Psalms 119:9

“BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

[BETH.] Wherewithall shall a yong man cleanse his way? by taking heede thereto according to thy word.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping {it} according to Your word.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

BETH. Wherewith shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed `thereto' according to thy word.
- American Standard Version (1901)

<BETH> How may a young man make his way clean? by guiding it after your word.
- Basic English Bible

BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his path? by taking heed according to thy word.
- Darby Bible

BETH. Wherewith shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed to it, according to thy word.
- Webster's Bible

How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.
- World English Bible

[Beth.] With what doth a young man purify his path? To observe -- according to Thy word.
- Youngs Literal Bible

BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man keep his way pure? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 119:9


119:9 A young man - Or, any man. But he names the young man, because such are commonly void of wisdom and experience, and exposed to many and great temptations. Cleanse - Purge himself from all filthiness of flesh and spirit.


Discussion for Psalms 119:9

  • This verse is a Q A all in one verse. The first part is ", how can a young cleanse his way "? An unbeliever would not ask this question for sure. There is a genuine desire here to pattern their to be pleasing to God. The answer follows in the same verse, by taking heed thereto according to thy word. There are a lot of secular self help books that may hint of improving ones life however they miss the true condition of the heart. Only God 's word can bring about true cleansing.
  • Kimeu Joseph for verse 9
    The only way that will make ones life upright,clean,holy is keeping and obeying GOD's commandment.By doing so your ways will be strengthed.
  • Librado Rojas for verse 9
    In order for anyone to remain pure for the Lord is to keep or apply his word in our life's daily. We need to continue reading and walk in faith. Our Lord is seeking souls that will obey him and that he can use for his Glory.

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