Psalms 19:9

“The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The feare of the Lord is cleane, enduring for euer: the Iudgements of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the LORD are true; they are righteous altogether.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The fear of Jehovah is clean, enduring for ever: The ordinances of Jehovah are true, `and' righteous altogether.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The fear of the Lord is clean, and has no end; the decisions of the Lord are true and full of righteousness.
- Basic English Bible

The fear of Jehovah is clean, enduring for ever; the judgments of Jehovah are truth, they are righteous altogether:
- Darby Bible

The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
- Webster's Bible

The fear of Yahweh is clean, enduring forever. Yahweh's ordinances are true, and righteous altogether.
- World English Bible

The fear of Jehovah [is] clean, standing to the age, The judgments of Jehovah [are] true, They have been righteous -- together.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(19:10) The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever; the ordinances of the LORD are true, they are righteous altogether;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 19:9


19:9 The fear - The law and word of God, because it is both the object and the rule, and the cause of holy fear. Clean - Sincere, not adulterated with any mixture. Constant and unchangeable, the same for substance in all ages. Judgments - God's laws are frequently called his judgments, because they are the declarations of his righteous will, and as it were his judicial sentence by which he expects that men should govern themselves, and by which he will judge them at the last day.


Discussion for Psalms 19

  • A disciple
    Dear Bill; I totally understand where you're coming from. Its like quitting smoking: either you do, emphatically and completely, or you still sneak around from time to time, trying to hide it with washing your hands and mouthwash; but you can't really get rid of the stench. You can try a number of methods, but the bottom line is, YOU HAVE TO WANT TO QUIT! And once you do, your lungs start to heal!
  • Mild Bill
    A majesty of creation fills our sight.Perfect,sure,right,pure,clean and true is the preciousness of his words towards sinners.Sins we try to,or want to hide,are never hid from him.Presumptuous sins are of rebelliousness seeking to dominate us.Keep me back,we should ask,when tempted by the old sinful nature.As we possess forgiveness/grace/eternalife we should strive to live acceptable in his sight.
  • 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.

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