New Living Translation
The commandments of the LORD are right, bringing joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are clear, giving insight for living.
King James Bible
The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
Darby Bible Translation
The precepts of Jehovah are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of Jehovah is pure, enlightening the eyes;
World English Bible
Yahweh's precepts are right, rejoicing the heart. Yahweh's commandment is pure, enlightening the eyes.
Young's Literal Translation
The precepts of Jehovah are upright, Rejoicing the heart, The command of Jehovah is pure, enlightening the eyes,
Psalm 19:8 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
19:8 Right - Both in themselves, and in their effect, as guiding men in the ready way to eternal happiness. Rejoicing - By the discoveries of God's love to sinful men, in offers and promises of mercy. Commandment - All his commands. Pure - Without the least mixture of error. The eyes - Of the mind, with a compleat manifestation of God's will and man's duty: both which, the works of nature, and all the writings of men discover but darkly and imperfectly.
LibraryPrayer and the Word of God (Continued)
"Some years ago a man was travelling in the wilds of Kentucky. He had with him a large sum of money and was well armed. He put up at a log-house one night, but was much concerned with the rough appearance of the men who came and went from this abode. He retired early but not to sleep. At midnight he heard the dogs barking furiously and the sound of someone entering the cabin. Peering through a chink in the boards of his room, he saw a stranger with a gun in his hand. Another man sat before the fire. …
Edward M. Bounds—The Necessity of Prayer
The Heavens Declare the Glory of God. --Ps. xix.
The Law and the Testimonies. --Ps. xix.
the Spacious Firmament on High
The LORD's promises are pure, like silver refined in a furnace, purified seven times over.
For the word of the LORD holds true, and we can trust everything he does.
For you are the fountain of life, the light by which we see.
I have rejoiced in your laws as much as in riches.
Each of your commandments is right. That is why I hate every false way.
Your promises have been thoroughly tested; that is why I love them so much.
For their command is a lamp and their instruction a light; their corrective discipline is the way to life.
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