Psalm 119:100 {118:100}
Good News Translation
I have greater wisdom than those who are old, because I obey your commands.

New Revised Standard Version
I understand more than the aged, for I keep your precepts.

Contemporary English Version
and obeying your laws makes me wiser than those who have lived a long time.

New American Bible
I have more understanding than my elders, because I keep your precepts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have had understanding above ancients: because I have sought thy commandments.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I have had understanding above ancients: because I have sought thy commandments.


1 Kings 12:6-15 King Roboam took counsel with the old men, that stood before Solomon, his father, while he yet lived, and he said: What counsel do you give me, that I may answer this people? . . .

Job 12:12 In the ancient is wisdom, and in length of days prudence.

Job 15:9,10 What knowest thou that we are ignorant of? what dost thou understand that we know not? . . .

Job 32:4,10 So Eliu waited while Job was speaking because they were his elders that were speaking. . . .


Psalm 119:10 With my whole heart have I sought after thee: let me not stray from thy commandments.

Job 28:28 And he said to man: Behold the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom: and to depart from evil, is understanding.

Jeremiah 8:8,9 How do you say: We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us? Indeed the lying pens of the scribes hath wrought falsehood. . . .

Matthew 7:24 Every one therefore that heareth these my words, and doth them, shall be likened to a wise man that built his house upon a rock,

James 3:13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge, among you? Let him shew, by a good contestation, his work in the meekness of wisdom.

Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
99I have understood more than all my teachers: because thy testimonies are my meditation. 100I have had understanding above ancients: because I have sought thy commandments.101I have restrained my feet from every evil way: that I may keep thy words.…
Cross References
Job 32:7
For I hoped that greater age would speak, and that a multitude of years would teach wisdom.

Psalm 119:22
Remove from me reproach and contempt: because I have sought after thy testimonies.

Psalm 119:56
This happened to me: because I sought after thy justifications.

Proverbs 28:5
Evil men think not on judgment: but they that seek after the Lord, take notice of all things.

Psalm 119:99
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