Psalms 119:92

“Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Unlesse thy lawe had bene my delights: I should then haue perished in mine affliction.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If Your law had not been my delight, Then I would have perished in my affliction.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Unless thy law had been my delight, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If your law had not been my delight, my troubles would have put an end to me.
- Basic English Bible

Unless thy law had been my delight, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
- Darby Bible

Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in my affliction.
- Webster's Bible

Unless your law had been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.
- World English Bible

Unless Thy law [were] my delights, Then had I perished in mine affliction.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Unless Thy law had been my delight, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Psalms 119:92

  • In verse 92 we see the determination of David's trust in God's law. There would be no wavering on his stand about what God had declared in His word. Along with David's steadfastness to God's law was his absolute joy of meditating on it. It is the meditation of God's word in David's daily life that gave him an anchor when times were difficult. Many will run to the scriptures and hope to hear God speak in the storm, and that's ok. How much better to be meditating on His word before the storm reaches our shores. That's what David goes is saying. Unless thy law had be my delights, I should have perished in my affliction. Though a man spend his entire life meditating on God's word, his life would not be wasted.

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