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Psalms 119:29

    Psalms 119:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me your law graciously.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Remove from me the way of falsehood; And grant me thy law graciously.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Take from me every false way; and in mercy give me your law.

    Webster's Revision

    Remove from me the way of falsehood; And grant me thy law graciously.

    World English Bible

    Keep me from the way of deceit. Grant me your law graciously!

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Remove from me the way of falsehood: and grant me thy law graciously.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:29

    The way of lying - The propensity to falsity and prevarication, whatsoever is contrary to truth. Remove me from its solicitations, and remove it from me. "Grant me thy law graciously;" give it to me as a rule of moral conduct; but give it to me graciously through the gospel, and then it will not be the letter that killeth, but will be sanctified to me, so as to become to me holy, just, and Good.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:29

    Remove from me - Take it from me; cause it to depart; let me not be under its influence or power.

    The way of lying - Every false, deceitful, hypocritical way. We are not to suppose that the psalmist was addicted to lying, but that he felt he was, like all people, in danger of acting from false views, from wrong motives, or under the influence of delusion and deceit. It is a prayer that he might always be sincere and truthful. No man who knows his own heart can doubt the propriety of this prayer. On nothing does a man need more to examine himself; in nothing does he more need the grace of God, than that he may be sincere.

    And grant me thy law graciously - The knowledge of thy law; grace to obey thy law. The single word rendered "grant graciously" is a word which implies the idea of mercy or favor. It was not a thing which he claimed as a right; it was that for which he was dependent on the mercy of God.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 119:29

    119:29 Grant me - Vouchsafe me an accurate knowledge of thy word, and let me govern myself by it in all things.