New International Version
I am a stranger on earth; do not hide your commands from me.
King James Bible
I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.
Darby Bible Translation
I am a stranger in the land; hide not thy commandments from me.
World English Bible
I am a stranger on the earth. Don't hide your commandments from me.
Young's Literal Translation
A sojourner I am on earth, Hide not from me Thy commands.
Psalm 119:19 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I am a stranger in the earth - In the land. Being obliged to wander about from place to place, I am like a stranger even in my own country. If it refer to the captives in Babylon, it may mean that they felt themselves there as in a state of exile; for, although they had been seventy years in it, they still felt it as a strange land, because they considered Palestine their home.
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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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All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth.
"I am a foreigner and stranger among you. Sell me some property for a burial site here so I can bury my dead."
And Jacob said to Pharaoh, "The years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty. My years have been few and difficult, and they do not equal the years of the pilgrimage of my fathers."
"'The land must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine and you reside in my land as foreigners and strangers.
1 Chronicles 29:15
We are foreigners and strangers in your sight, as were all our ancestors. Our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope.
"Hear my prayer, LORD, listen to my cry for help; do not be deaf to my weeping. I dwell with you as a foreigner, a stranger, as all my ancestors were.
Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.
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