New Living Translation
I am only a foreigner in the land. Don't 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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
119:19 A stranger - I am not here as in my home, but as a pilgrim travelling homeward in a strange land. Commandments - Which are my chief support and guide in my pilgrimage.
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All these people died still believing what God had promised them. They did not receive what was promised, but they saw it all from a distance and welcomed it. They agreed that they were foreigners and nomads here on earth.
"Here I am, a stranger and a foreigner among you. Please sell me a piece of land so I can give my wife a proper burial."
Jacob replied, "I have traveled this earth for 130 hard years. But my life has been short compared to the lives of my ancestors."
"The land must never be sold on a permanent basis, for the land belongs to me. You are only foreigners and tenant farmers working for me.
1 Chronicles 29:15
We are here for only a moment, visitors and strangers in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a passing shadow, gone so soon without a trace.
Hear my prayer, O LORD! Listen to my cries for help! Don't ignore my tears. For I am your guest--a traveler passing through, as my ancestors were before me.
Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions.
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