New International Version
Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word.
King James Bible
Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.
Darby Bible Translation
Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep thy word.
World English Bible
Before I was afflicted, I went astray; but now I observe your word.
Young's Literal Translation
Before I am afflicted, I -- I am erring, And now Thy saying I have kept.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Before I was afflicted I went astray - Many have been humbled under affliction, and taught to know themselves and humble themselves before God, that probably without this could never have been saved; after this, they have been serious and faithful. Affliction sanctified is a great blessing; unsanctified, it is an additional curse.
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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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And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,
It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.
I know, LORD, that your laws are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
"I have surely heard Ephraim's moaning: 'You disciplined me like an unruly calf, and I have been disciplined. Restore me, and I will return, because you are the LORD my God.
After I strayed, I repented; after I came to understand, I beat my breast. I was ashamed and humiliated because I bore the disgrace of my youth.'
For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone.
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