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Psalms 119:19

    Psalms 119:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I am a stranger in the earth: hide not your commandments from me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I am a sojourner in the earth: Hide not thy commandments from me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I am living in a strange land: do not let your teachings be kept secret from me.

    Webster's Revision

    I am a sojourner in the earth: Hide not thy commandments from me.

    World English Bible

    I am a stranger on the earth. Don't hide your commandments from me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I am a sojourner in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:19

    I am a stranger in the earth - In the land. Being obliged to wander about from place to place, I am like a stranger even in my own country. If it refer to the captives in Babylon, it may mean that they felt themselves there as in a state of exile; for, although they had been seventy years in it, they still felt it as a strange land, because they considered Palestine their home.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:19

    I am a stranger in the earth - A wayfaring man; a pilgrim; a so-journer; a man whose permanent home is not in this world. The word is applicable to one who belongs to another country, and who is now merely passing through a foreign land, or sojourning there for a time. Compare the notes at Hebrews 11:13. The home of the child of God is heaven. Here he is in a strange - a foreign - land. He is to abide here but for a little time, and then to pass on to his eternal habitation.

    Hide not thy commandments from me - Make me to know them; keep them continually before me. In this strange land, away from my home, let me have the comfort of feeling that thy commands are ever with me to guide me; thy promises to comfort me. The feeling is that of one in a strange land who would desire, if possible, to keep up constant communications with his home - his family, his friends, his kindred there. On earth, the place of our sojourning - of our pilgrimage - the friend of God desires to have constant contact with heaven, his final home; not to be left to the desolate feeling that he is cut off from all contact with that world where he is forever to dwell.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 119:19

    119:19 A stranger - I am not here as in my home, but as a pilgrim travelling homeward in a strange land. Commandments - Which are my chief support and guide in my pilgrimage.