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Psalm 119:69–72

69  eThe insolent fsmear me with lies,

but with my whole heart I gkeep your precepts;

70  their heart is unfeeling hlike fat,

but I idelight in your law.

71  It is jgood for me that I was afflicted,

that I might learn your statutes.

72  kThe law of your mouth is better to me

than thousands of gold and silver pieces.

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Psalm 119:69–72 — The New International Version (NIV)

69 Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies,

I keep your precepts with all my heart.

70 Their hearts are callous and unfeeling,

but I delight in your law.

71 It was good for me to be afflicted

so that I might learn your decrees.

72 The law from your mouth is more precious to me

than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.

Psalm 119:69–72 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

69 The proud have forged a lie against me:

But I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.

70 Their heart is as fat as grease;

But I delight in thy law.

71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted;

That I might learn thy statutes.

72 The law of thy mouth is better unto me

Than thousands of gold and silver.

Psalm 119:69–72 — New Living Translation (NLT)

69 Arrogant people smear me with lies,

but in truth I obey your commandments with all my heart.

70 Their hearts are dull and stupid,

but I delight in your instructions.

71 My suffering was good for me,

for it taught me to pay attention to your decrees.

72 Your instructions are more valuable to me

than millions in gold and silver.

Psalm 119:69–72 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

69 The proud have forged a lie against me,

But I will keep Your precepts with my whole heart.

70 Their heart is as fat as grease,

But I delight in Your law.

71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted,

That I may learn Your statutes.

72 The law of Your mouth is better to me

Than thousands of coins of gold and silver.

Psalm 119:69–72 — New Century Version (NCV)

69 Proud people have made up lies about me,

but I will follow your orders with all my heart.

70 Those people have no feelings,

but I love your teachings.

71 It was good for me to suffer

so I would learn your demands.

72 Your teachings are worth more to me

than thousands of pieces of gold and silver.

Psalm 119:69–72 — American Standard Version (ASV)

69 The proud have forged a lie against me:

With my whole heart will I keep thy precepts.

70 Their heart is as fat as grease;

But I delight in thy law.

71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted;

That I may learn thy statutes.

72 The law of thy mouth is better unto me

Than thousands of gold and silver.

Psalm 119:69–72 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

69 The proud have forged falsehood against me: I will observe thy precepts with my whole heart. 70 Their heart is as fat as grease: as for me, I delight in thy law.

71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I might learn thy statutes.

72 The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.

Psalm 119:69–72 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

69 Arrogant people have smeared me with lies, 

⸤yet⸥ I obey your guiding principles with all my heart. 

70 Their hearts are cold and insensitive, 

⸤yet⸥ I am happy with your teachings. 

71 It was good that I had to suffer 

in order to learn your laws. 

72 The teachings ⸤that come⸥ from your mouth are worth more to me 

than thousands in gold or silver. 

Psalm 119:69–72 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

69 The arrogant have smeared me with lies,

but I obey Your precepts with all my heart.

70 Their hearts are hard and insensitive,

but I delight in Your instruction.

71 It was good for me to be afflicted

so that I could learn Your statutes.

72 Instruction from Your lips is better for me

than thousands of gold and silver pieces.

Psalm 119:69–72 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

69 The arrogant smear me with lies,

but with my whole heart I keep your precepts.

70 Their hearts are fat and gross,

but I delight in your law.

71 It is good for me that I was humbled,

so that I might learn your statutes.

72 The law of your mouth is better to me

than thousands of gold and silver pieces.

Psalm 119:69–72 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

69 The arrogant smear me with lies;

I keep your precepts with my whole heart.

70 Their heart is insensitive like fat;

As for me, I take delight in your law.

71 It is good for me that I was afflicted,

so that I might learn your statutes.

72 The law of your mouth is better to me

than thousands of gold and silver coins.

Psalm 119:69–72 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

69 Proud people have spread lies about me and have taken away my good name.

But I follow your rules with all my heart.

70 Their hearts are hard and stubborn. They don’t feel anything.

But I take delight in your law.

71 It was good for me to suffer.

That’s what helped me to understand your orders.

72 The law you gave is worth more to me

than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.

Psalm 119:69–72 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

69 The arrogant have forged a lie against me;

With all my heart I will observe Your precepts.

70 Their heart is covered with fat,

But I delight in Your law.

71 It is good for me that I was afflicted,

That I may learn Your statutes.

72 The law of Your mouth is better to me

Than thousands of gold and silver pieces.


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