Psalm 119:100
New International Version
I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.

New Living Translation
I am even wiser than my elders, for I have kept your commandments.

English Standard Version
I understand more than the aged, for I keep your precepts.

Berean Study Bible
I discern more than the elders, because I obey Your precepts.

New American Standard Bible
I understand more than the aged, Because I have observed Your precepts.

New King James Version
I understand more than the ancients, Because I keep Your precepts.

King James Bible
I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.

Christian Standard Bible
I understand more than the elders because I obey your precepts.

Contemporary English Version
and obeying your laws makes me wiser than those who have lived a long time.

Good News Translation
I have greater wisdom than those who are old, because I obey your commands.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I understand more than the elders because I obey Your precepts.

International Standard Version
I have more common sense than the elders, for I observe your precepts.

NET Bible
I am more discerning than those older than I, for I observe your precepts.

New Heart English Bible
I understand more than the aged, because I have kept your precepts.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I understand more than The Elders because I have kept your commandments.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have more wisdom than those with many years of experience, because I have obeyed your guiding principles.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I understand more than mine elders, Because I have keep Thy precepts.

New American Standard 1977
I understand more than the aged, Because I have observed Thy precepts.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I understand more than the elders because I keep thy precepts.

King James 2000 Bible
I understand more than the ancients, because I keep your precepts.

American King James Version
I understand more than the ancients, because I keep your precepts.

American Standard Version
I understand more than the aged, Because I have kept thy precepts.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I understand more that the aged; because I have sought out thy commandments.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have had understanding above ancients: because I have sought thy commandments.

Darby Bible Translation
I understand more than the aged, because I have observed thy precepts.

English Revised Version
I understand more than the aged, because I have kept thy precepts.

Webster's Bible Translation
I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.

World English Bible
I understand more than the aged, because I have kept your precepts.

Young's Literal Translation
Above elders I understand more, For Thy precepts I have kept.
Study Bible
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
99I have more insight than all my teachers, for Your testimonies are my meditation. 100I discern more than the elders, because I obey Your precepts. 101I have kept my feet from every evil path, that I may keep Your word.…
Cross References
Job 32:7
I thought that age should speak, and many years should teach wisdom.

Psalm 119:22
Remove my scorn and contempt, for I have kept Your testimonies.

Psalm 119:56
This is my practice, for I obey Your precepts.

Proverbs 28:5
Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD comprehend fully.

Treasury of Scripture

I understand more than the ancients, because I keep your precepts.

understand

1 Kings 12:6-15
And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men, that stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, and said, How do ye advise that I may answer this people? …

Job 12:12
With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

Job 15:9,10
What knowest thou, that we know not? what understandest thou, which is not in us? …

because

Psalm 119:10
With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.

Job 28:28
And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Jeremiah 8:8,9
How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain…







Lexicon
I discern
אֶתְבּוֹנָ֑ן (’eṯ·bō·w·nān)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 995: To separate mentally, understand

more than the elders,
מִזְּקֵנִ֥ים (miz·zə·qê·nîm)
Preposition-m | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2205: Old

because
כִּ֖י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

I obey
נָצָֽרְתִּי׃ (nā·ṣā·rə·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5341: To watch, guard, keep

Your precepts.
פִקּוּדֶ֣יךָ (p̄iq·qū·ḏe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6490: Appointed, a mandate
(100) Ancients.--Or, more probably, as the LXX. and Vulg., and the old versions generally took it, old men.

Verse 100. - I understand more than the ancients; or, "the aged." Advanced age does not necessarily give wisdom (see Job 32:7-9). "Antiquity is no help against stupidity" (Luther). Because I keep thy precepts (comp. ver. 104 and John 7:17). 119:97-104 What we love, we love to think of. All true wisdom is from God. A good man carries his Bible with him, if not in his hands, yet in his head and in his heart. By meditation on God's testimonies we understand more than our teachers, when we understand our own hearts. The written word is a more sure guide to heaven, than all the fathers, the teachers, and ancients of the church. We cannot, with any comfort or boldness, attend God in holy duties, while under guilt, or in any by-way. It was Divine grace in his heart, that enabled the psalmist to receive these instructions. The soul has its tastes as well as the body. Our relish for the word of God will be greatest, when that for the world and the flesh is least. The way of sin is a wrong way; and the more understanding we get by the precepts of God, the more rooted will be our hatred of sin; and the more ready we are in the Scriptures, the better furnished we are with answers to temptation.
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