New International Version
Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD.
King James Bible
ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
ALEPH. Blessed are the perfect in the way, who walk in the law of Jehovah.
World English Bible
Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to Yahweh's law.
Young's Literal Translation
Aleph. O the happiness of those perfect in the way, They are walking in the law of Jehovah,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Blessed are the undefiled in the way - אשרי תמימי דרך ashrey temimey darech, "O the blessedness of the perfect ones in the way." This Psalm begins something like the first, where see the notes Psalm 1:1-6 (note). By the perfect, which is the proper meaning of the original word, we are to undertsand those who sincerely believe what God has spoken, religiously observe all the rules and ceremonies of his religion, and have their lives and hearts regulated by the spirit of love, fear, and obedience. This is farther stated in the second verse.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
444. This Psalm, which was probably composed by Ezra, is another of the alphabetical Psalm: it consists of twenty-two parts, answering to the number of the Hebrew letters; every part being divided into eight verses, and each verse beginning with that letter which forms the title of the part; that is, the first part of eight verses. It is an elegant important, and useful composition; the chief subjects of which are the excellence of God's laws, and the happiness of those who observe them.
undefiled, or, perfect, or sincere
LibraryNotes 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 …
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they did not keep God's covenant and refused to live by his law.
I will be careful to lead a blameless life-- when will you come to me? I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart.
My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; the one whose walk is blameless will minister to me.
May I wholeheartedly follow your decrees, that I may not be put to shame.
A song of ascents. Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in obedience to him.
"Now then, my children, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways.
The LORD detests those whose hearts are perverse, but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.
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