New International Version
It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.
King James Bible
It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
Darby Bible Translation
It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I might learn thy statutes.
World English Bible
It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn your statutes.
Young's Literal Translation
Good for me that I have been afflicted, That I might learn Thy statutes.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
It is good for me that I have been afflicted - See on Psalm 119:67 (note).
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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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Blessed is the one you discipline, LORD, the one you teach from your law;
Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word.
I know, LORD, that your laws are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
Lord, by such things people live; and my spirit finds life in them too. You restored me to health and let me live.
For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone.
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