, long time trying to exhaust the matter. As I read this verse my mind went to Psalms 17:15 David writes, as for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake with thy likeness. His thinking was correct. On this side of the grave we can only strive to move into His likeness, but one day we will be changed, separated from sin, and become like Him.

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