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Psalms 119:71

    Psalms 119:71 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn your statutes.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    It is good for me that I have been afflicted; That I may learn thy statutes.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    It is good for me to have been through trouble; so that I might come to the knowledge of your rules.

    Webster's Revision

    It is good for me that I have been afflicted; That I may learn thy statutes.

    World English Bible

    It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn your statutes.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:71

    It is good for me that I have been afflicted - See on Psalm 119:67 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:71

    It is good for me that I have been afflicted - See the notes at Psalm 119:67. Whatever may have been the form of the affliction, it was good for me. The design was benevolent; the result has been my own benefit. This will be the experience sooner or later resulting from all the afflictions of the righteous.

    That I might learn thy statutes - That I might be brought more fully to understand what they require; and that I might be led to conform to them. It is implied here

    (a) that this is the tendency of affliction; and

    (b) that this is an advantage - a good.

    Anything that will lead a man to obey God is a blessing and a favor. Whatever leads a sinner to secure the salvation of his soul is a gain to him. No matter what it may cost; no matter what he may be required to give up; no matter to what persecutions and troubles it may expose him; no matter what he may suffer, or how long he may suffer; no matter though poverty, contempt, toil - even the rack or the stake - may be the consequence of his religion - yet it is again to him; and he will be thankful for it in the end - for nothing that can be endured in this life can be compared with the sufferings of the world of despair; nothing on earth can be "compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us in heaven." See the notes at Romans 8:18.