Psalms 19:8

“The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The Statutes of the Lord are right, reioycing the heart: the Commandement of the Lord is pure, inlightning the eyes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The precepts of Jehovah are right, rejoicing the heart: The commandment of Jehovah is pure, enlightening the eyes.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The orders of the Lord are right, making glad the heart: the rule of the Lord is holy, giving light to the eyes.
- Basic English Bible

The precepts of Jehovah are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of Jehovah is pure, enlightening the eyes;
- Darby Bible

The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh's precepts are right, rejoicing the heart. Yahweh's commandment is pure, enlightening the eyes.
- World English Bible

The precepts of Jehovah [are] upright, Rejoicing the heart, The command of Jehovah [is] pure, enlightening the eyes,
- Youngs Literal Bible

(19:9) The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 19:8


19:8 Right - Both in themselves, and in their effect, as guiding men in the ready way to eternal happiness. Rejoicing - By the discoveries of God's love to sinful men, in offers and promises of mercy. Commandment - All his commands. Pure - Without the least mixture of error. The eyes - Of the mind, with a compleat manifestation of God's will and man's duty: both which, the works of nature, and all the writings of men discover but darkly and imperfectly.


Discussion for Psalms 19

  • Matt Dillman
    Psalms 19:14 pretty much sums up how we should act in gods eyes.
  • Horace Owens
    God's Word is so powerful and heart changing, i know that I really need him every day to work in my life and to keep my heart and mouth, so that iam pleasing and acceptable in his sight.
  • Juanita tarver
    Afer hearing a sermon on psalm 19:12'13 and 14. I thought this in particular should be read daily by me.
  • Steve morrow
    ???IRENE 123psalm 19:1 the heavens declare the glory of GOD and the firmament showeth HIS handywork 2 day unto day uttereth speech and night unto night showeth knowledge (3)THERE IS NO SPEECH NOR LANGUAGE WHERE THEIR VOICE IS NOT HEARD-------1 CORIN 11:3 BUT I WOULD HAVE YOU KNOW THAT THE HEAD OF EVERY MAN IS CHRIST AND THE HEAD OF THE WOMAN IS MAN --------AND THE HEAD OF CHRIST IS GOD-------
  • Mild Bill
    Beware old sins which resurface in life. Presumptuous sins start small in the thoughts, but do great damage in the spirit. But for the grace and mercy of God, I could never forgive myself, to start anew. Thanks be to God.
  • Red rog
    Great psalm, reminds me to fear the Lord and to keep my heart and mouth pure and clean.

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