Psalm 119:9
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New International Version
How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word.

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

Darby Bible Translation
BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his path? by taking heed according to thy word.

World English Bible
How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.

Young's Literal Translation
Beth. With what doth a young man purify his path? To observe -- according to Thy word.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A young man cleanse his way - ארח orach, which we translate way here, signifies a track, a rut, such as is made by the wheel of a cart or chariot. A young sinner has no broad beaten path; he has his private ways of offense, his secret pollutions: and how shall he be cleansed from these? how can he be saved from what will destroy mind, body, and soul? Let him hear what follows; the description is from God.

1. He is to consider that his way is impure; and how abominable this must make him appear in the sight of God.

2. He must examine it according to God's word, and carefully hear what God has said concerning him and it.

3. He must take heed to it, לשמר lishmor, to keep guard, and preserve his way - his general course of life, from all defilement.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

shall

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...

Library
Notes on the First Century:
Page 1. Line 1. An empty book is like an infant's soul.' Here Traherne may possibly have had in his mind a passage in Bishop Earle's "Microcosmography." In delineating the character of a child, Earle says: "His soul is yet a white paper unscribbled with observations of the world, wherewith at length it becomes a blurred note-book," Page 14. Line 25. The entrance of his words. This sentence is from Psalm cxix. 130. Page 15. Last line of Med. 21. "Insatiableness." This word in Traherne's time was often
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations

'Time for Thee to Work'
'It is time for Thee, Lord, to work; for they have made void Thy Law. 127. Therefore I love Thy commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold. 128. Therefore I esteem all Thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.' --PSALM cxix. 126-128. If much that we hear be true, a society to circulate Bibles is a most irrational and wasteful expenditure of energy and money. We cannot ignore the extent and severity of the opposition to the very idea of revelation, even if we would;
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

And in Jeremiah He Thus Declares his Death and Descent into Hell...
And in Jeremiah He thus declares His death and descent into hell, saying: And the Lord the Holy One of Israel, remembered his dead, which aforetime fell asleep in the dust of the earth; and he went down unto them, to bring the tidings of his salvation, to deliver them. [255] In this place He also renders the cause of His death: for His descent into hell was the salvation of them that had passed away. And, again, concerning His cross Isaiah says thus: I have stretched out my hands all the day long
Irenæus—The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching

Progress of Reform in Germany
Luther's mysterious disappearance excited consternation throughout all Germany. Inquiries concerning him were heard everywhere. The wildest rumors were circulated, and many believed that he had been murdered. There was great lamentation, not only by his avowed friends, but by thousands who had not openly taken their stand with the Reformation. Many bound themselves by a solemn oath to avenge his death. The Romish leaders saw with terror to what a pitch had risen the feeling against them. Though at
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
1 Kings 2:4
and that the LORD may keep his promise to me: 'If your descendants watch how they live, and if they walk faithfully before me with all their heart and soul, you will never fail to have a successor on the throne of Israel.'

1 Kings 8:25
"Now LORD, the God of Israel, keep for your servant David my father the promises you made to him when you said, 'You shall never fail to have a successor to sit before me on the throne of Israel, if only your descendants are careful in all they do to walk before me faithfully as you have done.'

2 Chronicles 6:16
"Now, LORD, the God of Israel, keep for your servant David my father the promises you made to him when you said, 'You shall never fail to have a successor to sit before me on the throne of Israel, if only your descendants are careful in all they do to walk before me according to my law, as you have done.'

Psalm 17:4
Though people tried to bribe me, I have kept myself from the ways of the violent through what your lips have commanded.

Psalm 39:1
For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David. I said, "I will watch my ways and keep my tongue from sin; I will put a muzzle on my mouth while in the presence of the wicked."

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