Psalms 119:11

11 I have 1stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

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Psalms 119:11 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:11

Thy word have I hid in mine heart
Not only heard and read it, but received it into his affections; mixed it with faith, laid it up in his mind and memory for future use; preserved it in his heart as a choice treasure, where it might dwell richly, and be of service to him on many occasions; and particularly be of the following use:

that I might not sin against thee;
the word of God is a most powerful antidote against sin, when it has a place in the heart; not only the precepts of it forbid sin, but the promises of it influence and engage to purity of heart and life, and to the perfecting of holiness in the fear of the Lord; and all the doctrines of grace in it effectually teach the saints to deny all sin and worldly lusts, and to live a holy life and conversation; see ( 2 Corinthians 7:1 ) ( Titus 2:11 Titus 2:12 ) .

Psalms 119:11 In-Context

9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.
10 With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!
11 I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
12 Blessed are you, O LORD; teach me your statutes!
13 With my lips I declare all the rules of your mouth.

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Cross References 1

  • 1. Luke 2:19, 51; See Psalms 37:31
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