New International Version
I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.
King James Bible
I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.
Darby Bible Translation
I understand more than the aged, because I have observed thy precepts.
World English Bible
I understand more than the aged, because I have kept your precepts.
Young's Literal Translation
Above elders I understand more, For Thy precepts I have kept.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I understand more than the ancients - God had revealed to him more of that hidden wisdom which was in his law than he had done to any of his predecessors. And this was most literally true of David, who spoke more fully about Christ than any who had gone before him; or, indeed, followed after him. His compositions are, I had almost said, a sublime Gospel.
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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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I thought, 'Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.'
Remove from me their scorn and contempt, for I keep your statutes.
This has been my practice: I obey your precepts.
Evildoers do not understand what is right, but those who seek the LORD understand it fully.
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