Psalms 119:8

8 I will obey your decrees; do not utterly forsake me.

Psalms 119:8 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
English Standard Version (ESV)
8 I will keep your statutes; do not utterly forsake me!
New Living Translation (NLT)
8 I will obey your decrees. Please don’t give up on me!
The Message Bible (MSG)
8 I'm going to do what you tell me to do; don't ever walk off and leave me.
American Standard Version (ASV)
8 I will observe thy statutes: Oh forsake me not utterly.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
8 I will obey your laws. Never abandon me.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
8 I will keep Your statutes; never abandon me.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
8 I will obey your orders. Please don't leave me all alone.

Psalms 119:8 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:8

I will keep thy statutes
This is a resolution taken up in the strength of divine grace, to answer the end of learning the judgments of God; which he did, not merely to have a notional knowledge of them, but to put them in practice; and not that he thought he could perfectly keep them, but was desirous of observing them in the best manner he could, as assisted by the grace of God; from love to God, in the faith and name of Christ, and with a view to the glory of God; without dependence upon them for life and salvation;

O forsake me not utterly;
totally and finally, or not at all; otherwise as if he should say, I shall never be able to keep thy statutes; so sensible was he of the necessity of the divine Presence and grace, to assist him in the observance of them: or, "for ever", as Ben Balaam interprets it, and so the Ethiopic version; R. Moses reads the words, "O forsake me not", in a parenthesis, and joins the rest thus, "I will keep thy statutes vehemently"; or with all my strength and might; and so Kimchi reads them: but such an interpretation is very forced, and contrary to the accents.

Psalms 119:8 In-Context

6 Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands.
7 I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws.
8 I will obey your decrees; do not utterly forsake me.
9 How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word.
10 I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.

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