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

  • BSP
    Verse 1: Looking at the physical heavens shows the glory of Jehovah God. It has such detail and it is so vast and beautiful to observe.
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 32:11 BE GLAD IN THE LORD AND REJOICE YOU RIGHTEOUS AND SHOUT FOR JOY ALL YOU THAT ARE UPRIGHT IN HEART PSLAM 132:9 LET THY PRIESTS BE CLOTHED WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS AND LET THY SAINTS SHOUT FOR JOY
  • Steve morrow
    ISAIAH 58:1 CRY ALOUD SPARE NOT LIFT UP THY VOICE LIKE A TRUMPET AND SHOW MY PEOPLE THEIR TRANSGRESSION AND THE HOUSE OF JACOB THEIR SINS MARK 8:33 BUT WHEN HE HAD TURNED ABOUT AND LOOKED UPON THE DISCIPLES HE REBUKED PETER SAYING GET THEE BEHIND ME satan FOR THOU SAOUREST NOT THE THINGS THAT BE OF GOD BUT THE THINGS THAT BE OF MEN
  • A disciple
    Hey Bill; Did you know that the Received Text was actually in all Capital Letters, and no punctuation marks? We also use Large Caps for emphasis, and with respect to the Words of God that emphasis is nothing to find fault in! "If you had known what means, I WILL HAVE MERCY AND NOT SACRIFICE, YOU WOULD NOT HAVE CONDEMNED THE GUILTLESS!" I think that our Brother knows the rules of writing.
  • Mild Bill
    Steve,Typing in capital letters is like shouting in speech,not always needed.This space is for your own thoughts,we read the psalm.How has God's word touched you?The general evidence of God is revealed to this lost world in nature,history and conscience.When God quickens sinners,specifically ,then they can see him.Israel today,as God promised,is evidence of his existence,before the other nations.
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 19:9 THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS CLEAN ENDURING FOREVER --- THE JUDGEMENTS --- OF THE LORD ARE TRUE AND RIGHTEOUS ALTOGETHER --19:10-- MORE TO BE DESIRED ARE THEY THAN GOLD YEA THAN MUCH GOLD YEA THAN MUCH FINE GOLD SWEETER ALSO THAN HONEY AND THE HONEYCOMB --19:11-- MOREOVER BY THEM IS THY SERVANT --WARNED--AND IN KEEPING OF THEM THERE IS --GREAT REWARD--

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