Psalms 119:71

It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

It is good for me that I haue bene afflicted: that I might learne thy statutes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

It is good for me that I was afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

It is good for me that I have been afflicted; That I may learn thy statutes.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is good for me to have been through trouble; so that I might come to the knowledge of your rules.
- Basic English Bible

It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I might learn thy statutes.
- Darby Bible

It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
- Webster's Bible

It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn your statutes.
- World English Bible

Good for me that I have been afflicted, That I might learn Thy statutes.
- Youngs Literal Bible

It is good for me that I have been afflicted, in order that I might learn Thy statutes.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Psalms 119:71

  • This is almost a repeat of verse 67. Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I have kept thy word. David knew there was value in afflictions. Hebrews states 12:11 now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: but afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. Every mature Christian can attest to that fact that trials, wearisome as they are, bring them closer to the Lord than they were before the test or chastening. They are distasteful but beneficial in the maturing process. David looked at these as just that, beneficial, and counted as good.
  • Joshua Apedido for verse 71
    To me it help me to know that what ever come your way, remmber God is there and you must be a servant befor being a master. John 13:16

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