New Living Translation
I used to wander off until you disciplined me; but now I closely follow 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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"I have more understanding than my teachers, for Thy testimonies are my study; I am wiser than the aged, because I keep Thy commandments."--Psalm cxix. 99, 100. In these words the Psalmist declares, that in consequence of having obeyed God's commandments he had obtained more wisdom and understanding than those who had first enlightened his ignorance, and were once more enlightened than he. As if he said, "When I was a child, I was instructed in religious knowledge by kind and pious friends, who …
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And have you forgotten the encouraging words God spoke to you as his children? He said, "My child, don't make light of the LORD's discipline, and don't give up when he corrects you.
My suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to your decrees.
I know, O LORD, that your regulations are fair; you disciplined me because I needed it.
I have heard Israel saying, 'You disciplined me severely, like a calf that needs training for the yoke. Turn me again to you and restore me, for you alone are the LORD my God.
I turned away from God, but then I was sorry. I kicked myself for my stupidity! I was thoroughly ashamed of all I did in my younger days.'
For he does not enjoy hurting people or causing them sorrow.
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