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Psalms 119:105

    Psalms 119:105 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, And light unto my path.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    <NUN> Your word is a light for my feet, ever shining on my way.

    Webster's Revision

    NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, And light unto my path.

    World English Bible

    Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light for my path.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and light unto my path,

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:105

    Thy word is a lamp - This is illustrated thus by Solomon, Proverbs 6:23 : "The commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life." God's word is a candle which may be held in the hand to give us light in every dark place and chamber; and it is a general light shining upon all his works, and upon all our ways.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:105

    Thy word is a lamp unto my feet - This begins a new portion of the psalm, indicated by the Hebrew letter Nun (נ n), equivalent to our "n." The margin here is "candle." The Hebrew word means a light, lamp, candle. The idea is, that the word of God is like a torch or lamp ton man in a dark night. It shows him the way; it prevents his stumbling over obstacles, or failing down precipices, or wandering off into paths which would lead into danger, or would turn him away altogether from the path to life. Compare the notes at 2 Peter 1:19.

    And a light unto my path - The same idea substantially is presented here. It is a light which shines on the road that a man treads, so that he may see the path, and that he may see any danger which may be in his path. The expression is very beautiful, and is full of instruction. He who makes the word of God his guide, and marks its teachings, is in the right way. He will clearly see the path. He will be able to mark the road in which he ought to go, and to avoid all those by-paths which would lead him astray. He will see where those by-roads turn off from the main path - often at a very small angle, and so that there seems to be no divergence. He will see any obstruction which may lie in his path; any declivity or precipice which may be near, and down which, in a dark night, one might fall. Man needs such a guide, and the Bible is such a guide. Compare the notes at Psalm 119:9.