Psalms 119:99

“I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I haue more vnderstanding then all my teachers: for thy Testimonies are my meditation.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I have more insight than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I have more understanding than all my teachers; For thy testimonies are my meditation.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have more knowledge than all my teachers, because I give thought to your unchanging word.
- Basic English Bible

I have more understanding than all my teachers; for thy testimonies are my meditation.
- Darby Bible

I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.
- Webster's Bible

I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation.
- World English Bible

Above all my teachers I have acted wisely. For Thy testimonies [are] my meditation.
- Youngs Literal Bible

I have more understanding than all my teachers; for Thy testimonies are my meditation.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Psalms 119:99

  • In verse 98 stated the benefit he being wiser than his enemies because he embraced God's law. In verse 99 he goes on even further in saying he has more understanding than his teachers. This could mean those who may instructed him in his youth, however, he is finding himself approved,a workman who is not ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. The simple reason for this would be the invested time David had spent meditating in God's word. Anyone may go there, but there are few willing to pay the price for such a thing. To fall in love with the word is to fall in love with the Author, and when that happens there will be no end to your investment of time to it.

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