Psalms 119:26

26 I gave an account of my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees.

Psalms 119:26 in Other Translations

26 I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes.
26 When I told of my ways, you answered me; teach me your statutes!
26 I told you my plans, and you answered. Now teach me your decrees.
26 When I told my story, you responded; train me well in your deep wisdom.
26 I told You about my life, and You listened to me; teach me Your statutes.

Psalms 119:26 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:26

I have declared my ways
That is, to the Lord; either the ways he had chose and desired to walk in, and not wander from, and therefore entreated help and assistance, guidance and direction, in them; or his sinful ways and actions, which he acknowledged and confessed, lamented and bewailed, and entreated the forgiveness of; or all his counsels and cares, his affairs and business, in which he was concerned, and which he declared and committed to the Lord, to be directed and assisted in; or all his wants and necessities, which he spread before him at the throne of grace; which he did not as though the Lord was ignorant of these things, but partly as knowing it was the will of God that he should be inquired of by his people, to do the things for them they want; and partly to ease his own mind, and encourage his faith and hope in the Lord;

and thou heardest me:
and directed him in the way he should go, and what he should do; forgave him his sins, and supplied his wants;

teach me thy statutes;
which he desired to learn and obey, in gratitude for being heard and answered by him; (See Gill on Psalms 119:12);

Psalms 119:26 In-Context

24 Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.
25 I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word.
26 I gave an account of my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees.
27 Cause me to understand the way of your precepts, that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds.
28 My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Psalms 25:4; Psalms 27:11; Psalms 86:11