Psalms 119 :11

Psalms 119 :11 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

American King James Version (AKJV)

Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

American Standard Version (ASV)

Thy word have I laid up in my heart, That I might not sin against thee.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

I have kept your sayings secretly in my heart, so that I might do no sin against you.

Webster's Revision

Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.

World English Bible

I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

English Revised Version (ERV)

Thy word have I laid up in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Definitions for Psalms 119 :11

Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119 :11

Thy word have I hid in my heart -

7. He must treasure up those portions of God's word in his mind and heart which speak against uncleanness of every kind; and that recommend purity, chastity, and holiness. The word of Christ should dwell richly in him. If God's word be only in his Bible, and not also in his heart, he may soon and easily be surprised into his besetting sin.

Barnes's Commentary on Psalms 119 :11

Thy word have I hid in mine heart - Compare the notes at Psalm 37:31. The word rendered "hid" means properly to conceal, so that a thing may be secret, private, inaccessible; then, to lay up in private, to treasure up. to hoard - as money or jewels - commonly "hidden" from public view. Job 20:26; Psalm 17:14. Then it means to lay up in one's heart, as a secret, inaccessible place; to hide one's thoughts; purposes, designs; or to lay up knowledge or wisdom in the heart as a treasure, Job 10:13; Proverbs 2:1; Proverbs 7:1. The meaning here is, that he had "treasured" up the word of God, as the most valuable thing, in his heart; it was "there," though unseen; it constituted the secret power by which he was governed; it was permanently deposited there, as the most valuable of his treasures.

That I might not sin against thee - That it might protect me from sinning against thee. That I might be continually guided by its precepts; that I might be admonished of duty; that I might be deterred from going astray.

Wesley's Commentary on Psalms 119 :11

119:11 Hid - I have laid it up in my mind like a choice treasure, to be ready upon all occasions to counsel, quicken or caution me.
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