Psalms 119:59

59 I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes.

Psalms 119:59 in Other Translations

59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
59 When I think on my ways, I turn my feet to your testimonies;
59 I pondered the direction of my life, and I turned to follow your laws.
59 When I took a long, careful look at your ways, I got my feet back on the trail you blazed.
59 I thought about my ways and turned my steps back to Your decrees.

Psalms 119:59 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:59

I thought on my ways
What they were, whether right or wrong; whither they led, what would be the consequences of walking in them: the Septuagint and Arabic versions read, "thy ways"; no doubt the psalmist thought of both; of his own ways, in which he had walked; and of God's ways, which he directed him to walk in: and, considering the superior pleasure and profit of the latter, he preferred them to the former. The Targum is, "I thought to mend my ways", or "make [them] good". Hence he took the following step: and turned my feet unto thy testimonies;
betook himself to the word of God, which testifies of his will, and directs to those ways he would have his people to walk in; and he steered his course of life and actions thereby; he turned from his own ways into the ways of God; under the influence of divine grace, he turned, being turned.

Psalms 119:59 In-Context

57 You are my portion, LORD; I have promised to obey your words.
58 I have sought your face with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.
59 I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes.
60 I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.
61 Though the wicked bind me with ropes, I will not forget your law.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Joshua 24:14-15; S Psalms 39:1; Luke 15:17-18
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