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Psalm 119:65–72

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65  You have dealt well with your servant,

O Lord, zaccording to your word.

66  Teach me agood judgment and knowledge,

for I believe in your commandments.

67  bBefore I was afflicted I went astray,

but now I keep your word.

68  cYou are good and do good;

dteach me your statutes.

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 119:65–72 — The New International Version (NIV)

65 Do good to your servant

according to your word, Lord.

66 Teach me knowledge and good judgment,

for I trust your commands.

67 Before I was afflicted I went astray,

but now I obey your word.

68 You are good, and what you do is good;

teach me your decrees.

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 119:65–72 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

65 TETH.

Thou hast dealt well with thy servant,

O Lord, according unto thy word.

66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge:

For I have believed thy commandments.

67 Before I was afflicted I went astray:

But now have I kept thy word.

68 Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.

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 119:65–72 — New Living Translation (NLT)

65 You have done many good things for me, Lord,

just as you promised.

66 I believe in your commands;

now teach me good judgment and knowledge.

67 I used to wander off until you disciplined me;

but now I closely follow your word.

68 You are good and do only good;

teach me your decrees.

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 119:65–72 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

65 You have dealt well with Your servant,

O Lord, according to Your word.

66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge,

For I believe Your commandments.

67 Before I was afflicted I went astray,

But now I keep Your word.

68 You are good, and do good;

Teach me Your statutes.

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 119:65–72 — New Century Version (NCV)

65 You have done good things for your servant,

as you have promised, Lord.

66 Teach me wisdom and knowledge

because I trust your commands.

67 Before I suffered, I did wrong,

but now I obey your word.

68 You are good, and you do what is good.

Teach me your demands.

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 119:65–72 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

65 Thou hast dealt well with thy servant,

O Jehovah, according unto thy word.

66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge;

For I have believed in thy commandments.

67 Before I was afflicted I went astray;

But now I observe thy word.

68 Thou art good, and doest good;

Teach me thy statutes.

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 119:65–72 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

65 Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O Jehovah, according to thy word. 66 Teach me good discernment and knowledge; for I have believed in thy commandments.

67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep thy •word.

68 Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.

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 119:65–72 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

65 You have treated me well, O Lord,

as you promised.

66 Teach me to use good judgment and knowledge,

because I believe in your commandments.

67 Before you made me suffer, I used to wander off,

but now I hold on to your word.

68 You are good, and you do good things.

Teach me your laws.

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 119:65–72 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

65 Lord, You have treated Your servant well,

just as You promised.

66 Teach me good judgment and discernment,

for I rely on Your commands.

67 Before I was afflicted I went astray,

but now I keep Your word.

68 You are good, and You do what is good;

teach me Your statutes.

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 119:65–72 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

65 You have dealt well with your servant,

O Lord, according to your word.

66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge,

for I believe in your commandments.

67 Before I was humbled I went astray,

but now I keep your word.

68 You are good and do good;

teach me your statutes.

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 119:65–72 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

65 You have dealt well with your servant,

O Yahweh, according to your word.

66 Teach me good discernment and knowledge,

for I believe your commands.

67 Before I was afflicted, I was going astray,

but now I heed your word.

68 You are good and do good;

teach me your statutes.

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 119:65–72 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

65 Lord, be good to me

as you have promised.

66 Increase my knowledge and give me good sense,

because I believe in your commands.

67 Before I went through suffering, I went down the wrong path.

But now I obey your word.

68 You are good, and what you do is good.

Teach me your orders.

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 119:65–72 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

65 You have dealt well with Your servant,

O Lord, according to Your word.

66 Teach me good discernment and knowledge,

For I believe in Your commandments.

67 Before I was afflicted I went astray,

But now I keep Your word.

68 You are good and do good;

Teach me Your statutes.

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.