New Living Translation
My suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to 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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Joyful are those you discipline, LORD, those you teach with your instructions.
I used to wander off until you disciplined me; but now I closely follow your word.
I know, O LORD, that your regulations are fair; you disciplined me because I needed it.
Lord, your discipline is good, for it leads to life and health. You restore my health and allow me to live!
For he does not enjoy hurting people or causing them sorrow.
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