Psalm 119:9
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English Standard Version
How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.

King James Bible
BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.

American Standard Version
BETH. Wherewith shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word.

Douay-Rheims Bible
[BETH] By what doth a young man correct his way? by observing thy words.

English Revised Version
BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.

Webster's Bible Translation
BETH. Wherewith shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed to it, according to thy word.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Aleph. Blessed are those who act according to the word of God; the poet wishes to be one of these. The alphabetical Psalm on the largest scale begins appropriately, not merely with a simple (Psalm 112:1), but with a twofold ashr. It refers principally to those integri viae (vitae). In Psalm 119:3 the description of those who are accounted blessed is carried further. Perfects,a s denoting that which is habitual, alternate with futures used as presents. In Psalm 119:4 לשׁמר expresses the purpose of the enjoining, as in Psalm 119:5 the goal of the directing. אחלי (whence אחלי, 2 Kings 5:3) is compounded of אח (vid., supra, p. 273) and לי (לוי), and consequently signifies o si. On יכּנוּ cf. Proverbs 4:26 (lxx κατευθυνθείησαν). The retrospective אז is expanded anew in Psalm 119:6: then, when I namely. "Judgment of Thy righteousness" are the decisions concerning right and wrong which give expression to and put in execution the righteousness of God.

(Note: The word "judgments" of our English authorized version is retained in the text as being the most convenient word; it must, however, be borne in mind that in this Psalm it belongs to the "chain of synonyms," and does not mean God's acts of judgment, its more usual meaning in the Old Testament Scriptures, but is used as defined above, and is the equivalent here of the German Rechte, not Gerichte. - Tr.)

בּלמדי refers to Scripture in comparison with history.

Psalm 119:9 Parallel Commentaries

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Psalm 25:7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to your mercy remember you me for your goodness' sake, O LORD.

Psalm 34:11 Come, you children, listen to me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Job 1:5 And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning...

Job 13:26 For you write bitter things against me, and make me to possess the iniquities of my youth.

Proverbs 1:4,10 To give subtlety to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion...

Proverbs 4:1,10-17 Hear, you children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding...

Proverbs 5:7 Hear me now therefore, O you children, and depart not from the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 6:20 My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not the law of your mother:

Proverbs 7:7 And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,

Ecclesiastes 11:9,10 Rejoice, O young man, in your youth; and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth, and walk in the ways of your heart...

Ecclesiastes 12:1 Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw near, when you shall say...

Luke 15:13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country...

2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Titus 2:4-6 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children...

by taking

Psalm 119:11,97-105 Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you...

Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners...

Psalm 19:7-11 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple...

Psalm 78:4-8 We will not hide them from their children, showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength...

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart...

Deuteronomy 17:18 And it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom...

Joshua 1:7 Only be you strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded you...

John 15:3 Now you are clean through the word which I have spoken to you.

2 Timothy 3:15-17 And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures...

James 1:21-25 Why lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word...

Cross References
1 Kings 2:4
that the LORD may establish his word that he spoke concerning me, saying, 'If your sons pay close attention to their way, to walk before me in faithfulness with all their heart and with all their soul, you shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.'

1 Kings 8:25
Now therefore, O LORD, God of Israel, keep for your servant David my father what you have promised him, saying, 'You shall not lack a man to sit before me on the throne of Israel, if only your sons pay close attention to their way, to walk before me as you have walked before me.'

2 Chronicles 6:16
Now therefore, O LORD, God of Israel, keep for your servant David my father what you have promised him, saying, 'You shall not lack a man to sit before me on the throne of Israel, if only your sons pay close attention to their way, to walk in my law as you have walked before me.'

Psalm 17:4
With regard to the works of man, by the word of your lips I have avoided the ways of the violent.

Psalm 39:1
I said, "I will guard my ways, that I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth with a muzzle, so long as the wicked are in my presence."

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