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

  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 119:167 my soul hath kept thy testimonies and I love them exceedingly PSALM 130:5 I wait for THE LORD my soul doth wait and in -- HIS WORD -- do I hope PSALM 132:12 --IF-- thy children will keep my testimony that I shall teach them their children also shall sit upon thy throne for evermore PSALM 119:119 thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross therefore I love thy testimonies
  • Steve morrow
    a disciple-PSALM 119:130 the entrance of thy words giveth light it giveth understanding unto the simple PROVERBS 3:5 trust in THE LORD with all thine heart AND LEAN NOT UNTO TO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING 2 TIMOTHY 2:7 CONSIDER WHAT I SAY AND THE LORD give thee understanding in all things PROVERBS 21:16 the man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead
  • BSP
    Verse 47: The psalmist actually found delight in God's commandments and we should do the same.
  • Angelo
    This is just the unfailing gospel truth
  • John
    This is quite straightforward! When the word of God speaks to and through us, we experience the ultimate satisfaction, even more than what any natural substance this earth produces can give. The word of God is simply satisfying to the body, mind and soul. It positively stimulates the mind, energizes and rejuvenates the body, it cleanses the soul and it frees the spirit.
  • LadyA
    As the word of God abides in me, I abide in his word. He is a righteous God and word has Returned void in my life...... Love God

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