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Psalms 119:38

    Psalms 119:38 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Establish your word to your servant, who is devoted to your fear.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Confirm unto thy servant thy word, Which is in order unto the fear of thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Give effect to your word to your servant, in whose heart is the fear of you.

    Webster's Revision

    Confirm unto thy servant thy word, Which is in order unto the fear of thee.

    World English Bible

    Fulfill your promise to your servant, that you may be feared.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Confirm thy word unto thy servant, which belongeth unto the fear of thee.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:38

    Stablish thy word - Fulfil the promises thou hast made to me.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:38

    Stablish thy word unto thy servant - Confirm it; make it seem firm and true; let not my mind be vacillating or skeptical in regard to thy truth. This seems to be a prayer against the influence of doubt and scepticism; a prayer that doubts might not be suffered to spring up in his mind, and that the objections and difficulties of scepticism might have no place there. There is a class of people whose minds are naturally skeptical and unbelieving, and for such people such a prayer is especially appropriate. For none can it be improper to pray that the word of God may always seem to them to be true; that their minds may never be left to the influence of doubt and unbelief.

    Who is devoted to thy fear - literally, "Who," or which, "to thy fear." This may refer either to the author of the psalm, or to the word of God. It may mean that he was among those who feared - that is, worshipped God; or, that the word of God had reference to the "fear," that is, to the worship of God, or was designed to secure that. The construction seems to demand the latter interpretation; and then the prayer is, that God would confirm his faith in that "word" - in that revealed truth - which was designed to secure the worship of God.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 119:38

    119:38 Stablish - Confirm and perform thy promises.