Psalm 119:71

71 It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.

Read Psalm 119:71 Using Other Translations

It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes.
My suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to your decrees.

What does Psalm 119:71 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 119:71

[It is] good for me that I have been afflicted
The good and profit of which he had observed before; (See Gill on Psalms 119:67). The following end being also answered thereby,

that I might learn thy statutes;
to understand them, and to keep them. Afflictions are sometimes as a school to the people of God, in which they learn much both of their duty and of their privileges; and when they are teaching and instructive, they are for good; see ( Psalms 94:12 ) .

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